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Lanie Eden cries as she looks for her family's possessions in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. They evacuated just before the storm. She said the family had so many cherished memories there, that it's like losing part of your family. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

In Mexico Beach after Michael, some coming home find no home

- Associated Press

With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered.

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FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, a pair of bull moose pause while feeding in the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge in Wentworth's Location, N.H. A study by University of New Hampshire researchers finds that winter ticks are posing an increasing threat to the region's embattled moose population. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Winter ticks taking a toll on moose calves in New England

- Associated Press

Moose calves are dying at unprecedented levels in New England, mostly because of the hordes of winter ticks - as many as 90,000 on one animal - that latch onto their bodies and drain their blood.

In this Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, Georgia Doss fishes for bluegill at Campus Lake on the Southern  Illinois University campus on in Carbondale, Ill. In the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017, the university spent some $450,000 to drain six to eight feet of water from the lake, and clear the trash and debris from the shoreline and the shallows. Community volunteers pitched in to collect the junk and haul it away. Now that the work is completed, Campus Lake is back to being Southern Illinois' best-kept-secret fishing hole. (Byron Hetzler/The Southern, via AP)

EXCHANGE: Without algae, SIU campus lake a fishing spot

- Associated Press

Georgia Doss has a spot on the north side of SIU Carbondale's Campus Lake that would make any Southern Illinois angler jealous. Last Monday evening, in just over an hour, she pulled in 11 bluegill and redear sunfish.

Little Rock to end curbside glass recycling service

- Associated Press

Arkansas' largest city is preparing to phase out curbside glass recycling, joining most of the state's cities of 40,000 or more people in not offering the service.

Chemical exposure news trickles out to residents

- Associated Press

It's been 15 years since Marcia Llewellyn left Norco, a community located next to an industrial complex long known for its distinctive odor, and a place that many residents said had become too polluted to live in.