[Morning Briefs] Tugging at Your Frigid, Frozen Heartstrings

9 Jan

Chester, the six-year-old English Pointer who survived a long fall Friday night, is alive and well! Doesn't that just warm your heart?

Don’t you just love a nice news story that warms your cold and callous heart? Don’t try to be all like “No, I don’t feel emotions, I’m too cool and tough to smile at something nice.” It won’t work! Everybody likes something nice! While that isn’t the case for today’s lead story, which is actually unbearably sad, it is the case for the story about a Lewisville dog that is lucky to be alive. I won’t spoil the adorable (and harrowing) details, but if you’re not at least a little moved by the story, then I have no faith in your ability to love. [EDITOR’S NOTE: TBA does not actually claim to have or not have any faith in anybody’s ability to love. That’s a little dramatic.]

  • Local News 8 ran a great interview last night with Andrew Hall, best friend of Christmas Day stabbing victim Buck Garner and allegedly the intended victim of the incident. Hall said he thought the fight was supposed to be a one-on-one deal, but was suddenly attacked by a host of weapons, including a pipe and a shovel. He blacked out in the middle of the whole thing, and when he woke up, he said he saw Garner stabbed in the chest. From the interview: “I gave him a kiss on the forehead and I was like ‘I’m not leaving’ and he was like ‘Andrew you need to leave right now,'” said Hall. “Buck knew he was dying and he told me to leave,” he said. “Cause he knew how bad it would hurt me.” Hall is now speaking out against violence, saying it’s “not worth fighting anymore.” On Friday, the preliminary hearings for the seven people arrested for the death were pushed back to January 13 and January 20. [LN8/KPVI]
  • Ron Paul CRUSHED the Idaho straw poll Friday, after handily winning the contest with 73.53 percent of the vote. It should be noted that the straw poll means pretty much nothing. There are no delegates awarded and this doesn’t necessarily help Paul get any closer to winning the nomination. What it DOES do is affirm who a small group of Idaho Republicans thinks should be the Republican presidential nominee, and therefore the president of our free land. Given Paul’s staunch libertarian views and anti-government attitudes, this really should come as no surprise to anybody anywhere. “Oh, OK, sounds about right.” —Idaho
  • A dog from Lewisville is safe after falling down 50-foot mine shaft. Chester, a six-year-old English Pointer, fell down the mine shaft on Friday night, while his owner, Hubert Quade, was flying his falcons in the Crooked Creek area west of Dubois. Clark County Chief Deputy Boyd Eddins arrived on the scene, saw Chester in the well, and called in search and rescue. Hooked onto steel cables, Eddins lowered himself into the well and pulled the dog out. Chester has a black eye and a few bruises, but is relishing (ha!)  his moment with some extra breakfast sausage. B’awwwwwwwwwww. [LN8]
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