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BELEN, N.M. (AP) — A group of people in New Mexico said they cooked the world’s longest tamale Saturday morning.

Luis Hernandez of the ABQ West Chamber of Commerce said a team of more than 30 chefs at Viva II, a three-day celebration of the state’s heritage, assembled a 116-foot, 7-inch-long tamale at the Valencia County fairgrounds in Belen.

Organizers said the ingredients, which were provided by Bueno Foods, included 120 pounds of masa and 50 pounds of green chile.

A local manufacturer of home improvement material has also designed a special steamer out of aluminum to cook the tamale in.

Hernandez said the team plans to submit all the required documentation to Guinness World Records to get official recognition for the achievement.

According to Guinness World Records, the longest tamale assembled was in Cancun, Mexico, in 2011 and measured a little longer than 66 feet.

STUDENT WINS FREE TUITION WITH HALF-COURT SHOT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — An incoming freshman has won free tuition for a semester at Ball State University after sinking a half-court shot.

Lem Turner of Illinois made the lucky shot Thursday night during a freshman pep rally for this year’s athletic events at Worthen Arena. The event was held as part of the school’s welcome festivities.

Ball State said it was the second time in three years a student made a half-court shot to win tuition for a semester. The other student did it in August 2013.

BURGLAR BREAKS INTO HOME THROUGH DOG DOOR

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police said a burglar broke into a Virginia home through a dog door, then raided the freezer and played with Pokemon cards.

Arlington County Police said the break-in happened between Aug. 9 and 12 in Arlington. The burglar snacked on frozen pops and whipped cream and played with Pokemon cards that were in the home. Police said nothing else was taken.

Police do not have a description of the burglar, but said they collected evidence at the scene.

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