100 wood bison flown into Alaska to help re-establish species

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WATCH: A hundred wood bison were flown into Shageluk, Alaska to help re-establish the species. Lauren Maxwell reports.

PORTAGE, Alaska – The first of 100 wood bison aimed at re-establishing a species that went extinct more than a century ago in Alaska were flown Sunday to a rural village.

Thirty 30 juveniles age 2 or younger were loaded into specially designed “bison boxes,” and trucked from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage to Anchorage. They made a one-hour flight to Shageluk and arrived at about 1 p.m.

In several weeks, after 70 more wood bison reach Shageluk, and after they’ve become acclimated, they will be released as a group into the Inoko Flats, one of the areas of Alaska where wood bison once roamed.

Mike Miller, director of the conservation center, which has housed animals imported from Canada since 2008, said restoring an animal to its native habitat is…

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Woman found badly beaten at Prince’s Island Park

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CALGARY – Police say a woman was found severely assaulted at Prince’s Island Park downtown Calgary Wednesday evening.

The woman was found badly beaten in the head and face with a rock.

She is in serious condition, but police say her injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

An investigation continues at the park.

With files from Janet Lore

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WATCH: Fentanyl becoming more popular on Calgary streets

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CALGARY – The Calgary Police Service and Alberta Health Services are joining together to warn the public about the dangers of Fentanyl amid growing concern over the drug.

What is Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a synthetic drug that appears in the form of pills or powder, and is approximately 100 times more toxic than morphine.

Fentanyl becoming popular on Calgary streets

Although fentanyl isn’t new, police say it has become increasingly popular on city streets over the last few years.

In 2014, there were 36 seizures of fentanyl in Calgary – and this year, police have already made 13 fentanyl seizures.

The largest fentanyl seizure in Calgary in 2015 was made on February 2nd, when investigators found 11,597 pills.

“We continually see the rise and fall of various drug trends,” says S/Sgt. Martin. “Whether it’s PMMA, cocaine, methamphetamine or any opioids, the message remains the same – there is no such…

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1 person killed, multiple injuries after tornadoes hit central U.S.

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WATCH: A confirmed “extremely dangerous tornado” hit Wednesday evening near Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to the National Weather Service. Jay Gray reports.

TULSA, Okla. – The slow start to America’s tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked the city of Tulsa during its evening rush hour, killing one person and injuring others.

Tulsa County Sheriff’s Capt. Billy McKelvey said one person was killed in a mobile home park near that was nearly destroyed Wednesday amid severe weather. It wasn’t yet clear whether it was a tornado or straight-line winds that hit the mobile home park, which McKelvey said could accommodate 40 to 50 trailers. McKelvey couldn’t say exactly how many people were injured, but said there were multiple injuries.

WATCH: Tornado warnings have been issued in parts of eastern Oklahoma near Tulsa, where storm sirens were heard cautioning people to take cover.

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Pa. Man Gets $7M Lottery Ticket In Get-Well Card

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NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man recovering from surgery has won $7 million off a lottery ticket tucked into his get-well card.

Joseph Amorese, of Easton, got the ticket from his father, who lives in the hamlet of Congers in Rockland County, New York.

Amorese had just undergone hernia surgery. A few scratches later on the “$7 million Golden Ticket,” and he was feeling great.

“I scratched the ticket and it was a good thing I was already sitting down because I was shocked. I was — and still am — in complete disbelief,” Amorese said.

“I had surgery so I didn’t jump up and down, but in my mind I was jumping up and down,” the beaming winner recalled Wednesday.

He sent a photo of the ticket to his dad, who agreed that it was a winner.

The 46-year-old Verizon employee then called his wife, Jodi, a…

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I-TEAM EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION: Prominent Atlantic County Attorney Goes To Prison For Stealing Life Savings Of Elderly

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By Charlotte Huffman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A prominent Atlantic County attorney is sentenced to state prison for stealing seniors’ life savings.

“This is why people don’t trust lawyers… because of one lawyer’s decision to line her own pockets at the expense of elderly victims who were unable to defend themselves,” Superior Court Judge Michael Donio said during the sentencing of Barbara Lieberman Wednesday morning.

The judge called Lieberman the “quarterback” of a ring of scam artists that conspired to steal $3.8 million dollars over the course of ten years.

Lieberman, of Northfield, was a court appointed guardian and leading specialist in elder law in Atlantic County who gave seminars to senior citizens on end of life affairs, wills and living wills.

“I am sorry. I am to blame your honor,” Lieberman told Judge Donio.

But Judge Donio had no sympathy for Lieberman calling her a “bad apple” responsible for tarnishing…

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