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3 Things Going On In Florida Today: Pit Bull Kills Elderly Dog-Sitter

Pit Bull Kills Elderly Dog-Sitter After Attacking Dachshund

FOUNTAIN, Fla. (AP) — A 76-year-old woman was killed by a pit bull after agreeing to watch her daughter and son-in-law’s dogs while they were out of town.

WJHG TV reports that Alicia Malagon was found unresponsive in a large pool of blood on Saturday in the kitchen of her daughter’s home in Fountain, in Florida’s panhandle.

Calhoun County Sheriff’s officials said Malagon had brought her small Dachshund with her to the home, and one of her daughter’s dogs — a pit bull — started attacking the smaller dog. When Malagon tried to separate the two, the bigger dog bit her in several places, opening a large gash in her leg.

A family member found her. First responders took her to a hospital where she died. The pit bull is being quarantined.

Ticketed: Another Florida Highway Patrol Official Resigns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The second-highest ranking official in the Florida Highway Patrol is resigning amid an ongoing review into whether troopers were being ordered to meet traffic ticket quotas.

Lt. Col. Michael Thomas resigned Monday after it was discovered he sent an email in late May that encouraged troopers to write two tickets an hour. Thomas had been with the Florida Highway Patrol for 30 years. His last day on the job will be Sept. 1.

In his resignation letter, Thomas said the email was a “grave error” and could have been interpreted as an order to supervisors.

This is the second resignation this month. Maj. Mark Welch of Tallahassee’s Troop H resigned after he told troopers they weren’t writing enough tickets.

Top state officials have insisted that ticket quotas are not allowed.

Police: 33-Year-Old Florida Man Found Dead In Delaware

TOWNSEND, Del. (AP) — Police say the body of a 33-year-old Florida man was found in Delaware.

Delaware State Police say troopers responding to a call on Sunday found the man lying partially in a wooded area off of a road west of Townsend.

Police say the man was pronounced dead at the scene. They say his body was turned over to the Division of Forensic Sciences, which will perform an autopsy.

Police say the State Police Homicide Unit is investigation.