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Man accused of attacking mother with machete over food

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A family member told FOX 35 off camera Kevin Bolden was upset his grandmother went to the hospital with a stroke on Tuesday.
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Both inmates who escaped Kissimmee work release program captured

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The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says both inmates who escaped a work release program were back in custody Thursday night.  More>>

Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic Video included

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Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami said the tropical storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday night were near 45 mph (75 kph). More>>

Deputies continue search for missing 16-year old Orlando girl Video included

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday continued ground searches in the case of a missing, endangered teenager, Alexandria Chery.  The investigation has also prompted searches in Polk County as well. More>>

Church and hotel chain partner to foster careers in hospitality for those in need Video included

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There's a new church-sponsored, pilot program that helps people learn some of the ins and outs about the hospitality business. The program has been taking place in Miami for the last seven years, but it's just now being tested in Central Florida. More>>

Court clerk wants to be prepared, should same-sex marriage ban be lifted Video included

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The Orange County Clerk of Courts says he is preparing how to handle marriage licenses, should a ban on same-sex marriage be lifted. More>>

Pinellas school district asks Crist to pull TV ad

The Pinellas County school district is asking former Gov. Charlie Crist to pull a television ad filmed at an area high school. More>>

Fla. boy, 12, arrested in homeless man's killing

Police say a 12-year-old Florida boy is under arrest and accused of fatally shooting a homeless man in the head. More>>

UCF coach not worried about naming starting QB

UCF opens preseason camp with its strongest tail wind to date coming off a 12-victory, Fiesta Bowl-winning campaign in 2013. More>>

Sanford man indicted in fatal interstate shooting

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A Sanford man has been formally charged in a fatal shooting which happened on Interstate 4 on the Independence Day weekend.     
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Cocoa teen injured in drive-by shooting

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The Brevard County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 300 block of A Lane, Cocoa. More>>

SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership

Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, as the airline has come under fire from animal rights activists over the relationship. More>>

Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable'

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Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says his actions against his then-fiancee were "totally inexcusable" and insisted he had never been a part of any domestic violence incidents before.Rice was arrested on assault charges following a Feb. 15 altercation in New Jersey in which he allegedly struck Janay Palmer.
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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

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The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go... More>>

Sanford residents seek answers about rash of arsons Video included

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More than 100 people showed up at Sanford City Hall Wednesday evening to meet with the State Fire Marshall's Office, Sanford Fire and Police Departments, and City Code Enforcement in an effort to find a way to catch an arsonist who has set eight abandoned homes on fire in the city since May. More>>

Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault Video included

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Campus sexual assault victims are joining senators on Capitol Hill in announcing legislation designed to make colleges more accountable to rape victims. More>>

New partnership at Orlando Health keeps cancer patients' hearts healthy Video included

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As if cancer patients didn't have enough to worry about, some of the most aggressive cancer treatments can lead to heart problems later on down the road.  At Orlando Health at UF Health Cancer Center, doctors are trying something new -- setting up a cancer patient with an oncologist and a cardiologist. More>>

Health officials warn of parasitic disease 'Crypto' in Pinellas

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The Pinellas Health Department says reports of Cryptosporidium are on the rise. “Crypto” is a parasite that spreads easily in child-care settings and through swimming in contaminated water, according to the department. More>>

UCF, Penn State to open 2014 football season in Ireland

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The University of Central Florida will open its 2014 football season against Penn State in Ireland, the first international game for either team. More>>

Police plan to use bikes as bait to catch thieves Video included

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Police in Gulfport are reaching for a new technology, after a 70% jump in bicycle thefts in 2014. They’ve dubbed them “bait bikes,” which is simply a bicycle equipped with a GPS tracking device. More>>

Manatee County teen survives flesh-eating bacteria infection Video included

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The bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus, is mostly found in warm coastal waters and can enter the body through an open wound. That's what happened to 13-year-old Jake Ahlers of Manatee County. He got treated quickly and survived. Others have not been so lucky, and health officials want the public to be aware of the higher risk this time of year.
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Workers find more bones at Fla construction site Video included

Police say workers found a partial human skull while digging at a construction site for a new cardiac catheterization lab at Florida Hospital DeLand.  More bones were discovered on Tuesday .
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Family finds more sunken treasure off Fla. coast Video included

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All Eric Schmitt saw was just a tiny corner of a golden ornate Spanish artifact on the sea floor, but he says it was just enough for him to instantly know he’d hit the sunken treasure jackpot.
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Florida mother charged after baby left in minivan Video included

A Florida mother is facing a felony charge after leaving her 2-month-old baby in a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office for about an hour. More>>

New warning as generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma Video included

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"Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds!" So says the acting U.S. Surgeon General who released a warning citing a 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
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Tracking illegal snakes in Florida Video included

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Wildlife officials say they have a permitting process for owning exotic animals, and it's in place to keep the public safe.
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Charge dropped against state official in Expressway Authority investigation

Prosecutors in Orlando have dropped a misdemeanor charge of violating public meeting law against a former official with the Florida Department of Transportation. More>>

Correction: Debt Study story

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In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file. The study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute found... More>>

Former IRS official called GOP 'crazies' in email

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A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. More>>

Body found in Osceola Co. lake Video included

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission says they found a body in an Osceola County lake where a boater went missing Tuesday night.
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Orange Co. deputies searching for three armed & dangerous suspects Video included

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says one apartment complex was robbed twice Wednesday morning.
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Suspected Orange Co. serial robber strikes again Video included

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says a suspected serial armed robber struck another gas station early Wednesday morning.
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Appeal planned for Fla.'s docs vs glocks laws

Doctors and health care providers challenging a Florida gun law say they will appeal a recent decision to uphold the measure. More>>

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

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President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels. More>>

Kansas man visiting Fla. missing for 3 weeks Video included

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A family is desperately pleading for help, looking for a loved one who disappeared after stopping in Central Florida while working at a new job. More>>

Your guide to Florida's back-to-school tax-free weekend

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With classes on the cusp of resuming, Florida's sales tax holiday returns this weekend. Here's what savvy back-to-school shoppers need to know about their 72-hour window to save about seven percent on clothes, school supplies, and computers. More>>

Kissimmee man arrested on child porn charges

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Osceola County Sheriff's detectives on Tuesday arrested a 44-year-old Kissimmee man on child pornography charges.  Robert Eppers faces five counts of promoting photo/movie sexual performance of a child.
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Volusia man fends off armed intruder

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David Diaz showed FOX 35 the damage done to his door as he struggled with an armed intruder early Monday morning at his West Taylor Road  DeLand home. More>>

Teen accused in early morning crime spree Video included

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A 16-year-old boy is behind bars, facing six felony burglary charges.   Orange County Sheriffs Detective Mike Young says deputies busted the the boy red-handed, 90 minutes into an early morning crime spree. More>>

Deputies: Child stable after being left inside hot car

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office were called to Timber Creek Pediatrics in Avalon Park shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday in reference to a child left in a car. More>>

Orange County voters to decide if mayor's race should be partisan

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Orange County voters will decide in November whether or not the Orange County Mayor should be a partisan position, and whether or not the election for that position should only be held in presidential election years.
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House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

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House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would... More>>

Crist wants more debates with Florida Gov. Scott

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and top Democratic rival Charlie Crist are not in agreement on the number of gubernatorial debates. More>>

Groups argue Florida must hold statewide election

A coalition challenging Florida's current congressional map argues that the state may have to hold statewide elections for two of its 27 congressional seats. More>>

Wet weather back in Central Florida

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After most of us saw a nice break in the rain yesterday, our shower and thunderstorm chances are on the way up as we head into the rest of your Tuesday.
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One year anniversary of Blue Rhino plant explosion Video included

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It's been one year since the massive explosion at the Blue Rhino propane plant in Tavares.
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35% in US facing debt collectors

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. More>>

Crayola to open Orlando family attraction & store

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Tuesday was an exciting day at the Florida Mall with one major announcement from Crayola. More>>

Orange Co. deputies searching for possible serial robber Video included

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says it now believes at least three recent armed robberies may involve the same suspect. More>>

4 Rivers owner opens test kitchen to FOX 35 Video included

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Central Florida restaurant maven John Rivers will tell you he's not a chef, but rather, a cook. Fans of his 4Rivers Smokehouses and The Coop restaurant will tell you, Rivers is some kind of culinary mad scientist! More>>

Orlando residents could see increase in property taxes and other fees Video included

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer rolled out his budget for next year before the city council on Monday, and it includes a proposed 17 percent hike in property taxes.
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Crew finds skull at hospital construction site Video included

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Authorities at Florida Hospital DeLand said a human skull was found by a construction crew.  They are trying to determine where it came from but say the property is rich in history. More>>

Florida lawmaker wants to require students to watch film critical of President Obama

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A Florida lawmaker plans to propose a bill requiring local schools to show students the newly released documentary from conservative filmmaker and President Obama critic Dinesh D'Souza. More>>

State investigators looking into two more Sanford fires believed to be arson Video included

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It has been a stressful couple of weeks for residents living in the quaint historic neighborhoods in the shadows of Downtown Sanford. State investigators said fires at two homes along Palmetto Avenue, just hours apart late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, were intentionally set. More>>

Gay marriage case could head to Fla. Supreme Court

Attorneys for two Key West men challenging the state's ban on same sex marriage want the Florida Supreme Court to take up the case. More>>

Florida St law professor was killed in his car

Tallahassee Fire Department records show that a Florida State law professor killed earlier this month was found by a neighbor bleeding in his car with the driver's side window "bashed open." More>>

Winter Garden making way for 'Crooked Can' micro brewery and 'Plant Street Market' Video included

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Earlier this year, the Winter Garden City Commission approved $120,000 worth of incentives to lure new development on property at 426 West Plant Street.  On Monday, demolition began on some old apartment buildings that sit on that property, which will soon make way for a new bar and market that will include a micro brewery. More>>

OPD defends decision to launch smoke bombs into peaceful crowd Video included

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The Orlando Police Department is defending their decision to use smoke bombs to break up what has been described as a peaceful party over the weekend. More>>

Palm Coast teen recovering after lightning strike Video included

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A 19-year-old man from Palm Coast said he's lucky to be alive after being struck by lightning almost a week ago. More>>

The heat is on across Central Florida

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The heat is on for us as we kick off the workweek. Relief will be limited as rain chances for today will remain very low.
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Orlando based Darden Restaurants finalizes sale of Red Lobster

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Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher like fancier restaurants. More>>

Florida voters approve of medical marijuana

Florida voters overwhelmingly support the idea of legalized medical marijuana according to a Quinnipiac University poll. More>>

Police, deputies deployed in riot gear to Parramore block party

Police, deputies deployed in riot gear to Parramore block party

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Cameras were rolling as officers and deputies walked the street in riot gear in Parramore on Saturday. But even with the massive police presence, no one was arrested. More>>

Armed gunman seen near apartments associated with UCF

Armed gunman seen near apartments associated with UCF Video included

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There's only a few weeks before school is back in session at the University of Central Florida, and right before more students are expected to flood the campus, many students who live in an apartment complex near the school dealt with a scare. More>>

Man found dead inside home, police investigate it as a homicide

Man found dead inside home, police investigate it as a homicide Video included

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Detectives with the Palm Bay Police Department spent all of Sunday morning investigating a homicide.
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Thousands of fish killed by red tide off Fla. coast

Thousands of fish killed by red tide off Fla. coast

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Florida wildlife officials say a large offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico is being caused by a red tide. More>>

Police searching for driver from crash involving fire truck

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Orlando police are looking for a driver after a crash involving a fire truck sent three people to the hospital. More>>

Infrared camera catches Keys sea turtle hatchlings

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A live-streaming webcam has recorded loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings emerging from a nest on a Florida Keys beach. More>>

2014 School Supply Stock Up Price List

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Dozens of animals at Hernando shelter find new homes

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Dozens of dogs and cats have found new homes in Hernando county. More>>

Suspected arsonist sets himself on fire

Suspected arsonist sets himself on fire Video included

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A suspected arsonist took aim at an apartment in South Daytona, but the man's plan went up in flames.
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Edgewater community hit by tornado come together to cleanup debris

Edgewater community hit by tornado come together to cleanup debris

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Clean up is underway for one community in Edgewater.  The area near Massey Ranch Airpark and the Wildwood subdivision was turned upside down Friday evening when an EF-1 tornado touched down there. More>>

Delta IV launch scrubbed for the fourth time

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United Launch Alliance (ULA) had to scrub the launch of the Delta IV rocket once again. More>>

Tornado damages Edgewater airport and neighborhood Video included

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A spokesperson with the National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in the south part of Edgewater, flipping over two small planes at the Massey Ranch Airpark late Friday afternoon.  More>>

Orange County tow truck company owner arrested

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Orange County deputies say the owner of a tow truck company wrongly hauled away drivers cars and now that suspect now faces 29 counts of grand theft auto.  He's also charged with violating 60 county ordinances. More>>

UCF students give 6-year old robotic arm made with 3-D printer Video included

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Sometimes it takes an unselfish act to make you realize there is still an awful lot of good in this world.  A team of UCF students made the life of a 6-year-old Clermont boy immeasurably better this week. More>>

Citrus Bowl revamp over halfway completed Video included

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With 120 days remaining until the Florida Classic, officials are counting on the Citrus Bowl to be "game-ready" for the inaugural, post-renovation event held on Saturday, November 23.
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Florida judge overturns gay marriage ban

A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. More>>

Two people killed in Orange Co. crash

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The Florida Highway Patrol says two people were killed in car versus dump truck crash in Orange County Friday morning.
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Police seek clues in Ocala teen's murder Video included

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Ocala police are investigating after a 19-year-old man was shot and killed in the Spring Manor apartments Friday morning. More>>

Family seeks answers in loved one missing five months Video included

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The family of missing Marion County man Johnny Radabaugh Jr. is desperate for answers five months after the mentally challenged 48-year-old went missing. More>>

Are you a returnaholic? Stores tracking frequent returns Video included

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Are you an online shopper that takes advantage of free shipping knowing you can just return things for free, too? More>>

Deputies searching for missing disabled Osceola Co. man

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Osceola County Sheriff's deputies need the public's help in locating Fred Arthur Limpert, 62.
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Sea turtle released back into the ocean

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For Ashley the sea turtle, her journey has just started.
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Police: Lakeland phone thief duped by selfie app Video included

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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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Police: Thieves snatched dog from 86-year-old woman's yard Video included

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The dog's owner says she let the pup out in front of her home in the Gandy/Dale Mabry area when it happened. According to police, someone  in an older gold Honda stopped, lured the dog to the car, and took off. More>>

Lightning lands man in hospital, sparks 2 fires Video included

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Lightning on Sand Key Beach landed one man in the hospital and sparked two small brush fires Thursday morning, Clearwater Fire Rescue officials said. 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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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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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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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>>

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

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

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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

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

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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

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>>

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>>

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>>

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

Lightning being blamed for Sanford house fire Video included

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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

Man stabbed near mini golf course; search for suspect underway Video included

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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

Orange Co. man set on fire speaks out Video included

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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>>

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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>>

Romney insists he won't be a candidate in 2016

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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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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

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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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    A Connecticut dad is feeling proud after delivering his own baby on Friday morning.
    A Connecticut dad is feeling proud after delivering his own baby on Friday morning.
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    Ukrainian authorities say at least 10 government troops have been killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatist rebels in an area near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
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  • Cantor tells newspaper he'll resign in August

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    U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
    U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor told a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
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    Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russia

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:43:43 GMT
    Greenpeace International says a ship held by Russian authorities for nearly a year has been released and is on its way back to the Netherlands.
    The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departed for the Netherlands on Friday nearly a year after Russian authorities seized it during a protest against an oil platform, the Amsterdam-based environmental group said.

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  • Banksy's 'Spy Booth' artwork defaced

    Banksy's 'Spy Booth' artwork defaced

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    A mural by street artist Banksy that sparked a local preservation campaign has been defaced.
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    Lawsuit over Slipknot bassist's death dismissed

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    A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor.
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    At White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympics

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    Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House...
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