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Ohio firefighters rescue dog stuck on roof 3 days

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Firefighters came to the rescue of a dog that neighbors say had been stuck on a roof for three days.

Dozens watched as Youngstown firefighters and police officers brought the Rottweiler to safety.

It took them about an hour to rescue the dog that had escaped from a hole in the attic of the three-story house.

A man who lives across the street told The Vindicator newspaper that he had called authorities about the dog a couple of times.

The dog’s owner showed up during the rescue. He told authorities that he’d been staying with a friend the past week and didn’t know the dog had gotten out.

Owl attacks hawk at Vermont LL Bean store display

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The grand opening of an L.L. Bean store in Vermont ruffled some feathers, with an owl attacking a hawk in a shopping mall display.

Officials said a European eagle owl attacked a Harris’s hawk in Burlington’s Town Center Mall.

The Burlington Free Press reported witnesses said the owl squeezed the hawk in its claws for several minutes, causing the hawk to shriek.

Workers at the mall display for the Freeport, Maine-based outdoors outfitter separated the birds.

The birds are from Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience. Master falconer Lorrie Schumacher says the birds had known each other for six years and had never gone after each other before.

81-year-old charged with looting tangerine grove

LAKELAND, Fla. — Deputies say an 81-year-old man picked thousands of tangerines — 11 truckloads worth — and then sold the stolen bounty at a nearby market.

Herman Southall was charged with 11 counts of transporting citrus without a certificate, grand theft of more than 2,000 pieces of citrus and trespassing.

Southall and another man were found by deputies picking fruit in a Dundee grove after a Sheriff’s Office helicopter pilot saw them.

Deputies say the two had picked more than four rows of Sunburst tangerines. The report said they were preparing to load the fruit into Southall’s truck.

Cops: Man held, teller wasn’t fooled by fake $20s

KITTANNING, Pa. — State police said a man was charged with passing counterfeit $20 bills at a yard sale run by a bank teller.

Trooper Terry Geibel said the teller is trained to know the look and feel of real money.

The Leader-Times reported that Gregory Douglas, 40, of Kittanning was charged with forgery, a felony, and theft by deception, a misdemeanor.

Amy Miller, the teller at Citizens Bank in Kittanning, told the newspaper the bills weren’t printed on “money paper. Compared to the other twenties in my bag, it was really white.”


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