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2nd Upstate South Carolina county reports attacks on horses

Nov. 18, 2019 10:45 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in another Upstate South Carolina county is reporting someone is attacking horses. Greenville County deputies said they are investigating a horse who was stabbed or cut several times and found bleeding heavily on Oct. 31. Authorities say two weeks later, another horse...

Police: Woman critically injured in mauling by pit bull dogs

Nov. 15, 2019 11:30 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Police say a 76-year-old woman has been hospitalized in critical condition after she was mauled by three pit bull dogs. The dogs’ owner was later arrested and charged with serious bodily injury by dog attack, a felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison. A police statement says the...

Rabid kitten bites three people in Otter Tail County

Nov. 15, 2019 11:07 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State animal health officials say an Otter Tail County kitten who bit three people, including a young child, has tested positive for rabies. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the kitten’s owner saw a skunk attacking the kitten on her farmhouse porch last month. She...

St. Paul cop testifies fellow officer’s kicks unnecessary

Nov. 14, 2019 8:05 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul police officer testified Thursday that he believed a fellow officer’s three kicks to a suspect who was being bitten by a police dog were unnecessary. Officer Brian Ficcadenti testified during the federal trial of Officer Brett Palkowitsch, who is charged with...

Rutgers warns of aggressive coyote that bit man near campus

Nov. 14, 2019 6:18 PM EST

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University officials in New Jersey are warning students there may be an aggressive coyote in the area that bit someone walking near campus. The university’s police department tweeted Thursday evening that they are investigating. They said a man said he was walking...

Austrian army says soldier mauled to death by service dogs

Nov. 14, 2019 6:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian army says a 31-year-old soldier appears to have been killed by two service dogs he was tasked with feeding. The army said an officer spotted the two Belgian Shepherd dogs running loose at the barracks south of Vienna early Thursday. The fatally injured staff sergeant was...

Delaware man accused of threatening to kill dog, owner

Nov. 14, 2019 3:43 AM EST

HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — A 65-year-old Delaware man is accused of threatening to kill a dog and its owner after the creature got loose and ran onto the man’s property. News outlets report Edward Bonsall Jr. has been arrested on charges including terroristic threatening. Harrington police say the dog...

Hunter thought he would die in the swamp when gator bit him

Nov. 13, 2019 10:30 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hours after an alligator bit James Boyce on the leg deep inside a swamp, the avid hunter had resigned himself to dying. He made his goodbyes with his wife, Terisa. They had tightened their belts around his thigh as a tourniquet, but he was bleeding heavily and going in and out...

St. Paul officer accused of using excessive force on trial

Nov. 12, 2019 10:35 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul police officer accused of repeatedly kicking a suspect who was being bitten by a police dog is on trial in federal court. Prosecutors say Officer Brett Palkowitsch's use of force against Frank Baker was excessive. Police were called to a fight and a report of a man with a...

Police: 95-year-old woman died as result of dog attack

Nov. 12, 2019 8:28 AM EST

SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a 95-year-old Connecticut woman attacked by a dog died because of the attack, and not because of a fall as the dog's owner said. Suffield police Chief Richard Brown said Monday the victim, Janet D'Aleo, of Enfield, suffered "massive injuries, including flesh, muscle, and...