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Petitions urge AG Bondi to stop fight against same-sex marriage Video included

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More than 7,000 petitions were delivered to the Florida Attorney General's Office in Tallahassee on Thursday morning, urging Pam Bondi to stop the legal fight against same-sex marriage. More>>

Debary All Stars heading to World Series Video included

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Debary's U-16 Babe Ruth All Stars, a team made up of girls from a bunch of different, rival teams will be playing together at the World Series.
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Lynx wants $3M for 'super stop' bus stop

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Lynx has plans to build a $3 million bus stop, if they can get federal tax money to build it. The stop would be in the Pine Hills area of Orlando.
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Boy injured when bullet passes through hotel room wall

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Daytona Beach police officers are working with the State Attorney's Office to determine if they will charge a man who fired a gun inside his hotel room, injuring a child in an adjacent room.
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Shooting at hospital near Philadelphia injures 3 Video included

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Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus that may have left as many as three people injured and say a suspect is in custody.
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Three former lab monkeys find new home in Gainesville sanctuary

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Three monkeys have arrived at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary from Wooster College as the lab has permanently ended the use of primates in experimentation.
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Police: Lakeland phone thief duped by selfie app

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Police in Lakeland say a woman stole someone's smartphone, but first she had to take a selfie.

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Daytona Beach Police searching for brazen home burglars

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The Daytona Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify some suspected home burglars.
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Orlando father stabbed; suspect in custody

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The Orlando Police Department says a father was stabbed early Thursday morning.
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Bomb squad investigates suspicious bag near Westridge Middle School

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office has deployed its bomb squad to Westridge Middle School, where firefighters are investigating a suspicious bag near the school. More>>

Insurance tax to end in 2015

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The State of Florida says, beginning January 1, the charges on insurance bills to cover the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005 will end.
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Suspect in Orange Co. deputy-involved shooting confirmed dead Video included

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office says shots were fired on the 5300 block of Hawford Circle in Orange County Wednesday morning.  More>>

Arrest made in DeLand dognapping

Authorities have made an arrest in the snatching a red nose pit bull from a 7-year-old boy while they were out for a walk. More>>

One sent to ORMC after confrontation with gunman in Pine Hills

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Deputies say the victim was shot late Wednesday afternoon following a confrontation with a man along St. James Road.   The victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening wounds.  More>>

Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

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Federal auditors say NASA doesn't have enough money to start launching its new, $12 billion rocket program by the end of 2017 as planned. More>>

Appeal court won't unblock Florida gay marriage

A Florida appeals court will not overturn a judge's order that is blocking a Florida Keys gay couple from getting married.
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Authorities seek hit-and-run driver who struck and killed road worker Video included

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A hit-and-run driver killed a construction worker early Wednesday morning.  Lake County Police said a truck struck several traffic barrels, hitting 44-year-old Shelby Kenny Shull, propelling his body 80-feet away from the scene. More>>

Orlando restaurant's food cart stolen Video included

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Thieves stole more than $6,000 worth of equipment from behind the popular Orlando restaurant The Smiling Bison early Tuesday morning, according to a report from Orlando Police.  Co-owner Joshua Oakley knew something was wrong as soon as he pulled up to the back of the restaurant. More>>

DeLand home invasion suspects denied bond Video included

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Three people who were allegedly involved in a home invasion faced a judge on Wednesday. Two men are accused of acting and dressing like police, then tying up a DeLand couple and robbing them. The third person, a woman, allegedly helped buy the police gear. More>>

Missing Volusia Co. woman found safe

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The Volusia County Sheriff's Office has ended their search for a missing 62-year-old Ormond Beach woman. Deputies located a "safe and sound" Kathleen Walsh in Palm Coast on Wednesday. More>>

Teen recovering after barracuda shreds arm, chest Video included

A teenage boy is recovering after a 5-foot barracuda apparently jumped into his father's boat and slashed his arm and chest. More>>

ULA reschedules launch of Delta IV for Thursday Video included

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The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket, scheduled for Wednesday evening, was scrubbed due to an issue with the ground support equipment environmental control system that supports the launch vehicle, according to a spokesperson with ULA. More>>

Poll shows voters aren't happy with Crist or Scott Video included

A new poll shows that Florida voters aren't pleased with either Republican Gov. Rick Scott or former Gov. Charlie Crist, who is trying to win his job back. More>>

1 killed after stolen truck forced off road

Authorities say one person is dead and two others are seriously injured after a high-speed chase ended with a stolen pickup being forced off a north Florida highway. More>>

Tropical depression weakens to tropical wave

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression in the Atlantic has weakened to a tropical wave as it approaches the Lesser Antilles. More>>

Groups ask judge to move election and draw new map

A Florida judge is being asked to move election dates this fall and adopt new districts for Congress. More>>

Orange Co. deputies: victim of suspected random shooting is "lucky to be alive"

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says the victim of a suspected random shooting Wednesday morning is lucky to be alive.
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Bus stop stabbing victim talks about nightmarish ordeal Video included

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A man has been released from the hospital after being stabbed multiple times at a bus stop as he was going to play bingo. For the first time, he's speaking out about the ordeal and eager to move on with his life. More>>

VA apologizes for leaving veteran at outpatient clinic

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A 53-year-old Marine Corps veteran is receiving an apology from the Department of Veterans Affairs after he says he was left by himself at the Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Orange City. More>>

Car crashes into 6-year-old boy on scooter

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A 6-year-old boy is in critical condition after riding his scooter into the street.it happened around 6 p.m. on N. 20th Street in the university area. Deputies say the driver tried to swerve to avoid hitting Yves Zamora but was unable to avoid running into him.
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Teen unemployment in Central Florida on the rise

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Summer is usually the time when teenagers find work, but experts say, it hasn't been easy; however, there's a program in Central Florida trying to help the teens. More>>

Debate over travel restrictions to Israel Video included

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Laureen Galeoto made it back to Tampa just before the FAA insisted commercial airlines not fly to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. Many local Jews have friends and relatives there, and Galeoto is convinced many would join them if they could.


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Owner rescues dog from alligator attack Video included

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A Golden Retriever is recovering after an alligator attack in Melbourne Beach.   The dog's owner, Lee McDougal, said the 8-foot gator grabbed his 4-year-old pooch, Wilowe, while they were out walking two weeks ago More>>

Tropical depression moving westward in Atlantic

A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic and is expected to degenerate over the next few days. More>>

SunRail takes initial steps to extend to airport

The Florida Department of Transportation has begun the process to eventually extend central Florida's new commuter train to Orlando International Airport. More>>

2 swimmers drown in central Florida rip currents

Central Florida authorities are warning ocean swimmers to beware of rip currents after the deaths of two people over the weekend. More>>

Boy, 8, recovering from what is believed to be shark bite Video included

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Eight-year-old Aadyn Crick says he was just playing in the surf Monday afternoon around 1 p.m. in Indialantic, when he felt sudden pressure on his right knee. More>>

Computer glitch delays report cards for some Osceola County students Video included

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Andrew Archibald just graduated from St. Cloud High School.  After hearing about a computer glitch which resulted in the miscalculating of grades on all Osceola County high school students report cards, he's now wondering if his final grades from his senior year are accurate. 
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75 animals, including skunks, removed from Daytona Beach home Video included

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The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said it removed 75 animals from a Daytona Beach home on Friday.  Deputies said they removed skunks, raccoons, snakes and other animals from the property. 
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Orlando Mayor Dyer at Gov. Scott campaign event, but not for endorsement Video included

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Governor Rick Scott came to the Orlando Science Center to tout job creation and how to move forward if reelected, and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer showed up for the campaign event.
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Orlando aviation hero reunited with fighter jet Video included

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After more than 40 years, Orlando native and American aviation hero Colonel Joe Kittinger has been reunited with one of the F-4 Phantom jets that he flew during the Vietnam War. 
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Four days off: Mexican billionaire calls for three-day work week Video included

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How do you feel about this: a three-day work week? One of the richest men in the world says that's the way to go-- but there might be a small catch.
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Local leaders discuss expanding SunRail service Video included

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More than 1,700 locals have signed an online petition asking for service extensions to SunRail. More>>

Orphaned manatee calf rescued from Indian River

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An orphaned manatee calf was rescued Monday from the Indian River in Port St. John, Fla., near the FPL power plant, by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
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Apopka police investigating two separate shootings Video included

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Apopka police officers are searching for two gunmen in two separate shooting incidents.
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Dog snatched from 7-year-old boy Video included

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Volusia County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for the suspect who stole a 10 month old Red Nose Pit Bull from a 7-year-old boy as he walked the dog Sunday morning. More>>

UCF assigns incoming freshmen to live in closets and bathrooms Video included

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The Neptune student housing complex at the University of Central Florida is one of the nicer residence halls on campus.  While the closets and bathrooms are just as nice, they are no substitute for a dorm room.
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Warner Christian hold forum for parents following teacher's arrest Video included

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Warner Christian Academy Superintendent Mike Tress addressed nearly 100 parents who came to public a forum on Monday evening to hear from several experts in the field of child protections.This comes exactly one week after a fifth grade teacher was arrested and charged with production, distribution and possession of child pornography.
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Man arrested after trying to board plane at OIA with loaded gun

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Officers with the Transportation Security Administration stopped a passenger at Orlando International Airport on Monday who was attempting to board a Chicago-bound flight with a loaded gun. More>>

NASA renames building for astronaut Neil Armstrong Video included

NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. More>>

Deputies: Man sexually assaulted elderly woman in Leesburg home Video included

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The Lake County Sheriff's Office is investigating the alleged sexual battery of an elderly woman that occurred in Leesburg.  Deputies said the suspect broke into the victim's home late Sunday night, attacked her and then left a few hours later. More>>

Woman warns possible fake Uber driver Video included

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Atlanta Police are warning residents who use a popular taxi service after a woman was robbed in northeast Atlanta. More>>

Tropical depression forms in central Atlantic Video included

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed over the Atlantic, though it remains far out to sea and is not expected to threaten land. More>>

Florida mom denied 'stand your ground' defense

A judge has denied a Jacksonville woman's request to use Florida's so-called "stand your ground" law as a defense for attempted murder charges that arose after she fired a gun at her husband. More>>

JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in drug bust

A JetBlue airline pilot is among six people arrested Sunday night in an investigation of drug dealing near the Boston Common. More>>

Boy also injured fingers on Disney World ride

A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World's Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident. More>>

Police say Florida State professor was murdered

Tallahassee police say a Florida State University professor was the intended target when murdered at his home last week. Investigators have no suspects and are asking for tips from the public. More>>

Healthy Living House Calls: Skin Cancer Video included

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Florida Hospital General Surgeon, Dr. Alric Simmonds answered all of your questions about skin cancer. More>>

UCF helping to predict sinkholes Video included

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Sinkholes can happen just about anywhere in Florida without warning.
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Coast Guard finds body in Brevard Co.

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The Coast Guard says it found a body in the water Sunday night. More>>

Orange Co. teen shot at house party

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says a teenager was shot during a party Sunday night.
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Direct flights between Orlando to Belfast in 2015

Air travelers soon will be able to fly directly between Orlando and Northern Ireland. More>>

Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

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Now's the time to get moonstruck. More>>

Death investigation underway for man found in Orange Co. wooded area

Death investigation underway for man found in Orange Co. wooded area Video included

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Orange County deputies are trying to find out why a man's body was dumped along the side of the road. They say it happened in the Dr. Phillips area. More>>

Second driver sought in fatal Orange Co. hit-and-run

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The Florida Highway Patrol says a 21-year-old Orlando woman is dead after being hit and killed by two drivers in Orange County. More>>

Teen hurt in skate park shooting

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A teen was shot during an argument in Pinellas County. More>>

Deputies search for shooter of 18-year-old victim found on doorstep

Deputies search for shooter of 18-year-old victim found on doorstep

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has identified a shooting victim found dead on a woman’s doorstep in the Tymberskan Apartments. More>>

3 people shot, 1 killed at Daytona Beach Bar Video included

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Police in Daytona Beach are searching for a suspect after three people were shot outside a Daytona Beach bar. More>>

Troopers search for hit-and-run driver who killed pedestrian

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The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a 50-year-old man. More>>

3 people shot, 1 killed at Daytona Beach Bar

3 people shot, 1 killed at Daytona Beach Bar

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Police in Daytona Beach are searching for a suspect after three people were shot outside a Daytona Beach bar. More>>

Police release surveillance photo of bank robbery suspect

Police release surveillance photo of bank robbery suspect

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Daytona Beach police need the public’s help to identify a woman accused of robbing a bank. More>>

Suspect hurt in officer-involved shooting

Suspect hurt in officer-involved shooting Video included

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Five officers have been relieved of duty in Orlando. Orlando Police said it's all routine while, detectives with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) investigate an officer-involved shooting that happened Saturday morning.
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JetBlue University offers kids hands-on experience in aviation career Video included

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Local high school students got hands-on experience of what it takes to have a career in aviation. The JetBlue Foundation partnered with the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals for the third Aviation Career Education Academy initiative at JetBlue University in Orlando. More>>

Fla. Attorney General Pam Bondi explains why she will appeal same-sex marriage ruling Video included

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Friday explained her appeal of a judge’s ruling on same-sex marriage on behalf of he State of Florida.  More>>

Portion of Orange Avenue to close for 3 weeks Video included

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South Orange Avenue will be closed between Anderson Street and South Street to accommodate reconstruction of the roadway. More>>

Police: Dad sees son being molested, beats up suspect Video included

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Daytona Beach police say a father beat up an 18-year-old man after he said he witnessed the teenager sexually abusing his son. More>>

Boys and Girls Club staffer accused of groping children Video included

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A judge on Friday denied bond for a man charged with a lewd and lascivious battery on a child under 12.  More>>

Reports of immigrant arrivals to Florida stirs concern and debate Video included

The possibility that some unaccompanied immigrant minors could be headed to Florida has stirred a passionate debate regarding immigration reform and border security.  Emotions ran especially high at a rally in Brevard County on Friday. More>>

Disney World and union reach contract agreement

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Union officials say Walt Disney World has reached a tentative labor agreement with its largest union group that raises starting hourly pay from a little over $8 to $9 this year. More>>

Officials endorse waterfront Cuban exile museum

Commissioners in Miami-Dade County have endorsed giving waterfront county land to a Cuban exile museum. More>>

Pensacola's Scenic Highway reopens after flooding

The final portion of Pensacola's Scenic Highway is now open to traffic more than two months after heavy rain washed away parts of road. More>>

Florida unemployment rate dips slightly in June

Florida's unemployment rate is now higher than the national rate. More>>

City of Cocoa Beach considering ban on drinking alcohol

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The Cocoa Beach City Manager proposed some ideas to ban drinking alcohol on the beach starting next year.
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Local high school students learn to fly with JetBlue

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Local high school students got hands on experience of what it takes to have a career in aviation.
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Obama: Plane shot down by missile, 1 American dead

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President Barack Obama said one American was among the nearly 300 killed in an disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine. More>>

Orlando P.D. searching for missing endangered man

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The Orlando Police Department is requesting the public's help to find a missing endangered man Friday.
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Getting Schooled: Technology changing the classroom Video included

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It's a countdown to the future. It may be summer, but a group of fourth graders at Lake Highland Preparatory school in Orlando are busy. They're programming robots, along with shooting, directing, and editing movies.
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Family of stabbing victim meets those who came to the rescue Video included

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The family of a man who survived a stabbing at an Orlando bus stop Wednesday morning got a chance to thank two good Samaritans who saved his life during a meeting on Thursday. More>>

Body of missing teen boater found in area lake Video included

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Lake County authorities say they have located the body of a missing teenager who had been boating late Thursday afternoon.
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Florida Legislature asks judge to delay new map

Lawyers for the Florida Legislature and the state's election supervisors are asking a judge to delay any changes to the state's congressional districts until after the November elections. More>>

Ocala bans sagging pants on city-owned property

It's now illegal to wear low pants that expose underwear or bare buttocks in parts of Ocala. More>>

Ex-Miss Delaware sues to regain pageant title Video included

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A woman stripped of her Miss Delaware title last month for being too old is suing state pageant officials and the Miss America organization. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Amanda Longacre is seeking to be reinstated as Miss Delaware and to be allowed to compete in the Miss America pageant. More>>

House GOP to DC: Guns OK, pot dangerous

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The GOP-controlled House approved a spending bill Wednesday that would undo the District's strict gun-control laws and its law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. More>>

Texas woman gets 18 years in prison for sending ricin to President Obama

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A Texas actress who sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and the New York mayor then tried to blame the crime on her soon-to-be ex-husband was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday. More>>

Where is the 'Balloon Boy' and his family now? Video included

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They claim to be the world's youngest heavy metal band. But their 11-year-old lead singer, Falcon Heene, has already been as famous as a rock star. Back in 2009, he was known to some as “Balloon Boy.” More>>

Two dogs lost in Holiday house fire

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Firefighters arrived to a burning home just minutes after hearing it caught fire, but that was still too late for two dogs trapped inside.  More>>

Man's Remains Identified After Family Sees 3-D Reconstruction Photos

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A family has made a positive identification of a man whose remains were found in 2012 in a wooded area in Dover.

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Florida teachers challenge voucher expansion

A Lee County social studies teacher and the state's main teachers union are filing a lawsuit to block a significant expansion of a private school voucher program. More>>

Commercial shipment arrives at space station

The International Space Station has accepted a fresh delivery of goods. More>>

Hearing set in Justin Bieber's Fla. DUI case

A hearing will be held to determine whether Justin Bieber will be tried on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest. More>>

Fewer kids playing baseball, numbers show Video included

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Are line drives for losers? Is baseball boring? The Sports and Fitness Industry Association says that participation in many sports is falling, but their numbers show that participation in baseball is falling at twice the rate of basketball and soccer. More>>

AP Source: Heat, Wade agree to 2-year deal

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer A person familiar with the situation says Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat. More>>

Rain hits parts of Central Florida

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Shower and thunderstorm chances remain elevated for the p.m. time frame on this Tuesday.
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GOP: No appeal on Florida congressional map ruling

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Republican leaders of Florida's Legislature say they will not appeal a ruling that found the state's map for congressional districts unconstitutional. More>>

Police investigating 3 deaths in central Florida

Police say a central Florida man beat two people to death and seriously injured another before killing himself. More>>

Tampa teen beaten in Israel set to return home this week

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The teenager from Tampa who was brutally beaten by Israeli police has a flight home booked later this week, which will mark the end of his nine-day house arrest, his family said Monday.Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, has been on house arrest since he was handcuffed and beaten by officers a little more than a week ago. More>>

Winter Park leaders vote to rename Fleet Peeples Park

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Winter Park city leaders have voted unanimously to change the name of a popular dog park.  Fleet Peeples Park will go back to its original name of Lake Baldwin Park. More>>

Two police officers lose jobs after reported ties to KKK surface Video included

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Two police officers in central Florida are no longer with their department after a report tied them to the Ku Klux Klan. Fruitland Park City Manager Gary La Venia said Monday that Deputy Chief David Borst resigned and Officer George Hunnewell was fired last week. More>>

2 Fla. officers leave after ties to KKK surface Video included

Two police officers in central Florida are no longer with their department after a report tied them to the Ku Klux Klan. More>>

Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

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Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. More>>

Man found dead under lawn mower

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Authorities say a 68-year-old Volusia County man is dead after being trapped under a riding lawn mower that apparently fell off the back of a trailer while he was sitting on it. More>>

Airbus files patent for bicycle-style airline seats

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It seems like a never-ending debate: How many people can airlines squeeze onto a passenger jet? Well, it looks like you can hike those numbers if you get rid of those bulky padded seats. More>>

Orange Co. hiring school crossing guards

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is looking for more crossing guards for the upcoming school year.
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Deputies search for men accused of trying to rob elderly couple in Ocala

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Deputies in Marion County need your help catching two men who they say tried to rob an elderly couple at a gas station in Ocala. It all happened at the Kangaroo gas station off Highway 441 around noon on Sunday. More>>

Deputies search for gas station shooter in Orange Co.

Deputies search for gas station shooter in Orange Co.

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A shooter is on the run after Orange County Sheriff's deputies say he opened fire at a Kangaroo Express gas station. One person was shot and was taken to the hospital. More>>

Democrat Nan Rich calls on Charlie Crist to debate

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Nan Rich is touting her liberal credentials and questioning rival Charlie Crist's credibility as she fights for her party's nomination. More>>

TMZ: Housekeeper Found Body Of 'Glee' Star's Boyfriend In Philly Hotel Video included

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Another tragedy strikes a "Glee" star and her boyfriend. The death in a Philadelphia hotel comes at an eerie time for the show's cast.

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Firefighters respond to partial building collapse at Orlando car dealership Video included

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Orange County firefighters responded to a partial building collapse at a car dealership on Orange Blossom Trail on Thursday afternoon. All of the occupants at Massey Cadillac made it out of the building safely, officials say. More>>

Florida Teacher of the Year to be announced

Florida's 2015 Teacher of the Year is set to be named in Orlando. More>>

Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi to get day in court

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On his 101st day in captivity in Mexico, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi will finally get his day in court Wednesday before a federal judge in Tijuana. More>>

Public defenders fired for anti-Arab online posts

Two South Florida public defenders have lost their jobs after derogatory remarks about Palestinians appeared on their Facebook pages. More>>

Sanford veterans seek recognition Video included

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Some Florida veterans hope to gain recognition for their heroic service during the Vietnam War era. The Navy Enlisted Bombardier Navigators were based in Sanford and flew missions over Vietnam. They navigated for flights, first in prop planes and then in vigilante jets. The vigilante jet was introduced as a nuclear bomber in 1961 and was later used for reconnaissance flights over Vietnam. The group wants a simple plaque or display at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, but the m... More>>

Good Samaritans help deputy tackle accused burglar Video included

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It was like any other Monday afternoon walking the dog for a 46-year-old Orange County man who suddenly heard someone screaming. More>>

Lightning being blamed for Sanford house fire

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Lightning hit a Sanford home Tuesday night, causing a major fire in the attic. More>>

Defense Attorney Cheney Mason writes book about Casey Anthony

Defense Attorney Cheney Mason writes book about Casey Anthony Video included

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It's officially been released, the third official book written by one of the key players in the Casey Anthony case. More>>

Jailed U.S. marine to go before judge in Mexican court

Jailed U.S. marine to go before judge in Mexican court

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Fox News reports on his 101st day in captivity in Mexico, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi will finally get his day in court Wednesday before a federal judge in Tijuana. More>>

“Drone” degrees offered at Embry-Riddle

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University now offers "drone" degree programs in Daytona Beach. More>>

Man stabbed near mini golf course; search for suspect underway

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Orange County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect they say stabbed a mean near a miniature golf course in Orlando. More>>

Deputies: Woman missing part of ear after dog attack

Deputies: Woman missing part of ear after dog attack

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An Orlando woman was brutally attacked by her own dog, according to Orlando Fire Rescue. More>>

Orange Co. man set on fire speaks out

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An Apopka man is locked up for setting another man on fire. Orange County Sheriff’s deputies said Vincent Moore poured gasoline all over the victim Sunday, then lit him up. More>>

Man accused of arson in alleged domestic dispute; homeowners speak out

Man accused of arson in alleged domestic dispute; homeowners speak out Video included

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A 28-year-old man is in the Orange County Jail facing arson charges, and the State Fire Marshal believes it all stems from a domestic dispute. More>>

Healthy Living House Calls: Hip Pain Video included

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Florida Hospital Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Juan Agudelo answered all your questions about hip pain.
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Wet weather continues across Central Florida

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Our stormy in the p.m. pattern continues as we kick off the work week.
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Will US cyborgs be the next to deploy?

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A new cyborg – part machine and part biological muscle – has taken its first steps. University of Illinois researchers, in a report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, say their tiny new creature is the first robot that uses live muscle for power. The researchers, with funding from the National Science Foundation, have created a muscle-powered biological machine that can be controlled with an electric current. It could lead to a new generation of biologi... More>>

Warrants released in case of father accused in son's death Video included

The day after a judge denied bond for Justin Ross Harris, authorities released more documents outlining evidence in the murder case against him for the death of his 22-month-old son in a hot car. More>>

I Hid The Cash launches social media hunt Video included

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Keep your phones and computers nearby - the cash scavenger hunt is going virtual! The man behind the I Hid The Cash (IHidTheCash) on Twitter started a social media hunt.
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No. 43 Aric Almirola wins Coke Zero 400

No. 43 Aric Almirola wins Coke Zero 400

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The famed No. 43 was back in Daytona International Speedway’s Victory Lane thanks to Aric Almirola’s rain-shortened win in the 56th Annual Coke Zero 400. More>>

Deputies find disabled veteran's stolen motorcycle Video included

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Hillsborough County deputies have good news for the disabled veteran who had his custom motorcycle stolen last month. Deputies spotted it in the Thonotosassa area, and ended up arresting two people and recovering the bike.
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Police: Gang of young, would-be burglars thwarted by off-duty officer and wife Video included

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Seven Palm Bay teenagers, between the ages of 16 and 12, were arrested last Friday for attempting to break into cars along Massini Ave, according to a recently released arrest report. More>>

Firefighters battle truck fires at Orlando distribution center Video included

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Authorities in Seminole County are investigating four separate fires which they say may be connected.  Each fire was set in close proximity to the others in the early hours of Thursday morning.  Fire officials have confirmed that at least two of the fires are the result of arson. More>>

The first Floridian to join the Lightning? Video included

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Clay Witt is home, back on his ice living out a dream at the Tampa Bay Lightning's Development Camp.Witt is the first Floridian and Brandon native to earn a chance to wear a Lightning jersey. More>>

Organizers keeping an eye on TS Arthur while prepping for 4th celebration

Mayor Marty Walsh said he wasn't ruling out the possibility of moving Boston's 4th of July celebrations to Thursday to avoid Tropical Storm Arthur. More>>

Target asks customers to leave firearms at home

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Target is "respectfully" asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law. More>>

Romney insists he won't be a candidate in 2016

Returning to the same New Hampshire farm where he launched his last presidential campaign, Mitt Romney on Wednesday insisted he would not pursue a third White House bid but called on voters to punish President Barack Obama by giving Republicans the Senate majority this fall. More>>

CDC: Florida's pill mill deaths see significant drop Video included

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A Center for Disease Control (CDC) report shows more than a 50 percent drop in the state’s prescription overdose deaths between 2010 and 2012.  More>>

Commissioners, Judge Jenkins debate inmate video visitation Video included

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Dallas County is looking at a controversial plan to save money on visitation at the Dallas County Jail. Commissioners are for it, but county Judge Clay Jenkins doesn't like the profit margin built in for the company who has presented a plan to Dallas County.
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Tampa-born Julian Green scores World Cup goal

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With three extra-time goals in a thrilling match, Belgium had a big lead before Tampa-born Julian Green closed the gap with 12 minutes to go. With waves of chants of "USA, USA" echoing around the 48,000-seat stadium, the reinvigorated Americans kept searching for a late goal right up until the final whistle, but it never came.
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911 tape released: witness believes operator mishandled call Video included

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A man claims a 911 operator got into a debate with him over the phone when he saw a woman getting carjacked and FOX 5 has the 911 tape from the incident. More>>

Suspension stands for boy in Pop-Tart gun case

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A hearing examiner has affirmed the suspension of a Maryland boy who chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun. More>>

Reports: Pistorius not mentally ill during killing Video included

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A panel of mental health experts has concluded that Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year, the chief prosecutor at the athlete's murder trial said Monday.
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Miracle baby beats the odds, turns 1

Miracle baby beats the odds, turns 1 Video included

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A baby born with a 30 percent chance of survival beats the odds and celebrates his first birthday. Connor Sorensen was born at 24 weeks last June and only weighed 14 oz. He’s the smallest baby ever born at Florida Hospital in Orlando. More>>

Ex-Miss Florida comments on the crown confusion

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Elizabeth Fechtel was crowned Miss Florida last Saturday night in St. Petersburg. She went on a week-long celebration tour, with several media events. The only problem: She actually didn't win.

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Sarasota woman convicted of step-daughter's murder Video included

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It took jurors only a few hours to convict a Sarasota woman in the murder of her autistic step-daughter Friday. Misti Stoddard was found guilty in the 2012 murder of 11-year-old Melissa following a week-long trial. More>>

Father, stepmother could face charges after missing boy found alive in basement

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Authorities are taking a closer look at the father and stepmother of the 12-year-old boy who was found alive in his basement after being reported missing for nearly two weeks.
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Driver crashes into Walmart produce section

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A cleanup is underway at a Walmart in South Pasadena Thursday after a driver crashed right into the produce section at the front of the store. More>>

Vatican: Many Catholics ignore teachings on sex

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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican is admitting many Catholics around the world reject its teachings about sex issues like artificial contraception as an intrusion into their private lives, and are ignorant of other core doctrines about marriage, divorce and homosexuality. The Vatican blamed its own priests for much of the problem. It says they simply aren't doing a good enough job educating the faithful about essential church teachings and helping out families when they run into trouble. The ... More>>

US head coach excuses fans from work for World Cup match

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Want to watch the U.S. vs Germany World Cup match, but have to work? U.S. Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann has you covered.  More>>

Investigation into dog deaths, 20 dogs die at boarding facility Video included

Some of the dog owners who lost their dogs in a tragedy in Gilbert say they were lied to and misled by the kennel's owners.They say they paid $20 a day and were told this was a free range facility where only six dogs were housed at a time. More>>

MTV bringing 'TRL' back for 1 day with Ariana Grande

Pop Stars like NSYNC made TRL a cultural hit with teenagers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Pop Stars like NSYNC made TRL a cultural hit with teenagers in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
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The network announced Wednesday it will bring back the series on July 2. Grande has the No. 2 song in the country with the saxophone-laced "Problem." More>>

Palm Bay detectives searching for suspected bank robber

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Police say the suspect walked into the bank off Malabar Road with a large envelope and approached a teller and demanded cash. Investigators say the suspect also implied he had a weapon. More>>

AZ Teen Rescued From Quarry

A valley teen was rescued after being trapped on a steep, rocky hill on Monday night. More>>

Hernandez's Boston murder trial set for May 2015

A judge has tentatively scheduled former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez to stand trial next year in May on murder charges in the 2012 drive-by slayings of two men. More>>

Evidence in I-4 shooting includes photos, chilling calls Video included

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Fred Turner's final words were recorded on his chilling call to 911 as he sped down I-4 back in June of 2013: "I have no idea who this guy is, and I know I didn't do anything to upset him like cut in front of him." More>>

Starbucks hikes up prices on drinks, bagged coffee Video included

Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting Tuesday, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets. More>>

Magna Carta to be featured in Museum of Fine Arts exhibit

A special exhibit featuring only one of four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta will begin just days before the Fourth of July celebrations in Boston. More>>

Motion to vacate special security measures denied in Tsarnaev case

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A judge has officially ruled on several motions put forward by lawyers for accused Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. More>>

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  • Police: Lakeland phone thief duped by selfie app

    Police: Lakeland phone thief duped by selfie app

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:44:51 GMT

    Police in Lakeland say a woman stole someone's smartphone, but first she had to take a selfie.

    Police in Lakeland say a woman stole someone's smartphone, but first she had to take a selfie.

  • Southwest Agent Removes Passenger All Because Of A Tweet

    Southwest Agent Removes Passenger All Because Of A Tweet

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:47:14 GMT
    A Minnesota man was forced to get off a Southwest Airlines Flight because of a tweet.Duff Watson says the humiliating ordeal began Sunday July 20th, when he and his two children tried to board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis.Watson says he has priority boarding because he’s an “A-list customer.”But when he went to the gate, the agent wouldn’t allow his two children to board with him.Watson eventually tweeted about the horrible experience.The tweet stated, “Something to the effect of wow, ...
    A Minnesota man was forced to get off a Southwest Airlines Flight because of a tweet.Duff Watson says the humiliating ordeal began Sunday July 20th, when he and his two children tried to board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis.Watson says he has priority boarding because he’s an “A-list customer.”But when he went to the gate, the agent wouldn’t allow his two children to board with him.Watson eventually tweeted about the horrible experience.The tweet stated, “Something to the effect of wow, ...
  • Mother: 4-Year-Old Banned From Doughnut Shop Over Comment

    Mother: 4-Year-Old Banned From Doughnut Shop Over Comment

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:22:15 GMT
    4-year-old Justin Otero is a curious guy, but his curiosity got him into some trouble at his local Connecticut doughnut shop.
    4-year-old Justin Otero is a curious guy, but his curiosity got him into some trouble at his local Connecticut doughnut shop.
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  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:05:24 GMT
    The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar.
    An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso - the third major international aviation disaster in a...
  • Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

    Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:54:37 GMT
    Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.
    A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban hospital on Thursday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a caseworker was...
  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:01:51 GMT
    Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore...
    Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a...

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