marijuana grow in home of suspects

by: Arianna Carr

Columbia police discover marijuana

Columbia police officers uncovered a marijuana grow operation inside the home of a man who was allegedly firing several shots in a residential area Wednesday.

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Officers were dispatched to a residence on the 500 block of Floyd Drive near Greenview Park after receiving reports of a man brandishing a gun and firing several shots in the neighborhood. The bullets damaged a wooden fence and car fenders, but no one was injured as a result of the shooting.Westray was charged with manufacturing marijuana, discharging a firearm within the city limits and malicious injury to property. He was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center


Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2015/02/26/4012050_columbia-police-discover-marijuana.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy


Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2015/02/26/4012050_columbia-police-discover-marijuana.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

A Fragile Cease-Fire in Ukraine

After 10 months of heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, a cease-fire (an agreement to temporarily stop fighting a war) began on Sunday between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists. Many people believe the separatists have been receiving assistance from the Russian military.fter Sunday’s cease-fire began, weapons fell silent throughout much of eastern Ukraine. But as of Tuesday morning, neither side had pulled back their heavy weaponry. And fighting has continued in the city of Debaltseve, a key railway center.Separatists say the cease-fire doesn’t apply to Debaltseve because it is within the region they already hold. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko disagrees. As many as 8,000 Ukrainian troops remain trapped in the area. Separatists have killed 5 Ukrainian troops and wounded 25.
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Do Dolphins have feelings?

Dolphins are considered to be some of the most intelligent mammals in the world. These ocean animals have often shown advanced human like behaviors, such as problem solving and imitation. Now researchers have found that Atlantic spotted dolphins may share something else with humans—the ability to mourn their dead.. In one case, a tour boat operator saw four dolphins using their heads and necks to support a dead dolphin at the water’s surface. The group moved on after about half an hour, leaving the body behind.Marine mammals like dolphins are especially well-known for showing human like emotions. Researchers in California recently studied a group of bottle nose dolphins and beluga whales that were trained to do tricks. Trainers used a whistle to signal that an animal would later be rewarded for its performance. Each time the animals heard the sound, they squealed in delight. This behavior suggests that the animals were celebrating their upcoming treat.Dolphins aren’t the only animals that exhibit behavior similar to that of humans. A study of chimpanzees in the Republic of the Congo indicated that chimps can feel disappointment if they don’t receive a treat they were expectingWe still have a lot to learn about animal emotions, and scientists are still studying the behavior of Atlantic spotted dolphins. But, Alves says, “species that live in pods [groups] of related individuals . . . spend a lifetime together, sometimes 60 years or more,” adding, “Yes, I believe they can grieve.
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