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Animal rights group: Feds should probe cockfighting breeders

Aug. 6, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An animal rights group is calling for a tougher enforcement of cockfighting breeders, alleging some in Kentucky are illegally shipping birds overseas. The group Animal Wellness Action held an online news briefing Thursday alongside Chris Gorman, a former Kentucky attorney general,...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, a coyote runs on the sidewalk in midtown Sacramento, Calif. Animal control officers in northern California have determined that a growing population of urban coyotes is likely the culprit behind multiple discoveries of mutilated animal corpses. Residents in Sacramento started reporting sightings of dead cats over the past few weeks, the Sacramento Bee reported Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (Xavier Mascarenas/The Sacramento Bee via AP, File)

Urban coyotes likely behind mutilated animals in Sacramento

Aug. 6, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Animal control officers in northern California have determined that a growing population of urban coyotes is likely the culprit behind multiple discoveries of mutilated animal corpses. Residents in Sacramento started reporting sightings of dead cats over the past few weeks, the...

Thousand of roosters found at suspected cockfighting site

Aug. 4, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

CHATSWORTH, Calif. (AP) — Up to 3,000 roosters were found and several people were arrested in southern California at a suspected cockfighting operation near Chatsworth, authorities said. Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said investigators with the department's Community Partnerships...

FILE - In this May 17, 2020, file photo, Greyhounds compete in a race at Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque, Iowa. U.S. Reps. Tony Cardenas, D-California., and Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, have introduced legislation Wednesday, July 29, 2020, that would ban greyhound racing in the U.S. The bill comes after a group that has fought against dog racing said it has videos showing racing greyhounds being trained with live rabbits in at least three Midwestern states. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP, File)

Group alleges greyhounds being trained with live rabbits

Jul. 29, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Two U.S. representatives introduced legislation Wednesday that would ban greyhound racing nationwide, after an advocacy group released videos showing greyhounds being trained by chasing, mauling and killing live rabbits in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, a practice that is prohibited by the...

Maryland woman sentenced after 27 dead dogs found at home

Jul. 29, 2020 6:39 AM EDT

WESTMINISTER, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman was sentenced to prison for animal cruelty charges after 27 dogs were found dead, and another 27 were discovered in poor condition, inside a home she rented with her husband. Laura Filler was sentenced to 33 years Tuesday, with all but seven years suspended, the...

Authorities charge man after south Georgia shooting, chase

Jul. 27, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

LAKELAND, Ga. (AP) — A Florida man has been charged with crimes including aggravated assault following a police chase in south Georgia last week. The Valdosta Daily Times reports William “Billy” Welland has also been charged with two counts of home invasion, two counts of theft by taking,...

Cow mutilated in Eastern Oregon

Jul. 25, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

FOSSIL, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death and mutilation of another cow — this time, on rangeland in Eastern Oregon near Fossil. The black Angus cow, a breeding animal worth about $1,000, was found Thursday dead and mutilated with tongue, genitals and reproductive organs cut out,...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jul. 22, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ July 22 The Johnson City Press on penalties for dumping in national forests: When illegal behavior continues unabated, odds are the legal limit of the punishment is insufficient to serve as a deterrence. That’s why scoundrels continue to dump trash in our...

Today in History

Jul. 17, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 17, the 199th day of 2020. There are 167 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 17, 1944, during World War II, 320 men, two-thirds of them African-Americans, were killed when a pair of ammunition ships exploded at the Port Chicago Naval...

Arrest made in stabbing death of woman in eastern Nebraska

Jul. 16, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

MALMO, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the fiance of a woman found stabbed to death in the small eastern Nebraska community of Malmo, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. The patrol said in a news release Thursday that Kolton Barnes, 25, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and felony...