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Suspect surrenders after barricading inside home with baby

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The Brevard County Sheriff's Office says a man surrendered after he barricaded himself inside a Melbourne home with a 8-month old baby Friday morning. More>>

UCF student allegedly robbed at gunpoint in off-campus apartment

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The University of Central Florida Police says a student was robbed and injured at an off-campus affiliated housing complex Friday morning.
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Ruskin native killed in Afghanistan

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A paratrooper from Ruskin has been killed in action in Afghanistan. No details were immediately provided about where or how Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett died. More>>

Ocala dad accused of leaving 3 kids in car while at bar

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At the time this report was published, 28-year-old Joshua Delong was in the Marion County Jail on three counts of child neglect. More>>

Volusia Co. road closed after carpet store fire

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Volusia County Fire Rescue says they are working to put out a fire at a local carpet business.
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Gov. Scott promises to raise school funding again Video included

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is promising to boost school funding in Florida to its highest levels if he is re-elected. More>>

Deputies: Teen shot trying to help protect father Video included

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A teenager was shot in the leg and underwent surgery on Thursday after being shot during an attempted home invasion.  Deputies say it happened in the 1400 block of 19th Street in Orange City. More>>

Second American journalist threatened with beheading Video included

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Friends and colleagues of American Steven Sotloff are desperately hoping he is released by Islamic State (ISIS) militants who threatened to execute him after beheading fellow U.S. journalist James Foley in a video that shocked the world Wednesday.
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US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

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A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. More>>

Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl prisoner swap, government watchdog says

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Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. More>>

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  • VIDEO: Beluga whale teases kids at aquarium

    VIDEO: Beluga whale teases kids at aquarium

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:28:24 GMT
    Video of a beluga whale teasing children at a zoo has gone viral. You can see Juno snapping his jaws at three young children at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
    Video of a beluga whale teasing children at a zoo has gone viral. You can see Juno snapping his jaws at three young children at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:02:37 GMT
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge." Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said the power line was never touched Thursday morning, but it carried such a high voltage that it was able to energize the ladder truck, shocking the firefighter...
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge." Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said the power line was never touched Thursday morning, but it carried such a high voltage that it was able to energize the ladder truck, shocking the firefighter...
  • Funeral home worker arrested for stealing from the dead

    Funeral home worker arrested for stealing from the dead

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-22 09:33:46 GMT
    Pinellas County sheriff's investigators say it happened after the man was called to remove an elderly woman's body after she passed away inside her home. 
    Pinellas County sheriff's investigators say it happened after the man was called to remove an elderly woman's body after she passed away inside her home. 
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  • Why a Minnesota man is riding his bike to Argentina

    Why a Minnesota man is riding his bike to Argentina

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-08-08 12:04:47 GMT

    In 12 days, Jim Rienstra will celebrate one year of being on the road for a cause -- but he's not on a car. He's pedaling from Minnesota to Argentina in a pan-American tour that's already changed his life.

    In 12 days, Jim Rienstra will celebrate one year of being on the road for a cause -- but he's not on a car. He's pedaling from Minnesota to Argentina in a pan-American tour that's already changed his life.


  • Man's topiary art becomes big hit on block

    Man's topiary art becomes big hit on block

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:08:13 GMT
    More than 40 huge sculptures span the yard outside Greg duFault's home on 47th Avenue North in St. Pete.
    More than 40 huge sculptures span the yard outside Greg duFault's home on 47th Avenue North in St. Pete.
  • PHOTOS: Transforming TCF Bank stadium for the Vikings

    PHOTOS: Transforming TCF Bank stadium for the Vikings

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-08-07 02:17:59 GMT
    The massive steel beams may be going up at the future home of the Vikings, but it'll still be a couple of years before they can stay there. In the interim, they'll be at TCF Bank stadium -- and it's changing to welcome them.
    The massive steel beams may be going up at the future home of the Vikings, but it'll still be a couple of years before they can stay there. In the interim, they'll be at TCF Bank stadium -- and it's changing to welcome them.
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  • Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

    Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:47:20 GMT
    Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says the country has confirmed two new Ebola cases, the first two to have spread beyond those who had direct contact with the ill traveler from Liberia who brought the...
    Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says the country has confirmed two new Ebola cases, the first two to have spread beyond those who had direct contact with the ill traveler from Liberia who brought the disease to...
  • National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:44:44 GMT
    The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...
    The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
  • UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

    UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:37:23 GMT
    The death toll from Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people killed between March 2011 and April 2014, the United Nations reported Friday.
    The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday.

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