coincidentally just four houses down from a home that was the scene of a SWAT call some 24 hours earlier. The fire started in the kitchen and spread to the second floor, fire officials said. A neighbor used a ladder to rescue two people, dogs and guinea … Link.

and in dozens of instances the victims of police gunfire have included the family dog. The Times report continues, including several terrible specific incidents: Cornelia GA, on the edge of the Appalachians, has fewer than 5,000 residents, but the SWAT … Link.

ALLLENTOWN (KDKA) – Police and SWAT are at the scene of a standoff in Pittsburgh … Police say a man with a gun is holed up in a camping trailer with two dogs. It all started after this man reportedly got into an argument with his wife in Carnegie. Link.

Period.” Corsicana police have been amping up narcotics enforcement with the addition of Dakota, the department’s new drug dog, increased traffic patrol and a re-formed SWAT tactical unit. Johnson said the department has been understaffed by as many as … Link.