The DogChannel Newswire (05-29-09)

Dogs trained to detect cell phones in prisons; officer accidentally shoots dog owner; and other news.

Posted: May 29, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

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Dogs Trained to Detect Hidden Cell Phones in Arizona Prisons
Arizona corrections officials hope to have a dog capable of detecting cell phones in each state prison by the end of 2010, a move that would help authorities locate phones that can help further criminal activity, the Associated Press reports.
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Ban on Adopting Pit Bulls to Stand
A judge in Loudoun County, Va., has ruled that the county can continue its long-standing ban on the adoption of pit bulls by residents, The Washington Post reports.
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Officer Accidentally Shoots Dog Owner in Thumb
A Memphis police officer has accidentally shot a man who was trying to recapture his roaming dogs, The Associated Press reports.
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Puppies Train to Smell Bombs, Narcotics and Missing People
Demand for detection canines – including bomb dogs – has surged as homeland security and drug crackdowns become a bigger priority for government and law enforcement, CNN reports.
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Police Dog, Alone in SUV, Dies – Probe Launched
An Alameda, Calif., police K9 officer is under investigation after his dog died when he left the animal in his personal sports utility vehicle for several hours during a training session, authorities said Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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