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Patrick Tewey
Patrick Tewey

Hey Maine: Here’s Some Country News

 

This weekend’s Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach, Fla. has been canceled as Tropical Storm Hermine approaches. Eric Church, Brad Paisley and Jake Owen were among the performers scheduled for the three-day music festival.

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ABC News via Facebook

Larry the Lobster Doesn’t Make It to Retirement

 

Larry the Lobster gained fame after it was spared from a boiling pot in Florida and for being a decades old 15 pound lobster.

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Maine to Florida Bike Path Coming Soon

 

Coming soon you will be able to ride a bicycle from Maine to Florida on the East Coast Greenway. It’s a 2,900 mile bike path that will stretch from Calais, Maine to Key West Florida.

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ABC News via Facebook

WATCH: 15 Pound Monster Lobster Named ‘Larry’ Rescued & Flown Home to Maine

The elderly lobster was on the menu at a Florida restaurant before $300 was raised to save him from the kettles and ship him back to his home state of Maine for a quiet retirement at the Maine state aquarium.

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Suspected Thief Eaten by Alligator

Here’s another of many reasons as to why crime doesn’t pay. Matthew Riggins, 22 years old from Florida, was eaten by an alligator while trying to avoid police.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Rare Spanish Gold Coins Found Off Florida Coast

Eric Schmitt's metal detector got a hit about 15 feet below the ocean's surface, most of the time, the metal detectors uncover beer cans and lead fishing weights. This time, the treasure-hunter struck gold, and a lot of it.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

BBQ Battle Video Gone Viral [VIDEO]

Is this video for real or a hoax, either way, it is very entertaining. A YouTube video is exploding on social media that seems to show a Pinellas County environmental specialist, allegedly names Joe Graham, warning Florida residents that their BBQ smoke is a nuisance odor in violation of county air quality regulations.

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William Thomas Cain, Getty Images

A Florida Tollbooth Worker Gets Fired For Paying Driver’s $5 Toll

You'll hear of stories of 'paying it forward', where someone might buy a coffee for somebody behind them in line, or pay the toll for the car next in line. That's usually thought of a good thing, however, in Florida, a tollbooth worker was fired for paying a driver's $5 toll.

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Photo from Andy Capwell
Photo from Andy Capwell

Happy Greek Independence Day!

St.Patrick's Day gets all of the fanfare but just over one week later is Greek Independence Day! March 25th is Greek Independence Day and here's how I am celebrating!

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Cat Buried Alive Digs His Way Out

If you want to talk about ‘one tough kitty cat’, you would be talking about Bart, a one and half year old cat from Tampa, Florida. Bart was hit by a car earlier this month and the owner couldn’t bring herself to bury Bart so she asked a neighbor.

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