Guilty plea, 18-month juvenile jail term for NYC girl who killed kitten in 500-degree oven

Juvenile jail for NYC girl who put kitten in oven

NEW YORK — A 14-year-old has pleaded guilty to burglary and animal cruelty for killing a kitten in a 500-degree oven.

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Officers accuse NYC man of throwing his terrier mix named Oreo from roof of 6th-floor building

Officers: Man threw dog off 6th-floor NYC roof

NEW YORK — A New York City man has been accused of throwing his dog from the roof of a six-floor city housing project, critically injuring the animal.

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Travel briefs

Travel briefs

New airline offers flights just for pets

DENVER (AP) — A new airline for pets is taking off with weekly flights to five airports across the country.

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Lab finds arthritis supplements for pets sometimes skimp on ingredients, contain lead

Tests reveal some pet supplements skimp on meds

Arthritis supplements bought by millions of pet owners for their dogs, cats and horses sometimes skimp on the ingredients the makers claim can help aching paws and aging joints, and some contain high amounts of lead, an independent laboratory found.

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Flights briefly delayed at NYC airport after 78 turtles emerge from bay, crawl onto runway

Turtles crawl on runway, delay flights at JFK

NEW YORK — A runway at New York City’s Kennedy Airport was shut down Wednesday morning after 78 turtles emerged from the bay and crawled onto the tarmac.

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S-s-scary: NYC teen wakes to find unwelcome 3-foot snake paying a visit inside apartment

NYC teen wakes to find unwelcome snake visitor

NEW YORK — Call it a rude awakening — and a scary one at that.

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A slithering surprise: 4-foot rat-eating snake found crawling through Bronx living room

Slithering 4-foot snake surprises Bronx family

NEW YORK — A nearly 4-foot-long snake that eats rodents has been caught after crawling through a Bronx family’s living room where it startled three children. Police said Maria Dominguez called 911 at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and said that the yellow rat snake had sneaked into her family’s fourth-floor apartment.

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