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  • Mayoral candidate faces animal cruelty charges Play Video

    March 14, 2014 5:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Mayoral candidate Larry Bell is out of jail after he was arrested for one count of animal cruelty recently. Four of Larry Bell's horses were taken by West Baton Rouge Animal Control almost two weeks ago. Richard Summers with WBAC says this is an ongoing problem... more »
  • A horse is a horse of course

    September 23, 2013 7:23 PM

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- Farmers and horse owners are gearing up for a fight in the Connecticut Supreme Court over a ruling that horses are dangerous animals. It all started when a horse named Scuppy bit a boy in the face. A lower court came to the conclusion that threw animal lovers... more »
  • Hit-and-run accident ends horse race through town

    September 21, 2013 1:23 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - It was a hit-and-run accident where the offending party rode away on his horse. Opelousas police continue to investigate a Wednesday horse race through the center of this town of 16,000, reports The Daily World ( http://bit.ly/1adn4iC ). It ended with one rider racing through a... more »
  • Council: livestock must be fenced in Play Video

    September 17, 2013 10:13 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish Council voted Tuesday night to require all livestock owners to maintain a fence for their animals. The council and residents had a concern livestock was being left unattended for too long and able to roam free on roads and private property. "Horses, you... more »
  • Residents concerned after virus kills horse Play Video

    July 17, 2013 6:32 PM

    MAUREPAS - Maurepas residents are concerned about mosquitoes after a horse died of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The horse also tested positive for West Nile Virus. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. "It causes inflammation in the brain just like... more »
  • A horse you can't ride

    June 26, 2013 7:48 PM

    HELSINKI, FINLAND- Scientists deciphered the genetic code from a horse about 700,000 years old and did it using a tiny fossil bone found in the frozen Yukon. That's nearly ten times older than any other animal that has had its genome mapped. The horse was probably the size of current... more »
  • Oxbow upsets Orb in Preakness

    May 18, 2013 5:47 PM

    BALTIMORE - Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown. Oxbow led from start to finish. It was the sixth Preakness victory for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and 15th Triple Crown victory, most in horse racing history. Orb finished fourth. The Kentucky... more »
  • The Next Pope: Horse-trading before Conclave

    March 11, 2013 5:50 PM

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican insists that the cardinals participating in the conclave that starts Tuesday will vote their conscience, each influenced only by silent prayers and reflection. Everybody knows, however, that power plays, vested interests and Machiavellian maneuvering are all part of the game, and that the horse-trading is... more »
  • Second dead horse found this week Play Video

    January 9, 2013 4:37 PM

    BAKER - East Baton Rouge Animal Control is investigating the second horse found dumped since Monday in the parish. The horse was found on Heck Young Road in Baker on Tuesday. The day before, Metro Airport police found a dead horse on their property off Blount Road near Plank... more »
  • Malnourished horse found dead at airport Play Video

    January 7, 2013 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities found a dead horse tied to a concrete barrier near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport this morning, and are searching for its owner. Hilton Cole, the parish animal control director, said the malnourished horse was tied to the barrier with a tow strap. They believe... more »
  • Wis. mini horse rings bell for Salvation Army

    November 30, 2012 12:42 PM

    WEST BEND, Wis. - Tinker may be miniature - as in a miniature horse - but he's a big money raiser for the Salvation Army. He uses his mouth to hold and ring a red bell and also picks up a "Thank You Merry Christmas" sign. He can also bow... more »
  • Police: Drunken man on horse arrested after chase

    September 26, 2012 12:34 PM

    BUNNELL, Fla. - A man who police say was drunk while riding his horse through a northeast Florida town is now in jail after a police chase. Flagler County jail records show 29-year-old Charles Cowart was arrested Monday. He's being held on $7,000 bond on charges that include disorderly conduct,... more »
  • Termite terminator packed into Trojan horse

    May 23, 2012 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Researchers at LSU are breaking ground on a new weapon to combat invading termites. The research shows a new way to kill termites from within the colony, using a Trojan horse technique. "Our Trojan horses are micro-organisms that either live in the termite gut or the... more »
  • Drought brings outbreak of horse disease

    April 17, 2012 6:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Agriculture officials in Arkansas and Louisiana are warning veterinarians to watch for signs of a potentially fatal horse disease if there's another drought this year. The disease is often called pigeon fever because basketball-sized abscesses in the chest and abdomen can give horses a pigeon-breasted look. It's... more »
  • City Council works on 'horse nuisance'

    April 9, 2012 8:49 AM

    OPELOUSAS- A horse nuisance problem in Opelousas is prompting the Board of Aldermen to consider horses allowed to be ridden in the city during special events and horse owners would be required to keep the animals on an acre of land with proper shelter under the proposed changes. The Daily... more »
  • Fatal car-horse crash in Prentiss County

    February 15, 2012 8:44 AM

    BOONEVILLE, Miss. - A 48-year-old Rienzi man was killed when his car crashed into a stray horse on Highway 45 in Prentiss County. Mississippi Highway Patrol Public Affairs Officer Ray Hill tells The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Timothy E. Crow was southbound when a horse came into his lane near... more »
  • Explosion at Fla. horse center kills worker, horse

    February 10, 2012 6:15 PM

    OCALA, Fla. - Authorities say an apparent spark within the high-oxygen chamber of a Florida equine sports medicine center triggered a massive explosion, collapsing a corner of the building and killing a worker and a horse. The Marion County Sheriff's office said 28-year-old Erica Marshall died in the Friday explosion... more »
  • French Quarter horse death not due to neglect

    December 30, 2011 8:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana SPCA says veterinarians have not found any sign of mistreatment in the body of a draft horse that collapsed and died in the French Quarter. Spokeswoman Katherine LeBlanc said Thursday that more tests will be done because a necropsy at Louisiana State University's veterinary hospital... more »
  • Residents call for better care of animals at feed store in Port Allen

    August 17, 2011 5:48 PM

    PORT ALLEN- The West Baton Rouge Parish President says animals at a feed store in Port Allen are, at times, being neglected. Parish President Riley Berthelot plans to meet with the District Attorney tomorrow to discuss charging the store owner with animal cruelty. Animals were seized by Animal Control... more »
  • Pony Express Re-Enactment Postponed

    May 31, 2011 8:17 PM

    The Pony Express won't be delivering that mail next week as scheduled because of an outbreak of equine herpes virus blamed for the deaths of a dozen horses in nine Western states. The famous ride from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California is postponed until August. Its the first time... more »
  • Man killed after striking horse on interstate

    January 1, 2011 1:32 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - State police say a 41-year-old man from California was killed after he ran into a stray horse on Interstate 10. State police say Joseph Gaushell of Pasadena, Calif., ran into a horse walking on the interstate at about 12:23 a.m. Saturday. The horse rolled over... more »
  • ULM relying on land to help raise cash

    June 6, 2010 6:39 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Monroe is leasing land it owns to farmers and horse breeders. That's according to a report in the Monroe News Star. ULM Foundation Director Don Skelton says the leases are are part of an effort to create revenue and increase the long term value of... more »
  • Man busted for animal cruelty in Baker

    January 13, 2010 7:42 PM

    A man faces animal cruelty charges after police received complaints that he was not caring for his horses. Police surveyed the property on Don Avenue in Baker. After noticing multiple horses, East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control was called to the scene. The man was leasing the land... more »
  • Championship horse found dead

    October 3, 2009 7:27 PM

    A championship stallion was found dead after its owner says someone trespassed on her land. Marilyn Grindell thinks someone left the gate open letting her gelding horses into the same area as her stallion, L.L. Legado. "The stallion took off after the other male horses trying to protect... more »

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