Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:12:04 GMT
Deaconess Hospital was once again named one of the top 100 greatest places to work in healthcare according to the May issue of Becker's Hospital Review. Each year, Becker's Hospital Review and Becker'sMore >>
Deaconess Hospital was once again named one of the top 100 greatest places to work in healthcare according to the May issue of Becker's Hospital Review.More >>
ST. PAUL, MINN. (AP) -
Minnesota researchers will soon get text messages from dead moose.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Friday it will conduct research aimed at better understanding the sharp decline in the state's moose population. Through a combination of GPS technology and implanted devices, researchers think they can get a quicker handle on the locations and causes of moose deaths.
Researchers believe the study has value beyond the iconic giant of the north woods, because the ailments killing moose could shed light on health threats to other species, including humans.
Starting later this month, wildlife resource officials plan to capture 100 adults and 50 calves in northeastern Minnesota. All of them will be fitted with $2,500 tracking collars and many will also have $900 mortality implant transmitters put in their digestive tracks.
Those with the implants will be the most valuable research targets because when an animal's heart stops beating it will trigger an instant text message to researchers, who will get coordinates for finding the carcass to help them retrieve it within 24 hours. That's key because moose organs decompose quickly or the animals get ravaged by prey, meaning researchers can't get a good read on what's causing them to die.
"We know the population is declining. We don't know exactly why," said Lou Cornicelli, the DNR's wildlife research manager.
Alerts from the moose with only GPS collars will go out if there is inactivity for more than six hours. Cornicelli compared the technology to "life alert" necklaces some senior citizens use to summon emergency responders. "It actually sends a text message to researchers saying, 'Hey, I'm likely dead.'"
Under older technology, it could take a week to 10 days to find the dead animal. Even if scavengers get to the dead moose first, the new equipment will log key vital statistics as well as ambient temperatures.
Last year there were an estimated 4,200 moose in the state - about half as many as there were in a 2006 species survey. Moose can live as long as 20 years but most die much sooner. Erika Butler, a wildlife veterinarian, pointed to a troubling trend of more moose dying in what should be their prime years and in seasons that are typically more favorable to their health.
The equipment and resulting data will actually feed into multiple studies. The two main studies are expected to cost a combined $1.6 million, with much of the money coming from a special trust fund devoted to environment and natural resources programs.
Butler said the moose research could have human health implications. She cited prior studies of moose carcasses that altered health officials to the existence of a strain of mosquito-borne encephalitis that could threaten horses and people.
Officials said they may not be able to reverse conditions causing the moose population decline, but they hope the research will allow them to mitigate things.
"You want to understand what's going on," said moose project leader Glenn DelGiudice. "You can't just try to manage by the seat of the pants."
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Sunday, May 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:58:35 GMT
There's a problem with the paint that was used when the Twin Bridges were repainted in 2007 and now the bridges will have to be painted again.Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials tell 14 News theMore >>
The bottom line, KTC officials say, is that the Twin Bridges will have to be painted again at some point in the future, much sooner than expected.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:02:57 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person has died after a traffic crash on Interstate 64. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange. TheMore >>
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedMore >>
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
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