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African lion that died in Kansas had fungal infection

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say an African lion that died at the Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina suffered from encephalitis caused by a fungal infection. The lion, called Sahar, died Sept. 27. Zoo officials announced Thursday that a necropsy...

 

Companies propose building 3 solar farms in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two companies have proposed solar farm projects in Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports the three projects proposed for central Ohio west of Columbus would all be about 180 to 200 megawatts, with each taking up more than 1,000...

 

3.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in southeastern Oklahoma

QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — No injuries have been reported following a 3.1 magnitude earthquake in southeastern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 11:09 a.m. Monday a little more than 1 mile (2 kilometers) north of...

 

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

DALLAS (AP) — A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare the city "very fortunate" to be assessing only property...

 

Kayakers find partially fossilized bear skull in Kansas

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Two sisters have found a partially fossilized bear skull while kayaking the Arkansas River in south-central Kansas. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks said in a news release that sisters Ashley and Erin Watt made the...

 

3.0-magnitude earthquake shakes southeast Missouri

LILBOURN, Mo. (AP) — A small earthquake has been reported in southeastern Missouri. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.0 earthquake occurred just before 8 a.m. Saturday and was centered about 2.7 miles (4 kilometers) southwest of...

 

Talk pedometers may boost your baby's brain development

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Teresa Hunter didn't know what kind of conversation she was supposed to have with her 2-month-old. The Virginia Beach parenting class she joined told her to talk and read to her baby. But the infant wasn't going to...

 

Game warden's dog died in hot patrol vehicle that stalled

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas game warden's dog died when the handler's patrol vehicle stalled and an emergency system that's designed to turn on fans and lower windows if the cabin gets too hot wasn't engaged. The Wichita Eagle...

 

Authorities pull teen's body out of central Oklahoma lake

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing 16-year-old girl has been recovered from a central Oklahoma lake. Oklahoma City police say Su Hliang's body was pulled early Friday afternoon from Lake Overholser. Hliang, whose family is...

 

Greta Thunberg tells Denver rally: 'We are the change'

DENVER (AP) — Young people must be prepared to continue striking to call for action on climate change for a long time and not back down, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told a climate strike rally in Denver on Friday. Thunberg said she and...

 
 By Joe Dejka    Regional    October 6, 2019

Bees struggling to survive in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Good Life is far from sweet for the honeybee these days. The official Nebraska state insect is feeling the sting of agricultural chemicals, unfavorable weather, flooding and mites, according to beekeepers big and small....

 

Nevada fighting to keep 'zombie deer' from entering state

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zombie deer may sound like something in a bad B-movie, but wildlife regulators say they're real and officials are working to keep them out of Nevada. The Las Vegas Sun reports the term relates to animals that have contracted...

 

Some evacuations lifted near central Colorado wildfire

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Many people evacuated because of a wildfire burning in central Colorado are back home. The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for several neighborhoods near the fire that has burned nearly 10...

 

Disoriented hunter found in Wyoming, Montana mountains

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wyoming authorities have located a hunter from Kansas after he was lost for days in the Bighorn Mountains. The Billings Gazette reported Thursday that 61-year-old Rudy Miller was reported missing Monday after splitting from...

 

11 earthquakes recorded in Jewell County during weekend

RANDALL, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Geological Survey reports 11 earthquakes were recorded in a northern Kansas county during the weekend. The agency's data shows the cluster of quakes struck north and east of Randall in Jewell County Saturday and...

 

Environmental groups push for removing Colorado River dam

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Environmental groups that have long pushed to bring down a huge Colorado River dam along the Arizona-Utah border are suing the federal government. They say in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Arizona that...

 

$1.25M to evaluate spillway effects on dolphins, sea turtles

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will get $1.25 million to evaluate the effects of freshwater from a Louisiana spillway on dolphins and sea turtles in the Mississippi Sound. The money from federal oil and gas revenue-sharing will go to...

 

In northern Alabama, farmers stalk solid corn yields

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Corn farmers in northern Alabama are seeing some good yields in this year's harvest, agriculture experts said. Yields will depend on where the cornfields are located, according to Extension Service coordinators in Colbert and...

 

Cougar in southeast Kansas zoo escapes enclosure

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) — Officials at a southeast Kansas zoo say a cougar that got out of its enclosure has been recaptured. The cougar got loose Monday morning at Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo in Independence. City officials said later...

 

2 earthquakes rattle Kansas, Oklahoma; no significant damage

CALDWELL, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says two earthquakes were recorded near the Kansas-Oklahoma border. One earthquake with a 2.7 magnitude was recorded early Saturday 12 miles (19.31 kilometers) west of Perry, Oklahoma. The second...

 

Sensory Safari scheduled for students with disabilities

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The annual Sensory Safari at Lincoln Children's Zoo will give students with disabilities a chance to explore through sight, sound, touch or smell. The Oct. 2 event is organized by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, along...

 

Monkey injured in apparent break-in at Kansas zoo recovering

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A capuchin monkey at a western Kansas zoo is recovering after it was injured while apparently trying to stop an intruder from taking a younger monkey. Officials at the Wright Park Zoo in Dodge City say the older monkey,...

 

2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes...

 

31 bison from Grand Canyon sent to Oklahoma tribe

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Over 30 bison roaming Grand Canyon National Park's northern reaches are joining a herd in Oklahoma. Hundreds of the massive animals have made their home at the Grand Canyon in recent years. But park...

 

Inhofe: Arkansas River system facing $225M backlog in upkeep

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas River system that runs from Tulsa to the Mississippi River is facing a $225 million backlog of "critical" upkeep projects after being hampered for months by historic flooding in Oklahoma, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said....

 

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