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Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

Jun. 19, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their home doused him with cyanide. Mark and Theresa Mansfield of Pocatello filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District...

City to pay $2M to family of Iowa woman killed by officer

Jun. 18, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A city in southeastern Iowa has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a woman who was mistakenly killed by a police officer. An attorney for the estate of Autumn Steele announced the dollar figure of the settlement with the city of Burlington on Monday. A federal court was...

Woman strangles bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

Jun. 17, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

HARTWELL, Ga. (AP) — A 46-year-old woman strangled a rabid bobcat after the animal attacked her in her front yard in northeast Georgia. The Athens-Banner Herald reports DeDe Phillips of Hart County went outside on June 7 to take a picture when the bobcat lunged at her. She then grabbed the cat by its...

Cat tests positive for rabies after biting Colorado person

Jun. 16, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A cat has tested positive for rabies after biting a person in Colorado. The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment says the person is undergoing treatment to prevent getting rabies. The victim's identity hasn't been released. The Greeley Tribune reports the cat has...

Black bear cub mortally injured by illegal wolf trap

Jun. 16, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Juneau man could face criminal charges after one of his wolf traps mortally wounded a black bear cub, Alaska State Troopers said. A group of hikers found the cub severely injured near the Ready Bouillon Creek in late May after it stepped into the trap which was illegally left out on...

Iowa man charged in killing convicted in separate case

Jun. 16, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

CORYDON, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of killing a deer hunter in south-central Iowa has been found guilty of misdemeanor charges in a separate burglary case. The Daily Iowegian reports 27-year-old Ethan Davis was acquitted of first-degree burglary Friday, but found guilty of misdemeanor counts of assault...

Woman hiking north of LA says she fought off bear with knife

Jun. 15, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

AGUA DULCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman hiking the Pacific Crest Trail north of Los Angeles says she fought off an attacking bear by stabbing it. The 25-year-old woman told Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies that she was in the Vasquez Rocks park on Thursday when a small black bear ran toward her. The woman...

911 caller told dispatcher "an alligator got this lady"

Jun. 15, 2018 8:57 AM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Police have released the 911 recording of a man saying he believed "an alligator got this lady" who had been walking her dogs at a Florida park. The man said he'd watched the woman take her dogs into Silver Lakes Rotary Park, and that he later spotted two of the dogs near her car, while...

5-month-old girl mauled, killed by babysitter's dog

Jun. 14, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia family is in mourning after their babysitter's dog killed their 5-month-old child. Clayton County Police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury says the German Shepherd mauled Paige George on Tuesday at a home in Forest Park, south of Atlanta. WSB-TV reports the family says the dog has been...

Minnesota dog fatally attacked by aggressive deer

Jun. 13, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

SHOREVIEW, Minn. (AP) — A routine bathroom break for a miniature poodle turned fatal after an encounter with an aggressive deer in Minnesota. Jill Wilson said she watched in horror as her 14-year-old dog, Pepper, was attacked earlier this month near Lake Owasso in Shoreview, the Pioneer Press reported ....