| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:41 PM
A 27-year-old ex-convict was arrested in Glendale early Friday after police allegedly discovered guns, marijuana and ledgers inside his wife’s car.
Alvaro Mejia, who’s on federal probation for drug sales, was taken into custody just after...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:53 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Buz Marthaler felt the once-proud aerial predator fall limp in his arms, and the veteran animal caretaker knew he was facing a mystery unlike any in his career.
Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the last few weeks...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:36 PM
State health officials are weighing new safeguards for research laboratories and biotechnology companies that handle potentially deadly infectious pathogens, but whether they will impose any remains uncertain because they don't know how big a threat there...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:56 PM
There's at least $400 million on the line in Friday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing, which has produced the usual heavy breathing over the prospect of big money.
But Andre Evangelista's chances — and yours — of winning are worse than...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:38 AM
A small number of children in California have come down with polio-like illnesses since 2012--suffering paralysis in one or more limbs and other symptoms--and physicians and public health officials do not yet know why.
A virus may play a role, said Dr....
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Kane County health officials announced today that a 64-year-old Elgin man with the West Nile virus died last week.
The man was the only human case reported in Kane County this year, according to Kane County Health Department officials.
His is the...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:14 PM
Biologists expect tick and mosquito populations to thrive this spring, largely because mild temperatures from last winter failed to kill off a large population of the disease-carrying pests.
Technicians in Hampton are already finding mosquito larvae...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 6:32 AM
South Florida’s most widely despised form of wildlife declined sharply in the past week, as a lack of rain dried up breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Daytime biters, which breed when dry ground is flooded by rain, have diminished, bringing relief to...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Nancy Colvin of Stoneleigh writes: Do you have any idea where the blue jays have gone? Since the avian flu came through here several years ago, it seems that there are few blue jays, though I did see a couple in Westchester County, N.Y., during a recent...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 12:59 PM
The city of Evanston on Thursday embarked on the long process of getting a CTA station by hosting a meeting for the public about the proposed Yellow Line stop.
"We're just hoping we're still alive when it's built," Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) said as she...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Health officials said today they have found the first birds to be infected with West Nile virus this year in Illinois in LaSalle and Sandwich counties.
The birds were collected on June 8 and tested positive for the virus today, according to a statement...