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Matt Cardy, Getty Images

2,000 Weather Related Deaths Each Year

Amazingly extreme weather in the United States kills 2,000 people a year. Most are from floods and tornadoes but heat waves and cold snaps take their fair share too.  Of 10,000 weather related deaths between from 2006 to 2010, excessive cold accounted for two-thirds of deaths and excessive heat accounts for one-third.

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Goliath Bird-eating Spider

Puppy Size Spider Found in Rainforest

A giant spider, about the size of puppy, was found in the Guyana rainforest. Its called a Goliath bird-eating tarantula and is considered the largest spider in the world. It can weigh up to a half of a pound, big for a spider.

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What Are Your Weekend Plans?

The weather doesn't appear to be too terrifying this weekend.  2 weeks from today is Halloween and I am not even slightly close to being ready.  I have quite a "Honey Do List" created and hope to tackle at least a fraction of it.

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2014 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta

The Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta will be getting under way soon.  There will be tons of fun events, activites and things to do during this great weekend event.  We had Buzz in here during the Morning Buzz to tell us all about it. 

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Andy Capwell’s Horseshoe Team Update: We’re Still In The Playoffs!

The 2014 Lisbon Left-Hand Club horseshoe league season has personally been a tough one for me. I missed about half of the season due to my schedule at work. That could have led to a lower ringer percentage for me this season, not that it had even been very high! The team this year did well, we finished in 10th place winning more games then we lost during the season. I think that was a first for us.

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Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images

Eight and a Half Months Pregnant and Bags a Moose

Ashley Switzer from Homer, Alaska, looked in her freezer and noticed there wasn’t any meat, so she decided what better way to get meat than to go hunting. It was early September and she was home alone because he husband was off working on a fishing boat about 130 miles away.

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Wesley Hitt, Getty Images
Wesley Hitt, Getty Images

Randy’s College Football Wrap Up Week 4

In week 4 of college football there was one upset in the top 10 and two upsets overall in the top twenty. Number 1, Florida State, playing without starting QB Jameis Winston because of suspension, hung on to beat Clemson in over time 23-17.

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Ian Waldie, Getty Images

Chimps Are Just Plain Mean

It has been thought that interaction with humans contributed to chimpanzees have a mean streak in them. A new study refutes that claim saying chimps are natural born killers and have a mean streak born in them.

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Alex Wong, Getty Images

Trucking Industry Needs Drivers

Seventy per cent of deliveries in the U.S. are made by trucks, everything from food to online shopping orders but, there is truck driver shortage in the country right now. The shortage is more noticeable now that the economy is coming back but even before the economy went in the tank there was a driver shortage.

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Keep Calm And Pick Apples

Apple season is upon us.  Take advantage of the season and go pick apples with your family.  If you are looking for a local apple orchard near you, or if you want to pick a particular type of apple visit: www.pickyourown.org

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