News

Bloomington Child Killed by Pit Bulls

Bloomington Child Killed by Pit Bulls

Bloomington police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old girl whom authorities say was killed in an attack by at least two of the family’s pit bulls.

McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling says Kara Hartrich of Bloomington died Friday at a hospital in Normal shortly after the attack.

Kimmerling says preliminary information suggests that the girl was home with a younger sibling and grandparent when the dogs mauled her.

Kimmerling says three dogs described by their owners as pit bulls — two males and a female — were seized by the county’s animal control officers. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short arrested

Fresh
columbusshort

The actor has been arrested after missing two court appearances.

in Music

Scott Weiland arrested on drug possession, burglary charges

Fresh
weiland

The rocker has been behind bars since last month after allegedly stealing a bag of razors.

in Music

John Lennon’s killer fights for freedom

chapman

Mark David Chapman is awaiting a decision over whether he will finally be freed from prison after his eighth parole case this week.