Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.More >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Over 13,000 acres of wooded land in Northwest Ohio was recently treated to stem the population growth of the gypsy moth, which poses a threat to over 300 different kinds of trees and shrubs.
The gypsy moth was introduced to the United States from Europe in the 1860's and has spread westward. Northwest Ohio is on the leading edge of the moth's expansion.
Gypsy moth caterpillars are infamous for their ability to completely defoliate trees. They primarily target oak trees, but have been known to leave many other trees and shrubs devoid of leaves.
Since 2000, the Ohio Department of Agriculture and similar departments in 10 other states have been spraying a pheromone into wooded areas from low flying airplanes during the moth's mating season to prevent male gypsy moths from finding the flightless females.
The pheromone is completely harmless to humans and other wildlife.
This population control is very important to slow the spread of the invasive species.
"There's no natural predators to keep it under control. So when a population explodes, they can kill trees," said David Adkins, who runs the gypsy moth program for the Ohio Department Agriculture
The state also treated portions of Oak Openings back in May.
The pheromone spraying ended this week. Now the state will observe the possible growth of the population, and decide where to continue the program next year.
The storm that hit northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan Wednesday June 18 was intense. It caused some trees and power lines to fall down. Check out these pics from viewers. More >>
The storm that hit northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan Wednesday June 18 was intense. It caused some trees and power lines to fall down. Check out these pics from viewers before, during, and after the storm. More >>
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