- State commissions $370K Snake study Updated: Oct-03-15 3:55 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Wyoming has commissioned a $370,000 study to identify projects that could improve water quality and water usage in the portion of the Upper Snake River watershed in the northwest part of the state.
- Jury convicts man of poisoning 9 cats in West Salem Updated: Oct-03-15 3:47 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A jury in Polk County has convicted a man of poisoning cats with antifreeze in West Salem.
- Animal welfare groups seek assistance for breeder inspection Updated: Oct-03-15 1:07 pm
DOWS, Iowa - Two Iowa animal welfare groups are asking the state and local law enforcement for help in inspecting a Dow dog breeder's operation.
- Wildlife officials urge caution on Youth Deer Hunt Day Updated: Oct-03-15 12:13 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts wildlife officials are urging people to be extra vigilant during the state's first ever Youth Deer Hunt Day.
- 1 injured when moose collides with car on Iron Range Updated: Oct-03-15 11:35 am
KEEWATIN, Minnesota - One person is injured and a moose is dead after the animal collided with a car on Minnesota's Iron Range.
- Nonresidents excluded from Black Hills mountain lion season Updated: Oct-03-15 11:22 am
SPEARFISH, South Dakota - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has rejected a proposal to allow nonresidents to join this season's Black Hills mountain lion hunt and lowered limits on the number of animals allowed to be killed.
- Rhode Island officials confiscate alligator from home Updated: Oct-03-15 10:55 am
EAST PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A 4-and-a-half foot alligator has been confiscated from the home of an East Providence man.
- Severe winter took toll on northern New England deer herd Updated: Oct-03-15 10:51 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The severe winter that dropped record amounts of snow in New England took a toll on the deer herd in Vermont and Maine, prompting wildlife officials to scale back the number of deer hunting permits issued this year.
- Va. records third case of eastern equine encephalitis Updated: Oct-03-15 10:00 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia has its third confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis this year.
- 2 globe-trotting college professors bring world to class Updated: Oct-03-15 9:41 am
MIDDLETOWN, Virginia - When Ann and Robert "Rob" Simpson took a group of Lord Fairfax Community College students to the Galapagos Islands for a three-week educational visit, their tour guide showed up in a mini skirt and go-go boots.
- Conservationists rally in South Africa, other countries Updated: Oct-03-15 9:24 am
JOHANNESBURG - A vehicle carrying a rhino sculpture led anti-poaching marchers in Johannesburg on Saturday. Kenya's environment minister joined conservationists at a similar rally in Nairobi, the capital. In London, activists in elephant costumes demanded an end to the ivory trade.
- Lobsterman found dead after boat found going in circles Updated: Oct-03-15 9:10 am
ROCKLAND, Maine - Officials say a 78-year-old lobsterman was found dead on his boat after the Coast Guard and Maine Marine Patrol responded to a runaway lobster boat in Rockland.
- Maine moose hunt wrapping up until mid-October Updated: Oct-03-15 8:13 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's state animal can soon rest easy, but only for a few days.
- Grand Canyon visitor contracted rare tick-borne infection Updated: Oct-03-15 4:45 am
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - National Park Service and Coconino County officials are investigating a case of a rare tick-borne bacterial infection contracted by a person who recently visited the North Rom of the Grand Canyon and adjacent areas.
- Humane Society open house to feature reunion Updated: Oct-03-15 2:20 am
SPEARFISH, South Dakota - The Western Hills Humane Society is showcasing its facilities and animals on Saturday during the organization' second open house.
- Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear Updated: Oct-03-15 12:36 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food Friday morning at an illegal camp site in Anchorage.
- California dogs displaced by wildfires fly to Boise Updated: Oct-02-15 11:41 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Humane Society says it has welcomed a number of dogs from California shelters displaced by wildfires.
- Electric fence keeps bears from carcass disposal site Updated: Oct-02-15 10:45 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Wildlife officials hope a seven-strand electric fence will keep hungry bears from trying to get into the carcass disposal area at a trash transfer station south of Jackson.
- North Dakota drone team goes to Canada to study wildlife Updated: Oct-02-15 6:06 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - Scientists from the American Museum of Natural History who have spent five decades studying ecology in the polar bear capital of Canada had help this past summer from an unmanned aircraft team from the University of North Dakota.
- 2 Indiana women mauled by pack of dogs, 1 critically injured Updated: Oct-02-15 5:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Two young women mauled by a pack of dogs as they were taking an evening walk may not have survived if a motorist who noticed their ordeal had not driven into a remote field to rescue them, a northern Indiana sheriff said Friday.
- Correction: Coral Bleaching story Updated: Oct-02-15 5:21 pm
HONOLULU - In a story Sept. 11 about coral bleaching, The Associated Press reported erroneously the geographic location of mostly uninhabited islands in Hawaii where scientists observed that coral had died after being bleached last year. Some coral died at an island in the northwestern end of the island chain, not the northeastern end.
- Bears QB Cutler, WR Jeffery questionable for Raiders game Updated: Oct-02-15 4:47 pm
LAKE FOREST, Illinois - Quarterback Jay Cutler and receiver Alshon Jeffery were among seven Chicago Bears players listed as questionable Friday for this weekend's home game against Oakland.
- Pima County plans on reintroducing black-tailed prairie dog Updated: Oct-02-15 4:03 pm
SONOITA, Arizona - Pima County and the state Game and Fish Department plan on reintroducing an endangered species at a ranch in southern Arizona.
- Goat sacrifice, talk of civil war upset Florida Libertarians Updated: Oct-02-15 4:03 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn't survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood.
- Beekeepers remove gigantic beehive from warehouse wall Updated: Oct-02-15 3:20 pm
PITTSFIELD, Massachusetts - Two beekeepers have extracted roughly 100,000 bees from a giant hive in a wall on the third floor of a Massachusetts furniture store's warehouse.