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Couple attacked by cat say they'll get it help

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 13:41 Published in National News
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon owners of a 22-pound housecat who trapped them in their bedroom after attacking their baby say they're not giving up on their pet and are getting it medical attention and therapy.
 
Two days after police arrived to subdue the 4-year-old Himalayan cat, owner Lee Palmer of Portland says he's taking the feline to a veterinarian. A pet psychologist also is due at the house to see the cat, named Lux.
 
Palmer says the animal attacked after the 7-month-old child pulled its tail. The baby wasn't injured.
 
On the 911 call, the cat can be heard screeching in the background as Palmer says in a panicked voice: "He's charging us. He's at our bedroom door." Palmer also tells the dispatcher the cat has a "history of violence."
 
Officers used a dog snare to capture the cat, and placed it in a crate.

US employers post more job openings in January

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 13:38 Published in Local News
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in January than in December, a sign that hiring should remain steady in coming months.
 
The Labor Department says employers posted 3.9 million job openings, up 1.5 percent from December. That is still below November's nearly six-year high of 4.1 million, the first month that openings topped 4 million since March 2008.
 
The job market may be emerging from a winter slump. Employers added 175,000 jobs in February, the government said last week. That was much higher than in December and January, when cold weather lowered job growth.
 
Total hiring slipped 0.9 percent to 4.5 million in January. That hiring total might sound like a lot, but in a healthy job market, roughly 5 million people are hired each month.
 

Jett named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:34 Published in Sports

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Jordair Jett is collecting more awards. Jett was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year.

 

He was selected by a vote of the conference's head coaches ahead of this week's A-10 Championship. Jett was also named First Team A-10 along with Dwayne Evans. Coach Jim Crews was named the A-10 Coach of the Year for the second season in-a-row. For the season, Jett averaged nearly 14 points-per-game and almost 5 assists per-game.

 

He is the first Billiken to snag the Player of the Year honor since 1981.

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