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Jan. 15 - US Marshals arrest fugitive Ian Jackson MacDonald, 71-years-old. A 1980 Canadian arrest warrant charges him with smuggling marijuana. After the incident, Jackson changed his name and was on the lam for 30 years. According to investigators, the arrest went smoothly.
Chesapeake Bay, MD
Jan. 9 - The Maryland Department of the Environment found 2 million fish dead in the Bay. Officials suspect natural causes, such as cold water stress. It is not the first time winter killed spot fish. Target winter kills of spot fish have occurred at least twice before in the state, in 1976 and 1980. The investigation comes days after the deaths of an estimated 100,000 fish in northwest Arkansas.
Jan. 1 - Up to 5,000 birds, mostly red-winged blackbirds and starlings, fell from the sky New Year's Eve. Experts report no sign of any chronic or infectious disease in the birds. However, the birds to show signs of trauma in the breast tissue and internal bleeding. In a separate incident, 500 birds were found dead in southern Louisiana.
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