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Hurricane Dorian: The story behind that red Jeep abandoned on Myrtle Beach shore

Hurricane Dorian: The story behind that red Jeep abandoned on Myrtle Beach shoreImages of a red Jeep stuck in the sand at Myrtle Beach quickly became one of the most iconic images from the Carolinas in this storm. Here's how it unfolded.



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Tourists who stole sand from beach in Sardinia could face up to six years in prison

Tourists who stole sand from beach in Sardinia could face up to six years in prisonA pair of tourists face up to six years in prison after allegedly stealing a large quantity of sand from the pristine beaches of Sardinia. The French couple were found to have nearly 40kg (90lb) of fine white sand in the boot of their car. The vehicle was stopped during a routine check by border police as the tourists were preparing to board a ferry in Porto Torres, on the north coast of the island, bound for Toulon in France. The sand was found in 14 large plastic bottles and had been taken from a beach near Chia in southern Sardinia. The couple told police that they had no idea they were breaking the law, but they now face between one and six years in jail. The island has battled for years to stop tourists from pinching its sand, shells and pebbles, which are prized as souvenirs or in some cases, for indoor aquariums. WWF has run a campaign against 'beach thieves', reminding tourists that taking sand from Sardinia's shoreline is a crime To try to stop the pillaging, some locals have taken on the role of self-appointed guardians of the beaches. If they see tourists taking sand or shells, they ask them to return the material. If that does not work, they call the police or national park rangers. One of them, Pina Careddu, told an Italian newspaper on Monday that visitors sometimes become rude and aggressive when challenged. “A family of Germans were filling up some bottles with sand. I recorded them on my phone so they couldn’t deny it. The father came towards me in a threatening manner. But in the end he tipped the sand back onto the beach,” Mrs Careddu, 58, told Corriere della Sera. Dubbed “the granny sheriff” of the Sinis peninsula, on the west coast of the island, she is strict even with her grandchildren. “They say, ‘Nana, can’t we take some pebbles home to play with?’ And I say no, if everyone did that, soon there would be no beach left.”



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The Must-See, Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Cars from the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The Must-See, Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Cars from the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance



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View Photos of the Bentley EXP 100 GT at Pebble Beach

View Photos of the Bentley EXP 100 GT at Pebble Beach



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‘The kind of rape case we all dread’: Accused North Myrtle Beach suspect could be freed

‘The kind of rape case we all dread’: Accused North Myrtle Beach suspect could be freedA former North Myrtle Beach city employee accused of rape could soon be free on bond in a case described by a prosecutor as people’s worst fear.



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Sharks bite three people on the same beach in separate attacks within 24 hours

Sharks bite three people on the same beach in separate attacks within 24 hoursThree people have been bitten by sharks on the same beach in just 24 hours, with two attacks occurring within 30 minutes of each other.Multiple separate attacks were recorded over the weekend at New Smyrna Beach in Florida, an area which has been called the “shark attack capital of the world”.A 20-year-old surfer, Emily Comfort, was bitten on her left hand and wrist on Saturday, according to Volusia County Beach Safety, and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Approximately half an hour later, a 21-year-old surfer named Riley Petrovich was treated for a shark bite on his right foot.He refused transport to a hospital, according to officials.On Sunday, beach officials reported that 51-year-old Peter Bourbeau was bitten by what he described as a 4ft shark while standing in knee-deep water.Mr Bourbeau said he kicked the shark and it swam away.It is not known whether any of the attacks were committed by the same predator.Gavin Naylor, director of the Florida Programme for Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History, told CNN that sharks are often drawn to New Smyrna Beach by bait fish which gather nearby.“If you like to surf and you surf in this particular spot, the chances are high that you have been within 10ft of a shark,” he said.“The surfers all know this. They routinely report seeing sharks in the area. While it may be news to the non-surfing community, it is widely-known to scientists and surfers.”Shark sightings are relatively common in Volusia County, where there has been 303 unprovoked attacks recorded since 1882, according to research by the Florida Museum of Natural History.That number is the highest for a county in the US.There have been 1,441 confirmed unprovoked shark attacks in the US since 1837 with the majority occurring in Florida (828 attacks), according to the museum.In 2018, the museum reported 16 unprovoked shark attacks in the state, accounting for half of all such attacks in the US last year.



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3 People Dead After Bluff Collapses at Southern California Beach

3 People Dead After Bluff Collapses at Southern California Beach'This is a naturally eroding coastline. There’s really no rhyme or reason'



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Trump and Epstein's friendship reportedly soured after they fought over a $41 million Palm Beach mansion. 2 weeks after the home's auction, cops received a tip about underage women at Epstein's house.

Trump and Epstein's friendship reportedly soured after they fought over a $  41 million Palm Beach mansion. 2 weeks after the home's auction, cops received a tip about underage women at Epstein's house.The formerly friendly New Yorkers both wanted to buy the Maison de l'Amitie at a bankruptcy auction in 2004, the Washington Post reported.



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55 people to benefit from organs of North Carolina man killed in 'freak accident' at beach

55 people to benefit from organs of North Carolina man killed in 'freak accident' at beachFifty-five people are expected to get organs from a Raleigh, N.C. man who died in a freak accident at Oak Island beach last week.



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Lightning strikes one man at Florida beach, injures 7 others

Lightning strikes one man at Florida beach, injures 7 othersThe lightning strike sent one man into cardiac arrest and left others with burn injuries.



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