160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FERNANDO – A nearly indestructible pit bull menaced a pumpkin patch, claiming the lives of an innocent cat and rabbit, before police overpowered it with brute force, authorities said today. Shortly before 11 Monday morning, the San Fernando Police Department responded to a call for help in the 1300 block of San Fernando Road. Two officers and a sergeant found the corpses of the two animals and the pit bull in a snarling match with two other dogs. After it attempted to attack two employees, police cornered the dog and called the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. An officer arrived and tried to ensnare the pit bull with a leash, but it knocked her over and bolted down Celis Street. The cops piled into their squad cars and gave chase as the dog wove in and out of pedestrians, approaching a laundromat. “It became evident that the Animal Control officer was unable to recover from her fall and that the officers were forced to take immediate action,” the police report read. The officers elected to ram the dog, running over it three times before it gave up. Animal Control appeared on scene and contained the dog, which sustained injuries to two legs. The pumpkin patch manager expressed profound thanks. For more cops and crime news, check out It’s a Crime.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Twitter Sensation @theashes, Ashley Kerekes Due to the extensive media attention she’s garnered with her Twitter account @theashes, 22 year-old American Ashley Kerekes was flown down under to experience the test match series and all Australia has to offer. e-Travel Blackboard spoke exclusively to Ashley about her first trip to Australia. “This is my first trip to Australia and it’s been fantastic so far, I’ve been extra fortunate to see and do so much in such a short amount of time,” she said. Ashley, a babysitter from Westfield Massachusetts, was courted by Travelscene American Express and Qantas to fly to Australia and enjoy the third day of the Ashes test series after a twitter campaign using the hashtag ‘#gettheashestotheashes’ was created. “To be here in Australia and have the opportunity to learn about a sport I had no prior knowledge of at all is just amazing.” Ashley’s understanding of the game has increased since her arrival on Australian shores and she certainly has a lot of respect for the sport these days. “The actual game is quite intense. There’s a lot going on that you don’t see on the surface until you learn more about the rules and aims. “I just found out what a googly is!” she said. There was no direct reference to cricket intended when Ashley created her Twitter account some years ago. “The Ashes is a nickname my boyfriend gave to me. “I had the Twitter account in 2009 and didn’t receive any attention during that year’s matches,” she said. Ashley is flying home to the United States this weekend but has thoroughly enjoyed her time down under. When asked of her favourite city in Oz, she was quick to respond. “Sydney, it’s such a beautiful city,” she said.