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As Seminole County waited for the St. Johns River to crest in Sanford, homeowners throughout Central Florida saw their yards slowly fill with water from Hurricane Frances.
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A Northern California man has pleaded guilty to illegally poaching 60 bobcats and gray foxes for their pelts, snaring them in traps he set over 900 square miles in two counties, officials said. Tracy Lee Shultz of Courtland, south of Sacramento, was fined $5,000 and ordered to forfeit the pelts worth nearly $15,000, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday. He was also banned from fishing, hunting and trapping or going with others on related trips for a year. "The illegal commercialization of wildlife is second only to the illegal trade in drugs and guns for worldwide revenue," Warden Nick Buckler said in a statement. "There will always be people...