Affiliate reports: Auto-correct panic; cat runs for Senate
March 1st, 2012
11:27 AM ET

Affiliate reports: Auto-correct panic; cat runs for Senate

The following is a sampling of Thursday morning's headlines from some of CNN's affiliates nationwide:

WSB: Auto-correct locks down school

A misunderstanding due to a smartphone's auto-correct feature prompted authorities to put two Georgia schools on lockdown, CNN affiliate WSB reports.

The lockdown happened after someone reported receiving an anonymous text message saying, "gunman be at west hall today," apparently referring to a Hall County school, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office. But the sender says that wasn't the intended message at all.

WPIX: 'Mad Men' billboard upsets 9/11 families

Relatives of September 11 victims say a billboard touting the hit TV series "Mad Men" in New York City is insensitive, CNN affiliate WPIX reports. The billboard, placed on a rooftop in front of taller buildings, appears to show a man falling, perhaps as if he fell from a window above, WPIX reports.

WJLA: Hank the cat runs for U.S. Senate

A Virginia resident's joke is getting a lot more mileage than he expected.  When he put his cat up for state office, he got a few votes. Now the feline, Hank, is running for U.S. Senate, and his mocking-the-status-quo ways have earned him a respectable online following, CNN affiliate WJLA reports.

WHDH: Boy, 3, calls 911 for grandmother

When a 3-year-old Massachusetts boy saw his grandmother shaking, he took steps to get her some help - and now he's being handsomely rewarded by the town's police chief, CNN affiliate WHDH reports.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Now there's a candidate I can identify with.

    March 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • go-hank

      Hank the cat need's to skip the senate run, and go for the presidency. probably do a better job than what we already have in office, and also what currently running for the job. Besides I would love to see the Youtube Video between Hank, and the other canidates. lol (hissss)!!!!!!!!!

      March 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO ©

    Imagine the scandal the first time he's caught licking himself.

    March 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Media question – Why do you lick yourself like that ?

      Hank the cats answer – It's the only way I know how to do it !!!!!!!

      March 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hank the cat's answer: "because I *can*.

      March 2, 2012 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    @ bobcat @ Bombo

    Thanks for making my day.

    March 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. high hopes

    He's got my vote and we need to lower the age of candidates to include three-year olds!

    March 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    @ high hopes. Nothing more one can add after these posts. Thanks

    March 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Caligula

    This is stupid. You can't have a cat in the senate. It's just for people and horses.

    March 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick©

      @Caligula, right now the equine derrieres that we have in the Senate are useless. Hank has my greatest support.

      March 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    @ Caligula.
    And I thought that nothing more could be said. Well said. lol

    March 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Superman

    @bombo what if we were that cat? I wouldnt cease cleaning myself. LOL good one bombo, keep it up you keep getting better

    March 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jo Gordon

    I'd vote for Hank. Better than anyone we have as a human if that's what they call themselves! Go Hank!

    March 1, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. SAVIOR

    Reports coming in that Hank had used catnip while he was in Kitty college.
    When asked .. Hank replied ..yes he did try it once but insists he did not inhale.

    March 2, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. no apology

    I want to know who's going to change the litter boxes!!??

    March 2, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
    • SAVIOR

      Secret service of course ..his poop is a matter of national security

      March 2, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    The comments are wonderful. I thank my buddies for a great day ahead.
    The under-the-chin, presidential-angle photograph of Hank gave me the best laugh I've had for many years.
    It's a perfect comment on today's Washington, and it will be my new icon.

    March 2, 2012 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |