| Mar 4, 2015
| 4:42 PM
'No' to hunters in preserves
Hunters in the Lake County Forest Preserves? I hope not. It would be more than $60,000 after all the lawsuits that would be filed. The forest preserves has my "No" vote for any referendum from now on. Buy food rather than...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 11:12 AM
The Supreme Court justices, hearing arguments in a Los Angeles case, sounded prepared Tuesday to revive a city ordinance that gives the police the authority to regularly check motels' guest registries without search warrants.
City officials say these...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 2:11 PM
HARTFORD — The stark choices lawmakers are facing as they prepare to deal with budget deficits were made brutally clear Monday in discussions about Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed reductions in programs for state parks, fish hatcheries and pheasant...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:12 PM
A deer hunter in a tree stand fatally shot a black bear that began climbing up the tree toward him after it got within a few feet of him, state wildlife officials said.
The Sayreville man was armed with a 12-gauge shotgun on Saturday morning when he...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:37 AM
Within hours after Jessica Padgett disappeared, more than 100 volunteers started combing through Northampton, handing out fliers with a photo of the mother of three and searching the streets for clues on her whereabouts.
Jim Wilkins, a longtime friend...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 7:41 PM
Under Pennsylvania's Mentored Youth Hunting Program in the 2012-13 hunting license year, a 1-year-old participated.
And two 2-year-olds (or their parents) responded that they took part.
We know that, because a survey for that license...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 3:53 PM
Until its characters behave illogically in the third act and the direction shows suspense fatigue, "Preservation" displays a flinty resolve to be better than your average woodsy-nightmare thriller.
Writer-director Christopher Denham sets up his trio...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:31 PM
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Game Commission board on Tuesday adopted a slate of deer seasons for 2015-16, including a split buck season in western Franklin County.
The commission has proposed a split, five-day antlered deer season (Nov. 30-Dec....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:03 PM
When it comes to preserving fair chase in hunting, Illinois already bans using bait to lure, dogs to kill and certain lights to see animals at night.
Now to those and other do-nots, a state lawmaker would like to add one more: drones.
State Sen. Julie...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 6:13 PM
California has been very, very good to animals.
So says the Humane Society of the United States, which bills itself as "the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization."
For the sixth straight year, the society has ranked the...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 2:57 PM
It's time for a bear hunt in Florida.
You may not like it. I may not like it.
But a hunt seems inevitable.
If that makes you mad, call the Seminole County Commission, your state legislator and your homeowners' association board.
They dropped the...