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Police warn pet owners after finding drugged dog treats

A resident found pieces of hot dogs and beef sticks stuffed with ibuprofen, which can be fatal to dogs. 

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Police searched and cleaned the area in which the tainted treats were found, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Service dog missing after lawn mower hits tie-down

A guide dog for the blind that was recently matched with its handler disappeared shortly after going into service. 

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Brinkley, a yellow Labrador retriever that was trained through Leader Dogs for the Blind, ran off after getting scared by a lawn mower that hit her tie-down, according to WJRT. Brinkley started working 10 days earlier.

Jackie McKeon recently finished a 26-day training with Brinkley before taking her home. 

FFS: 400-acre brush fire burns north of Cocoa Water Plant

Crews are fighting a 400-acre brush fire north of the Cocoa Water Plant Sunday, the Florida Forest Service said.

The fire is just off State Road 520 near the Brevard County border and at least six bulldozers and a helicopter are battling the blaze.

FFS officials said the fire is 40-percent contained as of 10 p.m. Sunday.

Officials said no structures were threatened by the fire.

 

5/28/17 7PM: Smoke/ash in West Cocoa? @FFS_ORLANDO working #WaterPlantFire brush fire near Cocoa Water Plant in OrangeCo. 300 ac, 40% cont.— Brevard EOC (@BrevardEOC) May 28, 2017

 

#WaterPlantFire now 300 ac. 40% cont.— FFS_Orlando (@FFS_ORLANDO) May 28, 2017

Pitcher strikes out every batter in perfect game

A softball pitcher completed a perfect game, striking out every batter she faced Friday. 

Mia Fiaeta, a sophomore at Cedar Grove High School in New Jersey, struck out the 21 batters she faced in a 4-0 victory, according to the North Jersey Record.

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"I've never witnessed anything like that before," Cedar Grove head coach Nicole Velardi told The Record. "She really held it together. We didn't realize until the last inning that she was doing it."

In her last appearance, Fiaeta struck out all 15 batters she faced. She has thrown 321 strikeouts this season, according to the North Jersey Record.

The win puts the Panthers in the finals of their playoff tournament. They play again Tuesday.

VCSO: Man arrested after early morning shooting on Daytona Beach

A man was arrested after a shooting on Daytona Beach early Saturday, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.

Volusia County Beach Safety officials heard gunfire near the Ocean Deck restaurant around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and found James Flournoy, 32, lying on the sand with a gunshot wound.

Flourney survived his injuries and was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.

Officers with Beach Safety and the Daytona Beach Police Department interviewed witnesses and arrested Devin Ross, 26, at the Roomba Inn and Suites.

He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit after police recovered the handgun they believe was used in the shooting.

Sheriff’s detectives interviewed Ross, who said Flournoy, who appeared drunk, started yelling obscenities at his girlfriend and her child, and tried to hurt him.

Ross was released on bail. 

The Sheriff’s Office investigation continues.

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South Korea calls emergency meeting after latest North Korea missile test

North Korea has conducted a successful ballistic missile test, firing a projectile into the Sea of Japan early Monday morning, CNBC and other media report, citing South Korea’s Yonhap news network.

Three previous similar tests happened a week ago.

The latest missile test is at least the eighth such test this year alone. North Korea has been working on new anti-aircraft weaponry as well, according to Reuters.

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The Korea Herald reports that South Koreans scrambled in response, with South Korean President Moon Jae-in assembling an emergency meeting of the country’s security council.

The test comes during a period of heightened tensions with North Korea.

This morning, in an interview on “Face the Nation”, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said a war with North Korea would be “probably the worst kind of fighting in most people’s lifetime” and a “catastrophic war if this turns into a combat.”

Postal truck crash sends boxes of medical supplies into creek

The Washington State Patrol is asking the public to report any shipping packages found along Peshastin Creek after a postal truck crashed and sent its load into the water body.

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Around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, a Postal Express truck was involved in a collision six miles southeast of Leavenworth. Brian Moore , a spokesman with the Washington State Patrol, sent out a tweet with information about the crash.

The State Patrol said most of the contents are harmless medical supplies, but some packages could pose a risk if unsealed. As water levels recede, more packages could become exposed.

SpaceX rocket test sparks Florida brush fire, officials say

A SpaceX static rocket fire test ignited a brush fire in the Merritt Island National Wildlife refuge, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.

The rocket test-firing occurred early Sunday afternoon on launch pad 39A, SpaceX said in a tweet.

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Fish and Wildlife officials said the blaze is 2 acres at this time on a small island near the launch pad. 

Firefighters are using a helicopter to drop water on the fire, officials said. 

SpaceX conducted the test in preparation for the company's commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station slated for Thursday at 5:55 p.m., NASA said.

USLaunchReport shot video of the static fire test.

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