Dog found after 9 days under tornado rubble

      WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) A dog and his owner have been reunited after the animal was found under a pile of rubble more than a week after a tornado ripped through a central Illinois city.

      Jacob Montgomery of Washington and his dog Dexter were separated when the Nov. 17 tornado damaged Montgomery's third floor apartment.

      Montgomery is a member of the Illinois National Guard.

      A guard spokesman says a neighbor sent Montgomery a Facebook message nine days later to tell him Dexter had been found under debris where the apartment used to be.

      An animal rescuing organization had coaxed the 6-month-old puppy out of the rubble with hot dogs.

      A veterinarian found Dexter to be malnourished, but without any major injuries.

      Montgomery says as soon as the dog saw him "his tail started going."