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Officer fatally shoots dog that was biting, dragging woman

Oct. 21, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer shot a pit bull to death Tuesday afternoon as it was attacking a woman, authorities said. The Enfield officer was responding to an unrelated call and saw the dog attacking the woman, police said. The dog was biting the woman's foot and the owners were able...

This image provided by the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries shows an alligator that was illegally killed with a crossbow arrow in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Louisiana authorities are offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the conviction of whoever killed a 12.5-foot alligator with a crossbow, then abandoned the body. Alligator hunting is tightly regulated. Hunters in Louisiana need a special license, and must clip a state harvest tag to each animal killed. (Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries via AP)

Up to $1,000 reward in alligator's crossbow killing

Oct. 20, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities are offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the conviction of whoever killed an alligator with a crossbow and then abandoned the body. Alligator hunting is tightly regulated. Hunters in Louisiana need a special license, and must lock a harvest tag to...

Coroner: Alabama woman killed in attack by pack of dogs

Oct. 20, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

NAUVOO, Ala. (AP) — A pack of dogs attacked and killed a woman in rural Walker County northwest of Birmingham, authorities said. Ruthie Mae Brown, 36, of Boldo was pronounced dead at the scene in Nauvoo on Monday afternoon, Coroner Joey Vick said. It was unclear exactly what happened, but authorities...

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes report woman mauled by pack of dogs

Oct. 14, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

FORT HALL, Idaho (AP) — Tribal officials in Idaho said Tuesday that a 60-year-old woman was airlifted to a hospital after being attacked by a pack of loose dogs on reservation land over the weekend. Officials with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes said the Fort Hall Fire Department responded to an emergency...

Police: Dog that attacked 8-year-old Omaha girl fatally shot

Oct. 12, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A family dog attacked an 8-year-old Omaha girl this weekend, leading her brother to fatally shoot the 100-pound Rottweiler, police and Nebraska Humane Society officials said. Police received a call about an aggressive dog on Sunday afternoon in the Florence community in northeast Omaha,...

State: Worker who got $186K in ‘dog phobia’ case owned dogs

Oct. 10, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A meter reader who was attacked by a dog while on duty and collected years of workers’ compensation is now accused of stealing the money, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries said . Linda Jordan of Cathlamet told the agency the attack gave her such a strong...

Grant County sheriff: Man killed in his home by his dog

Oct. 9, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A man was killed and his wife seriously injured when they were attacked by their dog in their Moses Lake home. Grant County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kyle Foreman said deputies were called to the trailer home on Thursday morning for a report of an animal attack. KREM-TV reported...

Surfer vanishes in suspected shark attack in Australia

Oct. 9, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A surfer vanished in a suspected shark attack on Friday off the Australian southwest coast, police said. A surfboard was found at Wylie Bay near the town of Esperance and a search was underway for the man who had been riding it, a police statement. Ambulance officers reported the...

Police kill coyote after it attacks people in Maryland

Oct. 2, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police say they have shot and killed a coyote after it bit two women and a child in the Maryland city of Rockville. The Washington Post reported Thursday that a woman and a small dog were attacked in one of the incidents. The woman was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not...

Nurse finds woman dead from dog mauling at S. Carolina home

Oct. 1, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

GRAY COURT, S.C. (AP) — A nurse visiting a woman at her South Carolina home found her mauled to death by dogs, authorities said. An autopsy confirmed Jacqueline Nicole Robinson, 32, died in a dog attack, the Laurens County Coroner's Office told media outlets. Robinson's body was found in the yard of the...