Tribe rounds up and kills dogs after girl's death
Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:19
Oglala Sioux officials have rounded up and killed a number of dogs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation following the death of an 8-year-old girl who was attacked and killed by a pack on Tuesday.
Deputy Police Chief John Mousseau tells the Rapid City Journal that "a horse-trailer full" of dogs was killed Thursday.
Some residents are upset by what they say were unnecessary dog seizures and brutal tactics.
Tuesday's death happened while the girl was sledding near a housing complex. It renewed concerns among tribal leaders about the longstanding problem of packs of roaming dogs.
Pine Ridge resident Joe Locust described Thursday's dog roundup as "Gestapo tactics."
Mousseau said all stray dogs are being viewed as potential threats to public safety.
Nebraska October jobless rate drops to 3.4 percent
Saturday, 22 November 2014 07:17
A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate for October dropped to 3.4 percent.
The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report released Friday that the rate was four-tenths of a point under the October 2013 rate of 3.8 percent.
The new Nebraska figure remains well below the preliminary national unemployment rate of 5.8 percent in October. The new national rate is one-tenths of a point under the September figure of 5.9 percent and 1.4 percentage points below the October 2013 rate of 7.2 percent.