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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new crop will be featured at the Oregon State Fair this year: marijuana.

The fair awards prizes for the curviest vegetable or the most misshapen fruit. This year, marijuana plants will also be on display — and will be judged by a panel of growers before the fair.

The Oregon Cannabis Business Council is sponsoring the exhibit. Chairman Don Morse said nine plants will be displayed in a greenhouse and monitored by a security guard.

Only people age 21 and older will be allowed inside.

Fair spokesman Dan Cox said the exhibit is a nod to the newly legal status of cannabis. Morse said, however, that those hoping for a sample will be disappointed.

The fair runs Aug. 26 through Sept. 5.

IT’S SO HOT IN NEW YORK THAT MANURE IS BURSTING INTO FLAMES

THROOP, N.Y. (AP) — How hot is it in upstate New York? So hot that horse manure is bursting into flames.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation said it received multiple complaints July 5 about the smell and smoke emanating from a burning pile of horse manure at a property in the town of Throop, in the Finger Lakes region 20 miles west of Syracuse.

The responding officer learned that the owners of a horse stable had been storing the manure in large piles that frequently spontaneously combusted in the excessive heat and dry conditions.

DEC officials said a shift in the prevailing winds carried the odor of burning manure into the neighbors’ windows.

It took three local fire departments two hours to douse the burning manure.

‘POKEMON GO’ PLAYER FINDS $2,000 AT POKESTOP

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A “Pokemon Go” player has found $2,000 in cash at a Pokestop in New Jersey.

Hackettstown police said the player notified a nearby business Wednesday that he had found the money at a Pokestop, where players can get free in-game items, like an egg that can hatch into a full monster. The player said he would turn the money over to police.

Around the same time, the person who lost the money reported it missing near the business. An officer went there, and an employee told the officer the money had been found.

After checking surveillance video, the officer located the player, who turned over the cash.

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