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Police: Officer kills dog that attacked 3 people in NY home

Oct. 27, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

SETAUKET, N.Y. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a bulldog on Long Island early Wedensday after three people said it had attacked them in their home, police said. Suffolk County police told Newsday that a Setauket resident called 911 at...

Dog kills Indiana woman who fell from chair with grandchild

Oct. 21, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

MATTHEWS, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman was killed by a pit bull that attacked her after she fell from a chair while holding her 3-year-old granddaughter, authorities said. Kathleen Bertram, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene Monday after the dog attacked her in her...

Dog attacks, kills 6-month-old Tennessee baby

Oct. 19, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

KODAK, Tenn. (AP) — A dog in Tennessee fatally attacked an infant and was later killed by police when it acted aggressively toward first responders, officials said. The large family dog killed the 6-month-old baby Sunday evening at a home in Kodak and attacked another...

California snacking 'Safeway Bear' shot and killed

Oct. 16, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A black bear that was caught on video snacking on food in stores near Lake Tahoe was shot and killed over the summer when it refused to leave a California campsite, authorities said. The black bear dubbed the “Safeway Bear" was shot in early...

Male tiger kills female in breeding intro at Tacoma zoo

Oct. 04, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A female Sumatran tiger from Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma has died after another tiger attacked her during a breeding introduction, officials said. Six-year-old tiger Kirana, who was born at the zoo, died Monday, The News Tribune...

Toddler dies after being mauled by dog at relative's home

Oct. 04, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A toddler has died after she was mauled by a dog at a relative's home, authorities said. The mauling occurred shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday in Akron. Authorities said a man and a woman became involved in an altercation at the...

Surfer bitten by shark in water off Northern California

Oct. 03, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A surfer was bitten on the leg by a shark off the Northern California coast and airlifted to a hospital, authorities said. The man was with a group of surfers off Sonoma County's Salmon Creek Beach when the shark bit him on the thigh, according to...

Police seek suspect in shooting that killed man, wounded dog

Oct. 01, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico's largest city said they were looking for a shooter who killed a neighbor and wounded his dog while they were out for a walk. Shawn Lynch, 34, was walking his pit bull, Yessenia, last week when a neighbor with a history of...

Bear attacks couple picnicking at Blue Ridge Parkway site.

Oct. 01, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A couple having a picnic on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina has survived multiple bear attacks which it says may have been triggered by their barking dog, the National Park Service said. The park service said in a news release that the...

Sheriff: Standoff suspect shot police dog after it bit him

Sep. 30, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A man in a standoff with police shot and injured a police dog who bit him as officers tried to take him into custody, investigators said. The standoff at a Greenville home continued for a few more hours before Anthony Shay Hawthorne was arrested,...