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Deputy uses stun gun to settle a beef between K9 and cow

Jan. 23, 2020 1:28 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy responding to a burglary call in South Carolina was forced to settle a beef between his K9 and a spooked cow by using a stun gun. Georgetown County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the Pleasant Hill community on Wednesday when a K9 that was brought to the...

Attacking coyote that was strangled by victim had rabies

Jan. 22, 2020 9:27 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A coyote that was strangled by a man after attacking his child had rabies, and it may not be the only one, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Police said they believe the coyote attacked a vehicle on a road in Hampton Falls, bit a 62-year-old woman and her dogs...

3-year-old boy recovering from attack by California cougar

Jan. 21, 2020 7:02 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy is recovering after being attacked by a mountain lion in a California wilderness park, authorities said. The boy suffered a bite wound to the back of his neck Monday and was treated at a hospital and then released, authorities said. The boy and five other family...

This Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 photo provided by Chicago Animal Care and Control in Chicago shows an injured coyote after it was successfuly located and safely darted with a tranquilizer. A Chicago animal control official says DNA tests to determine if the coyote captured on the city's North Side is the animal that attacked a 6-year-old boy will take weeks to complete. Jenny Schlueter of the Chicago Animal Care and Control says the coyote that was captured Thursday night will be held at an animal rehabilitation center until the tests are completed. (Chicago Animal Care and Control via AP)

DNA tests confirm coyote captured in Chicago attacked boy

Jan. 19, 2020 10:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Animal control officials in Chicago said Sunday that DNA tests confirm a coyote recently captured in the city is the same animal that attacked a 6-year-old boy. An evaluation determined that the animal was shot with a BB gun, “which could have caused the limp in its movements as well...

TV hen mauled to death: German court backs bigger payout

Jan. 17, 2020 8:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has ruled that the owner of a chicken that was mauled to death by a dog in 2017 deserves a higher payout because the hen was trained and had TV experience. German news agency dpa reported Friday that a regional court in the western town of Kleve concluded the chicken was...

This Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, booking photo released by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office shows Anthony Todt, who is charged with killing his wife, their three young children and a dog in an affluent suburb near Walt Disney World. The bodies were discovered Monday in Celebration, a community located near Orlando. (Osceola County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Therapist charged with killing family faced fraud probe

Jan. 16, 2020 3:40 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A physical therapist charged with killing his wife, three children and dog in a home near Walt Disney World and leaving their bodies there for days was being investigated in Connecticut for health care fraud motivated by his need to pay off personal loans, according to court documents...

Osceola County Sheriff's Office patrol cars are posted outside a home in Celebration, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. Authorities in Florida have charged a physical therapist with killing his wife, their three young children and a dog in the affluent suburb near Walt Disney World. Osceola County's sheriff on Wednesday said that Anthony Todt faces homicide charges for the deaths of his wife and their three children whose ages ranged from 4 to 13. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Physical therapist charged with killing his wife, 3 children

Jan. 15, 2020 5:50 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A physical therapist killed his wife, their three young children and a dog in an affluent Florida suburb near Walt Disney World and then left their bodies there for days, authorities said Wednesday. Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said at news conference that Anthony Todt faces...

This Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, a toy ape is placed between candles at the entrance of the Zoo in Krefeld, Germany. Authorities said rescuers found a gorilla and a female orangutan still alive amid the charred remains of the primate house after the fire on the new year morning. Vets were able to euthanize the orangutan but struggled to do so with the gorilla. After getting permission from a senior officer, a 34-year-old policeman killed the gorilla with shots from his submachine gun. ( Alexander Forstreuter/dpa via AP)

Germany: Gorilla injured in zoo fire shot dead by police

Jan. 15, 2020 7:11 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a gorilla that was seriously injured in a zoo fire at New Year's had to be shot dead by a police officer after vets were unable to euthanize it. The dpa news agency said Wednesday that an official report detailed the previously unreported drama in the wake of the blaze...

Beach ranger: North Carolina surfer suffers shark bite

Jan. 14, 2020 7:57 AM EST

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man taking advantage of unseasonably warm weather was bitten by a shark while surfing off the coast Monday afternoon, according to a chief beach ranger. A 26-year-old was taken to the Outer Banks Hospital about 2:30 p.m. with injuries that weren't considered...

Kentucky woman pleads not guilty to murder in dog attack

Jan. 13, 2020 5:38 PM EST

CONWAY, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman who authorities say released her pit bull on a man has pleaded not guilty to murder in his death. Melissa Wolke, 38, pleaded not guilty Monday to all charges including murder, alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, news outlets reported. ...