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Record Numbers of Turtle Nests Reported in South Carolina and Florida

Record Numbers of Turtle Nests Reported in South Carolina and Florida

Southeast is having a very good season of loggerhead sea turtle nesting. Record number of turtle nests has been seen in regions along coasts of Florida and South Carolina. The numbers also suggest that oceanic turtle will have a good season this year.

A report has been released by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources which shows that South Carolina alone has more than 4,900 nests. These are just preliminary figures and the count may increase in coming days, as per the report.

Over a dozen shark species swim in South Carolina waters that shore-based fisherman might hook into

Over a dozen shark species swim in South Carolina waters that shore-based fisherman might hook into

During summer, toss a line into the water off a beach in the southeast and most probably the first thing that will come to sample your bait would have sharp teeth and sandpaper-tough skin. And in case you manage to hook a shark and bring it to shore, a crowd will surely gather soon.

Drink spiking is a real phenomenon and not an urban legend

Drink spiking is a real phenomenon and not an urban legend

Drink spiking is an act of adding alcohol or drugs to someone’s drink without their consent. This is an illegal practice and a person found doing it gets punished. The act may be used by some to steal, assault or to play prank with others. A study published by the American Psychological Association's journal Psychology of Violence found that drink spiking is more than what we presently believe.

Birders to arrive at Sabine Wildlife Refuge this weekend to participate in Annual Christmas Bird Count

Birders to arrive at Sabine Wildlife Refuge this weekend to participate

Annual Christmas Bird Count is grabbing attention of a number of bird counters and nature-lovers. Many birders are expected to visit the Sabine Wildlife Refuge this Saturday to take part in more than a century-old Christmas Bird Count.

Jeanie Pousson, coordinator of this event for the Gulf Coast Bird Club, says more than two dozen birders have signed on to take part in the annual event. These interested individuals will count bird in regions like Holly Beach, Hackberry and Cameron, as per Pousson. The Gulf Coast Bird Club is coordinating the event for third straight year.

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Semi-Trailer Carrying About 2,200 Baby Pigs Overturned

Semi-Trailer Carrying About 2,200 Baby Pigs Overturned

Thousands of baby pigs gathered on a highway in the southwest Ohio community after a semi-trailer carrying them crashed.

WXIX reported that the accident took place at 7 p.m. local time on Monday on State Route 35, east of Dayton.

The station reported that two people were inside the truck at the time of the crash and were later taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

It was told that several police and fire officials from nearby areas were trying hard to collect the piglets that scattered into a wooded area by the site of the road.

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South Carolina’s police officer charged for shooting an unarmed man at gas station

South Carolina’s police officer charged for shooting an unarmed man at gas stati

A former South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper's dashboard video displays that an unarmed driver, Levar Jones, was shot just seconds after he was stopped for a seatbelt offence.

This incident occurred in the parking lot of a Circle K gas station just outside Columbia on September 4 at around 5pm. The 31-year-old trooper Sean Groubert stopped a vehicle and asked for the man's license. Jones turned to his vehicle to take the license.

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Father facing Charges for Killing his Five Children sent to Police Custody

Father facing Charges for Killing his Five Children sent to Police Custody

A South Carolina father has been sent to police custody for allegedly killing his five children before driving to Alabama and dumping their bodies on a dirt road in a rural area. The Associated Press was told by an Alabama Department of Public Safety spokesman that the police was led to the site where bodies were found near the town of Camden by Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32 yrs.

Jones is facing the charges of child neglect and more charges are expected pertinent to the children's deaths, said authorities in South Carolina and Mississippi.

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