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Owners of dogs killed by police win civil rights appeal

Oct. 16, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal court says the owners of three dogs killed by Detroit police during a raid can pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the officers. The city argued that the unlicensed dogs were illegal under a 99-year-old Michigan law. But an appeals court says police can't "kill every unlicensed...

4 injured in dog attack in Tennessee

Oct. 16, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say four people in Tennessee have been injured in a dog attack. Clarksville Police Department spokesman Jim Knoll told The Leaf-Chronicle that officers were called to the scene Monday and found four adult victims outside a mobile home "with dog bites of varying severity."...

Rabid raccoon attacks 3 people in Washington neighborhood

Oct. 16, 2018 6:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a rabid raccoon attacked three people in the nation's capital before being captured. News outlets cite a Monday statement from the city's health department saying the raccoon targeted victims in northwest Washington's Chevy Chase neighborhood, adjacent to the Maryland suburb...

Authorities investigating deaths of 2 wild horses in Arizona

Oct. 15, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

HEBER, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two wild horses in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in northern Arizona. The Heber Wild Horse group says two stallions were found dead Saturday along Forest Service Road 50 and had gunshot wounds. The Navajo County Sheriff's Department...

Police: Dog attacks 2 people at housing complex

Oct. 15, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in Burlington say a dog attacked a 12-year-old girl and a woman at a housing complex. Audra Gorton tells WCAX-TV she was in her apartment Saturday night when she heard screams. Gorton ran outside to find a Hawa Awyle being mauled by a dog. Gorton says she yelled at the dog...

Dog euthanized after attacking, killing woman inside DC home

Oct. 15, 2018 5:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a dog attacked and killed a woman inside her Washington home. Citing an email from a Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman, news outlets report that the fatal dog attack was reported Sunday evening, and took place indoors. The exact circumstances of the attack are...

Idaho wildlife official under fire for Africa hunting trip

Oct. 13, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Fish and Game Commission member is being criticized by some after he shared photos of himself posing with a family of baboons, including young baboons, he killed while hunting in Africa. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter spokesman Jon Hanian told The Idaho Statesman in a story on Friday...

Houston-area 2-year-old girl fatally mauled by family dog

Oct. 13, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

ALVIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old girl was fatally mauled by her family's dog in their Houston-area home. The Brazoria County Sheriff's Office says deputies went to a home in Alvin on Friday afternoon after getting a 911 call. At the home, located about 30 miles south of Houston, deputies...

Bear killed after repeated sightings near Wyoming schools

Oct. 12, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming authorities say they killed a large black bear after it was repeatedly spotted near several schools in Teton County this week. Wyoming Game and Fish Department spokesman Mark Gocke says relocating the 420-pound male black bear wasn't an option because of the animal's history....

Dozens of black bears killed so far in New Jersey hunt

Oct. 12, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters have killed 84 bears so far during New Jersey's latest black bear hunt. State wildlife officials say 12 more bruins were culled Thursday, including seven that were killed in Sussex County. The six-day hunt, which got underway Monday, starts just before sunrise each day. The...