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Three Central Texas Kids Injured by Lightning Strike

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Three children are in the hospital after they were injured by a lightning strike at the Lake Travis Youth Association Field of Dreams in Bee Cave on Highway 71 near Hamilton Pool Road Tuesday... More>>

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F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes in Virginia Forest

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An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said.The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson.The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana fro... More>>

Amazing 8-Year-Old Triathlete Pushes, Pulls Brother Through Second Race

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The bond between the Aldrich brothers truly epitomizes that old song lyric, “He ain't heavy, he's my brother.”That's because 8-year-old Noah and 6-year-old Lucas recently competed in their second triathlon, with Noah helping Lucas the whole way.Lucas has lissenchephaly, a rare disorder that affect brain development. Children with the disorder — which literally means "smooth brain” — are missing the normal folds and wrinkles in the cerebral cortex, according to the National Institut... More>>

Former Texas Officer Accused of Indecency with a Child

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A former Houston police officer, who was once wounded in the line of duty, is now being accused of indecency with a child in Brazoria County, deputies said.According to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Daniel Vaughan, 57, of Houston, was arrested and has been indicted on charges of attempting to commit indecency with a child and indecency by exposure criminal episode.The sheriff is expected to release more details about the case against Vaughan at a press conference Wednesday m... More>>

Connally 2nd Grader Put on Wrong Bus, Dropped at Wrong Place Video included

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It was a rough start to the school year on Monday for one Connally ISD second grader after he was sent home on the wrong school bus.The first day of school almost always comes with some confusion as teachers, staff and students are getting used to changes in protocol. But for one second grader, being sent home on the wrong school bus was only the beginning of what would become a painful ordeal.There's nothing confusing about 7-year-old Landon Thompson's school bus badge. He's to be ... More>>

Child Firing Uzi at Arizona Shooting Range Accidentally Kills Instructor, Police Say

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A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and... More>>

Congressman Paul Ryan Book Signing in Waco

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Congressman Paul Ryan was in Waco Tuesday for a book signing at Hastings.In his book, the way forward, Ryan outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond. Ryan says his book is designed to unify conservatives about tackling the nation's most critical problems..."So as an elected leader, if I don't like the direction the country is going, which I don't, I feel I have a moral obligation to say how we should do things differently. It's not enough to just be a conservative in congre... More>>

Bat Colony Causing Issues for Ft. Hood Workers, Officials Working to Fix Problem Video included

Dead bat found at Building 4001, picture taken by civilian worker Dead bat found at Building 4001, picture taken by civilian worker
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(KCEN) – A bat colony on Fort Hood is causing safety and health concerns among civilian workers at a particular building on post. Officials say while workers may be frustrated, their safety is the number one priority and they're working to fix the problem. Fort Hood's Public Works director Brian Dosa says about six months ago they moved the maintenance workers out of old buildings that will soon be demolished. The crew of about 140 workers was then moved to building 4001. “We knew there had ... More>>

Health Groups Push Stronger E-Cigarette Restrictions, Bans on Indoor 'Vaping'

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(KCEN) -- They're "addicting another generation of smokers," or so says the American Heart Association about e-cigarettes. And now another major health group, the World Health Organization is pushing for further restrictions on the devices. More>>

Fire Worries Killeen, Harker Heights Resident

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A fire behind a local hospital had some people in Killeen and Harker Heights a little worried Tuesday afternoon.. More>>

Cat Terrorizes Houston Neighborhood, People and Pets Video included

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Some people in Houston are on edge after a nuisance began to terrorize the neighborhood... More>>

First-Degree Felony Charge Dropped for Central Texas Man in Controversial Pot Brownies Case

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The Williamson County District Attorney's Office has dropped the first-degree felony charge filed against 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro, the Round Rock man who gained national attention for facing a potential life sentence in prison for making and selling pot brownies.Lavoro was charged with having nearly one and a half pounds of drugs with the intent to sell, a first-degree felony carrying a punishment of 10 years to life in prison.According to the arrest affidavit, officers weighed the... More>>

Minor League Manager Loses His Mind, Leaves His Shoes on Home Plate

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The Winston-Salem Dash, Class A affiliate of the White Sox, lost 6-5 in extra inning Monday night, and the Dash had to play the end of the game without manager Tommy Thompson. This is because Thompson went on one of the rants of the year.Via the Winston-Salem Journal:“Thompson argued a check swing that wasn't called a strike by umpire Adam Beck. Thompson was ejected by home plate umpire Eric Bacchus, and Thompson then went on a tirade. He got in Bacchus' face, threw down his he... More>>

Report: VA Scandal Probe Targets Potential Obstruction of Justice

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(USA Today) -- The Justice Department and the FBI have joined the VA Inspector General to investigate allegations of obstruction of justice at dozens of veterans hospitals across the country, according to a long-awaited report released Tuesday.The report by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General said 93 VA health care sites across the country are being investigated in connection with falsifying scheduling records to hide delays in veterans' health care and "attempting ... More>>

Temple Youth Club Breaks Ground After Being Displaced

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(KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion has forced some Central Texas businesses to close or move. Ralph Wilson Youth Club of Temple was no exception, even after 43 years on South General Bruce Drive. After a year in a temporary location, they broke ground on Tuesday on a new $8 million facility.The location will be bigger and better with gyms, an arcade and even a skating rink. With more than seven acres of land, they'll also be able to serve up to 1,000 kids. Executive director Charlie Kimmey says the... More>>

UT Students Living in Hotels Because Apartments Aren't Ready

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University of Texas junior Taryn Tootle expected to be walking the halls of her new apartment complex Monday afternoon; instead she walked into a hotel room at the Sheraton Downtown."It's a beautiful hotel, obviously, I mean there's nothing wrong with the hotel and it'd be fine if it was just me, but there's going to be two of us trying to get ready for the first day of class," said Tootle.She is one of 250 students who signed leases to live at The G Austin on Guadalupe."I was prett... More>>

WATCH: Bird Provides Treats For Dogs

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Mom and dad may say that dogs are not allowed to get their own treats, but they never said anything about the bird.Check out this video as Spike the Umbrella Cockatoo feeds the Great Danes Milk-Bones. More>>

United Flight Diverts Over 'Knee Defender' Fight

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(USA Today) -- On Sunday, a fight between two passengers over personal space, a thrown cup of water and the use of a controversial plastic gadget that prevents airline seats from reclining caused United Airlines Flight 1462 from Newark, N.J., to Denver to divert to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the AP reports.During the flight, a man seated in the Economy Plus section, which offers four more inches of legroom than other coach seats, was reportedly using a $21.95 gadget called a Knee... More>>

American Douglas McAuthur McCain Dies Fighting for ISIS in Syria

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The battle in itself seemed tragically normal. Two Syrian opposition groups fought and there were heavy casualties on both sides. Then victorious rebels rifled through the pockets of the dead. One contained about $800 in cash -- and an American passport.Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, California, was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to the Free Syrian Army. Photos of McCain's passport and of his body -- which fea... More>>

WHO Urges Stiff Regulation on E-Cigarettes

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 The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. It also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship.The Geneva-based agency said the "apparently booming" $3 billion global market for more than 400 brands of e-cigarettes means appropr... More>>

One Thing NOT in Starbucks' Pumpkin Latte: Pumpkin

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Is Starbucks out of its gourd?One high-profile consumer advocate is strongly criticizing Starbucks for, she says, not fully and clearly disclosing to consumers all of the ingredients in its wildly-successful Pumpkin Spice Latte.The blog also blasts Starbucks because of one thing you won't find in its Pumpkin Spice Latte: pumpkin.The beverage just made its annual return to stores for the fall season.Vani Hari, an influential nutritional advocate who goes by the name Food Babe, p... More>>

Texas Tech Freshman Found Dead on Eve of First Classes

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It was one of Dalton Debrick's dreams to attend Texas Tech University.Days after arriving in Lubbock, and 24 hours before his freshman classes would begin, the 18-year-old student from Irving was found dead Sunday morning at an off-campus residence.The Lubbock Police Department is investigating the circumstances around Debrick's sudden death. An autopsy is underway along with toxicology tests.Debrick enjoyed his YouTube channel, but loved nothing more than Tech.“He did,” confirmed J... More>>

Nail Polish Alerts the Wearer of Date Rape Drugs

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Undergraduates at North Carolina State University are being credited with creating a new kind of nail polish.According to the Triangle Business Journal, the polish doubles as a way to prevent sexual assault. The nail polish changes color when the person wearing it is exposed to date rape drugs.How it works:The person wearing the nail polish has to use their finger to stir their drink. If the drink has a date rape drug in it, the nail polish will change colors.The Washington Post rep... More>>

The Billy Crystal Tribute to Robin Williams

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It was moving. It was sweet.It came right at the end of the "In Memoriam" segment which featuredSara Bareillessinging Smile and showing stars who died in the past year, includingJames Garner, Shirley Temple,Philip Seymour Hoffman,Ruby DeeandDon Pardo.Here are some of the best lines fromBilly Crystal's tribute to his good friendRobin Williamsat Monday's Emmys."He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him. On television, movies, night clubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters... More>>

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  • Three Central Texas Kids Injured by Lightning Strike

    Three Central Texas Kids Injured by Lightning Strike

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:48:06 GMT
    Three children are in the hospital after they were injured by a lightning strike at the Lake Travis Youth Association Field of Dreams in Bee Cave on Highway 71 near Hamilton Pool Road Tuesday...More >>
    Three children are in the hospital after they were injured by a lightning strike at the Lake Travis Youth Association Field of Dreams in Bee Cave on Highway 71 near Hamilton Pool Road Tuesday...More >>
  • Former Texas Officer Accused of Indecency with a Child

    Former Texas Officer Accused of Indecency with a Child

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:27:49 GMT
    A former Houston police officer, who was once wounded in the line of duty, is now being accused of indecency with a child in Brazoria County, deputies said.According to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Daniel Vaughan, 57, of Houston, was arrested and has been indicted on charges of attempting to commit indecency with a child and indecency by exposure criminal episode.The sheriff is expected to release more details about the case against Vaughan at a press conference Wednesday m...More >>
    A former Houston police officer, who was once wounded in the line of duty, is now being accused of indecency with a child in Brazoria County, deputies said.According to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Daniel Vaughan, 57, of Houston, was arrested and has been indicted on charges of attempting to commit indecency with a child and indecency by exposure criminal episode.The sheriff is expected to release more details about the case against Vaughan at a press conference Wednesday m...More >>
  • Connally 2nd Grader Put on Wrong Bus, Dropped at Wrong Place

    Connally 2nd Grader Put on Wrong Bus, Dropped at Wrong Place

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:18:33 GMT
    It was a rough start to the school year on Monday for one Connally ISD second grader after he was sent home on the wrong school bus.The first day of school almost always comes with some confusion as teachers, staff and students are getting used to changes in protocol. But for one second grader, being sent home on the wrong school bus was only the beginning of what would become a painful ordeal.There's nothing confusing about 7-year-old Landon Thompson's school bus badge. He's to be ...More >>
    It was a rough start to the school year on Monday for one Connally ISD second grader after he was sent home on the wrong school bus.The first day of school almost always comes with some confusion as teachers, staff and students are getting used to changes in protocol. But for one second grader, being sent home on the wrong school bus was only the beginning of what would become a painful ordeal.There's nothing confusing about 7-year-old Landon Thompson's school bus badge. He's to be ...More >>
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  • Bat Colony Causing Issues for Ft. Hood Workers, Officials Working to Fix Problem

    Bat Colony Causing Issues for Ft. Hood Workers, Officials Working to Fix Problem

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:12:14 GMT
    Dead bat found at Building 4001, picture taken by civilian workerDead bat found at Building 4001, picture taken by civilian worker
    (KCEN) – A bat colony on Fort Hood is causing safety and health concerns among civilian workers at a particular building on post. Officials say while workers may be frustrated, their safety is the number one priority and they're working to fix the problem. Fort Hood's Public Works director Brian Dosa says about six months ago they moved the maintenance workers out of old buildings that will soon be demolished. The crew of about 140 workers was then moved to building 4001. “We knew there had ...More >>
    (KCEN) – A bat colony on Fort Hood is causing safety and health concerns among civilian workers at a particular building on post. Officials say while workers may be frustrated, their safety is the number one priority and they're working to fix the problem. Fort Hood's Public Works director Brian Dosa says about six months ago they moved the maintenance workers out of old buildings that will soon be demolished. The crew of about 140 workers was then moved to building 4001. “We knew there had ...More >>
  • Report: VA Scandal Probe Targets Potential Obstruction of Justice

    Report: VA Scandal Probe Targets Potential Obstruction of Justice

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:10:06 GMT
    (USA Today) -- The Justice Department and the FBI have joined the VA Inspector General to investigate allegations of obstruction of justice at dozens of veterans hospitals across the country, according to a long-awaited report released Tuesday.The report by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General said 93 VA health care sites across the country are being investigated in connection with falsifying scheduling records to hide delays in veterans' health care and "attempting ...More >>
    (USA Today) -- The Justice Department and the FBI have joined the VA Inspector General to investigate allegations of obstruction of justice at dozens of veterans hospitals across the country, according to a long-awaited report released Tuesday.The report by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General said 93 VA health care sites across the country are being investigated in connection with falsifying scheduling records to hide delays in veterans' health care and "attempting ...More >>
  • VA Details Sweeping Changes to Speed Care to Veterans

    VA Details Sweeping Changes to Speed Care to Veterans

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:07:22 GMT
     The Department of Veterans Affairs promises sweeping changes — and ample contrition — in a prepared response to an inspector general's due this week on a scandal over delayed health care for veterans.The VA response — copies of which were obtained by USA TODAY — includes talking points that reveal at least one crucial finding by investigators: No deaths of veterans at a Phoenix VA hospital could be "conclusively" linked to delays in care at that facility.The talking points emph...More >>
     The Department of Veterans Affairs promises sweeping changes — and ample contrition — in a prepared response to an inspector general's due this week on a scandal over delayed health care for veterans.The VA response — copies of which were obtained by USA TODAY — includes talking points that reveal at least one crucial finding by investigators: No deaths of veterans at a Phoenix VA hospital could be "conclusively" linked to delays in care at that facility.The talking points emph...More >>
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  • F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes in Virginia Forest

    F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes in Virginia Forest

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:55:53 GMT
    An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said.The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson.The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana fro...More >>
    An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said.The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson.The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana fro...More >>
  • Child Firing Uzi at Arizona Shooting Range Accidentally Kills Instructor, Police Say

    Child Firing Uzi at Arizona Shooting Range Accidentally Kills Instructor, Police Say

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:48:00 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and...More >>
    A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and...More >>
  • United Flight Diverts Over 'Knee Defender' Fight

    United Flight Diverts Over 'Knee Defender' Fight

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:45:53 GMT
    (USA Today) -- On Sunday, a fight between two passengers over personal space, a thrown cup of water and the use of a controversial plastic gadget that prevents airline seats from reclining caused United Airlines Flight 1462 from Newark, N.J., to Denver to divert to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the AP reports.During the flight, a man seated in the Economy Plus section, which offers four more inches of legroom than other coach seats, was reportedly using a $21.95 gadget called a Knee...More >>
    (USA Today) -- On Sunday, a fight between two passengers over personal space, a thrown cup of water and the use of a controversial plastic gadget that prevents airline seats from reclining caused United Airlines Flight 1462 from Newark, N.J., to Denver to divert to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the AP reports.During the flight, a man seated in the Economy Plus section, which offers four more inches of legroom than other coach seats, was reportedly using a $21.95 gadget called a Knee...More >>
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  • Amazing 8-Year-Old Triathlete Pushes, Pulls Brother Through Second Race

    Amazing 8-Year-Old Triathlete Pushes, Pulls Brother Through Second Race

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:52:45 GMT
    The bond between the Aldrich brothers truly epitomizes that old song lyric, “He ain't heavy, he's my brother.”That's because 8-year-old Noah and 6-year-old Lucas recently competed in their second triathlon, with Noah helping Lucas the whole way.Lucas has lissenchephaly, a rare disorder that affect brain development. Children with the disorder — which literally means "smooth brain” — are missing the normal folds and wrinkles in the cerebral cortex, according to the National Institut...More >>
    The bond between the Aldrich brothers truly epitomizes that old song lyric, “He ain't heavy, he's my brother.”That's because 8-year-old Noah and 6-year-old Lucas recently competed in their second triathlon, with Noah helping Lucas the whole way.Lucas has lissenchephaly, a rare disorder that affect brain development. Children with the disorder — which literally means "smooth brain” — are missing the normal folds and wrinkles in the cerebral cortex, according to the National Institut...More >>
  • Minor League Manager Loses His Mind, Leaves His Shoes on Home Plate

    Minor League Manager Loses His Mind, Leaves His Shoes on Home Plate

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:02:00 GMT
    The Winston-Salem Dash, Class A affiliate of the White Sox, lost 6-5 in extra inning Monday night, and the Dash had to play the end of the game without manager Tommy Thompson. This is because Thompson went on one of the rants of the year.Via the Winston-Salem Journal:“Thompson argued a check swing that wasn't called a strike by umpire Adam Beck. Thompson was ejected by home plate umpire Eric Bacchus, and Thompson then went on a tirade. He got in Bacchus' face, threw down his he...More >>
    The Winston-Salem Dash, Class A affiliate of the White Sox, lost 6-5 in extra inning Monday night, and the Dash had to play the end of the game without manager Tommy Thompson. This is because Thompson went on one of the rants of the year.Via the Winston-Salem Journal:“Thompson argued a check swing that wasn't called a strike by umpire Adam Beck. Thompson was ejected by home plate umpire Eric Bacchus, and Thompson then went on a tirade. He got in Bacchus' face, threw down his he...More >>
  • WATCH: Bird Provides Treats For Dogs

    WATCH: Bird Provides Treats For Dogs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:01:21 GMT
    Mom and dad may say that dogs are not allowed to get their own treats, but they never said anything about the bird.Check out this video as Spike the Umbrella Cockatoo feeds the Great Danes Milk-Bones.More >>
    Mom and dad may say that dogs are not allowed to get their own treats, but they never said anything about the bird.Check out this video as Spike the Umbrella Cockatoo feeds the Great Danes Milk-Bones.More >>

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