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Arizona in Brief: Bobcat euthanized after injuring Bisbee man in attack

Bobcat euthanized after injuring Bisbee man in attack

BISBEE (AP) — Authorities have euthanized a bobcat that attacked a Bisbee man and caused him injuries.

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office said the attack occurred Sunday morning as the man was walking his dog and saw the bobcat in the brush. The agency says as the bobcat started running toward the man, he let his dog go and shouted for him to go home. The bobcat lunged at the man and tore at his left arm.

The man’s wife noticed the dog had come home and got in her car to find her husband. The bobcat didn’t run off until his wife honked her horn.

The man who was injured was treated and released from a hospital.

The bobcat was located about 12 hours after the attack and euthanized.

Arizona environmental agency issues high pollution advisory

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high pollution advisory for Maricopa County.

Department officials said the advisory was called for Monday because ozone levels in the county including Phoenix are expected to exceed the federal health standard during the day.

People most affected by ozone include children, older people, people who work or exercise outdoors and people with respiratory diseases. Ozone can irritate the respiratory system, aggravate asthma and reduce the immune system’s ability to fight off respiratory infections. Ozone-related health problems include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, headaches, nausea, as well as irritation of the throat and lungs.

State environmental and county air quality officials recommend that people drive as little as possible, carpool, use public transit or telecommute.

Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

PEORIA (AP) — A woman says a pharmacist denied her doctor’s prescription for miscarriage medications to end her 10-week-old pregnancy based on moral grounds. Nicole Artega posted on Facebook what happened when she walked into a Walgreens pharmacy in Peoria, Arizona, on Thursday. Her baby’s development had stopped, and her doctor had told her the pregnancy would end in a miscarriage. The 35-year-old mother wrote that the pharmacist failed to understand she had “zero control” over the situation and she left Walgreens “in tears, ashamed and feeling humiliated.”