Feb 17, 2020 3:38 PM

Man accused of tossing dog onto lake ice pleads not guilty

Posted Feb 17, 2020 3:38 PM

ELWOOD, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of tossing a dog onto a frozen southern Nebraska lake has pleaded not guilty.

Gosper County Court records say James Pollock entered a written plea Thursday to misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Authorities have said Pollock threw the dog onto the lake, causing it to land on its back and break through the ice.

Investigators say the dog swam back to shore, but it was tossed into the lake two more times. Austin Vanburen is accused of taking video of what happened during the Jan. 4 incident.

Vanburen pleaded guilty Friday to attempted animal cruelty. 

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Two people rescued after ice jam flooding

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Two people were rescued from a cabin near Fremont after flood waters from the Platte River surrounded the building.

Dodge County officials say the two people were rescued around 8 p.m. Saturday after the cabin was surrounded by water that was more than 4 feet deep.

Both people rescued from the cabin were taken to a hospital in good condition. Dodge County officials say ice jams along the Platte River caused the flooding southwest of the city of Fremont.