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City loses appeal of electrical damage caused by squirrel

The Iowa Supreme Court says an insurance company doesn’t have to pay for damages after a squirrel climbed onto an electrical transformer and triggered a high-voltage spark that damaged a …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Woman brings ‘emotional support’ squirrel on plane. That doesn’t fly with Frontier

A passenger was removed from a Frontier Airlines flight late Tuesday when she attempted to fly with her “emotional support” squirrel, then refused to get off the plane when she …

An errant squirrel likely started 4,500-acre fire in Benton City

A squirrel that caused a short circuit in a electric transformer is suspected of starting a 4,500-acre wildfire that threatened 50 homes in the Benton City area over the holiday …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

Squirrel causes thousands to lose power in North Spokane

A squirrel appears to be the cause of temporary power outages that affected thousands in North Spokane Saturday morning.

‘Unusually aggressive’ Brooklyn squirrel that attacked five people may have rabies

Health department officials in New York are warning people about a potentially rabid and “unusually aggressive squirrel” that has recently bitten five people in a park in Brooklyn.

Pet squirrel that foiled Idaho home burglary returns to wild

Joey the squirrel, who police credited with scaring off a burglar trying to break into his home’s gun safe, made his long goodbyes earlier this month, then scampered up a …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 12:09 p.m.

Joey the indoor pet squirrel stops burglary, police say

Police in southwest Idaho say an indoor pet, a squirrel named Joey, has thwarted a burglary attempt.

Longview considers squirrel for official city mascot

Longview is considering making the squirrel the city’s official mascot as the furry creatures are already at the center of an annual summer festival.

Doug Clark: When nature calls, terror can follow

Today we explore that old saying we’ve all heard a million times, you know, the one that goes… Look before you Leak!