- Ringling's last 11 touring elephants retire to Florida Updated: May-06-16 11:09 am
The last 11 of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' touring elephants are officially retired, and enjoyed a buffet brunch of carrots, apples, celery, loaves of bread and lots of hay to celebrate.
- Police: $40K in stolen equipment recovered, some in ponds Updated: May-06-16 10:16 am
HEBRON, New Hampshire - Police say they've recovered more than $40,000 worth of stolen construction equipment, power tools, a golf cart, and other items, some of which were found in ponds in New Hampton and Meredith, New Hampshire.
- Moose put down after being struck by SUV in Connecticut Updated: May-06-16 8:03 am
BARKHAMSTED, Connecticut - State police say a trooper shot and killed a seriously injured moose that had been struck by an SUV in Barkhamsted.
- Louisiana's spring inshore shrimp season opens May 23 Updated: May-06-16 12:47 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission says the state's spring inshore shrimp season will open statewide at 6 a.m. on May 23.
- 2,000 LED-tagged pigeons stage show in NYC sky Updated: May-05-16 11:06 pm
NEW YORK - New York is staging a show with 2,000 pigeons tagged with LED lights illuminating the city's night sky.
- Jackson and sales tax panel at odds over spending authority Updated: May-05-16 7:34 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Jackson City Council is borrowing $11 million for water treatment improvements, but a member of an oversight commission said the city can't repay the loan using sales tax money without that panel's OK.
- 1 of the occupiers of Oregon refuge apologizes for rants Updated: May-05-16 7:20 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - One of the defendants in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier this year has apologized for video rants he made that were widely seen during the standoff.
- Judge says 10 seized animals should be returned to Ohio farm Updated: May-05-16 7:05 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge on Thursday said five tigers and five other animals seized from a northeast Ohio farm should be returned, though the state stood by its actions and maintained that the owner hasn't met Ohio's tightened restrictions on keeping exotic animals.
- Boil water order for visitor center in Oklahoma refuge Updated: May-05-16 6:31 pm
LAWTON, Oklahoma - A boil water order has been issued for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in southwestern Oklahoma.
- The Latest: Lawmaker seeks November marijuana referendum Updated: May-05-16 5:44 pm
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- Officer rescues deer that had its head caught in light globe Updated: May-05-16 4:13 pm
CENTEREACH, New York - It was a deer caught in the ... light globe.
- Montana, feds make deal on use of firefighting helicopters Updated: May-05-16 4:06 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana and federal officials have made a deal that will allow the state's five firefighting helicopters to respond to some blazes on federal lands, after they were barred from doing so last year as fires raging across the West led to equipment shortages.
- Montana releases draft grizzly hunting guidelines Updated: May-05-16 2:47 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - Montana wildlife officials have released draft regulations for grizzly bear hunting in anticipation of the bears' possible removal from the endangered species list.
- Officials take custody of kids who went to Oregon standoff Updated: May-05-16 2:34 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Seven children who were taken to perform for occupiers during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year have been placed in the temporary custody of Kansas child welfare officials.
- Lakefront housing project delayed after bald eagles found Updated: May-05-16 12:16 pm
HOPATCONG, New Jersey - The developer of a housing project on a New Jersey lake has voluntarily halted construction to allow a pair of nesting bald eagles to care for their two eaglets.
- Forest Service plan would thwart Kalmiopsis nickel mine Updated: May-05-16 10:15 am
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A plan to exclude mineral development on about 100,000 acres of federal land, to thwart a proposed nickel mine near the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, is nearing fruition.
- Work underway on $25.7M flood wall at Minot water plant Updated: May-05-16 9:52 am
MINOT, North Dakota - Work has begun on enhanced flood protection for Minot's water treatment plant.
- Game wardens say Pennsylvania man tried to poison bear Updated: May-05-16 8:47 am
ELYSBURG, Pennsylvania - Game wardens have charged a central Pennsylvania man with trying to poison a bear that damaged his property.
- 2 cited for alleged alligator hunting violations Updated: May-05-16 4:19 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Two men have been cited for alleged alligator hunting violations.
- Lake Erie funding distributed to track invaders, fight algae Updated: May-05-16 12:32 am
OAK HARBOR, Ohio - The federal government is handing out over $3 million to help Lake Erie.
- Forest Service to limit use of Colorado wilderness Updated: May-04-16 11:14 pm
ASPEN, Colorado - The U.S. Forest Service is considering a new management plan for the Snowmass-Maroon Bells Wilderness to limit use of the heavily traveled area.
- Judge: Plan for restoring Northwest salmon runs not enough Updated: May-04-16 9:19 pm
SEATTLE - A massive habitat restoration effort by the U.S. government doesn't do nearly enough to improve Northwest salmon runs, a federal judge ruled Thursday, handing a major victory to conservationists, anglers and others who hope to someday see four dams on the Snake River breached to make way for the fish.
- Small water district fined $1M for wastewater violations Updated: May-04-16 8:47 pm
FRESNO, California - Water regulators fined a Central California water district that serves mainly industrial users $1 Million for failing to implement a wastewater pretreatment program.
- Former Alamo managers say they've overcome Texas 'bullying' Updated: May-04-16 8:03 pm
HOUSTON - A group that served as guardian of the Alamo for more than a century said Wednesday it had prevailed over the "bureaucratic bullying" of a Texas agency with the state's acknowledgement that about 38,000 books and artifacts at an Alamo library don't belong to the state.
- Group seeks to halt US exports of fur from bobcats, wolves Updated: May-04-16 7:50 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Wildlife advocates on Wednesday said they will seek a court order halting a United States government program that allows tens of thousands of pelts from bobcats and a small number of gray wolves to be exported annually for sale on the international fur market.