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July 2, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

MAINE

From the Bangor Daily News:

An Acadia National Park official says a man and woman required hospitalization after they were struck by lightning while sleeping in a tent at the park in eastern Maine.

Park Ranger Supervisor Richard Rechholtz said a storm on Friday night produced lightning that struck a vehicle at the Blackwoods Campground, with the electrical current somehow transferring to the tent where the couple was sleeping.

Rechholtz said the man felt a burning in his feet. He said the man had his arm around the woman, allowing the current to then travel from him to her.

ARIZONA

From KTAR-TV:

A naked man who stole a car from a Prescott campground Friday morning (June 29) has been arrested, police said.

According to the Sedona Times, 27-year-old Calvin Forrey stole the red Jeep from the Lynx Lake Campground about 8 a.m. Officers received a call from the victim who said a man "on drugs and out of his mind" had stolen his Jeep. Minutes later, the victim heard his car crash.

Deputies responded to the presumed location of the crash, where Forrey's pit bull bit an officer. The dog was shot and killed.

Forrey was subdued with the use of an electric stun gun and taken into custody. He was then hospitalized.

The bitten deputy was treated and is expected to be fine.

Forrey had admitted to police in a prior contact that he was addicted to bath salts. It is unknown if he was on drugs during Friday's incident.

WISCONSIN

From Yahoo! Sports:

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MICHIGAN

From the Saginaw News:

The Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park canceled the grand opening ceremony that was scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday (June 29) to pay respect to the family of 4-year-old Carnel Chamberlain, whose body was found Thursday a week after he was reported missing. His mother works at the Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel.

A new date has not been determined for the ribbon cutting, according to marketing manager Jennifer Jones.

"On behalf of the staff at the Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel, Waabooz Run Golf Course, the Green Suites and the Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park, we wish to extend our condolences to Carnel's family and friends," Jones said in a press release.

Carnel Chamberlain's family said his body was found under the porch of his home Thursday night, one week after his mother reported him missing.

The 4-year-old's mother, Jaimee Chamberlain, left her son in the care of her now ex-boyfriend, Anthony Bennett, Thursday while she was working at the Soaring Eagle Casino restaurant.

Jaimee Chamberlain, Carnel Chamberlain and Anthony Bennett are Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe members.

The tribe owns the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

Bennett, 20, appeared in court Friday and was arraigned on one count of assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to a child younger than 16, which is a five-year felony.

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