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January 9, 2014 at 5:26 AM

Alaska man shoots neighbor’s dog, claims self-defense

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks man claimed self-defense after shooting a neighbor’s dog in his yard near downtown Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the man shot the 30-pound chow-type dog Sunday once with a .45-caliber handgun and was not charged. Police Lt. Doug Welborn says the man had previously complained to authorities about his neighbor’s…

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