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  • Pit bull owner arrested after dog attacks child in Commerce City [Colorado]

    07/15/2014 11:04:58 AM PDT · by catnipman · 14 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 7/14/14 |
    The owner of a pit bull has been arrested after her dog attacked a toddler in Commerce City. ...

    03/14/2014 12:46:26 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 45 replies
    Vanity ^ | March 14, 2014 | Dick Bachert
    Briefly, here's the story from the owner's neighbor. A Walton County Sheriff's deputy shot my friends dog last night while the dog was in his own yard. The officer said he shot him because "he had that look". This was one of the sweetest dogs ever...a big clumsy pup that would lick your face off. Yes he was a blue nose pit bull but he was a PUPPY who loves to play and chew stuff up! The dog actually belonged to Taylor, a 5 year old little COMPLETELY broken hearted, not to mention confused because a policeman, someone she...
  • Bleeding puppy filmed being dragged down the street by its owner..

    01/16/2014 10:36:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2014 | Staff
    A 28-year-old man from Los Angeles is facing two charges of animal cruelty over a video that allegedly showed him dragging a puppy down a street. Dossey James is being held on $145,000 bail after a concerned passerby, who filmed the incident, contacted police. The heartbreaking footage shows a tiny bull terrier type puppy being dragged along on its stomach by its leash.
  • Pitbull attacks Racine County toddler

    06/06/2013 3:42:33 PM PDT · by Alaska Wolf · 43 replies
    tmj4 ^ | June 6, 2013 | Jay Sorgi, Cody Holyoke
    CALEDONIA - The Caledonia Police Department says that a 15-month-old child has been hospitalized with severe facial tears, puncture wounds and missing teeth after being attacked by a pit bull. The attack happened Wednesday night at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at a home on the 3400 block of Ivy Lane. According to police, the child was sitting on the floor when the pit bull, known as Mary Jane, attacked. The dog reportedly bit the child so she could get a cookie from the child's mouth. A humane society in Racine has seized the dog. Her owner says she wants the...
  • Neighbor who shot dead pit bulls mauling 11-year old boy could face charges

    01/24/2013 3:46:46 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 36 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 24, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A man who fatally shot a pit bulls as it viciously attacked an 11-year-old boy with two other dogs could face charges for violating Washington D.C.'s gun laws. The young boy, who has not been identified, was riding a new bike on his home street in the Brightwood neighbourhood on Sunday when he collided with a pack of unattended pit bulls. The dogs immediately began attacking him, sinking their teeth into his arms, legs, stomach and chest, and leaving him in need of surgery. A neighbour, who has also not been identified, witnessed the attack, ran into his home and...
  • Stoney the horse back in action after incident with Charlie the dog

    12/17/2012 3:51:58 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 15 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | December 16, 2012 | Andrea Koskey
    Charlie the death row dog is the talk of the town, but the American Staffordshire terrier’s victim is mending his wounds and has finally returned to work after more than two months off. Stoney, the horse who was bitten by Charlie in August, is a retired thoroughbred. He joined the U.S. National Park Service mounted patrol four years ago in Washington, D.C., before transferring to San Francisco in May with his rider, Officer Eric Evans. Evans, who trained Stoney, has been a horse trainer for the Park Service for years. He’s been with the U.S. Park Police for 23 years...
  • Pick-Up Carrying Camel Falls Into Pit Trying to Avoid Crazy Stunt Driver

    11/20/2012 12:20:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, November 19, 2012
    Pushed out by large crowd watching the stunt performance Saudi ArabiaAn old Saudi man driving a pick-up laden with a camel plunged into a pit as he tried to avert being hit by a car involved in stunt performance in Saudi Arabia. A 200-second YouTube film showed the pickup fell into the pit and remained stuck there for several minutes for it was pushed out by a large crowd gathering to watch the stunt performance in a sandy area in the northwestern town of Hail. It was clear from the film, carried in Jazan News and other Saudi newspapers, that...
  • Infant dies after attack from 'pit bull'

    05/18/2012 9:23:17 AM PDT · by rawhide · 39 replies
    A 3-day-old baby attacked by the family “pit bull” as she sat in an infant swing Thursday was pronounced dead less than five hours later at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, according to a Lucas County coroner’s investigator. Makayla Darnell was in her swing in the living room and her parents were in the kitchen of their home in northern Allen County at about 6:30 p.m. when the 4 or 5-year-old dog that the family has owned for years apparently attacked the baby, said Steve Kahle, coroner’s investigator. The parents said they never heard a sound from either the dog...
  • Newborn killed by dog in Cypress (pit bull again)

    09/05/2011 9:38:04 AM PDT · by rawhide · 48 replies
    eyewitness news 13 ^ | 9-5-11 | eyewitness news 13
    CYPRESS, TX (KTRK) -- Charges could soon be filed against a dog owner whose pet mauled an infant to death in northwest Harris County over the weekend. Deputies were called to a home in the 16500 block of Cypress Bridge near Barker Cypress and Huffmeister around 9pm Saturday. Two-week-old Brayden McCollen had been in a swing in a room, alone with the 100 pound dog. An adult was home at the time with three other children. That person heard the loud noises and ran into the room, but investigators say Brayden had already been badly injured. The newborn was airlifted...
  • Letter of the day (June 21): Backyard firepits (barf)

    06/21/2011 7:39:09 AM PDT · by READINABLUESTATE · 38 replies
    StarTribune ^ | June 21 | JULIE MELLUM
    Three cheers for the commentary on backyard firepits ("One person's backyard burn is others' bane," June 20). This informative piece highlighted the hazards of backyard recreational burning, which stresses the environment and jeopardizes our health. By allowing outdoor recreational burning,
  • Cleaning the cobra pit

    04/10/2011 6:46:16 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/28/2011
    This guy was just cleaning out the cobra pit. He yanked them out of their napping spots and tossed them aside so he could sweep up their poop, dried skin and eggs!
  • Pit bulls attack 6-month-old boy

    04/07/2010 8:13:56 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 233 replies · 3,196+ views
    Pit bulls attack 6-month-old boy 03:44 PM PDT on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 By SARAH BURGE Police are investigating a dog attack Saturday at a Murrieta apartment in which a 6-month-old boy was bitten in the groin, authorities said. Animal control officials said the child lost his testicles in the attack. Sgt. Bob Landwehr said today that police were called to a report of a dog bite shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday at an apartment complex at 26301 Arboretum Way. The mother and her friend had left the baby strapped into a portable carrier and unattended in a room with...
  • 3 pit-bull attacks cause death, mayhem

    02/22/2010 12:51:33 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 42 replies · 9,498+ views
    3 pit-bull attacks cause death, mayhem By KITTY CAPARELLA & STEPHANIE FARR Philadelphia Daily News 215-854-5880 THE BLOODY paw prints were still in the snow, and a bunch of white gauze lay nearby. The pinkish snow was packed down where two pit bulls had attacked a 10-year-old boy - severely injuring his right arm and puncturing his neck, left arm and back with their teeth shortly after 11 a.m. yesterday. The child had been walking with two boys who had both dogs on leashes. The dogs - one brown and the other white with brown spots - began fighting...
  • 3-year-old fatally mauled by dog [Pit bull]

    02/21/2010 4:57:31 PM PST · by familyop · 67 replies · 1,464+ views, Ocala, Florida ^ | 20FEB10, 21FEB10 | Suevon Lee
    A 3-year-old girl was killed late Saturday afternoon after it was attacked by a pit bull that was chained to a tree outside her home, sheriff’s officials said. The child was unresponsive when emergency personnel arrived on scene at 5:15 p.m., officials said. The attack occurred at 6540 NE 25th Avenue in Oak, just outside Ocala city limits, at a property marked “Haaker’s Dream Bulldog Ranch.” According to Jenifer Fisher, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, the child’s mother was cleaning the dog pen and the 3-year-old was playing in the yard outside the pen area. The mother went...
  • Yemen's Maelstrom

    12/29/2009 5:10:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 368+ views ^ | December 29, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: The recent attack on a U.S. jet in Detroit brings Yemen to the fore as the nexus of virtually every terror attack that's come from a resurgent al-Qaida. This is one hellhole in need of attention. As wearisome as the thought of a new front in the war on terror may be, the attempted destruction of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day signals loudly that terrorists are not only still out there, but in resurgence. Since 2001, according to Heritage Foundation's James Jay Carafano, there've been 28 failed attacks on U.S. targets. This year there have...
  • Pit Bull Shot By Palm Bay Police Officers

    07/30/2009 10:28:24 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 23 replies · 870+ views
    WFTV-TV ^ | 7/30/2009 | Staff
    PALM BAY, Fla. -- Police shot a dog Thursday while responding to a domestic disturbance in Palm Bay. Officers, with guns drawn, approached a house on Geary Street. That's when a pit bull charged at officers. Officers say they were forced to open fire. "I myself fired a bean bag, less lethal round, hitting the pit bull in the head. The other officer fired a 9-mm, hitting the pit bull in the right rear leg," explained Sgt. Don Smith, Palm Bay Police Department. The dog survived the shots. Police took the dog, along with two others, into custody. Police also...
  • Yorkie mauled to death in Castle Rock PetSmart

    05/14/2009 1:04:30 AM PDT · by familyop · 74 replies · 5,450+ views
    Fox31, KDVR-TV ^ | 12MAY09 | Dave Young
    They dropped their tiny dog off for grooming at the Castle Rock PetSmart. Minutes later, another dog mauled it to death...What troubled the family most though, was that Buddy had been killed by the PetSmart grooming manager's dog, a dog other workers call a pit bull. But a dog the owner calls in the police report, an American Bulldog Mastiff.
  • Mom accused of sex with toddler, dog (Pit Bull)

    04/27/2009 11:31:54 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 3,123+ views
    Mom accused of sex with toddler, dog Webcast leads to arrest Trevor Wilhelm The Windsor Star Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Police call it one of the most shocking and disturbing crimes they've seen after a woman allegedly broadcast herself on a webcam having sex with her toddler and her dog. "It's one of those things that just makes your stomach roll," said Essex County OPP Const. Janet Hayes. "It's hard to believe there are people out there that can commit these despicable offences, especially against their own child. You can't comprehend someone that could do something like that." The Lakeshore...
  • About the pit bull threads...

    04/22/2009 6:59:10 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 113 replies · 3,996+ views
    About the pit bull threads... Okay, I am going to ease off on the pit bull threads. The Admin Moderator has not asked me to, nor have I been threatened with banishment. Nor am I persuaded by the threads devoted to bashing me for posting these stories. I am just frankly getting tired of it myself. These attacks are basically unending, and it will only get much worse as school is out for Summer, and kids are around more, the temperatures rising, and what have you. I will certainly still post these from time to time, or maybe I'll do...
  • Police say family pit bull fatally mauls toddler

    04/22/2009 3:26:21 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 31 replies · 1,311+ views
    AP ^ | April 22, 2009
    EASTPOINTE, Mich. - Police say a family's pit bull terrier has fatally mauled a 1-year-old boy. Lt. Darrell Corsi says the boy's parents were home when he was attacked by the dog shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday in Eastpointe, which borders Detroit on the northeast. The father, whose name was being withheld, shot the dog to death with a handgun.
  • Lancaster weighs breed-specific legislation for pit bulls and Rottweilers (Pit Bull alert!)

    01/28/2009 11:08:21 AM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 23 replies · 762+ views
    In an effort to crack down on gangs, Lancaster is considering a plan that would also crack down on dogs -- specifically, pit bulls and Rottweilers.
  • Happy New Year (Great SI story on Vick's adopted Pit Bulls)

    12/28/2008 12:47:46 PM PST · by MAD-AS-HELL · 43 replies · 1,497+ views
    THE DOG approaches the outstretched hand. Her name is Sweet Jasmine, and she is 35 pounds of twitchy curiosity with a coat the color of fried chicken, a pink nose and brown eyes. She had spent a full 20 seconds studying this five-fingered offering before advancing. Now, as she moves forward, her tail points straight down, her butt is hunched toward the ground, her head is bowed, her ears pinned back. She stands at maybe three quarters of her height.
  • Policeman slays aggressive dog

    11/22/2008 11:45:29 PM PST · by familyop · 38 replies · 1,376+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 22NOV08 | San Antonio Express-News
    A police officer shot and killed a pit bull shortly after the animal killed a cat and another dog in a West Side neighborhood Saturday morning, police said. The incident started about 10:40 a.m. in the 5200 block of Bakersfield Street. Resident David Avila said he witnessed the white pit bull attack the dog and cat a few houses down from his home. “We have reported that dog to authorities two or three times over the past month,” he said. “I’m glad the police officer did what he did. What if it wasn’t a cat or dog that pit bull...
  • Alleged pit bull attack leaves 2 dogs dead, owner facing charges

    11/22/2008 4:45:33 PM PST · by familyop · 46 replies · 1,227+ views
    WWL-TV ^ | 18NOV08 | Bigad Shaban
    Two neighbors, three dogs, and one gun. It all made for a very terrifying and troublesome scene today on the Northshore. On Maris Stella Street in Slidell, a pair of makeshift tombstones now rest where a pair pit bulls used to play. "I treat my dogs like family," said owner Brian McGrath. "I can't replace those dogs now." McGrath says his dogs were needlessly killed. "It just doesn't add up," he said. "The story doesn't make sense." Slidell police officers say the dogs broke through two fences to get into a neighbor's backyard, where they attacked another dog and allegedly...
  • Father Shoots Neighbor's Pit Bull

    11/22/2008 3:16:17 PM PST · by familyop · 102 replies · 1,896+ views
    cbs, News12 ^ | 21NOV08 | Chuck Weber
    A local father shot and killed a neighbor's pit bull. The dog was loose and had followed a child into the dad's home. Law enforcement says no one will face charges because of the incident-- not the father for shooting the dog in front of children, nor the pit bull's owner for letting the dog get out. It happened in a quiet neighborhood west of Lantana, the dog shot in the driveway of the home of J.R. Martin. Martin declined comment. But here's what the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control say happened. At least two girls were...
  • Dog Owner Sentenced For Fatal 2001 SF Mauling [Lawyer gets 15 years to life.]

    09/22/2008 2:43:38 PM PDT · by familyop · 87 replies · 270+ views
    cbs5, KPIX ^ | CBS 5 / AP / BCN
    Marjorie Knoller was originally sentenced in 2002 to four years in prison after a judge reduced a jury's conviction of second-degree murder to involuntary manslaughter...Trial evidence showed that Whipple suffered 77 wounds from the 150- and 130-pound dogs and lost one-third of her blood.
  • Pit Bulls attack, kill 4-month-old ["They ripped" her "to shreds," baby now identified.]

    09/20/2008 8:52:04 PM PDT · by familyop · 265 replies · 1,490+ views
    KVBC, WorldNow ^ | 15SEP08 | Jesse Corona reporting
    It was a tragic scene in North Las Vegas involving a baby and two dogs. A four-month-old was attacked by two Pit Bulls. The dogs were attacking so viciously police say they had to shoot them dead upon arriving at the scene. Residents in the neighborhood near Cheyenne and Martin Luther King say they are shocked but not surprised that it happened. Neighbors tell News 3 the two Pit Bulls were full grown dogs and when the baby girl arrived at the house four months ago they began to display aggressive behavior towards the child and anyone who held her....
  • Fort Worth Man Shoots, Kills Neighbor's Dogs

    08/26/2008 5:43:18 AM PDT · by engrpat · 178 replies · 929+ views
    CBS11TV. Com (Dallas/Ft Worth) ^ | 8-26-08 | Katherine Blake
    A North Texas family is mourning the loss of two of their pets. The nine-month-old pit bulls were shot and killed by a neighbor who says it was self defense. The shooting happened in a neighborhood off Ten Mile Bridge Road in northwest Fort Worth. The neighbors never had any problems before. But that all changed over the weekend. The man who pulled the trigger says he didn't have any choice. But the dogs' owners disagree. Kristopher Harrison has a six-year-old daughter. He says that's why he was upset when two pit bulls wandered into his backyard Saturday afternoon. Harrison...
  • Owner surrenders pit bull to animal control (Followup-executed by lethal injection)

    08/14/2008 10:51:59 AM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 18 replies · 284+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 14, 2008 | By JAMES HALPIN
    The pit bull that critically injured a young girl during a vicious attack in her East Anchorage home was put to death Wednesday at the request of its owner, according to Anchorage Animal Care and Control. The family pet, Dozer, was also responsible for attacking the girl's baby sitter Tuesday afternoon. A neighbor shot the dog in the leg while trying to get it off the baby sitter. The owner surrendered Dozer to animal control officials later that night, and the dog was killed by lethal injection Wednesday evening. "He was owner-surrendered for euthanasia by his owners," said animal control...
  • Family dog attacks and severely hurts child, 6 (Pit bull, again)

    08/13/2008 10:49:45 AM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 126 replies · 429+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 13, 2008 | By JAMES HALPIN
    A pit bull that severely mauled a young girl inside her East Anchorage home Tuesday afternoon was shot by a neighbor who followed screams to the scene to find the girl's baby sitter fighting the dog in the front yard. The girl's injuries were so severe that witnesses at first told police the 6-year-old was dead, killed in the attack by one of her family's pets. The girl, however, was still alive and was rushed to Alaska Native Medical Center, where she underwent surgery Tuesday afternoon for what police called life-threatening injuries to her neck and head. Her mother was...
  • Shelter Must Care for Pit Bulls Seized in Dogfighting Case (Adoptable dogs may die to make space)

    08/16/2007 1:59:53 PM PDT · by SergeiRachmaninov · 16 replies · 521+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | 8/16/07
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — An animal shelter may have to euthanize healthy, adoptable dogs because it must care for 15 pit bulls seized from the property of a man charged with dogfighting and animal cruelty.
  • Pit bulls attack man's dog, one shot and killed

    07/31/2007 8:56:43 PM PDT · by monkeycard · 80 replies · 1,152+ views
    Gainsville Sun ^ | July 31. 2007 | ALICE WALLACE
    A Gainesville man awoke to the sounds of a dog fight early Monday. When he walked outside, he found his dog locked in the jaws of a large pit bull. "I'm sound asleep and my wife says there's a dog fight in the yard," said Fletcher Sutton, 58. "And within 90 seconds I find myself standing in the yard in my bathrobe with a knife in one hand, a gun in the other and a dog dead between my legs." ...
  • Pit stops in 'hot' zone require quick off-loads

    07/26/2006 10:30:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 284+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Orville F. Desjarlais Jr.
    7/26/2006 - TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan (AFPN) -- When people deployed to Afghanistan say a location is "hot," it could mean one of two things. Either it feels like the sun is closer than the moon, or the enemy is lurking about. Here, both meanings apply. For pilots, that equates to making quick pit stops here so they can get in and out of this danger zone as quickly as possible. For Tech. Sgt. Philip Lester, deployed from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., that means enduring a 140-degree heat blast from behind C-130 Hercules engines as he unloads cargo and passengers...
  • 9-year-old attacked, bitten by pit bull in Ft Knox's Morand Manor

    06/15/2006 6:38:54 PM PDT · by SLB · 89 replies · 1,507+ views
    15 Jun 06 | SPC. IAN BOUDREAU /Turret staff writer
    A 9-year-old boy was attacked and bitten by a pit bull in the Morand Manor housing area of Fort Knox June 7. Bryce Burkett was riding his bicycle with his 12-year-old brother Brandon near their home when the dog jumped its back yard fence and ran up to Bryce, knocked him down, and began biting his thigh and side, said Angela Burkett, the boys’ mother. The attack happened between 6:15 and 6:30 that evening, Burkett said. “My son (Brandon) came running up the street, yelling that (Bryce) had gotten bitten by a pit bull,” she said. “We all took off...

    06/09/2006 8:24:21 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 37 replies · 1,915+ views
    AP News ^ | 9 June 2006
    Foundry worker killed after falling into steel pit. Interesting read. Go to Drudge Report, click on AP Breaking News and find story with the headline above.
  • Pit Bull Attacks People, Dogs In Clifton

    04/06/2006 6:59:51 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 138 replies · 2,152+ views ^ | today | staff
    LIFTON, Colo. -- A pit bull injured several people and two other dogs in Clifton, Colo., the Grand Junction Sentinel reported in its Thursday editions. Three people were injured as they tried to stop the dog from attacking a baby. None of the injuries to the people were serious, but a Chihuahua that was attacked was critically injured. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon as a loose pit bull attacked the Chihuahua and a schnauzer. The pit bull bit the hand of a mother who picked up her 18-month-old child who was playing in the front yard of their home. A...
  • Pit bulls to be tested for marijuana

    11/16/2005 5:00:40 PM PST · by Cagey · 12 replies · 688+ views
    South ^ | 11-15-05 | Carolyn Starks
    Toxicology tests are being done on the bodies of three pit bulls shot after they mauled two children and four adults to determine if the dogs ingested marijuana found inside their owner's home, authorities said Tuesday. The dogs' owner, Scott Sword, 41, of the 6600 block of Hawthorne Drive near Cary, has been charged with felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor production of marijuana plants, said McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren. On Nov. 5 police handling the dog attack found five harvested marijuana plants growing in Sword's back-yard garden and more than 30 grams of marijuana in his home,Nygren said....
  • Eastern Zhou Grave Pit Unearthed In Luoyang

    10/26/2005 4:27:29 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 424+ views
    Eastern Zhou grave pit unearthed in Luoyang 2005-10-26 13:51:52Two worker clear up the relics in the newly unearthed pit. [newsphoto] The horse-and-vehicle pit excavated in this cultural relics discovery [newsphoto] Archaeologists and workers excavate cultural relics from an Eastern Zhou Dynasty grave that was found in Luoyang of Central China's Henan Province on October 25, 2005. Bronzeware, jade, and horse pit unearthed from the burial site are in good shape, which is peculiar in this ancient city of Luoyang, as usually 90 percent of the graves are empty upon discovery. [newsphoto]According to the experts, it is a a scholar-bureaucrat's...
  • You Don't Know Profiling Until You've Killed A Family Of Six

    07/09/2005 10:30:16 AM PDT · by The Therapist · 1 replies · 388+ views
    The Therapist ^ | 7-8-05 | The Therapist
    By Donny, Your Neighbor's Pit Bull, Guest Columnist All I'm gonna say is this. You whiny, European Arabs better just cut the drama, people. It's quiet time for you. All this concern that you're all going to be profiled, and singled out because a few repressed homosexuals in your broad religious category can't keep their smelly mitts off the exploding cummerbunds. Well you don't know profiling until you've been one of Me, mister. See, I just finished eating a diabetic octogenarian with a MedicAlert bracelet. Quite frankly, the attack was totally unprovoked. But I've got a good case against...
  • Two Pit Bulls Rescue Woman From Red Chow

    04/12/2005 5:56:39 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 29 replies · 1,387+ views ^ | Apr 12, 5:39 PM (ET) | ap
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Two dogs whose breed has a reputation for being mean played the roles of rescuers for a woman who was being attacked by another dog. A red chow was on top of Angie Pecoraro, 22, in her yard on Monday when two pit bulls jumped over a fence and fought off the chow, Nebraska Humane Society spokeswoman Pam Wiese said. Witnesses said the chow had bitten Pecoraro several times on her hands, arms and stomach, Wiese said. An ambulance took Pecoraro to a hospital, where she was treated and released, Wiese said. The Humane Society impounded...

    12/15/2004 9:17:25 AM PST · by crushelits · 15 replies · 1,487+ views ^ | December 15, 2004 | via Drudge
    Apartment Said to Have Been Scene of a Kerik Affair An apartment in Battery Park City that former Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik secured for his personal use after Sept. 11 was originally donated for the use of weary police and rescue workers who were helping at ground zero, according to a real estate executive who has been briefed about the apartment. After the cleanup had settled into a routine that fall, the executive said, Mr. Kerik, who was still police commissioner, asked to rent the two-bedroom apartment for his own use. During his use of the apartment, Mr. Kerik...

    12/14/2004 7:34:35 PM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 302 replies · 5,846+ views
    <p>An apartment near the World Trade Center site, that former Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik used to engage in an extramarital affair with publisher Judith Regan, was originally donated for the use of weary police and rescue workers who were helping after 9-11. One bedroom faced the pit of ground zero... Developing...</p>
  • Question Regarding Conservative Beliefs (Vanity?)

    11/24/2004 1:50:33 PM PST · by Dooderbutt · 15 replies · 388+ views
    Okay - at the risk of being beat to hell over this issue, I have a question. I do realize that there is a lot of bad press out there about pit bull attacks. I happen to own a pit bull, and probably wouldn't go to another breed again. I am a very responsible owner and have a loving dog from a 'genetic background' of very stable, wonderful pets (going back three generations). My question is this, I'm a conservative person. I belive in not encroaching on individual freedoms. I also believe that people kill people, not guns, etc. Why...
  • (South Carolina) Fire Pit Dated To Over 50,000 Years Old (More)

    11/19/2004 8:07:26 AM PST · by blam · 63 replies · 3,788+ views
    AP ^ | 11-18-2004 | Amy Geier Edgar
    Fire Pit Dated to Be Over 50,000 Years Old Thu Nov 18,10:10 AM ET Top Stories - AP By AMY GEIER EDGAR, Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. - In the growing debate about when people first appeared on this continent, a leading archaeologist said Wednesday he has discovered what could be sooty evidence of human occupation in North America tens of thousands of years earlier than is commonly believed.University of South Carolina archaeologist Al Goodyear said he has uncovered a layer of charcoal from a possible hearth or fire pit at a site near the Savannah River. Samples from the...
  • Ontario moves to ban pit bulls

    10/15/2004 3:32:41 PM PDT · by xp38 · 17 replies · 1,160+ views
    CBC News ^ | Oct 15 2004 | CBC online news staff
    TORONTO - Calling the dogs "ticking time bombs," Ontario's attorney general announced Friday that the province will become the first in Canada to ban pit bulls. Attorney General Michael Bryant said legislation to ban the dogs will be introduced within a month. Canada's most populous province will allow current owners of pit bulls to keep their pets, but will place an absolute ban on new ownership of the dogs throughout the province. Following a transition period, pit bulls will have to be muzzled and leashed, along with being neutered or spayed, said Bryant. "I am convinced that pit bulls are...
  • Phish fans turned away from concert

    08/14/2004 2:14:09 PM PDT · by JimVT · 24 replies · 980+ views
    WCAX-TV ^ | 08/14/04 | WCAX
    WCAX-TV Burlington is reporting that the VT State Police have closed the site of tonight's Phish concert after 30,000 fans arrived on scene because the weeks of rain here have turned the Coventry, VT field into one big mud pit. Another 30,000+ fans are still on the highway approaching the site and learned about the closing from a local fm station which broadcast the news by one of the Phish musicians. He apologized for the problem and said the group "was trying to find a way to make it up to the fans." Most of the folks still on the...
  • CDC's 10 Most Dangerous Dogs List [you'll never guess which one is the most dangerous!]

    01/14/2004 5:14:36 PM PST · by ambrose · 619 replies · 87,750+ views
    NBC17 ^ | 1-14-04 | NBC17
    NBC 17 CDC's 10 Most Dangerous Dogs List POSTED: 3:58 PM EST January 14, 2004 RALEIGH, N.C. -- Tuesday's fatal dog attack in Harnett County is not as rare as you may think. Dogs kill 10 to 20 people in the United States every year.Last year in Orange County, 300 dog bites were reported, and 350 were reported in Raleigh. DOG SAFETY Stay SafeTips For ParentsOwn A Dog?Been Injured By A Dog? While national statistics show at least 30 breeds have attacked humans, 10 dog breeds are on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's most dangerous list, meaning they...
  • Zimbabwe Farmer Beaten to Death After Being Warned to Leave His Property

    01/21/2004 6:38:37 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 15 replies · 301+ views
    VOAnews ^ | January 21st, 2004 | Peta Thornycroft
    One of Zimbabwe's few hundred remaining commercial farmers has been beaten to death after being warned to leave, according to sources at the Commercial Farmers Union. The dead farmer, Peeter Siverton, was planning to leave the farm for his own safety. The 71-year-old Peeter Siverton lived on his own and grew his last crop in April 2003. His children said he was under continuing threat from new neighbors and government officials who have taken over all the farms in the area known as Sherwood Block in central Zimbabwe. They said Mr. Siverton was preparing to leave his home for the...
  • Thieves Nab Barbeque Pit Resembling Dale Earnhardt's Car

    09/03/2003 8:34:57 PM PDT · by Recourse · 50 replies · 544+ views
    NBC 5 Dallas/Fort Worth ^ | September 3, 2003 | NBC 5 Dallas/Fort Worth Thieves Nab Barbeque Pit Resembling Dale Earnhardt's Car Victim: 'They're Just Ignorant' POSTED: 9:50 a.m. CDT September 3, 2003UPDATED: 10:00 a.m. CDT September 3, 2003 FORT WORTH, Texas -- North Texas thieves are on the run with a unique getaway car. Tuesday afternoon, a Plano resident spotted someone hooking up his neighbor's meat smoker to the back of a maroon pickup. Boyce Hancock built the cooker by himself, but this was not just your average smoker. Hancock and his wife are big NASCAR fans, and they built the barbeque pit to look like the car once driven by Dale...
  • Protect your pet from being labeled "Bad Breed"

    12/30/2002 10:19:34 AM PST · by Alylonee · 104 replies · 1,120+ views
    THERE is a knock at the door. A uniformed official says he has come to take your dog. The dog has done nothing wrong, but his breed has been outlawed in the town where you live. You've had this dog since he was a puppy. He is obedience-trained, licensed and vaccinated. He never runs loose. He has never bitten anybody. And you love him. But it's bye-bye, Buffy, if he's the "wrong" breed. All over this country - and in Allegheny County - owners of pit bull terriers and rottweilers have been ordered to get rid of them or have...