The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 8th, 2023 day edition

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Store manager Josh Poole pours marijuana flowers onto a try at a Mango Cannabis medical marijuana dispensary, Monday, March 6, 2023, in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma voters will decide Tuesday whether to make the state one of the most conservative to green light cannabis use for adults.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters on Tuesday rejected the legalization of recreational marijuana, following a late blitz of opposition from faith leaders, law enforcement and prosecutors.

“We’re pleased the voters have spoken,” said Pat McFerron, a Republican political strategist who ran the opposition campaign.

“We think this sends a clear signal that voters are not happy with the recreational nature of our medicinal system. »

Elon Musk publicly mocks Twitter worker with disability who is unsure whether he’s been laid off

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Elon Musk has apologized after publicly scoffing at a Twitter employee’s uncertainty about whether he had been laid off in a recent round of cuts and speaking dismissively of the employee’s disability in a series of tweets Monday night.

It was based on things I was told that were untrue or, in some cases, true, but not meaningful,” Musk tweeted Tuesday.

Earlier, Haraldur Thorleifsson, an Iceland-based Twitter senior director, tweeted at Musk that access to his computer had been cut off nine days earlier, when Twitter reportedly laid off some 200 employees. »

Alligator believed to have been stolen from a zoo more than 20 years ago returns to same zoo

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An alligator believed to have been stolen from a Texas zoo more than 20 years ago has been returned to the zoo it was allegedly taken from.

It is alleged that the volunteer stole either an egg or young alligator hatchling decades ago, put it in her pocket and kept it as a pet.

Employees from the zoo, which is in New Braunfels near San Antonio, traveled about 50 miles to the woman's house to retrieve the alligator. »

CT math teacher arrested after making 5th-grader faint while demonstrating chokehold

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A staff member at a school in Norwalk, Connecticut was arrested after a fifth-grade student lost consciousness after she demonstrated a chokehold.

NORWALK, Connecticut -- A staff member at a school in Connecticut was arrested after police say a fifth-grade student lost consciousness when she demonstrated a chokehold maneuver.

"They were demonstrating jujitsu moves to some of the students in the class who had volunteered to do that," Lieutenant Joseph Dinho of Norwalk Police said. »