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This might be another of my favorite episodes this season- lots of big stories happening at the same time. First, are ready to be spooked? Almost all Halloween candies bring horror to your teeth, dentists are declaring. We'll tell you which candies are safe to snack on from a dentist's perspective. In the headlines on #TheUpdate this Thursday, increased Israeli airstrikes are devastating parts of the Gaza Strip, jeopardizing relief operations and leaving neighborhoods in shambles. Meanwhile, Florida’s state university system is disbanding chapters of a pro-Palestinian student group it says is violating state law by aligning themselves with Hamas in the wake of an attack on Israeli citizens. There's also an ongoing situation in Maine where police say a firearms instructor recently treated at a mental health facility is a person of interest in the Maine massacre. A man opened fire at a bowling alley and a bar in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday night, killing at least 16 people and engulfing the state’s second-largest city in chaos.
Locally, a decade after they were envisioned in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy’s destruction, two of the largest flood control projects designed to protect densely populated cities in New Jersey just outside New York City are getting underway. Officials say a man was trapped inside a steel-reinforced concrete jewelry vault in New York City overnight after firefighters had to abandon an attempt to rescue him for safety reasons. And the first major snowstorm of the season dropped up to a foot of snow in the Helena, Montana, area, sending an army of snowplows out on the roads. Residents woke up to swirling snow and the sound of shovels on sidewalks just days after temperatures rose into the lower 80s. ☃️🌞--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/brandon-julien/support