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Lions' Jamaal Williams ready for his return to Green Bay

Sep. 18, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams addresses the prospect of facing his former team with the candor and humor that made him such a popular figure throughout his four seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Williams rushed for over 2,000 yards...

Police look for Laundrie in reserve; Petito still not found

Sep. 18, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida on Saturday searched a vast wildlife reserve near the Gulf Coast for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. More than 50 North Port police officers,...

USM prof, Water Institute work to restore Chandeleur Islands

Sep. 18, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana-based research organization and a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi are joining forces in a research project aimed at restoring and protecting the Chandeleur Islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In a news release...

Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge to remain closed due to Ida

Sep. 18, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida's strike on Louisiana left a path of destruction at Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge, which will remain closed until further notice as a result. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the refuge, in Jefferson Parish...

Romanian forest attack highlights illegal logging 'scourge'

Sep. 18, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Two journalists and an environmental activist have been beaten up by suspected illegal loggers in a forest in northeastern Romania while making a documentary about illicit deforestation, authorities said Friday. Thursday's attack in Suceava...

Asian insect known to kill native plants found in Indiana

Sep. 18, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Earlier this summer, a photograph of a spotted lanternfly taken in southern Indiana set off a huge effort to eradicate the insect that’s on the federally regulated invasive species list. The Vevay man’s picture was the first sighting of a...

Oregon expands wolf kill due to threat to livestock

Sep. 17, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon are stepping up efforts to kill wolves from a pack in the eastern part of the state due to continued attacks by the animals and evidence they are now focusing on livestock. KTVZ reports the Oregon Department of Fish and...

Investigator: 3 killed in helicopter crash in Georgia forest

Sep. 17, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter crashed in the dense woods of a national wildlife preserve in central Georgia, a federal investigator said Friday. The Robinson R66 helicopter scattered debris over a path 125 feet (38 meters) long,...

Duck hunter fined $5k for violating hunting laws

Sep. 17, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana hunter must pay a $5,000 fine, serve two years of probation and complete 100 hours of community service for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, federal prosecutors said. Kevin Berken, 60, of Lake Arthur, was charged in a bill of...

Wyoming to ask US to lift Yellowstone grizzly protections

Sep. 16, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will ask the federal government to remove its protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region and permit the region's three states to manage and potentially allow hunting of the big bruins in certain areas, Gov. Mark Gordon said Thursday. ...