Trending today: Hollywood mourns James Garner; Ohio vet cited for owning therapeutic pet ducks

Published: Jul. 21, 2014 at 9:35 PM EDT
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James Garner, actor known best for his role in long-running, iconic 1970's TV show The Rockford...
James Garner, actor known best for his role in long-running, iconic 1970's TV show The Rockford Files, died over the weekend at age 86 (Photo: Flickr/Steven Bedingfield).

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Actor James Garner dies at 86

James Garner, actor known best for his role in long-running, iconic 1970's TV show The Rockford Files, died over the weekend at age 86, it was reported Sunday morning.

Garner's role as private eye Jim Rockford gained him an Emmy in 1977, as well as several nominations for the show that ran from 1974 to 1980. He also played Bret Maverick in the TV Western Maverick during the 1950s, for which he also earned an Emmy and the older version

He earned two Emmy's and 15 nominations in all during a career that spanned several decades, according to Variety. Garner also received the Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

In the 2004 hit The Notebook, he and Gena Rowlands played the older versions of a couple portrayed by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.

Nicholas Sparks, who wrote the novel the film was based on, posted on Twitter: "RIP to a legend. James Garner was both a kind man and gifted actor. It was an honor to work with him on #TheNotebook. He will be missed."

Iraq vet in Ohio cited for owning therapeutic pet ducks

An Ohio Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War fears a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.

Darin Welker told the Coshocton Tribune that officials in West Lafayette, Ohio told him to lose the ducks in May. After failing to comply, he was cited in June for a minor misdemeanor.

Welker, 36, told the newspaper that the ducks help him with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder and keep him more active.

He's scheduled to appear in Coshocton Municipal Court Wednesday for a hearing and could face a $150 fine.

West Lafayette, about 80 miles east of Columbus, banned residents from keeping fowl and other farm animals in 2010.

Welker served a year in Iraq with the Army National Guard in 2005 and said he came home with a major back injury that required surgery in 2012.

Welker said he's planning to tell the judge how much the ducks have helped him. He said he has a letter from the VA's mental health department recommending he be allowed to keep them.

The 14 ducks live in a penned-in area in Welker's backyard, which also has kiddie pools so they can swim.

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Dog apologizes for stealing baby's toy

A sweet video of a guilty dog stealing a baby's toy and apologizing is quickly stealing the Internet's heart.

In a YouTube video with nearly 4 million views, a beagle named Charlie steals a toy from a baby named Laura.

In complete heartbreak, Laura starts crying.

It appears Charlie then felt bad for making her cry, so he gives the toy back (along with a tennis ball, a Playstation controller, another doll and more).

Mobile users watch the cuteness here:

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