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NC judge rules against New Year's Eve possum drop

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A possum drop that attracts thousands of people to a tiny town in western North Carolina each New Year's Eve may have had its last hurrah after a judge ruled Tuesday that a state agency didn't have the authority to issue a permit for the event. "Citizens are prohibited from capturing and using wild animals for pets or amusement," Judge Fred Morrison wrote in his...