Animal cruelty

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, members of an honor guard fold the U.S. flag during flag presentation at the funeral services for Jill Robinson, in West Valley City, Utah. Kevin Wayne Billings, a man accused of fatally shooting Robinson, a West Valley City code-enforcement officer, will likely get life in prison. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Billings is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, May 6, 2019, morning after pleading guilty in February to aggravated murder, aggravated cruelty to an animal and arson-related charges. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 06, 2019 - 5:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The children of a municipal enforcement officer shot and set afire by a man with a history of code violations recounted through tears and clenched fists Monday what their mother would have wanted them to say as he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. "I wish that...
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April 17, 2019 - 6:24 am
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police say an unruly customer at a restaurant in Ohio pulled an iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager. Painesville police were called to the Perkins restaurant around noon Tuesday. Police say they apprehended the suspect a few blocks away...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, a tiger that was found in a Southeast Houston residence awaits transport to a rescue facility at the BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions building in Houston. Police say a judge has ruled that the north Texas animal shelter is allowed to retain a tiger seized from an east Houston home. The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison has looked after the tiger ever since marijuana smoking 311 callers found the large cat in an abandoned house. Authorities say the 350 pound (159 kilograms) feline was improperly secured in the cage and could have gone on a “rampage.” (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
April 04, 2019 - 10:33 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ruled that an animal shelter can keep a tiger that was rescued from an abandoned Houston home. The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison has looked after the tiger since February, when some people entered the house to smoke marijuana and found the big cat ...
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March 15, 2019 - 8:49 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of Puerto Ricans filled a coliseum on Friday to speak at a first of its kind public hearing organized by a group of U.S. legislators visiting the U.S. territory amid complaints about austerity measures and the pace of federal hurricane recovery funds nearly two...
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February 13, 2019 - 9:28 am
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire couple honored as a "Breeder of the Year" by the American Kennel Club faces an animal cruelty charge. Police in Durham say 18 cocker spaniels were seized from owners Bonnie and Wilson Pike, of Durham. Deputy Police Chief Rene Kelley tells seacoastonline.com the...
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February 08, 2019 - 11:44 pm
A Wichita woman was arrested on charges of beating a dog to death Hilda Noordhoek, 30, is charged with animal cruelity, burglary and theft. Police say she broke into a house last April, and hit a dog with a baseball bat until he died. Court records show that she knew the dogs owner. She has been...
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KNSS News
December 06, 2018 - 12:01 pm
A man has been sentenced to the "Hard 50" for the stabbing death of a woman whose body was found in a dumpster in Wichita last spring. District Judge Faith Maughan sentenced 31-year-old Donnell Stafford of Wichita to life with no possibility of parole for 50 years. Stafford was found guilty on...
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Dreamstime
August 25, 2018 - 8:33 pm
A Wichita man who was accused of battering his his girlfriend after she allegedly caught him having sex with her 5-month-old puppy pleaded guilty to animal cruelty on Friday. 55-year old Justin McClellan had been charged with felonious cruelty to animals as well as misdemeanor domestic battery. He...
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Dreamstime
May 26, 2018 - 1:05 am
A Kansas man was arrested for animal cruelty after deputies recovered several dogs that were being kept in extreme heat and filthy conditions. Barton County deputies were called at around 4 p.m. Thursday to assist an animal control officer at the All Seasons Mobile Home Park north of Great Bend...
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Beauties and Beasts, Inc.
Ted Woodward
May 24, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Wichita police are looking into a potential case of animal cruelty, sodomy, and domestic violence. On Tuesday near 13th & Meridian, a 56-year-old woman says she saw her boyfriend, a man in his 50s, having intimate relations with a five-month-old pit bull puppy. The dog is currently under the...
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