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Wildlife officials: 157 doves confiscated after illegal hunt

Sep. 20, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia game wardens confiscated 157 doves from an illegal hunt in the southeast part of the state, state wildlife officials said. The doves had being hunted at an illegally baited field in Tattnall County, the Georgia Department of Natural...

Search for Gabby Petito boyfriend continues after body found

Sep. 20, 2021 04:53 AM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities said a body discovered in northern Wyoming was believed to be that of a 22-year-old woman who disappeared while on a cross-country trek with a boyfriend now the subject of an intense search in a Florida nature preserve. The FBI said the...

Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabrielle Petito

Sep. 19, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, who disappeared while on a cross-country trek with a boyfriend who has been identified by authorities as a person of interest and is now being sought within a Florida...

Comfort dog at district attorney's office to help victims

Sep. 19, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The Cobb County district attorney's office is offering warm, furry support to crime victims and staff. District Attorney Flynn Broady announced Friday that Rose, a 3-year-old black Labrador retriever is joining the office. The victim witness unit...

Louisiana releases rehabbed oiled birds found after Ida

Sep. 19, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two birds captured after they were found oiled at a Louisiana refinery following Hurricane Ida have been rehabilitated and released back into the wild, state wildlife officials said. The birds were released Thursday at the Bayou Teche National...

Illinois proving popular route for American white pelicans

Sep. 19, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A kind of bird that not that long ago was so rare in Illinois that people traveled hours just to catch a glimpse of one have lately been winging their way through the Chicago area. Snow-white 30-pound birds called the American white pelican are on their...

Owners of a dog shot by police in Maryland want answers

Sep. 19, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (AP) — Dayri Amaya was in her bedroom one night in early June when she heard a knock on her door and voices on the other side announcing themselves as the Prince George’s County police. Amaya, 24, panicked. She asked the officers why they were...

Durham votes to remove Mill Pond dam on Oyster River

Sep. 19, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — After more than a decade of discussion, Durham is moving ahead with the removal of a dam on the Oyster River. The Durham Town Council voted 7-2 this past week to remove the Mill Pond Dam, which was developed at the turn of the century to replace a...

Lincoln Park Zoo names its first female president, CEO

Sep. 19, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Growing up in Atlanta, Megan Ross spent every spare moment climbing trees, looking under rocks and observing creatures in the pond down the street from her home. Winter visits to her grandparents’ place in New Hampshire meant hours staring out a window...

Rick Bragg to receive Fitzgerald Museum Literary Prize

Sep. 19, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Winning awards isn’t a new thing for Rick Bragg, a prolific Alabama author and journalist from Pelham who has even earned a Pulitzer Prize. But this new one’s a little extra special. After all, it’s named in honor of Bragg’s favorite...