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Georgia kayaker chased by 360-pound gator: ‘I just paddled’

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A Georgia kayaker says he could only think of paddling faster after realizing he wasn’t alone in a pond.

Bo Storey told WRDW-TV , “I just paddled and paddled. ...” on Monday to get away from a 10-foot, 360 pound (163.29 kilogram) alligator that got as close as 5 feet (1.52 metres) from the back of his kayak.

Teen registers people to vote while in line

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—A North Carolina teen has helped more than a dozen people who lined up to buy a chicken sandwich get the chance to line up at the polls.

News outlets report 17-year-old David Ledbetter says he registered 16 people to vote at a Popeye's restaurant in Charlotte on Saturday.

Many people have flocked to Popeye's nationwide to try the new menu item.