Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >>
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >>
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A dog shot and killed within the city limits has stirred up a firestorm of controversy. The shooter, within his rights, faces no charges.
Neighbors, family and the witness to the incident question the morality of the shooting and warn others to keep their dogs leashed.
Neighbors along Lonoke Lane react to a shooting that left a 3-year-old black lab named Kyra dead.
"Sounds crazy to me," Mark Stephen Towell told Region 8 News. Towell was walking his two dogs Beau and Baby Tuesday afternoon in the area that the lab was shot and killed over the weekend.
Towell said the shooter's reaction might not have been the best option, but it's hard to pass judgement.
"You never know what you'd do unless you're confronted with such a thing," he said.
Region 8 News obtained a Jonesboro Police report and spoke with the witness to the shooting about what happened Saturday afternoon.
The witness tells us she and her seven year old son were playing fetch with their neighbor's dog Kyra in their front yard.
The police report states a man then pulled in across the street and got out with his miniature dachshund, that was on a leash, when Kyra ran over "growling, barking and showing it's teeth." The man told police Kyra "lunged" at his dog and after pulling on his dog's leash, he pulled a pistol from his pocket and shot Kyra once in the middle of her back.
"There's no good outcome no matter how you look at it," Sgt. Doug Formon with Jonesboro Police told Region 8 News.
Formon said from a police standpoint, no crime was committed, as the shooter was on family owned property, has a concealed carry license and said he felt threatened.
"Was it the right choice, morally? Not sure," Formon said. "But legally, right now we just can't see anything right now where we could charge him."
We spoke with the witness off camera who said shooting Kyra, especially in front of her 7-year-old was not the best option.
She wants Jonesboro residents to be aware that legally, citizens in Jonesboro "are authorized to kill any dangerous animal of any kind when it is necessary for the protection of any person or property." That, according to Jonesboro records regarding Animals and Fowl within the city.
Region 8 News also spoke with Kyra's family members who said they would have felt differently about the situation had the shooter shown remorse about shooting Kyra.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:14:03 GMT
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.Council member Moe Baddourah was the lone "no" vote. CouncilMore >>
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:34:40 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:33:22 GMT
A Sumter County man died in a fire at his home early Wednesday morning. The Sumter County Fire Department says crews were called to the home in the Runnymede subdivision, off Highway 15 north of SumterMore >>
A Sumter County man died in a fire at his home early Wednesday morning.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:11:12 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>