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Hong Kong drama bags nominations at Golden Horse Awards

Nov. 27, 2021 07:59 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s annual Golden Horse Awards kicked off Saturday with a Hong Kong drama receiving the most nominations for the Asian equivalent of the Academy Awards. The Golden Horse Awards, which began in 1962, is considered one of the most prestigious...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EST

Anderson Herald-Bulletin. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Investing in teachers is investing in children Indiana should do more to make teacher pay raises a reality. Increased teacher salaries would be good for students, parents and communities. ...

Flint-area GOP leader pleads guilty to harassing call

Nov. 22, 2021 14:55 PM EST

DAVISON, Mich. (AP) — The leader of the Flint-area Republican Party pleaded guilty Monday to making a harassing phone call to a Democratic county official in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. “My actions were totally inappropriate and I sincerely apologize for this call...

Kansas man pleads guilty to throwing caged dog in river

Nov. 18, 2021 10:41 AM EST

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to a felony for throwing his ex-girlfriend’s caged miniature poodle in a river. Davion Simpson, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to animal cruelty in the case and faces possible jail time when he’s sentenced Dec....

N. Carolina man sent to prison on dog fighting, gun charges

Nov. 18, 2021 08:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina man was sentenced to 75 months in prison for his part in a dog fighting operation and having a firearm as a convicted felon, federal officials said. Delontay Moore, 26, of Concord, pleaded guilty on July 8 to conspiracy to commit dog...

Ex-kennel operator sentenced after 29 dogs killed in fire

Nov. 09, 2021 18:37 PM EST

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The operator of a suburban Chicago kennel where 29 dogs were killed in a fire will spend 20 days in a county jail. Garrett Mercado’s sentence was announced Tuesday by DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin. Berlin’s...

Florida man who beat, stabbed dog will serve 10 years

Nov. 09, 2021 17:07 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of beating a pit bull puppy, stabbing it 50 times and stuffing it into a suitcase while the dog was clinging to life will serve 10 years in prison after admitting to the crime, his defense lawyer said Tuesday. The South...

California man gets prison for fatally torturing puppy

Nov. 01, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who fatally tortured a Chihuahua puppy and posted a video about it online was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison. Angel Ramos-Corrales, 19, of Riverside was sentenced for a February assault during which he...

Georgia man gets prison time in dog fighting case

Oct. 30, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who ran a dog fighting facility has been sentenced to serve nearly four years in federal prison, prosecutors said. James Lampkin, 44, also known as “Pookie,” had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Animal Welfare Act. A judge...

Prosecutors: 7 charged in cockfighting, gambling operation

Oct. 30, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

VERBENA, Ala. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say seven people face animal cruelty and conspiracy charges in connection with a large-scale cockfighting and fighting bird breeding operation. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the charges Friday. Federal prosecutors said...