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The skinny: Missing dog found stuck in tree in Iowa

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Missing dog found stuck in tree in iowa

A 7-year-old border collie who was missing from his Iowa home for a few days didn't get very far — he only went up. Laddy the dog was found Sunday morning stuck up a tree two blocks from his Davenport home, the Quad-City Times reported. His owner, Cynthia Weeks, said she believes Laddy escaped Friday from an invisible electronic fencing system thanks to a nonworking battery in his collar. She said his love for squirrels and chasing things probably led him up the tree. Except for a few abrasions on the pads of his feet, he's fine.

Fake cop, real agents

Man charged with bogus police stop

Authorities say a man driving a truck with police lights on top made a crucial misstep last week during a bogus police stop in northern New Mexico. Police say the two men he pulled over for speeding were real state police agents in an unmarked vehicle. According to New Mexico State Police, 26-year-old John Shelton of Logan is facing charges of impersonating an officer.

Fun police

Man accused of running speakeasy

A Utah man was arrested after police say he ran a speakeasy out of his garage and sold drinks to an undercover officer. Jared Williams, 33, of Sandy has pleaded not guilty to the charge of running a business without a license.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Missing dog found stuck in tree in Iowa 08/13/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 9:49pm]
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