Pit Bull Attack Victim Wants Owners Criminally Charged

A Chicago man who was hospitalized for weeks after being attacked by pit bulls while jogging said he wants police to file criminal charges against the owner of the two dogs. Sixty-two-year-old Joseph Finley was jogging in Rainbow Beach Park on the morning of January 2, when he was viciously attacked by the two dogs, suffering numerous bite wounds that caused him to lose his left foot. A neighbor who heard the Read More

Mail Carrier Sues Dog Owner Over Bite

A mail carrier in East Hartford, Connecticut, has filed suit against the owner of a dog that bit her after breaking through a screen door at a home where she was delivering mail, according to court documents. The lawsuit was filed Monday by Felicia Powell, a former U.S. Postal Service employee who says a German Shepherd bit her, causing severe emotional distress. Powell says the dog jumped through a screen door Read More

Chicago Man Attacked by Pit Bulls While Jogging

A 62-year-old man was attacked by two pit bulls as he jogged along the Chicago lakefront early Monday morning, officials said. The incident occurred at about 6 a.m. while the man, whose name has not been released, was running along a path in Rainbow Beach Park. The man was bitten on his arms, legs and face by two pit bulls, who were later shot and killed by police. Police said the dogs attempted to attack Read More

Marine Jet Crash Victims Seek $56 Million

The family of four California residents who were killed when a Marine fighter jet crashed into their home in 2008 is seeking $56 million in compensation, the family's lawyers said on Wednesday. The family's attorneys said at the end of a three-day trial that the government should pay $56 million, which includes $2.5 million for lost wages and economic losses. Don Yoon testified that the deaths of his wife Read More

Four Passengers, Pilot Dead in Tour Helicopter Crash

The pilot and four passengers on a helicopter tour of the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead were killed in a crash on Wednesday in Nevada, a spokesman for the National Park Service said. A National Park Service search team, which found the crash site by helicopter Wednesday night, said there were no survivors. The team could not remove the bodies until daybreak on Thursday, however. The air tour, operated by Sundance Read More

Tanker Trucks Collide, Explode on Arizona Highway

A collision between two tanker trucks on an Arizona highway caused one to burst into flames Wednesday morning, forcing several nearby hotels to be evacuated, officials said. A spokesman for the Phoenix Fire Department announced that one person is believed to have been killed in the explosion, which occurred on Interstate 10 in Chandler. The rear-end collision caused an estimated 7,700 gallons of gasoline to Read More

Seven Killed in Truck-Minivan Crash

Seven people were killed and four others were injured Thursday night when a large truck rear-ended a minivan on the Indiana Toll Road near Middlebury, police said. Police believe the driver of the minivan may have slowed down or stopped after hitting a deer in the eastbound lanes of the toll road at around 8 p.m. The truck crashed into the back of the minivan, which was carrying 10 passengers. Seven passengers Read More

7 Nursing Home Residents in Protective Custody

Seven nursing home residents in South Carolina will not be forced to return to their group homes after a family court judge ruled that they should remain in the emergency protective custody of the state. Judge Gwen Smalls ruled on Tuesday that there is sufficient probable cause for the South Carolina Department of Social Services to keep the seven in its custody due to the "horrendous" conditions found at their Read More

Train-Truck Crash Injures 40

A collision involving an Amtrak train and a semi-truck in Northern California injured 40 people on Friday, California Highway Patrol officials said. The accident occurred in Contra Costa County at around 7:15 p.m. on Friday after the driver of a semi-truck truck attempted to cross the tracks near Discovery Bay and was struck by a train carrying 204 passengers. Two railroad workers, the truck driver and 37 Read More

Toddler Mauled to Death by Pit Bulls

A Connecticut toddler died on Friday after being attacked by pit bulls in an apartment in West Haven, police said. The 18-month-old child was laying on the floor in a bedroom of the third-floor apartment, when three pit bulls locked in another room escaped and attached the child. The toddler was pronounced dead by doctors at a local hospital later that night. All three dogs were euthanized, although t is Read More