Photo: Foggy bridge

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After heavy show and record low temperatures, a swing to 40 degrees F floods the area with fog. (C) 2019 J.S.Reinitz



Two arrested for endangered skull smuggling

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babirusa skull

Agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (yes, the weather guys) busted two people who were allegedly smuggling wild pig skulls and other bits of endangered wildlife into the United States.

Here’s the wrap up from the Department of Justice:

“Operation Pongo” Leads to Arrest on Federal Charges of Smuggling Wildlife into the U.S.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Two Malaysian nationals have been arrested on federal wildlife smuggling charges after they allegedly used mail parcels to illegally smuggle orangutan skulls and parts of other protected wildlife into the United States.

Eoin Ling Churn Yeng, 35, and Galvin Yeo Siang Ann, 33, both Malaysian citizens, were arrested without incident, on Friday afternoon, December 4, by special agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Ling and Yeo were arrested soon after arriving in Portland to meet with an associate. More