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Mike Argento: The death of Charlie the cat by pit bull attack

07/31/2014 02:09 PM EDT
Charlie was in the backyard on the afternoon of June 27 when Hall, who was in her bedroom, heard a commotion. She went to the kitchen door and saw Charlie being attacked by two pit bulls, the neighbors' dogs, named Brownie and Baby Girl. 
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Mike Argento: A beloved pit bull begins cancer treatment
07/29/2014 11:46 PM EDT - Bruiser came into Carl and Danielle Hofmann's life seven years ago. Carl was driving through Emigsville for work and had some time to kill, so he stopped in at the SPCA of York County, just to look around. Full Story

Mike Argento: Kick start a movement
07/24/2014 04:26 PM EDT - For the uninitiated, Kickstarter may look like some kind of online version of standing at an exit ramp on the interstate while holdng a sign that says, "Will work for food. Full Story

Mike Argento: The CIA can neither confirm nor deny its tweets
07/18/2014 12:15 PM EDT - NEWS ITEM: The Washington Post reported that the CIA has taken to Twitter to share its insights and answer questions. Full Story

Mike Argento: This pit bull isn't a killer, he's a service dog
07/16/2014 06:39 PM EDT - Christine Kinard goes everywhere with Coda Bear. Stores. Therapist appointments. Everywhere. He almost always attracts attention. Full Story

Mike Argento: Being all brummagem about words
07/11/2014 10:24 AM EDT - As a purveyor of slightly used words, it is paramount that I stay on top of the language and figure out new and interesting ways to abuse it, even if such abuse risks being torn apart by roving herds of cacomistle. Full Story

Mike Argento: Family mourns Shi-Poo mauled by 2 pit bulls (column)
07/10/2014 07:43 PM EDT - Andrew and Kathleen Lockhart got Cody not long after he was born on July 1, 2009. They were looking for a hypo-allergenic dog — their daughter-in-law has allergies — and they narrowed their search to a Shi-Poo, a mix of a Shih Tzu and a poodle, and found some at a breeder in Delaware. Full Story

Mike Argento: Remembering an old teacher
07/08/2014 01:23 PM EDT - Three years ago, in March, a group of people gathered in the parking lot at St. Peter's Lutheran Church on Sixth Avenue in North York, right by Janet Kise's neat little house. Full Story

Mike Argento: The landmark goat of Detters Mill
07/07/2014 02:39 PM EDT - Week before last, on a Friday, as the grim search for a missing boater on the Conewago Creek downstream from the Davidsburg Road bridge continued, two volunteers from New Cumberland's water rescue crew had to leave early to go to work. Full Story

Mike Argento: God bless the beasts and the corporations
07/01/2014 03:09 PM EDT - I got an email from a guy who wrote to complain that his employer, a snack food producer, was honoring Pride Month by flying a rainbow flag. Full Story

Oakland Zoo animals enjoy fruit after truck crash

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Animals at the Oakland Zoo were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway. Full Story
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Grammy winner Ne-Yo: Ex-manager owes me $8M

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Ne-Yo wants $8 million from his ex-manager. The Daily News reports (http://nydn. Full Story