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By: Jennifer Saucedo
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A dog considered "dangerous" loses the negative title, thanks to a local judge.
You may remember, Marley the Lab, who was accused of biting a little girl last year.
This week, Judge Irene Rios overturned a municipal court judges ruling that Marley was dangerous.
The Martinez family says Marley stepped in to protect their neighbor, Precious.
She was attacked by a pit bull.
Animal Care Services says the girl told them both the pit bull and Marley bit her, but Precious says Marley saved her.
"In this case there was no affidavit from a witness because there was no one who would say that Marley attacked Precious, including Precious," said Michelle Maloney, who's representing the Martinez family.
According to Maloney, the judge's ruling means the family can take down the dangerous dog signs outside their home and no longer be required to keep him in a cage when outside.
"Marley gets to wear a normal collar and not his dangerous dog collar," said Maloney. "They no longer have to maintain the $100,000.00 insurance policy - all of the burdens come away."
The Martinez family is happy with her ruling , which comes just in time for Christmas.
"This is the best present ever because he's not dangerous," said 7-year-old Riley Martinez.
We reached out to Animal Care Services for comment, but no one there had received the judge's decision.
High winds derail 47 BNSF cars in Texas Panhandle
June 18, 2013 15:53 GMT
FRIONA, Texas (AP) -- A rail line in the Texas Panhandle has reopened after storms packing winds strong enough to form a tornado overturned more than 40 BNSF Railway cars.
BNSF spokesman Joe Faust said Tuesday that nobody was hurt in the derailment between Friona (free-OHN'-uh) and Summerfield.
Faust says 47 cars that were empty or carrying various freight derailed before dawn Monday. He says 42 cars ended up on their sides. No cargo spilled on the 71-car train traveling from Clovis, N.M., to Amarillo.
The National Weather Service in Lubbock estimates winds gusted up to 100 mph during the derailment. Forecaster John Lipe (lype) says sometimes the outflow from thunderstorms can produce such winds. EF1 tornadoes carry winds from 86 mph to 110 mph.
Fort Worth-based BNSF reopened the line around midnight Monday.
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