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'Unluckiest guy:' Snake bites Mississippi hunter on head

Jan. 22, 2020 4:06 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a scene that could provoke nightmares, a Mississippi hunter walking to a truck soon found himself racing to the hospital after a venomous snake struck him in the head, a rare attack that had one scientist calling the hunter "the unluckiest guy in America." Tyler Hardy of...

Wife of Missouri snake breeder arrested in his 2017 death

Jan. 17, 2020 4:57 PM EST

NEW FLORENCE, Mo. (AP) — The wife of a mid-Missouri snake breeder who was killed in 2017 was charged Friday along with a second person in the man's death, authorities said. Lynlee Renick, 35, of New Florence, and Michael Humphrey, 35, of Jefferson City were charged with first-degree murder and armed...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019 file photo, a naturally occurring, slowly spinning ice disk the width of a football field floats in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine. The story of the rotating frozen is among some of 2019's weirder stories in New England. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Naked fireman, binky-binging bulldog: New England's odd 2019

Dec. 27, 2019 1:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders fired up the weirdness machine again in 2019, and it cranked out oddities pretty much nonstop. There was a giant spinning ice disk in Maine, a naked firefighter in Rhode Island, and twin mysteries in Massachusetts and Vermont, where people reported that intruders had entered...

In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 photo, an alligator prowls the waters in the Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. Formed roughly 5,000 years ago _ ironically enough, during a time of sea-level rise _ the glades once comprised an area twice the size of New Jersey. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

To save Everglades, guardians fight time - and climate

Dec. 3, 2019 10:36 AM EST

FLAMINGO, Florida (AP) — Grabbing a clump of vegetation to steady herself, Tiffany Troxler gingerly slides her feet along the makeshift boardwalk as she ventures out into the marsh. The boards sag, dipping her up to her knees in the tea-colored water. “This is the treacherous part,” the...