abc
QUICK LINKS:

New Super-Sniffing K9s Join St. Louis Co. Sheriff's Office

Updated: 05/16/2014 10:23 PM
Created: 05/16/2014 9:53 PM WDIO.com

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office introduced two new super-sniffing members of their team on Friday.

Diesel and Louie are replacing two K9s that are retiring. The two rookies are in week seven of a 12-week training. They came over from the Czech Republic and now have to learn English commands.

Deputy Sheriff Ben Fye is partnered up with Diesel. He said he's already proud of the dog's tracking ability.

"With narcotics as well as the tracking and apprehension, it's just an added tool that the sheriff's office has," Fye said. "A dog can go above and beyond what a human can do as far as running, and they have different senses that a human can't come close to having."

The dogs will be done with training and ready to hit the road on June 20.

Front Page

  • Charge Against Woman in Arrest Video Dismissed

    A judge has dismissed a charge against a woman seen in a video of a controversial Superior arrest.  At a hearing Friday, Judge Kelly Thimm approved a motion to dismiss a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge against Natasha Lancour.

  • Justin's 2014-2015 Winter Prediction

    Winter is right around the corner and the question on everybody's mind is will we have a winter like last year.  With record stretches of cold and record snowfall last year is one we one like to forget. Chief meteorologist Justin Liles lets us know what we can expect this year

  • Woman in Douglas Co. Shootout was found Unresponsive in House Fire Day Before

    A 22-year-old Lake Nebagamon woman was hospitalized on Wednesday evening after an armed standoff with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. On Tuesday, authorities say that same woman was found by her neighbors unresponsive and not breathing after they saw flames coming from a downtown Lake Nebagamon home. 

  • Funding for Military Funeral Personnel Restored

    On Thursday, Rep. Rick Nolan received a letter from the Secretary of the Army that funding for the playing of "Taps," a rifle salute, and delivering a folded American flag will be restored.

  • Preparing for Ebola: Health System Working Together

    People who work in the Northland's health system are communicating on a regular basis, to prepare for Ebola, even though it's unlikely to appear here.

 
Advertisement