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Mexico to close infamous island penal colony, region's last

Feb. 18, 2019 10:25 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will close its infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie "Papillon." President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that Mexico will relocate about two-thirds of the 659...

Bill to keep Idaho wolf control board headed to governor

Feb. 18, 2019 3:37 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to keep operating a state board that pays a federal agency to kill wolves that attack livestock and elk is on its way to Gov. Brad Little after a House vote Monday. The House voted 51-19 to repeal a section of Idaho law that would end the five-year-run of the Idaho Wolf...

Utah group offers chance to go elk hunting with Trump, Jr.

Feb. 18, 2019 3:12 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah group is seeking to raise money by offering hunters a chance to go elk hunting with Donald Trump, Jr. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Hunter Nation is selling $10 raffle tickets for an opportunity to spend five days with the president's son on a guided elk hunt in Utah. Utah...

Florida police hold rattlesnake in the back of a patrol car

Feb. 18, 2019 2:26 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A rattlesnake in Florida ended up in the back of a police car. The snake was being carried by a homeless man walking around Jacksonville Beach on Monday morning. Sgt. Larry Smith told local news stations the snake was 6 to 8 feet (2 to 2.5 meters) long. When police stopped...

3rd season of 'North Woods Law' to debut Tuesday

Feb. 18, 2019 2:23 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A third season of "North Woods Law" featuring New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department conservation officers is about to start. The premiere episode, scheduled Tuesday on Animal Planet, shows officers responding to a call about an endangered rattlesnake; an ATV festival accident in...

Group rescues 43 dogs from hoarding situation in Kansas

Feb. 18, 2019 1:49 PM EST

CHETOPA, Kan. (AP) — An animal rescue group says it is housing 43 dogs that were found in three different properties in southeast Kansas. KAKE-TV reports that Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption says the animals were found Friday near Chetopa in deplorable conditions without drinkable water, medical...

Judge to settle pesticide dispute in mosquito-prone area

Feb. 18, 2019 12:23 PM EST

GOSHEN, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont judge is going to settle a dispute between a mosquito-control district and an environmental group appealing the pesticide permit awarded to the group by the state. The Rutland Herald reports that last year, the Toxic Action Center appealed the Agency of Natural Resources'...

Teacher brings furry friends to help comfort students

Feb. 18, 2019 11:58 AM EST

VINE GROVE, Ky. (AP) — J.T. Alton Middle School in Vine Grove now has two extra students — two furry ones. Clint, 11, and Victoria, 7, are corgis owned by resource classroom teacher Sylvia Stuckey. At least one of the dogs comes to a classroom almost every day. The visits not only benefit the...

Dog reunited with owner after 8-month, 175-mile journey

Feb. 18, 2019 11:18 AM EST

SOUTH PARIS, Maine (AP) — A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles (282 kilometers) away. The Bangor Daily News reports 5-year-old king shepherd Kaiser made his way from Ashby, Massachusetts, to South Paris, Maine, over a...

2 from rescue group plead guilty over cats left in trailer

Feb. 18, 2019 10:25 AM EST

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Two women who ran an Ohio animal rescue operation have pleaded guilty to charges related to the abandonment of more than 20 cats in a trailer that was then tied shut. They were charged in August after the Licking County Humane Society took custody of the cats left behind by the women's...