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Man arrested in suburban St. Louis killings of man, dog

Jan. 20, 2022 09:38 AM EST

FENTON, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of shooting to death another man and his dog in suburban St. Louis has been arrested, police said. Tony Hager, 22, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Sunday afternoon shooting of 25-year-old Austin Vines...

Dog attacks security guard inside San Francisco library

Jan. 19, 2022 16:01 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dog attacked and injured a security guard trying to help its owner who was unresponsive inside the San Francisco Main Library, public library officials said. Three guards went to check on the owner Sunday after he was found slumped over at a computer kiosk...

Footage shows police K-9 attack that led to $325K settlement

Jan. 14, 2022 09:05 AM EST

YORK, Maine (AP) — Video footage of a man being subdued by a police dog during a traffic stop — an episode that led to a $325,000 settlement for the driver — has been released by a Maine town following a public records request. Stephen Brennan sued the town of York and a police...

US had 5 rabies deaths last year, highest total in a decade

Jan. 06, 2022 14:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Five Americans died of rabies last year — the largest number in a decade — and health officials said Thursday that some of the people didn't realize they had been infected or refused life-saving shots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a...

Gig driver mauled by K-9 after missing car rental payments

Jan. 05, 2022 21:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gig driver badly mauled by a police dog is suing a San Francisco area suburb, alleging use of excessive force and violation of civil rights when police stopped him in December 2020 after he had missed car rental payments. Dashboard and body-camera videos...

California officer shoots police K-9 after dog attacks him

Jan. 04, 2022 20:59 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A central California police officer fatally shot a K-9 officer on Tuesday after the dog bit him while he was taking the animal to be euthanized, authorities said. Odin, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, had worked for the Fresno Police Department for three years...

Man who sued over police dog use receives $325K settlement

Jan. 04, 2022 14:44 PM EST

YORK, Maine (AP) — A man who filed a federal lawsuit that said a police officer violated his constitutional rights by using a police dog during a traffic stop has received a $325,000 settlement in the case. Stephen Brennan sued the town of York and the police officer after the...

Video: Zoo tiger shot while biting man's arm as he screams

Dec. 31, 2021 21:50 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Body camera footage released by authorities showed a man screaming in pain and pleading for help just before a sheriff's deputy shot a Malayan tiger that had grabbed the man's arm at a Florida zoo. The Collier County Sheriff's Office said the man was seriously...

Propane leak leads to explosion, fire killing Montana man

Dec. 31, 2021 12:27 PM EST

WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) — A propane tank leak in an outbuilding at a northwestern Montana farm led to an explosion and fire that killed a 34-year-old Wolf Point man, Roosevelt County officials said. The explosion was reported at 4 p.m. Wednesday about 5 miles (8 kilometers) north...

Tiger fatally shot after biting arm of man near enclosure

Dec. 30, 2021 08:09 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy shot a Malayan tiger that grabbed the arm of a man who was either feeding or petting the animal at a zoo in southwest Florida, authorities said. The Collier County Sheriff's Office said the man, believed to be in his 20s, was seriously injured...