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Wednesday December 7th, 2022 evening edition

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Rare good news from the Amazon: Gigantic fish are thriving again.

MAMIRAUÁ RESERVE, Brazil — On this stretch of the Amazon River, you don't need a fish finder to locate the pirarucu, one of the world's largest freshwater fish.

Like the saltwater tarpon, the pirarucu is an air-breathing fish that must rise to the surface every 15 minutes or so to gulp oxygen.

But thanks to sustainable fishing programs that combine education with strict rules and quotas, it's now making a comeback.

Then, they slowly pulled the nets into an ever-tighter circle until the fish became entangled and trapped.

Even then, the battle was not over as the powerful fish violently thrashed its huge body back and forth.

We've already caught eight fish," says Ailton Bruno, a 22-year-old fisherman who keeps tabs on the number of fish taken each day. »

'Lost my temper': Elderly Florida man settles laundry room dispute by killing the HOA president and her husband

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Hootman's wife, Susan, was recorded in her 911 call, saying, "My husband just shot our neighbors and I think he killed them.".

"The neighbor downstairs just the other day shouted at me and swore at me regarding the washer and dryer," Hootman explained.

Mrs. Wallace was the HOA president of the condo building and had just decorated for Christmas, excited over spending time with her family. »

Mystery debris on Florida beach solved? Here’s what archaeologists think it is

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Archaeologists with the state uncovered about 20 feet of what appears to be a cargo vessel or merchant ship, the equivalent of a semitruck, on Tuesday.

They said the ship is likely 100 feet in length and believed to be from the 19th century.

Chuck Meide, director of the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, said features of the debris resemble shipwrecks that date to the 1800s. »