Category Archives: Law & Crime

A Fuzzy Invasion

When Alicia Griggs steps outside her suburban Fort Lauderdale home, Florida’s latest invasive species comes a-hoppin’ down the street: lionhead rabbits. The bunnies, which sport an impressive flowing mane around their heads, want the food Griggs carries. But she also represents their best chance of survival and moving where this domesticated breed belongs: inside homes, […]

Who Pays For Rescues?

When wealthy adventurers take huge risks, who should foot the bill for rescue attempts?   When millionaire Steve Fossett’s plane went missing over the Nevada range in 2007, the swashbuckling adventurer had already been the subject of two prior emergency rescue operations thousands of miles apart. And that prompted a prickly question: After a sweeping […]

Ruff Day in Court

Supreme Court sides with Jack Daniel’s in dispute with makers of dog toy The Supreme Court on Thursday gave whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s reason to raise a glass, handing the company a new chance to win a trademark dispute with the makers of the Bad Spaniels dog toy. In announcing the decision for a unanimous […]

California is Meant to Burn

‘California is meant to burn’: Experts teach landowners art of prescribed burns The prescribed burn begins on a California hill with a drip torch to light brush, needles and fallen branches, the flames spreading out on the forest floor far below the tree canopy.   Students on this Saturday class learn how to keep the […]

Teens Accused of Killing Swan

Three teens have been arrested for allegedly killing a swan for family and friends to eat. The female swan, named Faye, was killed at a pond in Manlius, New York. Her four babies, called cygnets, went missing over the weekend. On Tuesday, Manlius police arrested 18-year-old Eman Hussan, and a 17 and 16-year-old, all from […]

Bear Steals Cupcakes

Bear helps itself to 60 cupcakes from Connecticut bakery, scares employees. A hungry black bear barged into the garage of a Connecticut bakery, scared several employees and helped itself to 60 cupcakes before ambling away. Workers at Taste by Spellbound in the town of Avon were loading cakes into a van for delivery on Wednesday […]

America’s Birds Are Under Siege

If you enjoy watching cardinals or bluebirds at a feeder or seeing a great blue heron at the water’s edge, it may not be immediately apparent but the nation’s birds are under siege. “Birds are declining,” said Ken Rosenberg, a conservation biologist with Road to Recovery, an organization that focuses on recovery of the nation’s […]

Toddler Found Inside Gator’s Mouth

Missing Florida toddler found inside alligator’s mouth day after mother’s murder The hunt for a missing toddler came to a tragic end Friday evening when the child’s body was found inside an alligator’s mouth in Florida. The father of Taylen Mosley, 2, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder: for the child and for […]

Swimmers Were Harassing Dolphins

Hawaii authorities say 33 swimmers were harassing dolphins Hawaii authorities on Tuesday say they have referred 33 people to U.S. law enforcement after the group allegedly harassed a pod of wild dolphins in waters off the Big Island. It’s against federal law to swim within 50 yards (45 meters) of spinner dolphins in Hawaii’s nearshore […]