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Fish not dead, only unconscious

Fish not dead, only unconscious

While we have become aware of fish kills throughout local rivers and lakes, officials say the fish floating in some Stillwater lakes are not actually part of this natural life cycle. In fact, they say the creatures aren't dead at all.

West Nile virus makes way to OK

West Nile virus makes way to OK

Mosquitoes are making a comeback with the warmer temperatures in our state and county health officials are warning residents about the dangers of West Nile virus.

How to bring life to your backyard

How to bring life to your backyard

If this warmer weather has you thinking about spring, a local group will be hosting an event to bring life to backyard.

New initiative to boar through OK's hog of an issue

New initiative to boar through OK's hog of an issue

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The State Department of Agriculture is answering cries for help and providing a brand new service to Oklahomans that will hopefully help with a major problem in our state, feral swine.

They are a menace in all 77 Oklahoma counties.

Agricultural Department spokesperson, Blayne Arthur, said, "Feral hogs know no boundaries. They will eat almost anything. They will tear anything up. They are very aggressive. People should be very cautious if they run to them."

The Agriculture Department tells us wild hogs can double their population in just four months.

They are beginning to encroach on Oklahoma's non-rural areas.

So, the State Department of Agriculture is busy compiling a directory for those with wild swine interests.

More than 500 Oklahomans have applied.

Investigators looking into eagle death

Investigators looking into eagle death

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is investigating the death of an immature bald eagle that was found along the Cimarron River near Yale.

Driver hits mule on roadway

Driver hits mule on roadway

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Authorities say a mule was killed after it was struck by a car in Payne County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the accident occurred about 6 a.m. Wednesday east of Oklahoma 18 on Lone Chimney Road.

New eagle aviary dedicated to sanctuary

New eagle aviary dedicated to sanctuary

An American Indian tribe is now celebrating the dedication of a new eagle aviary in Perkins.