Earthquake causes slides but no injuries or big damage

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake in a remote Idaho county triggered rock slides that blocked some road lanes Saturday but did not cause any major damage or injuries.

The quake followed a 3.7-magnitude temblor that also occurred near the Custer County area on Dec. 22 and numerous smaller recent quakes, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

A dispatcher for the sheriff’s office told The Associated Press everyone there felt it, but there were no reports of damage.


Little gorilla gets moved again in search for new mom

A baby gorilla raised by humans wearing hairy vests has moved to a new zoo as the search for a surrogate mother for her continues.

Kamina was born in August at the Oklahoma City zoo but was shunned by her mother. Then she was sent to Cincinnati, where zookeepers taught her to act like a gorilla by using low grunting sounds to soothe her and coughing sounds to discourage behaviors. They then placed her with two female gorillas.

When they didn’t bond with her, keepers decided to try putting her with Columbus zoo gorillas.

– From news service reports