weather icon Clear

3 dogs die after being left in hot vehicle, Rhode Island police say

JAMESTOWN, R.I. — Police in Rhode Island say three dogs left in a vehicle on a day when temperatures soared into the 90s have died, and their owner is facing charges.

Jamestown police responding to calls found two black Labrador retrievers and a keeshond in a car outside a grocery store at about 4 p.m. Sunday.

Police say the vehicle was running, but it appeared the air conditioning was not working, the windows were rolled up, and there was no water inside.

Life-saving efforts were performed at the scene before the dogs were taken to a veterinary hospital where they were declared dead.

Police say 65-year-old Ann Garnett, of Jamestown, was charged with unnecessary cruelty to an animal. She has been released. A message was left at her home.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Dozens dead or hurt in Afghanistan wedding party blast

An explosion ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan’s capital and dozens of people were killed or wounded.

Dayton mayor receives threats after comments by Trump

The mayor of Dayton, Ohio, says a round-the-clock security detail was assigned to her because of hate-filled messages she received following verbal sparring with President Trump.

Phoenix eyeing civilian oversight for police

Phoenix is among the last big U.S. cities without independent civilian oversight of police, said Samuel Walker, professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Despite US pressure, Iranian tanker to leave Gibraltar soon

The head of the company sorting paperwork for the Grace 1 oil tanker in the British overseas territory said the vessel could be sailing away in the next “24 to 48 hours.”