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Horses used for beer promotions to visit Kansas Capitol

Apr. 16, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Clydesdale horses used for beer promotions will soon trot in front of the Kansas Capitol to celebrate the state's new law that allows grocers and convenience stores to sell brews with up to 6% alcohol by volume. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the equine event is intended to...

New 'West Side Story' Maria performs in Lodi this weekend

Apr. 13, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

LODI, N.J. (AP) — Friday is big for Clifton's Rachel Zegler. It's opening night for "Shrek," her last musical at Immaculate Conception High School. It's also her last day as a student in the halls of the Catholic girls school in Lodi. That's because Monday is even bigger. It's Zegler's first day as a film...

New quarantines ordered due to horse virus in Las Vegas

Apr. 11, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada agriculture officials say horses that competed at an equestrian center in Las Vegas earlier this month may have been exposed to an equine herpes virus. One horse from California and another from Clark County tested positive for the virus known as EHV-1 and were placed under...

Bear suspected in death of 400-pound horse in Massachusetts

Apr. 9, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

HINSDALE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family is mourning the death of their small horse that officials suspect was killed by a black bear. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Kathleen Tench Adams, of Hinsdale, posted on Facebook that the 400-pound horse was killed and pulled from its stall on Friday....

Dismembered horse found at park was longtime family pet

Apr. 8, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A horse whose dismembered remains were found in a Missouri park was a family pet that was pregnant. Miguel Valdez told WDAF-TV that breaking the news to his children was difficult. But he said it was equally disturbing to go to animal control and identify the mare, named Senaida,...

Wild ponies corralled after visitors ignore warnings

Apr. 7, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Wild ponies living on Virginia's Eastern Shore have been corralled because visitors ignored warnings against approaching the animals. The Daily Times of Salisbury, Maryland, reported last week that the warnings were ignored at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The ponies...

Wild ponies corralled after visitors ignore warnings

Apr. 7, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Wild ponies living on Virginia's Eastern Shore have been corralled because visitors ignored warnings against approaching the animals. The Daily Times of Salisbury, Maryland, reported last week that the warnings were ignored at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The ponies...

Dismembered remains of a horse found in Missouri park

Apr. 2, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Animal control officers in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating how the dismembered remains of a horse ended up in a city park. A man playing disc golf found the remains Monday evening in Kessler Park. Police spokesman Capt. Tim Hernandez says the horse appeared to have been...

Taming wild horses brings change to Nevada inmates

Mar. 30, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada prison inmates are taming wild horses gathered from public lands across the West in a partnership program that is changing the prisoners, too. Hundreds of Nevada inmates have been taming the horses since 2000 as part of the program involving the federal Bureau of Land...

Kearney man carries on father's legacy through saddle shop

Mar. 30, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — The story told by a black-and-white photo dated 1951 on the back wall reflects a legacy. A man in overalls leans against a workbench behind a saddle he's making, while a little boy peaks out from under the workbench. The lives of the man and boy — father and son — always...