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  • Woman Convicted in Pit Bull Attack

    October 23, 2013 9:42 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - A state district judge found a 21-year-old woman guilty of criminal negligence for an April 2012 incident in which her pit bull attacked an 8-year-old girl. The Advocate reports Judge Bruce Bennett sentenced Natalie Newton, of Roseland, to six months after a 2 1/2-hour bench trial.... more »
  • Letter carrier recovering from dog attack in Houma

    July 17, 2010 12:30 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) A postal worker is recovering from an attack by a pit bull dog in Houma. The attack earlier this week left 55-year-old Benny Rhodes with severe injuries to both legs, police told The Courier newspaper. The 50-pound dog, nearly 2 years old, was taken to the Terrebonne... more »
  • Chalmette woman mauled by pit bull

    May 29, 2010 5:00 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) Authorities in St. Bernard Parish say a Chalmette woman suffered severe injuries from being mauled by a pit bull. Friday afternoon's attack occurred inside the home of a friend. The sheriff's office has not named the 51-year-old victim, but says she was taken to a New Orleans... more »
  • Third New Orleans child attacked by pit bull

    April 7, 2010 8:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) The third dog attack in seven days on children in New Orleans required police to use an electroshock weapon to immobilize the animal. The Times-Picayune reports that police acted after a pit bull bit a 6-year-old boy in the thigh in eastern New Orleans Tuesday night. Jeb... more »
  • 5-year-old girl attacked by pit bull

    April 1, 2010 3:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A 5-year-old girl was hospitalized after she was attacked by a pit bull while playing basketball. WWL-TV reported Thursday that paramedics had to rush the girl to the hospital after she was attacked Wednesday by the dog. According to a report released by the LA/SPCA, three dogs... more »

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