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Where can I get a Hatchimal?

Published: Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Updated: Friday, December 16, 2016 @ 1:07 PM

            Avalyn, 6, plays with her new Hatchimal just as it begins to peck through the shell. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
            Richard Lautens
Avalyn, 6, plays with her new Hatchimal just as it begins to peck through the shell. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)(Richard Lautens)

If you are looking for that hard to findaHatchimal (ask a kid if youve never heard of it), we have some good news there are a few to be found.

But unless you are one of the first in line when they become available, the furry little creatures will set you back a pretty penny.

Panic has set in among some shoppers out to get what is one of the most popular toys this holiday season, and demand is outstripping supply in most every store.

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Toys R US, which held a Hatchimal sale a couple of weeks ago and had people camping out the day before, is trying it again.Toys 'R' Usis planninga Hatchimal sale on Sunday.Doors open at 6 a.m.

If you want to look online for where to buy Hatchimals, suggests you use ZoolertorNowInStocktrackers to show you which stores may have them in stock, how many they have and when they may get more.

Grabbing a Hatchimal online has been tough to do,too. Some stores report that the toy has sold out quickly online -- within a minute or two in some instances.

What is a Hatchimal? Hatchimals are magical creatures that come in an egg, according to Spin Master, which makes Hatchimals. Each egg contains an interactive Hatchimal. Kids will have to care for the Hatchimal until it hatches. Then, Hatchimal parents will raise the Hatchimal through three stages, from baby to toddlerto child. Hatchimals eventually learn to walk, to play games and even to dance.They can also mimic phrases.

Prices for Hatchimals run from $59.99 to $79.99 for the basic Hatchimal.At the marketplaces atAmazon,WalmartandSears, they are going for $200-$300 from third-party sellers.

There are several types of Hatchimals, including: Hatchimals Draggles Blue/Purple Egg, Hatchimals Draggles Blue/Green Egg, Hatchimals Pengualas Pink Egg, Hatchimals Pengualas Pink/Teal Egg, and Hatchimals Burtle Purple/Teal Egg." frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>

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These types of pet foods could cause heart disease in dogs, report says

Published: Saturday, July 14, 2018 @ 11:15 PM

FDA Warns These Types of Pet Foods Can Cause Heart Disease in Dogs

Want to keep your pup healthy? You may have to avoid certain foods, because some could cause heart disease, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration. 

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The agency issued a warning this week after assessing reports that have associated certain diets with cardiovascular disease. 

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Researchers found that pet foods with peas, lentils, potatoes and other legume seeds have been linked with instances of canine dilated cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle in dogs. The condition can enlarge the heart, often leading to heart failure.

Although the illness is typically found in larger breeds like great Danes and Newfoundlands, the FDA said “highly unusual” reports of dogs not vulnerable to the disease have contracted it. 

“That’s why the FDA is conducting an investigation into this potential link,” the organization wrote in the statement. “The FDA has been in contact with the pet food manufacturers and the veterinary community to discuss these reports and will provide updates as more information becomes available.”

For now, experts are advising pet owners to consult their veterinarians before making any changes to their pets’ diets. 

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'Sea creature' may have bitten 14-year-old girl at Florida beach, officials say

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 3:55 AM

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A teenage girl was airlifted to the hospital Saturday after possibly being bitten by something on Playalinda Beach in Florida, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue.

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The 14-year-old girl came out of the ocean with a severe cut on her leg, firefighters said. 

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Officials said they have not yet determined if the cut was surfboard-related or from a “sea creature.” 

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The girl was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center, officials said. 

On Friday, Fernandina Beach police said two people were bitten by a shark, closing the beach there.

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Endangered sea turtle found dead with beach chair around neck prompts viral plea

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 5:29 AM

File photo of a Kemp's ridley sea turtle on the beach.
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File photo of a Kemp's ridley sea turtle on the beach.(skeeze /

An Alabama conservation group has issued a graphic warning after an endangered sea turtle was reportedly found dead, tangled in an old beach chair.

According to WMBBFort Morgan Share the Beach posted a now-viral Facebook photo Saturday of the dead Kemp’s ridley turtle, which washed ashore at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

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“This makes me so mad,” the post read. “How many hundreds of times do we have to ask people to pick their stuff up? It should just be common decency. I think I am going to print this out and carry it with me next time I have to ask.”

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By Sunday morning, the post had been shared more than 2,700 times, prompting hundreds of comments.

“Come on, people, if you want to ‘adult,’ then be one and pick up after yourselves,” one commenter wrote. “This is their habitat, be mindful and respect it.”

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“Please, please. Only leave footprints,” added another. “How do we make visitors understand this?”

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Drive-thru marijuana dispensary opens in Washington state

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 8:12 AM

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Washington state's first drive-thru marijuana dispensary is now open for business.

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Joint Rivers, located at 2121 Auburn Way S. in Auburn, is open every day from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The store is planning its official grand opening in the coming months and will hold a Vendors' Day on July 30, where attendees can visit 30 vendors.

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“We are grateful and excited to provide great cannabis products with stellar customer service by the most educated and professional team in the Pacific Northwest,” General manager Audra Jaggers told the Federal Way Mirror on Tuesday.

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While Auburn limits the number of retail marijuana dispensaries in its city limits, Joint Rivers was able to open because it is on Muckleshoot tribal land.

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According to the Federal Way Mirror, the Muckleshoot tribe "processed the application, performed its own building permit review and handled all other planning and development matters related to the business."

While the store is a first for Washington state, Cannabis Marketplace in Las Vegas became the first drive-thru marijuana dispensary in the country when it opened in November 2017.

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In November of 2012, Washington voters approved Initiative 502 with 55 percent of the vote, making it legal for adults 21 and older to possess marijuana.

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