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Mich. officials were warned of water, Legionnaires' link

Mich. officials were warned of water, Legionnaires' link

Emails reveal high-ranking Michigan officials were aware of a link between Legionnaires’ disease and Flint’s water.

February 04, 2016 12:17 pmLoading…
Mich. officials were warned of water, Legionnaires' link

Mich. officials were warned of water, Legionnaires' link

LANSING, Mich. — High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires’ disease potentially linked to Flint’s water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show.

February 04, 2016 12:17 pm Photos

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Judge rejects plea agreement for accused deer poacher

JACKSON, Wyo. — A Circuit Court judge has rejected a plea agreement for a man accused of killing a trophy deer in a Jackson Hole residential neighborhood.

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Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

Gov. Rick Snyder announces a request for $30 million in the 2016-17 state budget as a refund to Flint residents for water bills from April 2014 to April 2016 in relation to the Flint water crisis during a press conference at the Flint & Genesee County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Fe…

February 03, 2016 3:21 pmLoading…
Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver drinks from a bottle of water beside Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Keith Creagh as Gov. Rick Snyder fields questions from reporters about the Flint water crisis during a news conference at City Hall in…

February 03, 2016 3:21 pmLoading…
Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

Gov. Rick Snyder, left, announces a request for $30 million in the 2016-17 state budget as a refund to Flint residents for water bills from April 2014 to April 2016 in relation to the Flint water crisis during a press conference at the Flint & Genesee County Chamber of Commerce on Wednes…

February 03, 2016 3:21 pmLoading…
Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 file photo,Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Snyder has released some, but not all, of his government emails related to Flint’s water emergenc…

February 03, 2016 3:21 pmLoading…
Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

Gov. Rick Snyder announces a request for $30 million in the 2016-17 state budget as a refund to Flint residents for water bills from April 2014 to April 2016 in relation to the Flint water crisis during a press conference at the Flint & Genesee County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Fe…

February 03, 2016 3:21 pmLoading…
Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

Snyder calls for $30M in state help for Flint water bills

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislative leaders said Wednesday they are open to spending $30 million to help pay the water bills of Flint residents facing an emergency over a lead-contaminated water supply, though a top Democrat said the proposed state funding should be doubled.

February 03, 2016 3:21 pm Photos

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New nests for endangered bird installed at Point Mugu

OXNARD, Calif. — Girl Scouts helped biologists carry nests made from palm fronds into the marsh wetlands at Naval Base Ventura County, hoping to lure an endangered bird to make its home there.

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Arizona man arrested in Nevada for allegedly killing eagles

Arizona man arrested in Nevada for allegedly killing eagles

RENO, Nev. — A 30-year-old Arizona man has been arrested in Nevada on charges accusing him of killing two federally protected golden eagles and illegally possessing more than 120 eagle and hawk feathers.

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Punctured train engine leaks fuel at Idaho rail yard

Punctured train engine leaks fuel at Idaho rail yard

POCATELLO, Idaho — A punctured train engine leaked 3,500 gallons of diesel fuel at an Idaho rail yard before emergency crews could contain the leak.

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State tells southwest Ohio water plants to reduce phosphorus

State tells southwest Ohio water plants to reduce phosphorus

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Two large wastewater plants in southwestern Ohio are appealing an order to reduce how much phosphorus is released into a tributary of the Ohio River.

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Drought, algae bloom blamed for fish deaths

LOVELOCK, Nev.— A drought-fueled algae explosion may have killed off all the fish in Rye Patch Reservoir, and state wildlife officials say it could take years to rebuild the popular northern Nevada fishery known for its trophy-sized walleye and giant catfish.

January 25, 2016 6:40 pmLoading…
'Citizen scientists' use drones to map El Nino flooding

'Citizen scientists' use drones to map El Nino flooding

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline’s changing face.

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Alligator found in suburban home evicted after 26 years

Alligator found in suburban home evicted after 26 years

LANSING, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man is scheduled to appear in court this week after authorities came to his house and took the alligator he kept there for 26 years into custody.

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'Citizen scientists' use drones to map El Nino flooding

'Citizen scientists' use drones to map El Nino flooding

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline’s changing face.

January 24, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…
'Citizen scientists' use drones to map El Nino flooding

'Citizen scientists' use drones to map El Nino flooding

In this Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 photo, Trent Lukaczyk, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) engineer who builds and flies drones to monitor changes in the ocean environment, controls a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced drone to take photos and videos over the coastline in Pacifica, Calif. Starting this mon…

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