Pit bull adopts baby goat
TULSA, Okla., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma woman said her 2 1/2-year-old pit bull has adopted a baby goat as her puppy.
Julie Free of Tulsa said GP -- short for Goat Puppy -- was having trouble when he was first born and soon bonded with her dog Piper, KOTV, Tulsa, reported Monday.
"Piper started nuzzling on him and he actually kinda came around," Free said.
She said the goat stood up for the first time at Piper's prompting.
Free said GP does not like to be away from the canine and has started tagging along with Piper to her companion dog classes.
Houston bar to donate profits to charity
HOUSTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A Houston organization said the Charity Saloon it is opening in the city's downtown will be the first U.S. bar to donate all profits to local charities.
The Organized Kollaboration on Restaurant Affairs, a group of independent bar and restaurant owners that formed in 2011, said The Original OKRA Charity Saloon will donate its profits to a different local charity each month, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday.
"The employees here will get paid. Anything pass the double-black line, goes to charity," said Paul Petronella, owner of Paulie's Restaurant on Westheimer and a member of OKRA.
OKRA said bar patrons will receive voting slips to choose which Houston nonprofit receives each month's profits.
Man with ax was leading treasure hunt
OSTERSUND, Sweden, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A man reported to be suspiciously wandering the streets of Ostersund, Sweden, with an ax was participating in a children's treasure hunt, police discovered.
Police said they received a call Saturday about the ax-wielder and responding officers learned that the man, 49, was leading a group of eight preschool children on the hunt, The Local.se reported Monday.
"It took awhile before I understood that it was me they were after, so I kept walking until they came really close and shouted that I had to drop the weapon. Then I was both scared and stunned," the man said. He said one of the officers was acting "aggressively."
Police said they followed procedure in dealing with the man.
"I don't think it's strange at all that we acted the way we did. We have to take things seriously when you think about all that's happening in the world," police spokesman Peter Borg said.
The man was ordered to sheath the ax and allowed to continue the treasure hunt.
Woman allegedly bit chunk of man's ear
BROKEN ARROW, Okla., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Police in Oklahoma said they arrested a woman who allegedly bit off a chunk of a man's right earlobe during a fight.
Broken Arrow police said Lecia Cooley, 46, was the "dominant aggressor" in the fight at a home Saturday night and officers arrived to find the male victim had a "large portion of his right earlobe missing, bruising to his face consistent with a hard punch, and various lacerations from both the family dog and Ms. Cooley," KOTV, Tulsa, Okla., reported Monday.
The arresting officer said Cooley, who admitted to biting the man's ear, also had small puncture wounds that apparently came from the family dog.
Cooley was arrested on suspicion of maiming (mayhem).
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