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Police seek charges in pepper-spraying of dog at shelter

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Police in Wyoming say three animal shelter officials, including its director, should be charged with cruelty to animals in the pepper-spraying of a dog that wasn’t threatening anyone.

Cheyenne police said Wednesday in a news release that employee Ryan Johnson held the 70-pound, pit bull mix while employee Eric Smale pepper-sprayed it under the direction of director Bob Fecht, a former Cheyenne police chief and state legislator.

DA: Man who killed parents had 'grudge against the world'

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - A prosecutor says a man who fired shots at his ex-wife and then killed his parents at a Pennsylvania retirement center before taking his own life “had a grudge against the world.”

Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan released new details Wednesday about last week’s shootings and manhunt for 59-year-old Bruce Rogal.

Prosecutors drop 119 cases involving ex-deputy facing probe

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors in a Florida Panhandle jurisdiction are dropping charges in 119 cases after reviewing arrests made by a deputy who is under investigation for allegedly planting drugs on people during traffic stops.

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that the charges being dropped in Florida’s 14th Judicial Circuit range from traffic offenses to felonies.

High School football: Alisal, Scotts Valley are throwback programs

Scotts Valley >> If you’re looking to venture back into time, a little throwback football if you will, you’re in the right place.

An old school iconic coach on one side. A former offensive lineman with a similar attitude on the other.

If it seems like there’s a running clock on Friday, it’s because both Alisal and Scotts Valley love to run the football and keep the ball out of the moonlight sky.

Texas jury deliberates in ex-officer's shooting trial

DALLAS (AP) - The jury is deliberating in the trial of a former suburban Dallas police officer charged with aggravated assault in the shooting an unarmed black man.

Mesquite police fired Derick Wiley after the November 2017 shooting that wounded Lyndo Jones, who had been sitting in his pickup prior to the shooting.

Tree falls on pickup truck on Georgia interstate; man killed

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man driving on an interstate west of Atlanta has been killed by a tree that fell on his pickup truck.

News outlets reported the tree toppled over from the right shoulder of Interstate 20 and struck the cab of the westbound truck Wednesday morning.

The man’s name has not been released while relatives were being notified.

Astros' Lance McCullers Jr. offers playoff ticket to fan, 8

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. has offered advice and a free playoff ticket to an 8-year-old special needs girl who apparently was yelled at by another fan for loudly cheering at an Astros game.

McCullers on Wednesday tweeted “Chloe, don’t you EVER stop cheering” and offered her a ticket for an Oct.

Kirk reforms as tropical storm, gaining strength

MIAMI (AP) - Kirk has reformed as a tropical storm in the eastern Caribbean, and forecasters say it’s gaining strength.

The system was downgraded to a tropical depression earlier this week. But the National Hurricane Center says it has reorganized and is moving.

At 11 a.m. EDT, the center of Kirk was located about 360 miles (575 kilometers) east of Barbados.

Police search for girl mom says she left with man at Walmart

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (AP) - Police in Georgia are searching for a 4-year-old girl whose mother reported her missing after she said she left the child with a family friend at a Walmart store.

City of South Fulton spokeswoman Ashley Minter-Osanyinbi said in an email that Obrielle Curry’s mother left her with Moses Allen around 7 p.