Offbeat News

Wisconsin police officer rescues dog from burning home

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A canine officer in Wisconsin was headed home from work with his dog partner Lou on Monday night. But even though they were off duty, they responded when duty called. Cory Radke spotted smoke and heard a radio call dispatching all squad cars to a nearby house fire. Arriving ...Read more

Dog delivers groceries in Columbia

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Who needs Uber when you have Eros? People in Medellin, Colombia are rejoicing over Eros — and his skills. The 8-year-old Labrador retriever is being put to use as a delivery animal. He trots through the streets of the hilly city, carrying a straw basket in his jaws. ...Read more

Dog alerts owner of Fire next door

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — A little more than a year ago, a woman in Tennessee helped a dog find a home. Over the weekend, the dog returned the favor — by saving the woman, her family and her home from fire. It happened on the Fourth of July, when Roux — a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, — ...Read more

Bald eagle freed from tree on Independence Day

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — It’s a bird people see as a symbol of freedom. So it was only appropriate that a bald eagle stuck in a tree in Alaska was set free from a plight on Independence Day. The eagle — an adult female — ended up tangled 40 feet high in a spruce tree. The Juneau Empire ...Read more