Police: Virginia girl, 6, tied up, scared with toy snakes for taking food; 3 relatives charged

Police: Girl, 6, tied up, punished for taking food

ROANOKE, Va. — Relatives of a 6-year-old girl in southwestern Virginia are accused of punishing her for taking food from the kitchen by repeatedly tying her up in a bedroom, surrounded by rubber snakes and spiders to scare her, police said Tuesday.

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When romance falls flat, science steps in to help rare cranes breed at National Zoo

After failed courtship, zoo helps rare birds breed

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — When the National Zoo tried to set up a pair of rare white-naped cranes, the date went sour and the lovebirds fought.

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Jack Russell terrior does what neither rain, sleet or snow could do: Mail halted in W.Va. homes

Dog does what rain or snow can’t: Halt mail

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Cozmo the Jack Russell terrier has done what neither rain, sleet nor the gloom of night has been able to do — keep postal carriers in Clarksburg from their appointed rounds. Postal Service spokeswoman Cathy Yarosky said mail delivery to seven homes on Milford Street was halted because of the 20-pound terrier.

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Jack Russell terrior does what neither rain, sleet or snow could do: Mail halted in W.Va. homes

Dog does what rain or snow can’t: Mail halted

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Cozmo the Jack Russell terrier has done what neither rain, sleet nor the gloom of night has been able to do — keep postal carriers in Clarksburg from their appointed rounds. Postal Service spokeswoman Cathy Yarosky said mail delivery to seven homes on Milford Street was halted because of the 20-pound terrier.

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