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    Maine Authorities Issue Warning About Hungry Black Bears
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    Authorities in Maine are warning people not to leave food out in their yards and risk attracting hungry black bears as they come out of hibernation.

    Jen Vashon, a biologist for the state's wildlife department, says that bear complaints could be higher than usual this year thanks to the delayed spring weather. She says the department has already investigated 27 complaints so far this spring.

    Vashon says natural food for bears is scarcest this time of year, so some may venture into people's backyards looking for something to eat.

    The Portland Press Herald reports that Kennebunk police have confirmed several bear sightings and are urging people to be mindful of what they leave out.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

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