Noon Hour Update: Llama gets a leg; election redistricting, Auburn man sentenced and State of the Community

What's happening and what we're working on
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Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Thursday edition.

What we're working on: Reporter Sara Seyydin is heading out to Newcastle today to visit with a female llama who is being fitted with a prosthetic leg by the same group that made a tail for a dolphin that inspired the Hollywood movie, "Dolphin Tale."
Sara will also be looking into redistricting and how it will affect the upcoming elections. She will also highlight some of the candidates running this year.

Reporter Gus Thomson is covering the sentencing of an Auburn man who has been convicted on counts of lewd acts with a child and unlawful intercourse with a minor.
Gus will also continue our series of stories on the State of the Community Dinner coming May 11. He'll have a profile on a local doctor whose nearly 40 years of service to the area has earned him the health care award. Read about the recreation award winner here.

Will you vote for Measure A?: Take our poll, located on the lower half of our homepage next to sports and let us know.

What you're talking about: Our story about the jury services snafu that drew nearly 1,000 people to Old Town Auburn Tuesday morning is one of most read stories today and it has prompted many to weigh in on the story. Click here to read it and share your thoughts. Bike safety is another topic that is drawing comments, read that story here and let us know what you think.
In Opinion, the letter to the editor, "MSNBC an acronym for ..." has really drawn in the responses and is our most read letter so far today. Check out this one and more and share your thoughts.

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