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Pet of the Week: 1/05/16

Ruby is a 4 month old spayed female white Jack(Parson) Russell Terrier. She has been at the shelter since Dec. 27, 2015.

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Tonya Couch, center, is taken by authorities to a waiting car after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Mother of ‘affluenza’ teen agrees to be sent back to Texas

Tonya Couch, 48, appeared for an extradition hearing in downtown Los Angeles, where she was flown last week after being deported from Mexico. She said very little, answering “yes” when asked if she is the Tonya Couch wanted by the state of Texas.

It’s unclear when she will be sent to the Lone Star State, where prosecutors charged her with hindering the apprehension of a felon. Her next court date in Los Angeles was set for Jan. 19, but authorities in Texas could pick her up at any time, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Tonya Couch and her 18-year-old son, Ethan, were apprehended last week in Mexico, where authorities believe the pair fled in November as Texas prosecutors investigated whether he had violated his probation in a car crash that killed four people.

Savor Fort Wayne

Savor Fort Wayne returns for 2016

39 Fort Wayne restaurants will offer three-course, value-priced menus during the third annual Savor Fort Wayne from Wednesday, Jan. 13 – Sunday, Jan. 24.

Talon Roper

Victim forgives man who shot, robbed him

Talon Roper, 26, was convicted of aggravated battery and robbery causing serious injury for shooting and robbing Bacilio Garcia IV in late April.

Afghan security forces patrol in Nad Ali district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015.  (AP Photos/Abdul Khaliq)

1 US soldier troop, 2 wounded in fighting in Afghanistan

The fighting, which reflects intensified efforts by the U.S. and its Afghan partners to push back against recent Taliban gains, was near the city of Marja, Helmand province, which shares a border with Pakistan.

Glendora resident Frank Salazar stockpiles sandbags to protect his home from flooding in Glendora, Calif., Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

El Nino storms slam drought-parched California

El Nino storms lined up over the Pacific started soaking California with light rain Monday but a series of stronger systems are expected to arrive starting Tuesday, forecasters said.