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GA. MAN ACCUSED OF BEHEADING PUPPIES ARRESTED: MABLETON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an Atlanta area man has been arrested after he was accused of beheading two puppies.

Cobb County jail records show Robert Davis, of Mableton, was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated animal cruelty and tampering with evidence.

Tyler Tedesco said  Monday that he left two puppies in Davis' care for a few days and was stunned when Davis said the dogs were dead. He says Davis never indicated why he did it.

The television station reports police officers found the dogs' dead bodies in a wooded area. Tedesco says he left the dogs with Davis and his girlfriend until a pit bull rescue group could pick them up.

INSTRUCTOR SHOOTS STUDENT IN OHIO GUN SAFETY CLASS: LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Police say an instructor at a central Ohio gun safety class has accidentally shot a student.

Terry J. Dunlap Sr., 73,  was demonstrating a handgun at a training facility on Saturday when he fired a bullet that ricocheted off a desk and into the right arm of 26-year-old Michael Piemonte.

The student says the .38-caliber bullet hit him between his elbow and armpit. He says many of the students in the class were nurses who helped stabilize him before he was transported to a Columbus hospital.

Piemonte tells the newspaper it appears Dunlap didn't know the gun was loaded.

WILD BILL' HICKOCK'S PISTOL GOING UP FOR AUCTION: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco auction house says it's selling the gun "Wild Bill" Hickock was wearing when he was shot and killed.

Bonhams announced Monday that it will auction off the Smith & Wesson No. 2 revolver in November. It was on Hickock when Jack McCall shot him in the South Dakota town of Deadwood in 1876.

Hickock is a western folk hero known best for his prowess with a pistol. He was reportedly playing poker in a Deadwood saloon and holding the notorious "dead man's hand" of aces and eights when McCall shot him in the back.

Bonhams says the pistol with a 6-inch barrel and rosewood grips will come with a file of documents on its legitimacy.

The auction house estimates the gun is worth between $300,000 and $500,000.

ANOTHER SKYWALKER: LUCAS, WIFE HAVE BABY DAUGHTER: NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Wars" creator George Lucas and new wife Mellody Hobson have had a baby daughter.

Representatives for the 69-year-old filmmaker announced the birth Monday. Everest Hobson Lucas was born Friday, the first child for Lucas and Hobson, who were married in June. The baby was born via surrogate.

Hobson is Lucas' second wife. She is president of Ariel Investments and chairman of the board for DreamWorks Animation.