Paddler on the Laurel River Photo Courtesy of Kevin Colburn Stewardship Director for American Whitewater Knoxville kayaker drowns in accident on Laurel River A Knoxville woman has died after a kayaking accident on the Laurel River in Pisgah National Forest. April Morton, 31, was a member of the Chota Canoe Club in Knoxville and considered…

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Toxic algae is killing dogs in the southeast Dog owners: beware. A toxic blue-green algae known as cyanobacteria has killed four dogs in North Carolina and Georgia this week. The dogs died after swimming in, and most likely drinking, algae-contaminated water, leading to liver failure.  According to WDBJ the Virginia Department of Health said the…

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Camper at Mammoth Cave National Park allegedly shoots at Bigfoot Authorities are investigating a report that a man camping at a backcountry campsite in Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park fired a gun after allegedly seeing Bigfoot. Bowling Green, Kentucky, couple Madelyn Durand and her boyfriend Brad Ginn reported they were camping in a backcountry campsite…

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Girl survives shark attack at North Carolina state park beach This past Sunday in Atlantic Beach N.C. a park ranger reported that 17year old Paige Winter was bitten by a shark while swimming at Fort Macon State Park. Winter’s father, a firefighter and paramedic, began punching the shark in the nose five times until it…

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Her injuries require 21 stitches. Warning: the pictures are graphic. Olympic Trials Qualifier Caitlin Keen was out running on the Trinity Trails system in Fort Worth, Texas, last weekend when she was attacked by a dog. Keen says the dog appeared out of nowhere, sprinted toward her, leapt up, and bit her arm. She shook…

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Man completes marathon carrying 30 pounds of garbage on his back Andrew Otazo stumbled across the finish line of the Miami Marathon roughly 10 hours after he began. There was a reason for his last place finish: Otazowas carrying 30 pounds of garbage on his back. “I wanted to produce a very blunt metaphor where…

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Alligators freeze with noses above water in North Carolina swamp American alligators at The Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. have turned themselves into ice statues to survive the cold weather. Eighteen alligators at the park have poked their noses through the ice and then frozen in place, entering a state of brumation, similar…

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