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A wild ride: Sinkhole swallows man and his motorcycle

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A motorcyclist got the ride of his life in Georgia when a sinkhole opened up in a parking lot and swallowed him and his bike.

The Augusta Chronicle reports city firefighters pulled the man from the hole at the Augusta Exchange parking lot Wednesday. The motorcyclist had minor injuries.

Augusta Utilities Director Tom Wiedmeier says the hole opened up near a storm drain. The newspaper reports recent sinkholes have been blamed on leaking underground pipes.

2 Paws up! Arts venue invites dogs to canine-inspired films

GENEVA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York arts venue is inviting people to bring their dogs to the movies.

WHEC says the Smith Opera House in Geneva will be showing four canine-inspired films from Feb. 11-17.

Dogs will be admitted for free — and will even get treats. But they’ll they have to remain on a leash.

The movies are “Best in Show,” ”The Artist,” ”Bolt” and — of course — “Must Love Dogs.”

A wild ride: Sinkhole swallows man and his motorcycle

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