Dogs

September 12, 2018 - 7:15 am
RABBIT HASH, Ky. (AP) — The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is known for a string of highly esteemed mayors, one of whom died this week. She was 12, and a dog. The Enquirer reports Rabbit Hash's first female mayor, Lucy Lou, died Sept. 10. The colorful political figure was a fixture in the media,...
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This undated photo provided by Lisa Christon shows the dog allegedly shot by Oregon man Josh Horner. A 50-year sentence in a sex abuse case against Horner was dismissed by Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel after the Oregon Innocence Project found holes in his 2017 conviction that undermined the credibility of the complainant, including that Horner had shot the dog in front of her. The dog was found, alive and never having been shot, by the Oregon Innocence Project. (Lisa Christon via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 11:08 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence. Joshua Horner, a plumber from the central Oregon town of Redmond, was convicted on April 12, 2017, of sexual abuse...
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In this undated family photo provided by Joseph Johnson, Johnson, right, and his wife Lona, left, both of Whatcom County in Washington state, pose for a photo with their dog, Jax. The Johnsons got Jax as a comfort dog after they survived last October's mass shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas. The Johnsons say their neighbor, who was cited for recklessly firing a gun, shot and killed Jax on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, because the dog had been chasing his chickens, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office. (Lona Johnson via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 9:59 pm
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state family that survived the mass shooting last year at a Las Vegas concert says a neighbor shot and killed the dog they got to deal with stress and anxiety from the attack. The neighbor was cited by police for recklessly firing a gun and declined to comment...
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September 06, 2018 - 6:16 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Organizers of Alaska's 1,000-mile Iditarod say an Anchorage business has become a sponsor of the famed sled dog race. The addition of Anchorage Distillery follows a challenging time for race officials who have faced the loss of major sponsors, financial hardships and the...
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File - This March 16, 2017, file photo released by the Bannock County Sheriff's Office shows a cyanide device in Pocatello, Idaho, The cyanide device, called M-44, is spring-activated and shoots poison that is meant to kill predators. The U.S. government says an Idaho boy and his parents are to blame for any injuries to the boy claimed in a lawsuit contending he was doused with cyanide by a predator-killing trap a federal worker mistakenly placed near their home. The U.S. Department of Justice in documents filed Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in U.S. District Court says any injuries were caused by the negligence of the parents and child, and the lawsuit should be dismissed. (Bannock County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
August 22, 2018 - 5:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government said an Idaho family is to blame for any injuries it alleges a boy received after he was doused with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that a federal worker mistakenly placed near their home. Any injuries were caused by the negligence of the parents and...
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August 20, 2018 - 2:01 pm
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A woman trying to protect her dog was killed by an alligator who pulled her into a lagoon at a private South Carolina resort Monday, authorities said. Cassandra Cline, 45, of Hilton Head Island, was walking the dog along a residential area of Sea Pines Resort when...
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The pet bull terrier owned by Czech entrepreneur Robert Hasek, wearing a doggy fitness tracker attached to the dog collar during a demonstration in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The Actijoy fitness tracker system not only tracks activity but also how rigorous it is, and comes with a internet-connected bowl that monitors food and water consumption, to make sure the dog has a healthy lifestyle.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
August 20, 2018 - 10:00 am
PRAGUE (AP) — When Czech entrepreneur Robert Hasek began jogging with his dog, Darwin, the three-mile runs were making the bull terrier sick with fatigue. Hasek was surprised, thinking his dog led a healthy lifestyle. To solve the mystery, he strapped a Fitbit to Darwin and discovered he was...
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This photo provided by Hardin County, Iowa Jail shows Alex Shadlow. Shadlow is accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty. Hardin County District Court records say Shadlow on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, entered a written plea to a kidnapping charge. A trial date hasn't been set. (Hardin County Jail via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 9:31 am
ACKLEY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty. Hardin County District Court records say 30-year-old Alex Shadlow on Monday entered a written plea to a kidnapping charge. A trial...
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August 07, 2018 - 6:52 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Supreme Court will decide the fate of a dog-racing amendment that is supposed to be on this year's ballot. The court on Tuesday scheduled oral arguments to be heard on Aug. 29. The state's 1st District Court of Appeal agreed to send the case to the Supreme Court...
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In a Sunday, July 8, 2-18 photo, UConn mascot Jonathan XIV poses with Daniel and Holly Bronko during their wedding in Simsbury, Conn. The Siberian Husky, who helped Daniel Bronko propose last year, served as an assistant ring bearer, carrying the ring box down the aisle on his collar. (Joanne Vandal via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 5:15 pm
SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) — The Siberian Husky that serves as the mascot for the University of Connecticut is taking on another role: assistant ring bearer for two university alumni. Jonathan XIV, was part of the wedding party for Daniel and Holly Bronko last month as they tied the knot in Simsbury. He...
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