CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) – Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack … except for fans sitting in suite 319.

The minor league Camden Riversharks have designated a peanut-free section at Campbell’s Field to accommodate fans with food allergies.

The special section went into effect Tuesday night when the Riversharks hosted Somerset in the independent Atlantic League.

No peanuts or foods containing peanut products or oils will be offered in that suite, which holds about 25 people. Tickets in that section don’t cost any extra.

The team says it acted in response to requests it has received from fans with peanut allergies, which can cause serious health issues.

Baby boom nine months after Ike

HOUSTON (AP) – It’s taking a while for one consequence of Hurricane Ike to become clear – nine months, to be exact.

Several obstetrical practices associated with one of Texas’ biggest hospitals for births say they’re expecting a mini baby boom apparently connected to the storm that slammed into southeast Texas on Sept. 13, stranding thousands of people at home with no electricity for days or even weeks.

Dr. John Irwin, the chief of surgery service at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, said he usually delivers 15 to 20 babies a month but expects 26 deliveries in June.

Ex-students to plead in hazing case

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A Louisiana prosecutor says he’s reached a plea deal with seven former college students accused of sending two fellow marching band members to intensive care after a violent hazing incident.

East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney Hillar Moore says the seven agreed to plead guilty to hazing and conspiracy charges Tuesday.

Moore says they will probably be sentenced to probation. Each had faced up to 50 years in prison and $50,000 in fines before the plea bargain.


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