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Florida man faces up to 5 years for dogfighting conviction

Jun. 21, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted of a participating in a dogfighting operation. Court records show that 32-year-old Tyler McGovern pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court this week to a felony dogfighting count, which is outlined in the federal Animal Welfare Act. He faces up to five years...

Naked man arrested for burglary, animal cruelty

Jun. 21, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who ran through a New Hampshire apartment complex terrorizing residents while naked, also threw glass at police officers and beat a dog before being hit with a stun gun and arrested. The Concord Monitor reports that 28-year-old Irakoze Ildephonse had appeared high on drugs...

Florida man gets 12 years in battery of deputy, police dog

Jun. 19, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been found guilty of kicking a sheriff's deputy and a police dog. The News-Press reports 52-year-old Dennis Lamar Flint was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for the assault. A State Attorney's Office release says Lee County Sheriff deputies responded to a...

AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn't always local

Jun. 14, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since...

Woman whose Great Danes were seized avoids jail time

Jun. 14, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — A woman who was found guilty of housing dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes in her New Hampshire mansion will serve no jail time, but is responsible for paying back nearly $2 million for their care until they find new homes, a judge ruled Thursday. Christina Fay was sentenced on 17...

Probation for slitting dog's throat, putting video online

Jun. 14, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

BASTROP, La. (AP) — A judge has ordered probation, a fine and community service for an Arkansas man who slit a pit bull's throat on camera in Louisiana and another man who made the video and posted it on Snapchat. Steven Sadler and video-maker Boots Stanley, both of Hamburg, Arkansas, were sentenced...

Man gets 90 days in jail for dragging his pit bull to death

Jun. 12, 2018 7:54 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for dragging his dog behind his truck until it died. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 71-year-old Thomas Ward was sentenced last week. He previously pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated animal cruelty. Witnesses told...

Farm owner faces animal cruelty charges over dead horses

Jun. 9, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The owner of a farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore has been indicted on animal cruelty charges after dozens of dead and sick horses were found on her property. Seventy-four-year-old Barbara Pilchard of Hebron made in initial appearance Friday in Circuit Court in Salisbury on 16 felony...

Missouri man charged with revenge stabbing death of dog

Jun. 8, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man is charged with stabbing a dog 11 times out of revenge and leaving the slain dog's remains on the owner's doorstep. KFVS-TV reports that 18-year-old Andrew Nipper, of Cape Girardeau, was charged Wednesday with animal abuse, receiving stolen property and...

N. Carolina pizza cook accused of adding poison in cheese

Jun. 7, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina pizza restaurant worker has been jailed on charges of putting rat poison into the cheese. News outlets report that a manager spotted the contaminated topping before it was served to customers at Primo Pizza in Fayetteville. Police announced Wednesday that...