Texas residents claim sighting of chupacabra

Updated: Monday, February 3 2014, 11:45 PM EST
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HOUSTON, Texas (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - One Texas community claims that a mysterious animal has been spotted in the area, and some are convinced it's the legendary chupacabra.

Photos snapped last Sunday, near Houston documented the third sighting of the animal in just 11 days.

Local animal control experts say the physical characteristics appear to be a possible combination of several canine species from a coyote to a dingo.

They say the Houston area has a higher number of exotic pet owners.
Texas residents claim sighting of chupacabra
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"DANCING WITH THE STARS"-ALFONSO WINS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The long wait is over for Alfonso Riberio. The "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" co-star says he's wanted to be on "Dancing With the Stars" since it went on the air nearly 10 years ago. Riberio not only made it onto the show, he's the new champ. The winner was crowned at the conclusion of last night's season finale. It came down to Riberio and "Duck Dynasty" teen Sadie Robertson. Janel Parrish finished third. Riberio had the inside lane going into the finale. He had two sets of perfect scores from the judges on Monday's program and got another in the final dance on last night's show. Riberio had tears streaming down his cheeks and says he can't believe it. Dancing with the Stars will be back with its 10th anniversary season in the spring.

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Jamie Friar, AP correspondent

"Dancing With the Stars" has a new champ. The AP's Jamie Friar watched as ABC's top rated reality show crowned the winner. ((opens with sound))

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Alfonso Riberio, winner

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Sadie Robertson, runner-up

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Tom Bergeron

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"THE VOICE"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's two weeks in a row for Virginia college student Ryan Sill. He's been in the bottom three on "The Voice" for the last two weeks. But last night he was saved again by the instant Twitter vote. Reagan James and Anita Antoinette aren't so lucky. They were eliminated. Team Blake is now down to just one singer. Both Team Gwen and Team Pharrell have two apiece. Team Adam hasn't lost anyone since the Top 12 started performing live. He still has three singers in the running.

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Excerpt of Ryan Sill, performing "Collide"

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Gwen Stefani

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Carson Daly

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SHIA LABEOUF CHECKS IN WITH COURT

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