Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:30:21 GMT
You're invited to a free community breakfast tomorrow in Owensboro, where you'll have the chance to learn more about Boulware Mission and its work. The breakfast will be held in the Renewal and OutreachMore >>
You're invited to a free community breakfast tomorrow in Owensboro, where you'll have the chance to learn more about Boulware Mission and its work.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:29:13 GMT
The Daviess County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident Tuesday morning on Highway 431. According to authorities, 35-year-old Mark Johnson was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when heMore >>
The Daviess County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident Tuesday morning on Highway 431.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:29:02 GMT
Madison County deputies say four teenagers were shot at a high school graduation party early Wednesday morning. The shooting happened just after midnight at a home on Michael Drive. A partygoer told WAFFMore >>
Madison County deputies are looking for the person who shot four teenagers at a high school graduation party early Wednesday morning. More >>
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -
A Goose Creek man has been charged with multiple felony counts of ill treatment of animals after investigators discovered the remains of over 200 dogs at a home on Howe Hall Rd. On Tuesday, his bond was set at $21,500 in Berkeley County.
Officials have charged 64-year-old Loney L. Garrett, the owner of the property, with 43 counts of ill treatment of animals. Forty-five dogs rescued from the home are being rehabilitated at the SPCA and are expected to survive.
According to investigators, 45 dogs in "very poor condition" were rescued from the home on Sunday.
Doc Williams SPCA Executive Director Marcia Atkinson says the surviving dogs showed signs of malnourishment and they have parasites. The dogs are a mix of walker hounds, beagles, and hounds.
While authorities originally said it did not appear the dogs would survive, Atkinson says they will most likely all recover with basic care and some TLC. She said they could possibly face lingering health issues.
The dogs will remain at Doc Williams SPCA until they are nursed back to health.
For the last week, calls came into the Sheriff's Office and Berkeley County Animal control complaining about bad odors and signs of animal abuse at the home on Howe Hall Road.
It wasn't until Monday that deputies finally got a search warrant to get onto the property to investigative the claims. Investigators ended up spending the afternoon picking up "thousands of dog bones" in the woods behind the property.
"That's when they began to uncover the gravity of the situation," said Berkeley Co. Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Moon.
The initial case of animal cruelty turned into the excavation of a graveyard.
"It's a terrible sight," said Moon. "When you look at the carcasses of the animals and the bones everywhere... It's horrific."
The owner of the property, Loney Garrett, was taken into custody Monday afternoon in connection to the incident.
Before crews left Monday night they made one more swept of the property. Moon says there is no way they found all of the bones over the last two days but they collected more than enough as evidence.
"They've got a search teams and they're going back through there again and marking the bones as they find them - marking the carcases and marking the bones because some of them have been back there a very long time," said Moon.
Although deputies say most of the dogs died because of neglect, others were killed outright.
"We've already found [some to] have bullet holes in their heads," says Moon.
A neighbor says this isn't the first time animal control has been called to the home.
She says she personally called at least four years ago for the same issue.
"There was skeletons in the ditch of dogs that had just died," she said. "It looked like they had just been tossed to the side."
The woman who did not want to be identified says animal control interviewed the homeowner and returned to tell her their findings.
"Whenever they got finished talking to them they came back and told us that they weren't doing anything wrong," she said.
Volunteers with Animal Rescue & Relief of the Carolinas are trying to save as many of the 45 dogs they can. The ARR group took the surviving dogs from the property Sunday.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forMore >>
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:17 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:17:49 GMT
For the first time, a Posey County woman who lost three family members in a fire earlier this year, is speaking out and making a shocking allegation. The shell of that home is still standing on TuesdayMore >>
For the first time, a Posey County woman who lost three family members in a fire earlier this year, is speaking out and making a shocking allegation.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:10 GMT
NASH COUNTY, NC (WYFF) - A North Carolina woman is facing charges after authorities say she tried to poison five people. Tiara Drake is charged with five counts of attempted murder. Nash County deputiesMore >>
A North Carolina woman is facing charges after authorities say she tried to poison five people.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:59:42 GMT
An Evansville man is spear heading a local campaign for donations to take to the victims of the tornado. The trailer is empty Tuesday night, but starting Wednesday, volunteers will begin filling itMore >>
An Evansville man is spear heading a local campaign for donations to take to the victims of the tornado.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:51:22 GMT
Information courtesy Better Business Bureau: Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for fraudsters toMore >>
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for fraudsters to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:51 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:51:52 GMT
DONIPHAN, AR (KAIT) – A search effort is underway in Southeast Missouri. The Hartland Pit Stop in Doniphan apparently sold a $1 million Powerball ticket this past weekend, but the winner has yet to comeMore >>
A Southeast Missouri woman wrapped up a big week by taking home a piece of the record $600 million Powerball jackpot. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:14:27 GMT
Wesselman Park is back open after police closed the park due to a suicide. Shortly after noon on Tuesday, police were called to the park and shut the north end off for over 2 hours. A man at the neighboringMore >>
Wesselman park is back open after police closed the park due to a suicide.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:47:21 GMT
Indiana State Excise Police officers say they seized 1,175 bootleg DVDs at an Evansville store Tuesday afternoon. Officers searched Riverside One Stop in the 400 block of E. Riverside Drive, for evidenceMore >>
Officers searched Riverside One Stop in the 400 block of E. Riverside Drive, for evidence of fraud, including unauthorized copies of DVDs displayed for sale at the store.More >>
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