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Vermont woman who shot dog found guilty of animal cruelty

Jun. 19, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman who shot her dog twice and left it chained outside in the snow so severely injured that it was later euthanized has been found guilty of aggravated cruelty and animal torture. Joyce Cornell, 48, of Sandgate, was convicted by a judge Friday...

Louisiana man tied to dogfighting ring gets 14-months

Jun. 14, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

GREENSBURG, La. (AP) — A man convicted for his role in a dogfighting ring that spanned four states has been sentenced to a little over a year in federal prison. Prosecutors said Tuesday that Dangelo Cornish, 36, of Greensburg, Louisiana, got 14 months and two years of probation in...

Dozens of malnourished rabbits abandoned in upstate NY home

Jun. 10, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman evicted from a house in upstate New York left her landlord a parting gift: nearly 60 malnourished rabbits hopping from room to room and in the basement. The woman now faces six misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty charges, according to the Niagara...

2 arrested by deputies after 10 dead dogs found in truck

Jun. 10, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — A man and a woman from Texas have been charged with animal cruelty after deputies in North Carolina found 10 dead dogs in the back of their rented box truck, authorities said Thursday. Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said Scott Thomas McCaffrey, 48, and...

2 arrested by deputies after 10 dead dogs found in truck

Jun. 09, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — A man and a woman from Texas have been charged with animal cruelty after deputies in North Carolina found 10 dead dogs in the back of their rented box truck, authorities said Thursday. Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said Scott Thomas McCaffrey, 48, and...

'Tiger King' star Doc Antle charged with money laundering

Jun. 06, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

“Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle has been charged with laundering more than half a million dollars, money federal prosecutors said Monday that he believed to be the proceeds of an operation to smuggle people across the Mexican border into the United States. Charges...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 06, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. June 5, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Abbott, call a special session on guns A distraught Uvalde community spent last week grieving at the first funerals of children slaughtered in their classroom. Republican elected officials did what they always...

‘Tiger King’ star Doc Antle to face money laundering charges

Jun. 04, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — “Tiger King” star Bhagavan “Doc” Antle was arrested by the FBI and expected to appear in court Monday to face federal money laundering charges, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Federal agents arrested the controversial...

Chicago man arrested in shootings of US marshal, police dog

Jun. 04, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man was charged in the shootings of a U.S. marshal and his police dog who were wounded while serving an arrest warrant, police said Saturday. Tarrion Johnson, 19, faces charges of attempted murder, attempted robbery with a firearm, aggravated cruelty to...

Kurt Zouma banned from keeping cats for 5 years for abuse

Jun. 01, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — West Ham defender Kurt Zouma was banned from keeping cats for five years and ordered Wednesday to carry out 180 hours of community service as a punishment for kicking and slapping his pet cat in abuse caught on video. The France international received his sentence at...