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Source: Best Friends Animal Society

Dog Saved From Late Owner’s Euthanasia Order Is Euthanized After Cancer Diagnosis

Best Friends Animal Society said Tuesday in a statement posted to its blog that it euthanized the dog named Bela after tests revealed fast-growing cancer in the dog’s lungs.

01/27/2015

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Kirby Delauter, County Councilman, Threatens To Sue Newspaper Over Using His Name

“Use my name again unauthorized and you’ll be paying for an attorney,” the Republican official told a Frederick News-Post reporter in a Facebook post that’s been ridiculed on the Internet and by the newspaper.

01/06/2015

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Portland Considers Suing Pabst Over Using Sign Promoting Music Festival

The city owns the trademark for the sign, which sits atop the White Stag building in Old Town. It shows a leaping stag at the top of an Oregon-shaped sign.

01/05/2015

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Toilet Paper Ransom Note Links Would-Be Robber To Heist Attempt

Frey told officers he was forced to commit the robbery by a large, bearded man with a gun who accosted him in a nearby alley.

12/29/2014

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Hearse Stolen From Outside Church With Body Still Inside

The hearse was idling outside Ebenezer Baptist Church in South Los Angeles while the funeral director arranged flowers for Saturday morning services for 19-year-old Jonté Lee Reed.

12/28/2014

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Naked Man In Park Swipes Porland Officer’s Stun Gun

The officer called for backup Monday afternoon as the man tried unsuccessfully to get into her locked patrol car. Other officers arrived and arrested him.

12/22/2014

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Woman Arrested After Driving Stolen Car To Jail

Northern California woman drove a stolen van to visit her husband, who was himself in jail on auto theft charges.

12/15/2014

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Woman Can Get Married To Dead Man, Utah Supreme Court Rules

Seventy-eight-year-old John Vanderwerff died without any children in 2010, and named Gardiner in his will. But four of his cousins argue the relationship didn’t fit the definition of a common-law marriage. A judge agreed she didn’t properly inform his estate of the union and tossed the marriage declaration.

12/10/2014

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Murderer Wants Conviction Tossed After Prosecutor’s ‘Dumb And Dumber’ Quote

Conrad Truman’s lawyer says in court documents quoting the line from the movie was a personal attack, but prosecutors replied in a Monday filing that Truman got a fair trial.

12/09/2014

Police in Maryland have arrested a woman they say put bug spray on her husband's heart pills after an argument. (Photo by PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Woman Put Bug Spray On Her Husband’s Pills

Police in Maryland have arrested a woman they say put bug spray on her husband’s heart pills after an argument.

12/09/2014

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Idaho Police Stop Suspected Shoplifter Driving In Circles

Police say Hunt ran to a car and drove away. Given the potential threat to public safety, the police declined to pursue her in the busy parking lot. But Hunt didn’t make an escape. Instead, she drove in circles.

12/01/2014

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Utah Woman Wears Colander For Driver’s License Photo As Religious Statement

Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver’s license as Jessica Steinhauser, said the pasta strainer represents her beliefs in the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

11/18/2014

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