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"Headlines" by Author Malcolm Hall and Illustrated by Wallace Tripp (1973 Dell/Yearling Books)

"Headlines" by Author Malcolm Hall and Illustrated by Wallace Tripp (1973 Dell/Yearling Books)

"Headlines" by Author Malcolm Hall and Illustrated by Wallace Tripp (1973 Dell/Yearling Books)

March 03, 2014 12:00 am
Dr. Michelle Oakley of "The Amazing Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet" on National Geographic Channel

Dr. Michelle Oakley of "The Amazing Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet" on National Geographic Channel

Dr. Michelle Oakley, who originally hails from Northwest Indiana, is the soon-to-be star of "The Amazing Dr. Oakley: Yukon Vet," a one-hour reality series that has already been shot and sold to begin airing in April (premiere date TBA) on cable's National Geographic Channel.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am
Bloodhound on the winning trail at Westminster

Bloodhound on the winning trail at Westminster

A toy poodle is judged in the competition ring during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday in New York.

February 10, 2014 10:30 pm
Study: Physical, electric barriers best Asian carp defenses

Study: Physical, electric barriers best Asian carp defenses

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish, accordi…

January 29, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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New Products for Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

New Products for Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

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January 23, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Man accused in federal court of killing owls, hawks in 2012

HAMMOND | A man was charged Thursday in federal court with illegally killing and taking migratory birds, according to court records. 

December 19, 2013 8:15 pm
Pet adoption special

Pet adoption special

Pet adoption special

December 17, 2013 11:14 am
Dogs spared from Lake Station house fire

Dogs spared from Lake Station house fire

LAKE STATION | About 14 dogs were rescued Sunday night from a garage fire in the 2800 block of Clay Street. 

November 24, 2013 9:15 pm Photos

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Chinchilla save leads lawyer to form rodent rescue group

Chinchilla save leads lawyer to form rodent rescue group

When Ashley Gajda met an owner looking to abandon pet chinchillas near a dumpster, she decided to step in, and now dedicates her free time to similar rescue efforts.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am

Winter and spring break camps come to Lincoln Park Zoo

CHICAGO |  Lincoln Park Zoo invites pre-kindergarten to fourth-graders to kick back with the critters during winter and spring breaks. Registration for both camps opens at 10 a.m. today via the zoo’s website.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am

Pet owners buy organic, raid fridge to feed Fido

Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don't know it, but their owners want them to eat better, and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen

October 29, 2013 11:40 am
Hairy, scary tarantulas don't spook loyal owners

Hairy, scary tarantulas don't spook loyal owners

There are many people who call these creepy critters a pet or a passion and insist their beauty is worth the risk of a bite.

October 29, 2013 11:03 am

Gary Animal Control to pay humane society to house animals

GARY | The city's animal control division announced Wednesday that the Human Society Calumet Area, Inc., will help the division perform some of its services starting next week.

October 02, 2013 7:45 pm

Central Illinois horse has rare twins

EFFINGHAM, Ill. | If a single horseshoe brings luck, then the pitter-patter of eight tiny hooves must deliver even more good fortune.

September 21, 2013 6:00 pm
Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.

September 15, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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23-year-old otter dies at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

23-year-old otter dies at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium

CHICAGO | A sea otter found abandoned in Alaska at less than 6 weeks old in 1990 was considered the oldest sea otter living in any North American zoo or aquarium when she was euthanized over the weekend, Shedd Aquarium officials said Monday.

August 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Shelter animals get a boost

Shelter animals get a boost

MERRILLVILLE | The staff of Merrillville Animal Hospital  turned some unwanted items into cash for a good cause last month when they hosted a hosted a giant yard sale to raise money for the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana, 6100 Melton Road in Gary.

August 26, 2013 12:00 am

Snow leopard cub born at Chicago area zoo

BROOKFIELD, lll. | There's a new furry feline prowling around the Brookfield Zoo in suburban Chicago.

August 23, 2013 5:45 pm
Success with 4-H animals leads teen to scholarship

Success with 4-H animals leads teen to scholarship

Jessica McDowell’s commitment to the 4-H program has provided her with a scholarship for $1,250 from the Rabbit and Sheep Scholarship Committee.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am
Volunteer helps rescue guinea pigs by providing TLC

Volunteer helps rescue guinea pigs by providing TLC

Crown Point resident Connie Klar enjoys helping unwanted guinea pigs find new homes by volunteering with The Critter Corral guinea pig rescue.

July 24, 2013 12:00 am
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