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Connecticut police dog killed in shooting after state troopers tried to serve arrest warrant
Author of the article:Associated Press
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Published Dec 22, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read
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These photos, provided by the Connecticut State Police, Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, show K9 Broko, a member of the Connecticut State Police Search and Rescue team. PHOTO BY CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE VIA AP /Associated Press
STONINGTON, Conn. — A man wanted on felony charges and a police dog were killed in a shooting involving Connecticut State Police troopers on Thursday evening, authorities said.


State police said troopers went to the Pawcatuck section of Stonington, near the Rhode Island state line, at about 7:30 p.m. to serve the warrant and a shooting occurred. No details about the shooting, including who fired their guns, were released.


The state Inspector General’s Office said Friday that the man, Vaughn Malloy, and a state police dog, Broko, died in the shooting. It was not immediately clear whether any troopers were injured.

Authorities said the felony arrest warrant was obtained by Norwich police, but did not disclose additional details.

State police said in a statement that Broko “courageously gave his life protecting his handler, fellow troopers, and our community.”

“K9 Broko heroically served with unwavering dedication, saving lives by locating missing individuals, apprehending dangerous suspects, and providing a steadfast shield to his handler. K9 Broko ultimately sacrificed his life doing what he was known best for,” state police said.


A procession of dozens of police vehicles drove through town several hours after the shooting.

Broko graduated from the 2021 state police patrol K-9 class and was a member of the state police search and rescue team, police said. Broko and his handler were assigned to the Southbury barracks before joining the statewide K-9 unit, authorities said.

According to state court records, arrest warrants had been issued for a Vaughn Malloy who was wanted for allegedly violating probation and failing to appear in court.

The probation violation was related to a conviction for violating a protective order that led to a sentence of two years of probation, court records show. The “failure to appear in court” charges were related to motor vehicle violations including fleeing the scene of an accident, according to the records.

Public defenders listed as previously having clients named Vaughn Malloy did not immediately return email messages seeking comment Friday.
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Fox News mistakenly uses picture of living CBC producer for obit of late Dixie Chicks singer
Author of the article:Kevin Connor
Published Dec 25, 2023 • Last updated 13 hours ago • 1 minute read
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Fox News mistakenly used the wrong picture for an obituary of Dixie Chicks founder Laura Lynch by showing pic of CBC producer with same name.
UPDATE: Fox News subsequently acknowledged its error on air.


Fox News and several media networks screwed up an obituary for Dixie Chicks founding member Laura Lynch by using the wrong picture.


They used a picture of a CBC producer who is alive and has the same name, The Daily Mail has reported.

In a segment of ‘FOX & Friends Weekend,’ co-host Will Cain announced the death of the founding member of the country music group The Dixie Chicks.

But during the segment, the broadcast used a picture of CBC broadcaster Laura Lynch, who is very much alive and not a musician.

Singer Laura Lynch died Friday at the age of 65 after a head-on collision in Texas.


Journalist Laura Lynch has no association with the group now known simply as The Chicks.

The graphic remained on air for nearly 10 seconds puzzling viewers.

Some took to social media pointing out previous instances of graphic mishaps by Fox News.

“Remember when they showed Patti LaBelle’s pic when Aretha Franklin died???” one user commented.

Another user commented on social media: “Graphics staff hitting the egg nog a little early … wow,” expressing disbelief at the blunder.

A third remarked, “They are just so bad at this,” accompanied by laughing emojis.

Fox News has not publicly addressed the mistake.
 
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Police say dog may have been thrown to its death from downtown Vancouver hotel
Author of the article:Canadian Press
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Published Jan 08, 2024 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read

VANCOUVER — Police say a dog that fell to its death in downtown Vancouver may have been deliberately thrown from a window.


Vancouver Police say officers responded to a call and found the dead dog in the laneway beside the Molson Hotel at around 2 p.m. on Friday.


Sgt. Steve Addison said investigators spoke to witnesses and reviewed security video and believe the dog may have been thrown from the window.

He said the SPCA has been notified and is conducting a concurrent investigation.

No charges have been laid in the incident at the six-storey building, which provides supportive housing for individuals at risk of homelessness in the Downtown Eastside.

On Friday, photos posted on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, showed a dog’s paws protruding from a cardboard box on the pavement.

The pictures have since been deleted.
 

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Warrant issued for Montana man accused of killing thousands of birds, including eagles
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Published Jan 08, 2024 • 2 minute read

BILLINGS, Mont. — A federal judge issued an arrest warrant Monday for a Montana man who failed to show up for an initial court appearance on charges of killing thousands of birds, including bald and golden eagles. A second defendant pleaded not guilty.


The two men, working with others, killed about 3,600 birds on Montana’s Flathead Indian Reservation and elsewhere over a six-year period beginning in 2015, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed last month. The defendants also were accused of selling eagle parts on a black market that has been a long-running problem for U.S. wildlife officials.


Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto issued a warrant for Simon Paul, 42, of St. Ignatius, Montana, after he failed to appear at his scheduled arraignment Monday in U.S. District Court in Missoula.

Travis John Branson, 48, of Cusick, Washington, pleaded not guilty and was released pending further proceedings in the case.

The two defendants are charged with a combined 13 counts of unlawful trafficking of bald and golden eagles and one count each of conspiracy and violating wildlife trafficking laws.


Paul and Branson worked with others who were not named in the indictment to hunt and kill the birds, and in at least one instance used a dead deer to lure an eagle that was then shot, according to prosecutors. The men then conspired to sell eagle feathers, tails, wings and other parts for “significant sums of cash,” the indictment said.

They face up to five years in federal prison on each of the conspiracy and wildlife trafficking violations. Trafficking eagles carries a penalty of up to one year in prison for a first offense and two years in prison for each subsequent offense.

Branson could not be reached for comment and his court-appointed attorney, federal defender Michael Donahoe, did not immediately respond to a message left at his office. Paul could not be reached for comment.


Bald eagles are the national symbol of the United States, and both bald and golden eagles are widely considered sacred by American Indians. U.S. law prohibits anyone without a permit from killing, wounding or disturbing eagles or taking any parts such as nests or eggs.

Bald eagles were killed off across most of the U.S. over the last century, due in large part to the pesticide DDT, but later flourished under federal protections and came off the federal endangered species list in 2007.

Golden eagle populations are less secure, and researchers say illegal shootings, energy development, lead poisoning and other problems have pushed the species to the brink of decline.
 

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Niagara Falls man, 63, charged after puppies abandoned in 'frigid' water
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Jan 11, 2024 • 1 minute read
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One of the surviving Shar Pei puppies that were found abandoned in Niagara Falls on Dec. 28, 2023, receives treatment. PHOTO BY HANDOUT /Niagara Regional Police
A 63-year-old Niagara Falls man is charged with animal cruelty offences after five puppies were found abandoned last month in “frigid” water near the Niagara River Parkway.


Niagara Parks officers were notified of the incident at about noon on Dec. 28 near the parkway and Edgeworth Rd. after visitors from out of town heard the puppies from a nearby parkette, Niagara Regional Police said. Five puppies were recovered, but one died despite the bystanders’ attempts to keep the pups warm in a car.



A suspect was identified by Niagara Parks police and members of the Niagara Regional Police criminal investigation and cybercrimes units. He was arrested on Wednesday after a search warrant was executed at a Niagara Falls residence.


Mario Sid Silva, 63, is charged with killing an animal other than cattle and four counts of willfully causing unnecessary pain/suffering or injury to an animal.

“The investigation determined that seven Shar Pei puppies had been abandoned on Dec. 28, 2023,” police said. “Four remain in the care of the Niagara SPCA, one was deceased when officers attended the initial scene and two are unaccounted for.”

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Two of the surviving Shar Pei puppies that were found abandoned in Niagara Falls on Dec. 28, 2023. PHOTO BY HANDOUT /Niagara Regional Police
The surviving puppies, believed to be between six to eight weeks old, are doing well and gaining weight, police said.

“While there are plans to adopt out the puppies to a good home, they will be remaining in the care of the Niagara SPCA till they reach an adoptable age,” they added.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact officers at 905-688-4111, Option 3, Ext. 1022200. Anonymous tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.
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oh for the love of Dog, can we just please start deleting the words "formerly known as twitter" from posts?

make it a resolution!

Spaminator, formerly known as Sperminator?

there are like about.... 3 maybe 4 people left on the planet, perhaps all living under the same rock, who are not yet aware of even what twitter was.

can we not just let them go ahead and look stupid and ask, "wutz X?"

asking for a friend

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sadly ron didnt give me a choice in that regard. :(
I suppose my point is should we continue to address or reference you as "spammy, formerly known as spermy" even after the whole world and their dog and mother knows knows it's you?

btw ron has as much a said so that he isn't the big cheese around here any more.

what better time to re-assert your hormone laden self?

;?)
 

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oh for the love of Dog, can we just please start deleting the words "formerly known as twitter" from posts?

make it a resolution!

Spaminator, formerly known as Sperminator?

there are like about.... 3 maybe 4 people left on the planet, perhaps all living under the same rock, who are not yet aware of even what twitter was.

can we not just let them go ahead and look stupid and ask, "wutz X?"

asking for a friend

;?)
they still havent changed the website address. :confused:
 

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so then 'formerly known as' is a lie, cuz it's still current.

I suppose it should be expected from the fake-news-legacy media.
 

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Pet cat dies in cold weather after being thrown off a Russian train by conductor
Author of the article:Associated Press
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Published Jan 21, 2024 • 1 minute read

MOSCOW — More than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for a Russian train conductor to lose her job after she threw a pet cat off a train, believing it was a stray.


The white and ginger tom cat, known as Twix, escaped from his carrier on a train traveling between Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg on Jan. 11. He was found by the conductor, who forcibly ejected the animal from the carriage while the train was stopped in the town of Kirov, east of Moscow.


Hundreds of people banded together in sub-zero temperatures to search for the animal, who was later found dead on Jan. 20, a little over half a mile from the train tracks where he had been left. Volunteers reported that Twix had perished from the severe cold and suffered a number of suspected animal bites.

The incident has sparked widespread outrage in Russia, with thousands following the story on dedicated social media accounts. Others reshared viral footage of the cat being dropped into the snow in temperatures approaching -22 Fahrenheit (-30 Celsius).



A separate petition calling for criminal charges to be brought against the conductor had gathered more than 100,000 signatures on Sunday, after being published online on Jan. 19.

Local authorities have so far declined to prosecute the conductor, who has not been publicly named.

In a statement, Russian state train operator RZhD said that it “sincerely regretted” the death of Twix, and vowed that it would change its rules on how employees should approach unaccompanied animals.

“We sincerely regret the death of Twix the cat and apologize to his owners,” the company said in a statement on social media.

“To ensure similar incidents will not happen in the future, amendments are already being made to the documents used to transport pets on long-distance trains. Conductors will be prohibited from disembarking animals from carriages: instead, animals will be handed to station workers who can contact animal welfare groups.”
 

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Philadelphia-area woman charged with torturing, killing animals live on internet
Author of the article:Associated Press
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Published Jan 24, 2024 • 1 minute read

UPPER DARBY, Pa. — A Philadelphia-area woman has been charged with animal cruelty after police allege videos she posted show her torturing and killing animals while soliciting encouragement on social media.


Anigar Monsee, 28, of Upper Darby, was charged with four felony counts of aggravated cruelty to animals — torture, according to Delaware County court records.


Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt of the Upper Darby police department told the Delaware County Daily Times that an animal rights group alerted authorities Friday about the videos posted on YouTube, which purport to be about cooking the animals.

Police alleged in a criminal complaint that in one video posted live Friday involving a chicken, the woman “repeatedly commented on the number of viewers and likes, and solicited more, before she harmed the animal,” the newspaper reported.

Other videos dating back to August involved frogs, a rabbit and a pigeon, police said.


Detectives interviewed Monsee and confirmed that the kitchen in her apartment was identical to the kitchen in the most recent video, police said. Other videos were filmed at a former residence in Colwyn, they allege.

“It’s just barbaric. It’s inhumane that someone could do that,” Bernhardt told the newspaper, which reported that the channel had over 20,000 subscribers as of Monday.

Monsee, unable to post 10% of her $200,000 bail, was being held in Delaware County prison pending a Feb. 5 preliminary hearing, authorities said. Court documents don’t list an attorney, and a listed number for Monsee couldn’t be found Tuesday. The county public defender’s office said Tuesday that no attorney had been assigned to the case.
 

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A bear was killed by a hunter months after it captivated a Michigan neighbourhood
Author of the article:Associated Press
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Published Jan 25, 2024 • 1 minute read

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A 350-pound black bear that perched for hours in a tree, causing a Mother’s Day spectacle last spring in northern Michigan, was killed by a hunter, authorities said.


“It makes me sad, because I was just envisioning it living peacefully in the forest somewhere, thriving as a bear does,” said Ashlea Walter, who was among dozens of people who watched in May as authorities responded to a bear in a Traverse City neighbourhood.


The bear was killed four months later in September in Emmet County, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported.

“We have a few designated relocation sites and then let it go, and it’s on its own to be a bear,” said Stephen Griffith, a state wildlife biologist. “And yes, during the bear season, obviously some of them fall prey of a hunter.”

The bear’s arrival on Mother’s Day caused a stir. Spectators sitting on front lawns and in chairs held phones up to take pictures and video of the bear in a tree.

The bear fell asleep for hours after being shot with tranquilizer darts, then fell out of the tree and landed on a mattress — a soft landing that was supplied by Walter.

The bear was transferred on a tarp and released miles away in the wild.
 

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New York dancer dies after eating mislabelled cookies that contained peanuts
Author of the article:Associated Press
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Published Jan 25, 2024 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read
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Orla Baxendale is pictured in a photo from her Instagram account. PHOTO BY ORLA BAXENDALE /Instagram
HARTFORD, Conn. — A New York City woman died after eating a mislabelled cookie containing peanuts, part of a batch that has since been recalled.


Stew Leonard’s announced Tuesday that Vanilla Florentine Cookies sold in its grocery stores in Danbury and Newington in Connecticut from Nov. 6 to Dec. 31 were being recalled in partnership with the Food and Drug Administration. The retailer said about 500 packages of the holiday cookies were sold.


The cookies contained peanuts as an unlisted ingredient and a New York resident died after eating them at a social gathering in Connecticut, state health and consumer protection officials said.

That person was identified Thursday as Orla Baxendale by a law firm representing her interests. Baxendale died Jan. 11 after suffering anaphylactic shock resulting from a severe allergic reaction, according to a post on the website for Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf.

Baxendale was born in East Lancashire in England and moved to the city to pursue a career as a dancer, according to the post.



“Her passion for dance extended well beyond a single discipline as she was an exquisite ballet, contemporary, and Irish step dancer,” read an online obituary for Baxendale.

The cookies were produced by the Long Island-based wholesaler Cookies United and labelled with the Stew Leonard’s brand name, according to state officials.

Stew Leonard Jr., president and CEO of the retailer, said in a video posted Wednesday that the supplier went from soy nuts to peanuts in the recipe without notifying their chief safety officer.

Cookies United said in a release that they notified Stew Leonard’s last July that the product contained peanuts and that all products shipped to the retailer had been labelled accordingly. Cookies United said the incorrect label was created by Stew Leonard’s.
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Twenty-four calves die in Ottawa-area barn fire
Ottawa Fire Services said it was called at about 2:30 a.m., when the dairy farm operator reported a major fire in a 30-by-80-foot barn.

Author of the article:Staff Reporter
Published Jan 31, 2024 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read
Twenty-four calves died in a major barn fire in Richmond early Wednesday,
Twenty-four calves died in a major barn fire in Richmond early Wednesday,
Seven fire trucks remained on the scene midmorning Wednesday at a barn fire on Mansfield Road near Richmond in which 24 calves died.


Ottawa Fire Services said it was called at about 2:30 a.m., when the dairy farm operator reported a major fire in a 30-by-80-foot barn at the rear of his property.


The building is used to house calves and to store machinery and hay.

“The owner also reported two large silos were in close proximity to the barn and at risk of catching fire,” Ottawa Fire Services said in a news release.

The blaze was in an area with no fire hydrants and tanker trucks were used to shuttle water to the scene.

The heavy smoke and flames prevented firefighters from entering the barn.

The crews also “made it a priority to get hose lines on the silos that were at risk of catching fire.” The silos were full of corn and were saved, OFS said Wednesday.

“The roof of the barn eventually collapsed and the diesel fuel inside created a hazard,” although the fuel did not catch.

The fire was declared under control at 5:53 a.m. An excavator was brought in to help move debris and extinguish any hot spots.

An Ottawa Fire Services investigator was on the scene to determine the cause of the blaze.

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Twenty-four calves died in a major barn fire in Richmond early Wednesday.