WSMH FOX 66 on Facebook WSMH FOX 66 Twitter WSMH FOX 66 RSS Feed WSMH FOX 66 Mailing List
 

FOX 66 News at Ten

WSMH FOX 66 :: News - News at Ten - Charges filed against three men in cougar killing case
Charges filed against three men in cougar killing case


MANISTIQUE (AP) -- Prosecutors are expected to charge
three men who state wildlife officials say illegally killed a cougar in
Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Michigan
Department of Natural Resources Lt. Skip Hagy tells The Bay City
Times that the Schoolcraft County prosecutor's office is bringing
charges. Hagy says the Bay County men are to be arraigned March 5 in
Schoolcraft County District Court.

Names of the men weren't immediately released.

Cougars
are also known as mountain lions and are classified in Michigan as an
endangered species. Hagy didn't specify what charges the men would face.
The penalty for illegally killing one in Michigan is up to 90 days in
jail and restitution up to $2,500.

The DNR earlier said the cougar was killed in December at a hunting camp in northeast Schoolcraft County


(Copyright ©2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Charges filed against three men in cougar killing case

Wednesday, February 26 2014, 09:23 AM EST

National News Headlines

Mormon university removes gay-marriage cards at campus store
Placed by Hallmark, the cards reading "Mr. and Mr." and "Mrs. and Mrs." were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them after photos surfaced online. 

Cleanup begins after storms dump heavy rain on parts of Arizona; Phoenix cactus farm hit hard
Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of Phoenix.

Attorney general visits Ferguson, says he understands why black Americans mistrust police
Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.

Special forces tried to rescue American hostages in Syria this summer but didn't find them
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.

Holder meets in St. Louis with parents of 18-year-old Michael Brown, fatally shot by officer
U.S. Attorney General is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer.

US attorney general tells Ferguson community he understands why some blacks mistrust police
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.

In Operation Fast and Furious, judge orders govt to turn over list of contested documents
A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious.

Officials: Officer who pointed gun and cursed at protesters in Ferguson suspended indefinitely
Officials say a police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them.

California Highway Patrol: Officer videotaped beating woman on road could face serious charges
The California Highway Patrol says one of its officers could face serious charges in the videotaped beating of a woman on the side of a freeway.

Father of 'affluenza' teenager arrested in North Texas on charge of impersonating officer
The father of a North Texas teenager who killed four people in a drunken-driving wreck and served no prison time has been arrested on charges related to impersonating an officer.

News at Ten Stories

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix