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New Jersey law says wild animals can’t be used in circuses

New Jersey law says wild animals can’t be used in circuses

Wild animals won’t be performing at circuses in New Jersey anymore. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Friday making it illegal to use wild and exotic animals in traveling acts. “Nosey’s Law” is named after a 36-year-old African elephant with arthritis that suffered abuse while traveling the country with a circus, the governor’s office said in…MORE

Salt Lake City chosen as U.S. nominee for 2030 (or beyond) Winter Olympics

Salt Lake City chosen as U.S. nominee for 2030 (or beyond) Winter Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee has announced Salt Lake City will be its choice in a bid for the Winter Games in 2030 or beyond. “We won!” Governor Gary Herbert cheered, holding hands in victory with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Council Chairwoman Erin Mendenhall and others. “This has been the culmination of a significant…MORE

Dog found starving looks completely different now

Dog found starving looks completely different now

It’s been a month and a half since two starving dogs were found at a home in Bryant, and the difference is amazing. Jenny, the doberman rescued from the home in late October, visited the Jackson County Sheriff’s office Thursday morning. When Jenny was found after a complaint to Jackson County animal control officers, she…MORE

Traveling high school softball team director faces statutory rape charge

Traveling high school softball team director faces statutory rape charge

A Blount County man has been charged with statutory rape in Hendersonville. Kenneth Smith, age 45, was arrested at his residence in Maryville on Thursday after Hendersonville police began investigating earlier this week. Authorities said they received a report that a female had been sexually assaulted by a director of a traveling high school softball…MORE

Doctor facing federal charges for opioid distribution, healthcare fraud

Doctor facing federal charges for opioid distribution, healthcare fraud

A Clarksville doctor is facing 45 federal charges in connection with opioid distribution and healthcare fraud. Dr. Samson Orusa was arrested on Thursday and appeared before a U.S. Magistrate judge later that afternoon. Orusa is charged with 22 counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance outside the bounds of professional medical practice, 13 counts…MORE

Truck Crashes Through Home, Misses Woman Sleeping On Couch

Truck Crashes Through Home, Misses Woman Sleeping On Couch

A pickup truck crashed through the entire length of a house in Templeton and missed a woman sleeping on a couch by two feet. The homeowner says a miracle happened. When that truck veered off the road and into the house, she and neighbors thought there’d been an explosion. “I’m counting my lucky stars that…MORE

Mother posts video of fight unfolding at school

Mother posts video of fight unfolding at school

A video showing a brawl inside of a Midstate high school is garnering attention. The mother who posted the video says the fight was between the boy who bullies her son and a friend of her son who sticks up for him. Jessica Rowell says the fight broke out while she was at Beech High…MORE

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