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Protections restored for grizzly bears; hunts blocked

Sep. 25, 2018 1:53 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts planned in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. Wyoming and Idaho had been on the cusp of allowing hunters to kill up to...

Home break-ins by black bears surge in Connecticut suburbs

Sep. 24, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

CANTON, Conn. (AP) — Tom Bradley had grown accustomed to seeing black bears walk through his Connecticut neighborhood, but this month he was alarmed to find something trying to turn a doorknob to enter his house. He used his key fob to set off his car horn, to scare away whatever was in his garage. When he...

The Latest: Utility: No negative impacts at flooded ash dump

Sep. 24, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Duke Energy says results from samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River. The data Duke released Monday came from a sample...

The Latest: Wyoming disappoints by grizzly bear protections

Sep. 24, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a ruling against planned grizzly bear hunting (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Wyoming officials say they're disappointed grizzly bears are again getting federal protections instead of being hunted in the state. A judge in Montana on Monday blocked hunts planned in Wyoming...

Judge restores protections for grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park, blocking planned hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

Sep. 24, 2018 7:13 PM EDT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Judge restores protections for grizzly bears around Yellowstone National Park, blocking planned hunts in Wyoming, Idaho.

10 days after Hurricane Florence, fresh chaos in S. Carolina

Sep. 24, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

YAUHANNAH, S.C. (AP) — More than a week ago, pastor Willie Lowrimore and some of his congregants stacked sandbags around their South Carolina church to protect it from the fury of Hurricane Florence. They moved the pews to higher ground and watched anxiously for days as the nearly black, reeking water from...

Woman charged with leaving a Chihuahua to die in trash bin

Sep. 24, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman wrapped her small dog in a trash bag and left it to die in a trash bin behind an apartment complex. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that 41-year-old Shawkimo Anderson was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated animal...

UK police warn about rare goat-antelope escaped from zoo

Sep. 24, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police warned the public Monday to stay away from a rare goat-antelope that has escaped from a zoo in western England. Official says the young female West Caucasian tur was likely in the woods near Paignton Zoo, about 200 miles southwest of London. Devon and Cornwall Police said...

Agency says two-headed snake may go to educational facility

Sep. 24, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found near the nation's capital may be sent to an educational facility. The Wildlife Center of Virginia says the two-headed Eastern Copperhead was found in a northern Virginia neighborhood last week. It...

Officer's stray bullet wounds St. Louis police recruit

Sep. 24, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis police recruit is recovering after being accidentally shot by an officer during a "ride-along." Police say the 29-year-old female recruit was shot in the left wrist Saturday but is expected to recover in time for graduation from the police academy on Oct. 11. Police Chief John...