- Detroit dog owner pleads guilty in brutal mauling of man Updated: Sep-03-15 2:45 pm
DETROIT - A Detroit dog owner has pleaded guilty in the brutal mauling of a man who was attacked while feeding a pack of pit bulls.
- Amateur paleontologist finds rare fossil of fish in Arizona Updated: Sep-03-15 1:52 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Growing up, Stephanie Leco often would dig in her backyard and imagine finding fossils of a tyrannosaurus rex. She was fascinated with the idea of holding something in her hand that was millions of years old and would give her insight on how the world evolved.
- Bear killed by vehicle in southern Oregon Updated: Sep-03-15 1:15 pm
CENTRAL POINT, Oregon - A vehicle fatally struck a bear on Interstate 5 in southern Oregon.
- Thief steals bees, $900 worth of honey in Kandiyohi County Updated: Sep-03-15 1:08 pm
NEW LONDON, Minnesota - Some area beekeepers are taking security precautions after a number of beehive boxes and about $900 worth of unprocessed honey were stolen near the west-central Minnesota town of New London.
- California freeway wildlife corridor is feasible, study says Updated: Sep-03-15 1:02 pm
LOS ANGELES - Mountain lions and other animals would be able to cross a busy Southern California freeway and find new homes if the state adopts a proposal to build a long-planned wildlife bridge, according to a new study.
- Residents of Hill Country town upset about wind farm plan Updated: Sep-03-15 1:00 pm
MASON, Texas - They first started appearing in West Texas, where the wind howls through oil rigs. Then it was the Panhandle, and small towns along I-20, like Sweetwater, where cattle farms have given way to giant, white spinning blades.
- Judge orders mercury cleanup plan for Penobscot River Updated: Sep-03-15 12:52 pm
BANGOR, Maine - The former owners of the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. plant were ordered by a federal judge to pay for an engineering study for cleaning up tons of mercury dumped in the Penobscot River.
- East Illinois village considers allowing coyote hunts Updated: Sep-03-15 12:35 pm
TOLONO, Illinois - A small community in eastern Illinois is debating whether to allow the hunting of coyotes as a way of controlling their population.
- Experts work to save pair of whales found in Gulfport Updated: Sep-03-15 11:20 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Marine experts in Mississippi are working around the clock as two whales, their species unseen in South Mississippi for 40 years, fight for survival.
- Struggling to find food, bears set their sights on cars Updated: Sep-03-15 10:41 am
GATLINBURG, Tennessee - A Great Smoky Mountains National Park spokesman says a lack of wild food in the park this year has caused hungry bears to become increasingly brazen in their attempts to take people's food.
- Experts work to save pair of whales found in Gulfport Updated: Sep-03-15 10:31 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Marine experts in Gulfport are working around the clock as a mysterious pair of whales, their species unseen in South Mississippi for 40 years, fight for survival.
- Clark County to reconsider permit application for Moapa zoo Updated: Sep-03-15 10:13 am
LAS VEGAS - The Clark County Zoning Commission is reconsidering a permit application that could reopen an unaccredited zoo in Moapa.
- NYC woman with therapy dog says she's denied entry to buses Updated: Sep-03-15 7:59 am
NEW YORK - A New York City woman says she's been harassed by city bus drivers on least seven occasions since May because she travels with a therapy dog.
- Man facing cruelty charge in abandoned dog case Updated: Sep-03-15 7:42 am
NORTH PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A North Providence man has been charged with unnecessary cruelty after a malnourished dog he allegedly owned was euthanized.
- Lost Australian sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece Updated: Sep-03-15 7:41 am
CANBERRA, Australia - A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool - the equivalent of 30 sweaters - and shedding almost half his body weight.
- Authorities: 2 face charges after dozens of cats seized Updated: Sep-03-15 7:35 am
MARION TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Authorities say a man and his 72-year-old mother face animal cruelty charges after dozens of cats were seized in Livingston County.
- Officials: King cobra on the loose, escaped home in Orlando Updated: Sep-03-15 6:08 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Wildlife officials in Florida say they're searching for an 8-foot-long king cobra snake that escaped from a home in Orlando.
- Los Angeles considers raising cat limit from 3 to 5 Updated: Sep-03-15 6:05 am
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council wants to keep cats out of shelters and in order to do so is considering changing city code to raise the household limit on feline friends from three to five.
- More than 100 licenses remain for North Dakota swan hunt Updated: Sep-03-15 5:58 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota wildlife officials say more than 100 licenses remain for this year's swan hunt.
- Buffalo Ranch outside town of Buffalo offers meat, tours Updated: Sep-03-15 5:11 am
BUFFALO, Indiana - Carl Van Meter used to look out of his farmhouse and tell himself he'd like to see a herd of bison out on the pasture one day.
- Will County seeing record year for wildlife with rabies Updated: Sep-03-15 4:08 am
HOMER GLEN, Illinois - A suburban Chicago county is seeing a record number of wildlife rabies cases.
- Pacific bluefin tuna group puts off new moves to save fish Updated: Sep-03-15 3:52 am
TOKYO - An international body that monitors fisheries in most of the Pacific Ocean ended a meeting in Japan on Thursday without agreement on fresh measures to protect the dwindling bluefin tuna.
- Canada goose hunting season underway in upstate New York Updated: Sep-03-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - Canada goose hunting season has started in upstate New York and state wildlife officials estimate there are about 240,000 of the birds living year-round in the state.
- Houston Zoo welcomes new baby giraffe Updated: Sep-03-15 2:43 am
HOUSTON - A giraffe has been born at the Houston Zoo, bringing the zoo's total of Masai giraffes to 10.
- Specially trained dogs help out farmers with disabilities Updated: Sep-03-15 2:40 am
MAYSVILLE, Missouri - The demanding daily chores of a farmer were always a little different for Alda Owen, who is legally blind, able to see some blurry shapes and very close objects but not much else.