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Montana agency monitoring wolf activity in Cooke City

Jan. 18, 2019 3:54 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife managers are monitoring a pack of wolves that's been seen around Cooke City in recent weeks. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks received reports of wolves roaming at night in the mountain town's streets. FWP said in a news...

Cat rescued after sliding down dam's spillway

Jan. 18, 2019 3:30 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A wayward cat is safe after it was rescued from a dam in Indiana. The Huntington County Sheriff's Department writes on Facebook that a fisherman spotted the feline stranded on the spillway at the J. Edward Roush Lake dam. Officers could not reach the animal, so Army Corps of...

Report: Kansas electricity costs higher than other states

Jan. 18, 2019 2:54 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas customers are paying more for electricity than in neighboring states because of investments in coal and wind power, according to the state's public utilities commission. The Kansas Corporation Commission recently presented its analysis of the state's high electricity rates to...

Man encounters polar bear outside animals' normal range

Jan. 18, 2019 2:46 PM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A northeast Alaska man says he fatally shot a polar bear far south of the animal's usual habitat. Alaska's Energy Desk reports Jim Hollandsworth of Arctic Village says he encountered the bear in early January, about 20 miles from the village. Hollandsworth says the bear had tried...

Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark

Jan. 18, 2019 2:46 PM EST

HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and conservationist, told The...

Ailing federal worker says she'll get back lapsed insurance

Jan. 18, 2019 2:43 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon who was running out of a treatment to keep her alive and could not reach her employer during the government shutdown said Friday that she will get back her federally paid insurance coverage that lapsed months ago. Jasmine Tool...

Woman who hunts deer at age 101 kills 2 with a single shot

Jan. 18, 2019 2:21 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, Miss. (AP) — A 101-year-old hunter in Mississippi is still at it, and even dropped two deer with one shot. Veteran hunter Bertha Vickers made the twofer during her first successful hunt at age 101, the Clarion Ledger reported . Getting two in one a few days after her Jan. 9 birthday was a...

Breeder in St. Charles County shut down after inspections

Jan. 18, 2019 1:38 PM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A dog breeder and kennel in St. Charles County was shut down after inspectors found more than 150 were living in filthy conditions. Love N Care Pet Farms, near St. Peters, failed both animal control and building and code enforcement inspections. The county then evacuated the...

Lamb stolen from Big Island animal shelter

Jan. 18, 2019 12:21 PM EST

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A lamb named Loa was stolen from a Big Island animal shelter and another sheep injured in the theft had to be euthanized, officials said. Hawaii Island Humane Society staff discovered the months-old lamb was missing from the Waimea shelter Monday, West Hawaii Today reported ....

2 purloined penguins returned to UK zoo; both are fine

Jan. 18, 2019 11:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Nottinghamshire Police in England have located and returned two purloined penguins missing from a local zoo since November. Police said Friday that a 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft in the case. Police say the Humboldt penguins were found Wednesday in a...