Official: Dog attack killed girl on Pine Ridge Reservation
Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:26
Authorities in South Dakota say a pack of dogs attacked and killed an 8-year-old girl on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Police Chief Ron Duke tells the Rapid City Journal that the girl was attacked around 5 p.m. Tuesday while she was sledding near a housing complex.
Duke says the girl's death has renewed concerns about packs of dogs moving unrestrained in every district of the reservation.
Duke is urging parents to not leave their children outdoors unsupervised.
Oil pipeline still in limbo after vote in Congress
Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:25
The proposed oil pipeline linking Canadian producers to the U.S. Gulf Coast isn't much closer to reality after Congress failed to approve it.
The measure requiring approval of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline passed the House but fell short of the votes it needed in the U.S. Senate this week. So the pipeline that was first proposed in 2008 remains in limbo.
The pipeline has attracted opposition from environmentalists and some landowners who worry about the potential damage from a pipeline leak and from oil mining in Canada. But many supporters of the project say those fears are exaggerated.
Landowner Ronald Weber says he thinks the project should have been built a long time ago, but that may not happen until a new president is elected.