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Veterans in Connecticut prison getting help from horses

Nov. 6, 2019 3:58 PM EST

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut prison inmate Daniel Elliot says he didn't feel comfortable talking about his problems until he met Hank and Sparky — who happen to be horses. Elliot suffered a traumatic brain injury during an accident while serving on an attack submarine in the Navy. He is serving...

At least 3 horses found dead on Creswell property

Nov. 5, 2019 8:51 AM EST

CRESWELL, Ore. (AP) — Court documents say least three dead horses were found on the property near Creswell where 61 horses were seized last week. The Register-Guard reports a newly filed search warrant affidavit made available Monday in Lane County Circuit Court found that some of the horses that were...

The Latest: 70% of Southern California wildfire contained

Nov. 4, 2019 4:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Authorities say they have now contained 70% of the wildfire northwest of Los Angeles known as the Maria fire. They say firefighters are being helped by the cooler temperatures and lighter winds. Crews are checking...

Sheriff: Severely neglected horses removed from property

Oct. 30, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

CRESWELL, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say several severely neglected horses have been removed from a property south of Eugene. The Lane County Sheriff's Office says the horses were removed Wednesday by county Animal Services and other community partners from the property near Creswell. The sheriff's office...

Vermont remembers farmer who refused to sell for interstate

Oct. 28, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ASCUTNEY, Vt. (AP) — A symbol of progress overtaking the state's agricultural past — a tree that once shaded a farm now largely buried beneath Interstate 91 — is dying and must be cut down. People in the Ascutney neighborhood in the Connecticut River town of Weathersfield and the state of...

Dems in Congress demand update on Interior wild horse plans

Oct. 27, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Congressional Democrats are demanding the Interior Department produce an overdue report on plans to manage wild horses roaming federal lands in the West after the head of its public lands agency told reporters it will take $5 billion and 15 years to get overpopulated herds under control....

Rebuilding of historic Glacier National Park chalet finished

Oct. 25, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Crews have completed the two-year, nearly $9 million effort of reconstructing the historic Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park after it was gutted by a wildfire. Project Manager Travis Neil of Dick Anderson Construction tells the Hungry Horse News that the crews will return...

Official: Solving wild horse problem will take $5B, 15 years

Oct. 23, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — It will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control on federal lands across the West, the acting head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday, adding that several developments have made him more optimistic about his agency's ability to...

West Nile virus case recorded in Crook County horse

Oct. 15, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — State health officials say a case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in a horse east of Bend. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports West Nile virus was first recorded in Oregon in 2003, but this is the first case recorded in Crook County. The virus, which can spread in humans only...

Correction: California-New Laws story

Oct. 13, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Oct. 12 about a California ban on the sale and manufacture of new fur products, The Associated Press erroneously identified the Humane Society of the United States as the Human Society of the United States. A corrected version of the story is below: California governor...