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      Beginning in 2017, the South Florida Water Management Board began taking "aggressive action to protect the Everglades and eliminate invasive pythons from its public lands," and now they are looking to add to the force of their Python Elimination Program. 

      Beginning in 2017, the South Florida Water Management Board began taking "aggressive action to protect the Everglades and eliminate invasive pythons from its public lands," and now they are looking to add to the force of their Python Elimination Program. 

    • Lawsuit in California aims to ban GPS on hunting dogs

      Lawsuit in California aims to ban GPS on hunting dogs

      Wednesday, September 11 2019 5:14 PM EDT2019-09-11 21:14:48 GMT

      SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Animal rights groups are suing California over rules that allow animals to be hunted with the aid of hunting dogs wearing GPS tracking devices on their collars. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, which filed the lawsuit last week in Sacramento Superior Court, called the hunting method “unusually cruel and unfair.” 

      SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Animal rights groups are suing California over rules that allow animals to be hunted with the aid of hunting dogs wearing GPS tracking devices on their collars. The Animal Legal Defense Fund, which filed the lawsuit last week in Sacramento Superior Court, called the hunting method “unusually cruel and unfair.” 

    • Two More Meat Processing Fires

      Two More Meat Processing Fires

      Monday, September 16 2019 10:45 AM EDT2019-09-16 14:45:10 GMT

      A Cargill meat processing facility in Dodge City, Kansas caught fire on Friday, but the blaze was quickly contained. Meatingplace.com reports the plant is now operating normally. Also on Friday, in Chester Township, Ohio, flames destroyed an empty chicken barn at Shaggy Apple Farm. No animals were harmed in the fire.

      A Cargill meat processing facility in Dodge City, Kansas caught fire on Friday, but the blaze was quickly contained. Meatingplace.com reports the plant is now operating normally. Also on Friday, in Chester Township, Ohio, flames destroyed an empty chicken barn at Shaggy Apple Farm. No animals were harmed in the fire.

    • Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Rural Media Group (RMG) Announce Multi-Year Agreement

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      Tune-in for special LIVE Announcement Wednesday night: 6 PM ET | 5 PM CT | 4 PM MT | 3 PM PT

    • Bikers stop at lemonade stand of little girl

      Bikers stop at lemonade stand of little girl

      Wednesday, September 18 2019 11:21 AM EDT2019-09-18 15:21:16 GMT
      (Via: Daryn Sturch)(Via: Daryn Sturch)
      (Via: Daryn Sturch)(Via: Daryn Sturch)

      A large group of motorcyclists stopped at lemonade stand with special meaning in Indiana.  In September of 2018, Daryn Sturch and her daughter Bryanne saw an accident in Denver, Indiana involving several motorcycles. 

      A large group of motorcyclists stopped at lemonade stand with special meaning in Indiana.  In September of 2018, Daryn Sturch and her daughter Bryanne saw an accident in Denver, Indiana involving several motorcycles. 

    • Ric Ocasek's wife says he died while recuperating from surgery

      Ric Ocasek's wife says he died while recuperating from surgery

      Wednesday, September 18 2019 5:26 PM EDT2019-09-18 21:26:58 GMT

      NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner says Ric Ocasek , the 75-year-old frontman for The Cars, died of heart disease, worsened by emphysema.

      NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City medical examiner says Ric Ocasek , the 75-year-old frontman for The Cars, died of heart disease, worsened by emphysema.

    • Tennessee funeral home invites public to ceremony for unclaimed veteran

      Tennessee funeral home invites public to ceremony for unclaimed veteran

      Wednesday, September 18 2019 1:17 PM EDT2019-09-18 17:17:54 GMT

      A funeral home near in Tennessee has invited the public to a ceremony for an Air Force veteran who has no known living family.  Lyndon Badgett, an Air Forrce vet, lived at the Tennessee State Veterans' Home in Clarksville, Tennessee, about 45 miles outside of Nashville. 

      A funeral home near in Tennessee has invited the public to a ceremony for an Air Force veteran who has no known living family.  Lyndon Badgett, an Air Forrce vet, lived at the Tennessee State Veterans' Home in Clarksville, Tennessee, about 45 miles outside of Nashville. 

    • Dairy industry pushes back against new manure storage rules

      Dairy industry pushes back against new manure storage rules

      Tuesday, September 17 2019 11:49 AM EDT2019-09-17 15:49:11 GMT

      MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin dairy industry raised a stink Monday over potential new restrictions on manure storage, insisting the regulations would make life harder on struggling farmers and force them to relocate. 

      MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin dairy industry raised a stink Monday over potential new restrictions on manure storage, insisting the regulations would make life harder on struggling farmers and force them to relocate. 

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