Police Searching For Man Who Killed Seagull With Umbrella

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBS) — Police in Ocean City are investigating a possible animal cruelty case after a man killed a seagull with an umbrella.

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Police say they were initially called to the beach on Monday shortly after noon about a seagull being struck.

ocean city seagull Police Searching For Man Who Killed Seagull With Umbrella

Police say the person who killed the seagull said the bird was being aggressive toward young children on the beach, so he struck it with an umbrella to protect them. The bird died from its injuries and the lifeguards removed it from the beach.

At that time, officers took no further action and left.

However, a short time later, police were contacted by another witness who had a different version on how the seagull was killed. The witness told police that no children were being threatened and that the man struck the seagull maliciously.

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Police were unable to locate the man responsible since he had left the beach before they returned to the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Ocean City Police Department at 609-399-9111.

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Philadelphia Marathon Gets A New Title Partner

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For the next three years, The American Association for Cancer Research will partner with Philadelphia Marathon.

“We thought, putting running together with trying to raise dollars to fund really important cancer research was a beautiful partnership,” said Mitch Stoller with Philadelphia based AACR.

Stoller says this sponsorship is about more than just slapping their name in front of the marathon.

“It provides us the opportunity to try to make this the largest run in the country that’s dedicated to raising funds for cancer research,” said Stoller.

Stoller adds that this relationship will advance the interests of both sides.

“We’re really hoping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in new revenue for the organization and lots of great exposure for our organization, which is desperately needed,” said Stoller.

Along with the new signage, runners and spectators will also notice a big change to the half marathon course, something also made possible by the partnership with the AACR.

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New Program At CHOP Aims To Reduce Repeat Teen Pregnancies

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– A new program at Children’s Hospital aims to reduce repeat teen pregnancies.

The CDC says nearly one in five teen births involve teenagers who are already mothers.

Children’s Hospital is using a March of Dimes grant of just under $30,000 to fund a pilot program that screens and counsels teen mothers at the time they bring their newborns in for care — asking them questions about their own mental health and contraceptive needs.

“It’s a lot of work to be a mother,” said Dr. Emily Gregory, a pediatrician at CHOP’s Karabots Pediatric Care center in West Philadelphia. “And especially if you have other competing demands, you don’t necessarily get to all of the things you need to do to take care of yourself as well.  So we just want to make that it’s easier for them by giving them care at a place that they already are.”

The program will use the electronic health records to remind clinicians to ask teen moms about their own health, in addition to their baby’s.

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Busted Main Shoots Water Into Air In Delaware County

UPPER CHICHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — A broken water main sends water shooting into the sky in Delaware County.

Eyewitness video captured the stream of water spewing from the busted main on Bethel Road and Conchester Highway in Upper Chichester around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

The water has since been shut off and only two customers remain without service.

There is no word yet on what caused the break.

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