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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2018 


A day in court for the alleged Florida school shooter. Also on our nationwide rundown: a 24-hour hotline "reignites" to support immigrants; and a new study finds prescription drugs in the Hudson River, from Troy all the way to New York City.

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Public News Service - NC: Animal Welfare

PED (Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea) sign informing public that the virus has been found on this North Carolina pig farm. Photo Courtesy of Waterkeeper Alliance.

NEW BERN, N.C. – Pigs continue to die in large numbers in North Carolina, and while pork producers work to stop the virus that's killing the animals, environmentalists are working to make sure the carcasses are disposed of properly. Larry Baldwin, the concentrated feeding operation coordinat

PHOTO: North Carolina's deer population has not yet been affected by Chronic Wasting Disease, but wildlife conservationists say it could be at risk if not properly managed. Photo courtesy North Carolina Wildlife Federation

RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 1 million deer live in North Carolina and, unless you're a hunter or wildlife-watcher, your most common concern probably is avoiding them on the roadways. But conservationists say there is a new worry for the deer, which starts with a line-item in the Legislature's House b

Photo: Clearstream LLC, based in Harrisburg, applies its product to a variety of residential and commercial spaces. Courtesy: Clearstream, LLC

HARRISBURG, N.C. – North Carolina’s hundreds of livestock farms – including poultry and swine – soon will have to look for other means to keep the meat we eat free of disease. The Federal Drug Administration has asked pharmaceutical companies to limit the availability of so

PHOTO: North Carolina's population of 100 red wolves on a small peninsula near Columbia, NC, are the only ones in the wild on the continent. Photo courtesy: Red Wolf Coalition

COLUMBIA, N.C. - The North Carolina State Wolfpacks basketball team has no shortage of fans, especially as March Madness approaches. But a new report by the National Wildlife Federation indicates the state's red wolf population could use a few more fans of its own. North Carolina is host to the con

Photo: HSUS and other groups argue the use of gestation crates in pork production is inhumane. Courtesy: HSUS

SALISBURY, N.C. - This week, Salisbury-based Delhaize America announced it will require its pork suppliers to produce reports regarding their progress in eliminating the use of gestation crates from their supply chains. The company is the nation's ninth largest grocery chain, with stores including F

PHOTO: A bear at a North Carolina roadside zoo in a barren cage. The group PETA is asking the USDA to enforce humane standards for bears in captivity. Photo courtesy PETA.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Hundreds of bears in captivity in North Carolina and around the country are held in small, concrete pits and cages without anything that is natural to them. Since they can't speak for themselves, one of the world's largest animal welfare groups wants humans to speak up for them. De

Photo: Bridges on her Shelby dairy farm. Courtesy: RAFI USA

SHELBY, N.C. – Shelby dairy farmer Ashley Bridges has a welcome problem this holiday season – she can't keep enough product on the shelves of the retailers and consumers who are demanding it. A third-generation farmer, five years ago Bridges decided to transition her Guernsey cows comp

PHOTO: Hungry black bears will go just about anywhere to find acorns. This one was spotted in an East Asheville community. Courtesy Paperblog.com

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Tales of black bears walking residential and city streets are becoming more common in parts of North Carolina. What's to blame? It's nuts or acorns, to be specific. A favorite food of the bears, there aren't many to be had this year in the higher elevations of western Nort

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