He was released from a life sentence earlier this year when authorities acknowledged that Titus’ trial lawyer in 2002 was never given a police file with details about another suspect.
A pair of good Samaritans are being credited with saving a bald eagle that was in peril on Lake Erie.
The bald eagle, who was later found to be Stripes, one of the Avon Lake eagle pair, was in trouble and struggling in Lake Erie. Observers believe the bird went down to get a fish and got pulled under in the high waves.
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn recently announced new grant funding totaling $1,397,400 for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and snowmobile facilities and trails in Pennsylvania.
“Thousands of avid ATV and snowmobile riding enthusiasts recreate in Pennsylvania annually and DCNR supports projects that improve upon and expand these types of motorized recreation opportunities across the commonwealth,” Dunn said.
Saturday, Sept. 23, marks the celebration of National Hunting & Fishing Day. In 1972, Richard Nixon signed the first ever presidential proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day, writing: “I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and in insuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations.”
After two days of competition, Chuck Black of Belgrade, Mont., emerged as the winner of the 2023 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest with an oil painting of a northern pintail. The announcement was made at an event and via live stream at the Olmstead Center at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
In addition to Black, Adam Grimm of Wallace, South Dakota, placed second with an acrylic painting of a northern pintail pair, and Gerald Mobley of Claremore, Oklahoma, took third place with an acrylic painting of a northern pintail. Des Moines was chosen as the site of this year’s contest because of its importance in the conservation history of the Federal Duck Stamp. The Jay N. Darling Legacy Institute, located at Drake University, houses artifacts and other memorabilia used in the creation of the first Duck Stamp and interprets this important tie between art and conservation.
Albert Lea artist Mark Kness has won the Minnesota waterfowl stamp contest with an acrylic painting of a ringneck duck.
Jake Levisen, of Austin, earned second place with a ring-neck duck painting done in open acrylics, soft-body acrylics, and water-mixable oils. Third place went to Stephen Hamrick, of Lakeville, with a painting of a ringneck done in acrylic on illustration board.