Feds sue operator of dog breeding facility, sixteen beagles

Feds sue operator of dog breeding facility, sixteen beagles

RICHMOND, Va. — Federal officials have accused a company that runs a Virginia facility breeding dogs for research of violating animal welfare law and recently seized at least 145 beagles found to be in “acute distress,” according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. The Envigo RMS facility in Cumberland County has been under increasing scrutiny for … Read more

My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school. We discovered they used electric-shock collars. Should we ask for a refund? Can we sue?

My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school.  We discovered they used electric-shock collars.  Should we ask for a refund?  Can we sue?

My wife and I adopted a terrier during the pandemic. It was the best decision we ever made, aside from getting married. But this is a close second. We had some minor issues with Spencer — named after the late Diana, one of my wife’s favorite royal figures — “escalating the play,” according to one … Read more

Best Buy adds beauty gadgets and outdoor furniture to product lineup

Best Buy adds beauty gadgets and outdoor furniture to product lineup

Electric bikes. Patio furniture. beauty gadgets. Best Buy is adding merchandise that might surprise shoppers who typically think of its stores and website as a place to buy smartphones, laptops and TVs. The company said Friday it has begun to carry about 100 skin-care devices, including a facial steamer and at-home tool for microdermabrasion, at … Read more

Homeless shelters begin to see value in making room for pets

Homeless shelters begin to see value in making room for pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Being homeless in Los Angeles and struggling with addiction is hard enough, but Rachel Niebur couldn’t imagine enduring it without her dog Petey. Niebur credits her constant companion, an energetic black and white chihuahua mix, with helping her keep off drugs and giving her a reason to get up in the … Read more

New farmstand to offer locally raised meats, eggs on Elgin’s west side

New farmstand to offer locally raised meats, eggs on Elgin's west side

Just in time for grilling season, a new farm store offering locally raised meats and fresh eggs will open Saturday on the west side of Elgin. Pasek Farms General Store will take over the former farmstand of Klein’s Farm and Market on Route 20 just east of Coombs Road. Klein’s built a new location west … Read more

Popular BBQ Food Truck Chef Moving On — and Hopes to Find Successor

Popular BBQ Food Truck Chef Moving On — and Hopes to Find Successor

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team View Larger + PHOTO: BonetownFacebook The chef and owner of a popular BBQ food truck in Rhode Island is moving on after five years — and says he hopes someone might want to take it over. Shane Caledonia with Bonetown BBQ said that while the business has been … Read more

Russia’s war heats up cooking oil prices in global squeeze

Russia's war heats up cooking oil prices in global squeeze

ISTANBUL (AP) — For months, Istanbul restaurant Tarihi Balikca tried to absorb the surging cost of the sunflower oil its cooks use to fry fish, squid and mussels. But in early April, with oil prices nearly four times higher than they were in 2019, the restaurant finally raised its prices. Now, even some long time … Read more

New Mexico fines film company over Alec Baldwin shooting

New Mexico fines film company over Alec Baldwin shooting

SANTA FE, NM (AP) — New Mexico workplace safety regulators on Wednesday issued the maximum possible fine of nearly $137,000 against a film production company for firearms safety failures on the set of “Rust” where a cinematographer was fatally shot in October by actor and producer Alec Baldwin. New Mexico’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau … Read more

Chef José Andrés ‘expanding’ Ukraine food kitchens despite missile attack

Chef José Andrés 'expanding' Ukraine food kitchens despite missile attack

Days after a Russian missile hit a community kitchen in Ukraine operated by José Andrés, the celebrity chef says he’s still cooking. Four workers at Andres’ World Central Kitchen partner restaurant were wounded along with dozens of others. At least one person was killed. Yet the fast-growing chain of kitchens are still open after serving … Read more