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Lawrence asked to consider program for feral cats

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The city of Lawrence will consider a request to allow colonies of feral cats to live in the city if they have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. The Lawrence Humane Society is proposing the change, which would allow...

 

Winter storm to bring snow, freezing rain to Southern Plains

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A winter storm packing freezing rain and snow is forecast to cut an icy path through the Southern Plains as a busy holiday shopping weekend unfolds. The National Weather Service says a storm system that caused heavy rain and...

 

Oklahoma governor declares emergency ahead of expected storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency ahead of an expected storm that could dump snow, ice and freezing rain on the state. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch through Saturday...

 

Arkansas, Oklahoma still recovering from tornadoes

VAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) — Oklahoma and Arkansas continue recovery efforts following a series of tornadoes that ripped through the region last week. An EF2 tornado in Oklahoma's Lake Tenkiller area destroyed homes, boat docks and buildings. State...

 

Magnitude 3.3 earthquake shakes parts of central Oklahoma

HENNESSEY, Okla. (AP) — Parts of central Oklahoma have been shaken by an earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday about 2 miles (4 kilometers) east of Hennessey, 49 miles (79...

 

Snow and ice expected in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A strong cold front followed by a storm system is expected to bring snow and freezing rain to Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas later this week. The National Weather Service said Tuesday the front will move across the Texas and...

 

Strong storms expected in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A strong storm system is expected to bring hail, heavy rain and possibly tornadoes to parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The National Weather Service says the storms are expected to develop Friday afternoon and could...

 

Board delays plan to colonize Wichita's feral cats

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A plan to allow Wichita residents to keep colonies of feral cats in their yards has been delayed. The Wichita Animal Control Advisory Board voted Wednesday evening to delay the proposal until December or January pending some...

 

Tons of radioactive waste leave Oklahoma for Utah mill

GORE, Okla. (AP) — More than 10,000 tons of radioactive waste that had been in northeastern Oklahoma is now in Utah. Officials with the Oklahoma attorney general's office, the Cherokee Nation, state environmental officials and city of Gore...

 

Scientists: Capacity at US nuclear waste dump a challenge

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The lack of space at the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository is among several challenges identified Friday by a group of scientists and other experts who are looking at the viability of disposing...

 

Houston wildlife study reveals 'ancient' denizen of bayous

HOUSTON (AP) — The creature didn't growl and didn't need to. The alligator snapping turtle held menace enough in its massive, gaping jaws, which ended in a sharp beak poised like the fangs of an agitated rattlesnake. Its long, plump claws dug into...

 

Federal officials to study Black River flooding in Arkansas

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is working with northeastern Arkansas officials to study how to prevent catastrophic floods from the rising Black River. Corps officials recently met with Randolph County and Pocahontas city...

 

Future of elk in southwest Colorado in jeopardy

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The future of elk in Southwest Colorado is in jeopardy. Over the past few years, herds in the region have been slowly dying off, and wildlife officials are concerned about the iconic ungulate's ability to survive in healthy...

 

Future of elk in southwest Colorado in jeopardy

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The future of elk in Southwest Colorado is in jeopardy. Over the past few years, herds in the region have been slowly dying off, and wildlife officials are concerned about the iconic ungulate's ability to survive in healthy...

 

Menace from the sky: Black vultures attacking calves

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Farmers and ranchers in parts of the Midwest are fending off a new menace: the federally protected black vultures, which swoop down and peck newborn calves and other small animals to death. Some cattle producers have lost multiple...

 

Future of elk in southwest Colorado in jeopardy

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The future of elk in Southwest Colorado is in jeopardy. Over the past few years, herds in the region have been slowly dying off, and wildlife officials are concerned about the iconic ungulate's ability to survive in healthy...

 

Fossil of plant-eating reptile found in southern New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The earliest known example of a plant-eating reptile has been found in the fossil record in southern New Mexico, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History said. The museum made the announcement this week , saying the unique...

 

3.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in northwestern Oklahoma

WAKITA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 3.1 earthquake has been recorded in northern Oklahoma. The U.S.G.S report says the quake struck Thursday afternoon near the town of Wakita, just north of Enid and about 100 miles...

 

Endangered Mexican wolf escapes at Colorado wildlife center

DENVER (AP) — An endangered Mexican wolf escaped from a Colorado wildlife center where it had been taken to breed with other captive wolves, authorities said Wednesday. The year-old, captive-born male got out of an enclosure at the Colorado Wolf...

 

Colorado getting $20.2M for watershed work after fires

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is getting $20.2 million to help prevent flooding and mudslides following this year's wildfires. Sen. Michael Bennet and Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the Emergency Watershed Protection grants for work to protect...

 

Conservation groups disappointed with Illinois River plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Conservation groups are expressing disappointment with a memorandum of agreement between Oklahoma and Arkansas officials to study ways to improve water quality in the Illinois River watershed. "This MOA proposes absolutely no...

 

$3.5M man-made oyster reef to be built in Galveston Bay

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Environmentalists plan to build a $3.5 million man-made oyster reef in Galveston Bay as part of an effort to preserve Texas' oyster population, which is on the brink of extinction. The Nature Conservancy announced Wednesday...

 

Texas experts help present Smithsonian sea monsters exhibit

DALLAS (AP) — Three weeks before his team's fossil finds were to go on display at one of the world's most famous natural history museums, Louis Jacobs stood in a basement lab at Southern Methodist University sanding the lower jaw of a...

 

Arkansas, Oklahoma agencies agree to clean up Illinois River

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas and Oklahoma state agencies have signed an agreement which commits the states to work together to address concerns about water quality in the Illinois River. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality...

 

Magnitude 3.3 earthquake recorded in northern Oklahoma

MORRISON, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.3 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in northern Oklahoma. The survey reports the temblor was recorded just after 9 p.m. Tuesday near Morrison, north of Stillwater and about 65 miles...

 

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