Several high-profile incidents of police officers shooting dogs in recent weeks have communities talking about safety and dealing with potentially dangerous animals, but in hundreds of American cities, certain "dangerous dogs" are already restricted or banned.
Breed-specific ordinances range from bans on pitt bulls alone, to a declaration of many breeds as "vicious" or "dangerous." Some states have no cities with restrictions. Iowa, where a man was attacked by two pitt bulls last week, has 81 cities with some form of breed-specific ordinance — more than in any other state.
Meanwhile in California, where video of police officers shooting a Rottweiler while his owner looked on went viral last week, there are only a handful of local ordinances, and none in Hawthorne, Calif., where the incident occurred.
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Tunnel repairs continue
Motorists traveling Interstate 77 could face additional delays tonight as repair work continues inside of the fire-damaged East River Mountain Tunnel.
Workers will perform tunnel washing during the overnight hours to remove soot from the tunnel walls inside the northbound tube of the tunnel, Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Michelle Earl said.
Princeton uses Code rangers to help clean-up city
Code enforcement in Princeton is returning to practices used years ago as neighborhoods are patrolled to see if there are any junk cars, trash or other problems that need to be addressed.
Work continues on stand-alone Warrior Trail
The executive director of the Hatfield and McCoy Trail Authority said Tuesday that officials are still working toward the creation of the stand-alone Warrior Trail in McDowell County.
Officials ‘energize’ Technology Park to bring in business
The Bluestone Regional Business and Technology Park has been “energized,” according to Tazewell County officials.
The park located just off of U.S. Route 460 near Bluefield, Va., now has electricity in addition to water, sewer and broadband, Mike Thompson, the county’s director of business development, said.
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Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats
Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists.
Can black women have it all?
In a powerful new essay for the National Journal, my friend Michel Martin makes a compelling case for why we need to continue the having-it-all conversation.
Obama had crush on First Lady of Rock
Linda Ronstadt remained composed as she walked up to claim her National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony Monday afternoon.
Medical marijuana opponents' most powerful argument is at odds with a mountain of research
Opponents of marijuana legalization are rapidly losing the battle for hearts and minds. Simply put, the public understands that however you measure the consequences of marijuana use, the drug is significantly less harmful to users and society than tobacco or alcohol.
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