Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert pardons Sal the pig

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Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 12:00 am

Mayor Jean Stothert granted her first – and probably last – pardon for a pig on Monday afternoon.

The lucky porker was Sal, a 35-pound charmer who lives in Kearney, Neb. The mayor spared the animal's life in honor of BaconFest, a benefit this weekend for the Kroc Center that offers programs and activities for families in South Omaha. Sal was named for the Salvation Army, which operates the three-year-old center.

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