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UPDATE: Dog found, hiker still mising, search continues – WRCBtv.com

Investigators say finding the dog is a huge piece of the puzzle. They were initially searching the entire area of the Pocket Wilderness. Now, they believe they can narrow it down to the contained space where the dog has been.

Curtis Dustin Williams, in his mid-forties, left for the woods around Pocket Wilderness in Rhea County Monday morning. He had shared his adventures with family and friends on Facebook but was last heard or seen from that evening.

“He’s an avid hiker. He’d been to several different areas before and hiked in remote areas. He knows the woods, he knows

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Family of dog owner fatally shot demands body cam footage

The family of a man fatally shot last month in Hillsdale County after a sheriff’s deputy opened fire on his dog are calling for authorities to release body cam footage from the incident.

Romanucci & Blandin LLC, the Chicago-based law firm representing Oscar Herrera’s relatives, said Monday its lawyers have contacted Michigan State Police, which is investigating the shooting, but were not successful in having investigators release the video.

“There is no reason to not release any and all video footage immediately,” said Ian Fallon, an attorney with the firm, in a statement Monday. 

“Body worn camera footage exists to

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Arson dog, Saginaw TX firefighter sniff out suspicious fires

Sheldon has a nose for solving arson cases, and he proved it on his very first day at work.

The dog — part golden retriever, part black labrador — was trained by State Farm Insurance to use his incredibly sensitive snout to detect fuels and other accelerants, when authorities suspect that a fire was set on purpose and need evidence to support their case.

Sheldon’s handler, Saginaw fire battalion chief John Tadlock, remembers the eager pooch’s very first case, in the spring of 2018. The human-canine duo, having just completed a month of training on the east coast, had returned

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Ruling issued in Paws & Effect, Altoona family hearing

THREE CHARGES, ONE OF THEM INCLUDES ATTEMPTED MURDER. STEVE: AN ALTOONA FAMILY TRYING TO GET THEIR DOG BACK FOR MONTHS WILL HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER WAY. A POLK COUNTY JUDGE RULED TODAY THAT THE DES MOINES NON-PROFIT PAWS AND EFFECT WAS DUBIOUS WHEN IT REMOVED THE DOG NAMED HARRISON. BUT THAT THE ESSARY FAMILY DID NOT PROVE THAT PAWS AND EFFECT HAS POSSESSION OF HARRISON. SO THE ORGANIZATION DOESN’T HA TO RETURN THE DOG. THE ESSARYS LEFT THEIR DOG WIT PAWS AND EFFECT IN DECEMBER WHILE THEY WENT ON VACATIO A TRAINER WITH THE NON-PROFIT TESTIFIED LAST WEEK THAT HE … read more

Pandemic pups are being returned months after their adoption

Adopting puppies was all the rage when the pandemic first began, but some people are realizing owning a dog is more than just a trend. 

Shelters across the country saw people flocking to their businesses with the goal of having a dog to keep them company while they began to work or attend school from home. But as people return to their offices or explore the outside world for the first time in a year, some pups are being left behind.

Aron Jones, executive director of Moms and Mutts Colorado Rescue, told USA TODAY her organization, “couldn’t rescue enough dogs

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I Was a Bad Dog Owner. Don’t Be Like Me.

Even as far as deserts go, the Bisti Badlands in northern New Mexico are inhospitable. I have rarely seen so much as a lizard among the stone hoodoos and petrified logs. That’s why I was astonished one wintry day to see a long-eared jackrabbit tear out from a gravelly wash, its lithe body moving so fast it almost floated above the landscape. Two dogs bolted in maniacal pursuit. 

The dogs belonged to my friends, who screeched at them to stop, but the canines were already too intoxicated with instinct to register any commands. They chased the hare for hundreds of

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