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Authorities seized exotic animals from Texas residence

MERCEDES, Texas (AP) — Authorities seized animals including a white Bengal tiger, bobcat, kinkajou, porcupines, llamas, emus and deer after finding them at a South Texas residence while executing a search warrant last week. Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Sammy…

Morgues plan as COVID-19 grows

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There are the new dead. And then there are the bodies waiting in overcrowded mortuaries to be buried as cities struggle to meet demand and families wrestle with rules on social distancing that make the usual funeral…

Washington may soon run out of COVID-19 testing supplies

SPOKANE, Wash.– Testing supplies may be running out across Washington. A situation report released on April 1 from the State Emergency Operations Center shows there are less than 10 days of testing supplies available in Washington. “With current supplies we…

Small brush fires sparked by train going through Richland

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Multiple brush fires followed each other after sparks fell from a train heading eastbound through Richland Sunday afternoon. The Richland Fire Department responded to the first reported fire near Kohl's where there were multiple small fires. The…

Oregon gas stations are now offering self-service

OREGON -- The Office of State Fire Marshal has suspended enforcement of gas station self-service regulations in response to COVID-19. Effective March 28, until April 11, retail facilities of Class 1 flammable liquid transportation fuels that prohibit self-service should implement…

Kwik Lok donates mask-making supplies to Yakima hospital

YAKIMA, Wash. — A Yakima-based business with an international reach is looking to help out local healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing much-needed mask-making supplies. Kwik Lok — one of the world’s leading suppliers of bag closures for…