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North Dakota Woman To Hand Out Anti-Obesity Flyers To Overweight Trick-Or-Treaters

halloweenBrilliant, asinine, or both? North Dakota’s Valley News Live reports on a regional Halloween controversy:

A local woman stated her intentions to take childhood obesity into her own hands during a Y-94 radio interview the morning of Oct. 29. She has decided to give a letter instead of candy to Halloween trick-or-treaters that she feels are “moderately obese.”

“I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight… I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ’cause all the other kids are doing it,” says the author in a Y-94 morning radio interview. That’s where the letter first surfaced and started to spread through social media.

“I’m contributing to their health problems and really, their kids are everybody’s kids. It’s a whole village,” says the letter’s author in the interview.

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A “Treat” Not to Be Sniffed At: Trick-or-Treaters Receive Bag of Cocaine

A bunch of kids out trick or treating in the north of England got a surprise “treat” in the form of a bag of coke. Metro reports:

Greater Manchester police said two people were arrested in relation to the incident, with a man due to appear in court tomorrow.

When the parents noticed the bags of white powder, they called police, who confirmed the substance was cocaine, a class A drug.

The children had been out trick-or-treating on Mendip Close, Royton.

A 23-year-old man, Donald Junior Green, has been charged with possession of class A drugs.

He will appear before Oldham magistrates’ court on Friday November 2.

A 21-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs but released without charge.

In a statement, Superintendent Catherine Hankinson said: ‘The parents and police acted quickly when this report was made, in the interests of public safety.

‘We understand this to be an isolated incident.’

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