Local search and rescue dogs and owners continue training


  • Local search and rescue dogs and owners continue training

    Local search and rescue dogs and owners continue training

    Sunday, January 29 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-01-30 04:49:17 GMT

    Search and rescue dogs in the area and their owners are sharpening up on their skills. On Saturday, January 29, 2017, the West Virginia K-9 Search and Rescue team practiced near Capital High School in Charleston. Scenarios were staged in the woods and the dogs had to find those playing missing people. It takes about a year and a half for a dog and its owner to get certified. Jeff Cunningham has been with the volunteer based group since 2006 with his dog, Andy. “There’s nothing…

    Search and rescue dogs in the area and their owners are sharpening up on their skills. On Saturday, January 29, 2017, the West Virginia K-9 Search and Rescue team practiced near Capital High School in Charleston. Scenarios were staged in the woods and the dogs had to find those playing missing people. It takes about a year and a half for a dog and its owner to get certified. Jeff Cunningham has been with the volunteer based group since 2006 with his dog, Andy. “There’s nothing…


  • California looks to build $7 billion legal pot economy

    California looks to build $7 billion legal pot economy

    Sunday, January 29 2017 6:47 PM EST2017-01-29 23:47:16 GMT

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    The future of California’s legal marijuana industry is being shaped in a warren of cubicles tucked inside a retired basketball arena, where a garden of paper cannabis leaves sprouts on file cabinets and a burlap sack advertising “USA Home Grown” dangles from a wall. 

    The future of California’s legal marijuana industry is being shaped in a warren of cubicles tucked inside a retired basketball arena, where a garden of paper cannabis leaves sprouts on file cabinets and a burlap sack advertising “USA Home Grown” dangles from a wall. 


  • Florida park officials throw bash for state’s hippo

    Florida park officials throw bash for state’s hippo

    Florida park officials throw bash for state’s hippo

    Sunday, January 29 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-01-29 23:44:59 GMT

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    A more than 6,000-pound hippo got a birthday bash courtesy of Florida park officials. Visitors and employees at Homosassa Springs state park on Thursday celebrated the 57th birthday of Lu, the hippo, with two parties. Students from several day care centers joined park staff in singing a birthday song for the hippo. 

    A more than 6,000-pound hippo got a birthday bash courtesy of Florida park officials. Visitors and employees at Homosassa Springs state park on Thursday celebrated the 57th birthday of Lu, the hippo, with two parties. Students from several day care centers joined park staff in singing a birthday song for the hippo. 

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