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Spiders force family from upscale Missouri home

November 9, 2014 WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) — A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the wall. more »»

SHOOTING SPORTS

November 9, 2014 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3116. more »»

IN THE PARKS

November 9, 2014 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 Nov. 26 — Turkey Trek, 2-3:30 p.m. Kick some calories and explore the Lakeside Trail with the park naturalist. more »»

Bellefonte man pleads guilty to poaching trophy-size elk

November 9, 2014 HARRISBURG — A Bellefonte man has been sentenced to spend up to 18 months in jail and pay more than $20,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty Wednesday to poaching three bull elk, one of them... more »»

WILDLIFE IN THE NEWS

November 9, 2014 Wisconsin wildlife group seeking fish donations CATO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin wildlife rehabilitation organization is seeking donations to help feed a starved white pelican and other hungry birds. more »»

Pa. turkey season now underway in most WMUs

November 9, 2014 One of Pennsylvania’s most exciting seasons began Nov. 1 as hunters headed afield in pursuit of one of fall’s most coveted game animals, the wild turkey. more »»

Climate change talk is scarce at science institutions

November 9, 2014 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Visitors to Pittsburgh science-education facilities can experience an earthquake, look down the gullet of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and wander through a distant rain fores. more »»

By ARTHUR FOULKES

November 9, 2014 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Black crows seem addicted to visiting Terre Haute each fall, and they’re back agai. more »»

VISITING COLUMBIA

November 9, 2014 Columbia — not the country of Columbia, not the District of Columbia, not the Pennsylvania county of Columbia but rather the small Pennsylvania town of Columbia — is along the east side of the... more »»

Japan’s chrysanthemums are more than symbol of autumn

November 9, 2014 TOKYO (AP) — When Americans think of flowers and Japan, we think of cherry blossom. more »»

Local organization announces annual holiday party

November 9, 2014 LOCK HAVEN — The Pennsylvania Happy Travelers Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the first-floor conference room at the Lock Haven Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. more »»

TOKLAT TROPHY

October 19, 2014 Katy Snyder woke up on Aug. 5 feeling slightly miffed. “I was kind of discouraged, ’specially with the weather,” she said. “It definitely puts a damper on the excitement of the hunt. more »»

Reflections in Nature:

October 19, 2014 My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree Towards heaven still, And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn’t pick upon some bou. more »»

OUTDOOR BRIEFS

October 19, 2014 Take a hike with regional club The Otzinachson Regional Group of the Sierra Club and the Edward Abbey Hiking Society will hold a number of hikes throughout the region in the fall and winter. more »»

What’s for dinner? Less than there used to be

October 19, 2014 GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A restaurant menu can tell you much more than what’s for dinner — especially when the menus are more than 100 years old. more »»

Bear drawn by doggie bag trapped in Colorado car

October 19, 2014 CASTLE PINES, Colo. (AP) — A hungry black bear thought it had found an easy meal inside an unlocked car in suburban Denver. more »»

IN THE PARKS

October 19, 2014 Bald Eagle State Park, Howard Office: 814-625-2775 Oct. 24 — Final Fall Float, 4-5:30 p.m. Register before Oct. 23. Oct. 31 — Homeschool Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., beach area. For ages 6-14. more »»

Little Pine State Park reopens shooting range

October 19, 2014 The shooting range at Little Pine State Park will reopen after being closed for the last two years for rehabilitation projects. more »»

Additional state forest roads open for hunting seasons

October 19, 2014 Hunters heading into Pennsylvania’s state-owned woodlands this season will find additional roads open in 18 of the 20 state forest districts, according to a news release from the state Department of... more »»

SC facility processes alligator for hunters

October 19, 2014 RAVENEL, S.C. (AP) — If nonhunters harbor any stereotypes of the South Carolinians who yearly apply for a tag to stalk alligators, Mandy Kimmons blows them away. more »»

 
 
 

 

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