A woman in Pahrump, Nev., had three tigers in her backyard.
A woman in Pahrump, Nev., had three tigers in her backyard. (Nye County Sheriff's Office)

That's no house cat: Police find 3 tigers in backyard

LAS VEGAS — Authorities say a woman who asked them if it was legal to keep tigers at home in rural Nevada was arrested after police found three of the animals in her backyard.

The Nye County sheriff's office says 34-year-old Trisha Meyer had called for information on a permit to have tigers.

Days later, a resident reported the tigers, and deputies went to the home. They also had learned she was wanted in Texas on a felony burglary and theft warrant.

Sgt. David Boruchowitz says deputies found the big cats in the backyard surrounded by a 4-foot fence, as well as eight monkeys in the home.

A Nevada court official said Tuesday that Meyer wasn't held on local charges. She agreed not to fight extradition to Houston at a court appearance Nov. 9.

Driver must apologize for politics on school bus

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — A bus driver for an upstate New York school district is in trouble for allowing students who would have voted for Donald Trump to exit the vehicle before children who would've voted for Hillary Clinton.

The Canandaigua City School District say the incident occurred two days after Trump defeated Clinton in the presidential election.

Administrators say the bus driver held a mock election by asking elementary school students who they would have voted for last Tuesday. After a show of hands, the driver let the kids who said Trump get off the bus first.


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Those who raised their hands for Clinton had to sit back down and wait until the other children got off.

After some parents complained, district officials said the bus driver will write a letter apologizing to everyone involved.

Associated Press