- Veteran punter Brandon Fields released by Dolphins Updated: Sep-01-15 3:56 pm
DAVIE, Florida - The Miami Dolphins' locker room has been so crowded during the exhibition season that undrafted rookie Matt Darr was forced to share a stall with another player.
- State's wildlife policy debated after encounter with bear Updated: Sep-01-15 3:53 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A debate over Connecticut's wildlife policy reignited after state officials said last week they will trap and kill a bear cub that approached a hiker in a wildlife area, startling but not harming her.
- 'Jurassic National Monument' proposal gets local support Updated: Sep-01-15 3:23 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A proposal from two congressmen to convert a central Utah dinosaur fossil quarry rich in Jurassic period bones into a national monument gained a key endorsement Tuesday from county officials.
- Crews evacuate homes near fire in Salt Lake City suburb Updated: Sep-01-15 3:15 pm
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah - A brush fire fueled by shifting winds near the mouth of a Salt Lake City-area canyon burned an outbuilding Tuesday as authorities went door-to-door in a nearby subdivision and recommended evacuations for at least 30 homes.
- Chemical mix at Ohio water treatment facility hospitalizes 4 Updated: Sep-01-15 2:20 pm
NORTH CANTON, Ohio - At a northeast Ohio water treatment plant, chlorine was inadvertently mixed with fluoride in a container making it dangerous to breathe the air and sending four people to hospitals, fire officials say.
- Fire starters only pay small fraction of firefighting costs Updated: Sep-01-15 1:52 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - Forestry officials say a potential multi-million dollar claim against a Douglas County resident believed to have accidentally started the Stouts Creek fire is still under consideration. While no one expects to collect anything close to the cost of the fire - currently estimated at more than $36 million - the state will pursue damages in cases involving negligence or criminal conduct.
- New Mississippi state weight record for female alligators Updated: Sep-01-15 12:34 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A 319-pound alligator has set the state record for female weight, beating the old record by nearly 24 pounds, Mississippi's alligator program coordinator said.
- Flows cut at Folsom Lake to conserve Sacramento water supply Updated: Sep-01-15 10:11 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Federal officials plan to make a significant cut to flows from Folsom Lake, which is a primary water source for Sacramento suburbs, as water levels at the reservoir near historic lows.
- 3 llamas killed by mountain lions in western Colorado Updated: Sep-01-15 9:50 am
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - The deaths of three llamas that were attacked by a rare pack of juvenile mountain lions have state wildlife officials warning residents in western Colorado to take precautions.
- W.Va. ginseng digging season begins Updated: Sep-01-15 6:31 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Forestry officials are reminding ginseng diggers to abide by state laws as the season opens in West Virginia.
- Wastewater dumped in Rogue River during power outage Updated: Sep-01-15 5:38 am
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A power outage in Grants Pass has caused 240,000 gallons of wastewater to be dumped into the Rogue River.
- Federal agency proposes taking plant off threatened list Updated: Sep-01-15 3:32 am
STANTON, Kentucky - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to take white-haired goldenrod off the list of threatened and endangered species.
- Man pleads not guilty to cutting trees from Montana refuge Updated: Aug-31-15 11:52 pm
BUTTE, Montana - A man accused of illegally cutting down 52 Douglas fir trees from the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Montana has pleaded not guilty to theft of government property.
- Correction: BLM-Wild Horse Gather story Updated: Aug-31-15 7:34 pm
OWYHEE COUNTY, Idaho - In a story Aug. 29 about the U.S. Bureau of Land Management gathering wild horses, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of horses killed by the Soda Fire and the way the surviving horses were transported to corrals. The fire killed 36 horses, including seven that were euthanized because of their injuries. The surviving horses were transported to a Boise corrals by trailer, not helicopter.
- Proposed grizzly bear protection settlement heads to judge Updated: Aug-31-15 4:19 pm
HELENA, Montana - The state Land Board on Monday approved a proposed lawsuit settlement between Montana and three conservation groups that would protect grizzly bears while still allowing logging in two state forests west of Glacier National Park.
- Ginseng harvest permits available Tuesday in Boone Forest Updated: Aug-31-15 4:09 am
WINCHESTER, Kentucky - People interested in harvesting ginseng from the Daniel Boone National Forest may obtain a permit this week.
- State takes new approach to regulate pot farms water use Updated: Aug-30-15 7:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Fish and Wildlife officers have recently joined local narcotics teams in inspecting pot farms that are allegedly draining a half million gallons of water a day from Northern California's Eel River as part of a unique state effort to identify growers willing to work with authorities to monitor water use and environmental effects from marijuana cultivation.
- Largest Orange County jail implements water-saving programs Updated: Aug-30-15 6:36 pm
ORANGE, California - Inmates at Orange County's largest jail will get low-flow toilets and shower valves with timers as part of a wide-ranging effort to save water amid the state's four-year drought.
- Saratoga man dies in sawmill fall Updated: Aug-30-15 3:05 pm
SARATOGA, Wyoming - A 65-year-old Saratoga man has died in a fall at a sawmill.
- Sheridan planning to hunt city-dwelling deer Updated: Aug-30-15 1:28 pm
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - Deer looking to put down roots in Sheridan find everything they need within city limits: abundant forage, lack of natural predators and plenty of space to settle down and start a family.
- Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie prepares for bison herd Updated: Aug-30-15 11:34 am
WILMINGTON, Illinois - Wildlife officials are preparing for the arrival of an American bison herd at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie as part of a long-term experimental reintroduction and restoration project.
- EXCHANGE: Shorewood event studies river life, water quality Updated: Aug-30-15 10:29 am
SHOREWOOD, Illinois - John Orbon's children were dazzled by the sight of crayfish, fingernail clams and suckerfish - all pulled from the DuPage River in Shorewood.
- Fewer deer expected to be killed in 2015 NY hunting season Updated: Aug-30-15 8:28 am
ALBANY, New York - State wildlife officials say hunters are expected to kill fewer deer in the upcoming big game season because deer mortality over the past winter will result in fewer antlerless deer permits in parts of the state.
- Endangered pallid sturgeon stocked in Missouri River Updated: Aug-30-15 5:05 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Wildlife officials are continuing their efforts to restore the endangered pallid sturgeon to the Missouri River.
- Limited water service returns for Bowie residents Updated: Aug-29-15 8:56 pm
BOWIE, Arizona - Authorities say limited water service for hundreds of residents in the southern Arizona community of Bowie returned Saturday afternoon.