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Charges urged for Missouri cops who let dog bite Black man

Sep. 24, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

WOODSON TERRACE, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis-area racial injustice activists on Friday called for the firing and prosecution of three white police officers after cellphone video showed them allowing a police dog to repeatedly bite a Black man during an arrest. St. Louis County...

Victim of alligator attack during hurricane is identified

Sep. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — The remains found in an alligator's stomach have been positively identified as those of a man who was attacked and killed in Hurricane Ida floodwaters. St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston said Thursday in a news release that the remains...

Video shows Missouri officers let police dog bite Black man

Sep. 22, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is investigating an incident caught on cellphone video in which white officers allowed a police dog to repeatedly bite a Black man during an arrest. The video of the arrest Monday in the St. Louis suburb of Woodson Terrace has...

Owners of a dog shot by police in Maryland want answers

Sep. 19, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (AP) — Dayri Amaya was in her bedroom one night in early June when she heard a knock on her door and voices on the other side announcing themselves as the Prince George’s County police. Amaya, 24, panicked. She asked the officers why they were...

Alligator suspected in post-Ida attack captured

Sep. 13, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A 12-foot-long alligator believed to have attacked a Louisiana man in Hurricane Ida floodwaters two weeks ago was captured and killed Monday, and authorities found human remains in its stomach. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said the parish...

Reno City Council backs ban on wildlife killing contests

Sep. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno City Council is the latest to join the push to outlaw wildlife killing contests in Nevada. The council approved a resolution on a 6-1 vote this week urging an end to the practice. Mayor Hillary Schieve called the contests that often target...

Delaware health officials: Fox that bit person was rabid

Sep. 08, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Del. (AP) — A fox that bit a person in Greenwood last week has tested positive for rabies, Delaware health officials announced Wednesday. The person who was bitten has begun treatment for rabies exposure, the Division of Public Health said in a news release....

Court affirms death sentence for 2 dogs in horse attack

Sep. 06, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

ROGERS CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two dogs blamed for an attack on a horse in the northern Lower Peninsula can be put to death, the Michigan Court of Appeals said. The horse was attacked in a barn in Presque Isle County in 2019. The injuries were so severe that the owner...

Officials: Coyote attacks 2 children in Massachusetts town

Sep. 06, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Two toddlers were attacked by a coyote in separate incidents in the Massachusetts town of Arlington, officials say. The first attack was reported at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday when a 2-year-old girl in her Epping Street yard was approached, bitten on...

Surfer fatally bitten by shark off Australia's east coast

Sep. 05, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A surfer was fatally bitten by a shark off Australia's eastern coast Sunday as many locals went to beaches to celebrate Father's Day. Fellow surfers, bystanders and paramedics gave the man CPR but he had a critical arm injury and could not be revived, New...