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Pelham's Scott Huffman holds up a smallmouth bass Thursday on Lake Erie off of Port Colborne. Huffman is one of 140 competitors in the two-day Berkley B1 Championship Tour scheduled to run Saturday and Sunday. Dave Johnson/Welland Tribune

Saturday start for bass tournament

It doesn’t take long for pro-angler Scott Huffman to figure out what kind of fish has hit one of his Berkley bass baits.Even before the Pelham man, a controller at Mountainview Homes, sees the fish rising from the depths of Lake Erie, he calls out what it is just by the way it’s fighting on the end of his line.

This undated photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows a king cobra hidden in a potato chip can that was found in the mail in Los Angeles. Cobras are now banned under Thorold's new exotic animal bylaw. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife via AP)

Thorold bans exotic animals

Venomous snakes, alligators, scorpions and other dangerous creatures are being banned in Thorold under a newly adopted exotic animal bylaw that’s been years in the making.

A silver Ford was engulfed in flames this morning on the QEW, Niagara-bound near Jordan Station. Lincoln Fire Services responded at 11:05 a.m. and put out the blaze quickly, but not before the fire had destroyed the front of the vehicle, popping out the windows and melting both front tires. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Traffic was congested on the QEW for hours after the incident. (Harley Davidson/Standard Staff)

Car fire on QEW

A silver Ford was engulfed in flames this morning on the QEW, Niagara-bound near Jordan Station.