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Charlotte shooting: Police release video and photo evidenceVideo shows moments before Keith Lamont Scott's shootingWhat is a traumatic brain injury?Seattle Mariners catcher suspended over tweetsCharlotte police shooting: Protests mostly peacefulCharlotte police shooting: 1 death, 2 different narrativesBacklash to police shootings resonates beyond Charlotte, TulsaBrentley Vinson: What we know about the Charlotte police officer12 officers hurt in Charlotte police shooting protestCharlotte: 1 city, 3 controversial police shootingsGov. declares state of emergency in Charlotte

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:04:03 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 19:16:08 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 21:58:57 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 19:49:27 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 17:13:03 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 20:34:49 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 15:28:05 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 17:03:33 GMTWed, 21 Sep 2016 04:43:28 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 06:02:42 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 03:46:05 GMT

Videos released Saturday by the Charlotte police department of the fatal encounter between Keith Scott and officers do little to answer some of the most significant questions about the shooting.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney has said as much since the Tuesday shooting that sparked protests and brought nationwide media attention once again to the use of deadly force by law enforcement.Authorities have said an African-American officer shot Scott, who was black, when he made a threatening move with a gun. Saturday, police released photos of a pistol and ankle holster recovered at the scene.Scott's family has said he had no gun, that he was reading a book, and he was being non-aggressive when police were surrounding him.Neither police dashcam nor body-camera footage shows Scott pointing a gun at police officers. At one point in the body-camera video, there is a view of Scott from his right side and he has his arm by his body, but it is unclear if there is a gun."You can't clearly identify what, if anything, is in his hand," attorney Justin Bamberg, who represents the Scott family, said at news conference Saturday evening.Putney had said, before the videos were released, that "there is no definitive visual evidence that he had a gun in his hand."The chief has also said the videos are part of the evidence, the totality of which will show the shooting was justified.The release comes one day after a video recorded by Keith Scott's widow was released publicly. Putney said the cell phone recording didn't factor into his decision to release dashcam and body-camera video of the fatal shooting. "Our practice and our protocol is to release as soon as we can, to inform," Putney said, adding that he waited until the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation assured him it would not adversely impact its investigation. Tuesday's shooting of Scott, a black man, by a black police officer at an apartment complex parking lot has led to protests -- which turned violent at times -- in Charlotte over the past five nights. It is among a number of shootings in recent years that have spurred debate about how and when police should use deadly force and how race factors into whom police shoot.The status of the videos held by police -- body-camera and dashcam footage -- was a point of contention between police and Scott's family, with authorities declining to release them throughout the week.Demonstrators on Saturday gathered for a fifth day in the city's center. A diverse crowd of hundreds of people marched from Marshall Park after a short rally. The crowd stopped at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police headquarters and chanted: "No tapes; no peace."Scott's widow released her cell phone recording of the shooting -- the first to be released publicly -- on Friday."Don't shoot him. He has no weapon," Rakeyia Scott can be heard saying in the footage. The first portions of the shaky video appear to show a number of police officers surround a vehicle in a parking lot. A man repeatedly yells for someone -- apparently Keith Scott -- to "drop the gun.""He doesn't have a gun. He has a TBI (traumatic brain injury)," Rakeyia Scott says. "He's not going to do anything to you guys. He just took his medicine." She goes on to say: "Keith, don't let them break the windows; come on out the car. Keith! Don't do it. Keith, get out the car. Keith! Keith, don't you do it. Don't you do it. Keith! Keith! Keith!" The video shakes, and for a moment, a man in bright blue pants is seen near the surrounded vehicle. Gunshots are heard as Rakeyia Scott says again, "Don't you do it." She then yells: "Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him? He better not be (expletive) dead." Two people kneel over the figure with blue pants, apparently Keith Scott, now lying on the ground.Police said an officer shot Scott after he failed to heed commands to drop a gun. His family has said he didn't have a gun.The gun police say they recovered from the scene was loaded, a source close to the investigation told CNN. The source said investigators recovered from the weapon fingerprints, blo[...]



No. 13 Florida State rebounds, routs South Florida 55-35Jackson, No. 10 Louisville run over No. 2 Florida St 63-20No. 3 Florida St. routs depleted Charleston Southern, 52-8No. 4 Florida State rallies past No. 11 Ole Miss 45-34

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:47:26 GMTSat, 17 Sep 2016 20:58:40 GMTSat, 10 Sep 2016 20:12:08 GMTTue, 06 Sep 2016 04:39:07 GMT

Dalvin Cook rushed for a career-high 267 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as No. 13 Florida State rebounded from the most lopsided loss in school history with a 55-35 rout of previously unbeaten South Florida.

Cook scored on a 75-yard run on the Seminoles' first play from scrimmage, an immediate response to USF starting the game with Quinton Flowers and Rodney Adams teaming on an 84-yard catch-and-run for a quick 7-0 lead. The 213-pound junior's rushing total on 28 carries topped his previous best of 266 yards against South Florida last year.

Florida State (3-1) bounced back from being trounced 63-20 by Louisville, a road shellacking that dropped the Seminoles 11 spots in the AP Top 25 from No. 2.

South Florida (3-1) is off to its fastest start since 2011, however the Bulls were no match for a talented bunch that began the season with expectations of contending for its second national title in four years.

Marlon Mack's 1-yard TD run gave USF a brief lead before Cook, Freddie Stevenson and Bobo Wilson scored on Florida State's next three possessions to put the Seminoles up 28-14.

Deondre Francois threw for 169 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. The red-shirt freshman added a 35-yard TD run midway through the fourth quarter.

THE TAKEAWAY:

Florida State: Losing to Louisville by 43 may have severely damaged the Seminoles' chances of winding up in this year's College Football Playoff, however getting Cook back on track will give them a chance to have an impact on the race.

South Florida: Beating the Seminoles would have been nice, however a better test of where coach Willie Taggart's rebuilding job stands is whether they can shrug off the disappointment and contend for a spot in the AAC championship game.

UP NEXT:

Florida State: Seminoles return to Tallahassee for their ACC home opener against North Carolina.

South Florida: The Bulls begin their AAC schedule next Saturday at Cincinnati.

Lamar Jackson ran for four touchdowns and threw for another as No. 10 Louisville poured it on in a 63-20 victory over No. 2 Florida State on Saturday in what was billed as an ACC showdown game.

Deondre Francois threw for three touchdowns and Dalvin Cook ran for two more as No. 3 Florida State cruised to a 52-8 victory over depleted Charleston Southern on Saturday.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois completed 33 of 52 passes for 419 yards and two touchdowns while running for another 59 yards in leading No.4 Florida State to a 45-34 win over No.11 Mississippi on Monday night.




Dobbs rallies No. 14 Vols to 38-28 win over No. 19 GatorsFlorida QB Luke Del Rio ruled out vs. TennesseeDel Rio hurts knee, No. 23 Florida blanks North Texas 32-0Florida beats Kentucky 45-7 for 30th straight win in seriesNo. 25 Florida honors Spurrier, struggles to beat UMass 24-7

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:57:41 GMTMon, 19 Sep 2016 18:38:12 GMTSun, 18 Sep 2016 04:15:31 GMTSat, 10 Sep 2016 23:31:30 GMTSun, 04 Sep 2016 03:20:37 GMT

Joshua Dobbs accounted for five second-half touchdowns Saturday and No. 14 Tennessee erased a 21-point deficit to beat No. 19 Florida 38-28 and end their 11-game losing streak in the annual series.

This marks the first time Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) has beaten Florida (3-1, 1-1) since a 30-28 victory in 2004. The Volunteers had lost to Florida by a single point each of the last two years despite leading in the fourth quarter of both games.

This time, Tennessee delivered the comeback by scoring 38 consecutive points.

Dobbs threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score — all in the second half. He went 16 of 32 for 319 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Dobbs also rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown.

Trailing 21-0 early against the nation's top-ranked defense, Tennessee stormed back and took a 24-21 lead with 12:45 left on Dobbs' 67-yard completion to a wide-open Jauan Jennings, who bobbled the ball a few times near the right sideline before making the catch while staying inbounds.

After Todd Kelly Jr. intercepted an Austin Appleby pass on Florida's next possession, Dobbs connected with Josh Malone on a 42-yard touchdown with 11:48 remaining. Dobbs added a 5-yard touchdown run with 8:27 left to make it 38-21.

Appleby was starting in place of Luke Del Rio, who injured his left knee last week in a 32-0 rout of North Texas.

Florida took an early 21-0 advantage on a pair of Appleby touchdown passes and a 1-yard run by Jordan Scarlett. Both Appleby touchdown passes were set up by long completions from Appleby to Antonio Callaway. The Gators led 21-3 at halftime.

Twice in the first half, Tennessee got inside Florida's 5-yard line and failed to score.

THE TAKEAWAY:

FLORIDA: Perhaps the Gators' defense isn't quite as good as its statistics suggested. A defense that had been allowing just 4.7 points and 129.7 yards per game couldn't keep Tennessee's offense out of the end zone in the second half. Of course, that defense didn't get any help from an offense that disappeared during Tennessee's comeback.

The Gators' second-half collapse will raise questions about their ability to handle adversity.

TENNESSEE: Dobbs' second-half performance answered questions about his accuracy and Tennessee's downfield passing attack.

After going 7 of 20 for 84 yards with an interception in the first half, Dobbs was 9 of 12 for 235 yards and four touchdowns and an interception the rest of the way. His second-half interception came on Tennessee's first series of the third quarter. After that turnover, Dobbs led Tennessee into the end zone on five of its next six drives.

UP NEXT:

FLORIDA: The Gators visit Vanderbilt. Last season, Florida needed a 43-yard field goal with 2:22 remaining to beat Vanderbilt 9-7.

TENNESSEE: The Volunteers travel to No. 12 Georgia, which is coming off a 45-14 loss to No. 23 Mississippi.

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Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio will miss the team's game at 14th-ranked Tennessee because of a knee injury.

Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio injured his left knee in a 32-0 victory against North Texas on Saturday night, a huge concern as the Gators prepare to play at No. 15 Tennessee next week.

Luke Del Rio threw four touchdown passes, including a 78-yarder to Antonio Callaway, and Florida beat Kentucky 45-7 Saturday to extend its winning streak in the series to 30.

Luke Del Rio threw two touchdown passes in his first career start, and No. 25 Florida did just enough to beat UMass 24-7 on Saturday night and extend the nation's longest winning streak in season openers to 27.




No threat found at Artegon Marketplace, police say

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:42:00 GMT

Orlando Police Department officials said they responded to a suspicious package at Artegon Marketplace on Saturday afternoon.

Officials said the package was an unattended computer bag and was not hazardous.

The call has been cleared, officials said.




Sign knocked down in traffic accident near Epcot, FHP saysPHOTOS: Sign falls in traffic accident near EpcotNo threat found at Artegon Marketplace, police say'I'm not dead,' Central Florida man saysPolice investigate suspicious incident near bus stop in Ormond BeachWounded Kissimmee veteran receives mortgage-free home

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:27:59 GMT2016-09-24T21:25:29.566Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:42:00 GMTSat, 24 Sep 2016 03:58:55 GMTSat, 24 Sep 2016 17:09:25 GMTSat, 24 Sep 2016 17:39:13 GMT

One person was hospitalized and an overhead sign was knocked down after a vehicle accident on World Center Drive, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The crash, which happened after 3 p.m. near Epcot Center Drive, blocked southbound traffic.

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PHOTOS: Sign falls in traffic accident near Epcot

Troopers said the crash involved a Dodge Durango. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a guardrail.

An overhead sign was knocked down after the vehicle collided with the pole, troopers said. The sign is blocking the southbound lanes of World Drive. A crane was en route to remove and repair the sign.

Troopers said one person was taken to Celebration Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Stay with ClickOrlando.com for more on this developing story.

An overhead sign was knocked down after a vehicle accident on World Center Drive, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Orlando Police Department officials said they responded to a suspicious package at Artegon Marketplace on Saturday afternoon.

"They left me $80," said Miller.  "I was furious.  At first, I thought I'd been hacked."

The students told officers that they observed an older black truck recklessly driving toward them at a high rate of speed in the Live Oak and South Ridgewood Avenue area.

A wounded veteran and his family are excited to move into their new Kissimmee home.


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Deputies advise caution as clown reports roll in

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:51:33 GMT

Deputies have received a handful of 911 calls from people reporting a clown -- saying the clown was seen hiding near the street line and popping out at drivers in passing cars.

"Imagine, like, a little kid just walking by, and then, boom, out of nowhere, (a clown)," said Cinthia Delgado, who lives in the area. "I'm scared of clowns, so I would be really terrified."

A video of this creepy clown has gotten nearly 500,000 views on Facebook. People in Ocala said they've spotted the clown on various dirt roads late at night.

"It's kinda weird, somebody dressing up as a clown, going around the neighborhood trying to scare the folks," said Ashley Zelaya, who lives in the area. "I don't think it's delightful, because anyone can just come up and try to attack it."

Neighbor Patrick Collins added, "I haven't seen it, but I've seen it on Facebook. It's crazy. (You) might run off the road, might hit the clown."

Deputies have been monitoring the area, searching for the clown, but haven't had any luck. They're telling people to be cautious as the trend is popping up around the nation, and some of the people who are dressing as clowns are acting suspicious. In some cases, they're luring children.

"I think it is a new trend that's going around," Zelaya said. "And if more of this starts to happen, I don't know how the people around the neighborhood will start reacting."

Deputies haven't figured out who's behind the mask, or if it's just a bad prank.


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Cops: Father threw baby over neighbor's fence

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:51:13 GMT

The father of a 4-month-old boy was arrested after investigators say he threw his infant son over a fence.

Winter Springs police said the incident began Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of the man's apartment complex.

Officers said residents called 911 to report the man was carrying his baby, screaming for help.

When police arrived, they said they found 31-year-old Richard Charlie Harris naked, sitting on a garbage can in the residential neighborhood behind the apartments.

They said his baby was missing.

Investigators asked neighbor Michele Reaves if they could search her property for the child.

"As we were approaching my backyard, we go to open the gate, and we hear a baby screaming at the top of his lungs," she said.

Reaves told News 6 an officer jumped over the fence, and found the 4-month-old laying face-down in a pile of leaves.

"He picked up the baby, he was patting him on the back," she said. "I recognized the baby. There was a couple who would usually walk down the road with their dog and their baby."

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Reaves said she spent the night Thursday with the baby's mother at the hospital while doctors examined the child for any injuries.

He suffered only scrapes and bruises, police said.

Harris was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse, and was denied bond by a Seminole County judge on Friday.

Investigators said because Harris has a long criminal history, he could spend a long time in prison if he's convicted.  


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Marion County deputies seek man visiting from MassachusettsMarion County sheriff: Missing Reddick man foundSign knocked down in traffic accident near Epcot, FHP saysNo threat found at Artegon Marketplace, police sayWounded Kissimmee veteran receives mortgage-free home

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:49:00 GMTSat, 24 Sep 2016 18:24:15 GMTSat, 24 Sep 2016 21:27:59 GMTSun, 25 Sep 2016 00:42:00 GMTSat, 24 Sep 2016 17:39:13 GMT

Deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a man who went missing while visiting from Massachusetts, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

David Goldman, 45, was last spoken to by phone. Deputies said he made statements that have officials concerned about his well-being.

Goldman's last known address was in the 8100 block of Southeast 177th Winterthur Loop in The Villages, deputies said.

Goldman is described by deputies as a white man who is 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighs 220 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on Goldman's whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Officials have located a missing Reddick man who made arrangements with someone and failed to show up, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.

One person was hospitalized and an overhead sign was knocked down after a vehicle accident on World Center Drive, the Florida Highway Patrol says.

Orlando Police Department officials said they responded to a suspicious package at Artegon Marketplace on Saturday afternoon.

A wounded veteran and his family are excited to move into their new Kissimmee home.




Rain chances increase Sunday, Monday in Central FloridaJapan reports earthquake southeast of TokyoFoliage forecast: Drought may mute fall colorsCan killer robots save ocean ecosystems?'Entourage' actor Grenier lends star power to ocean preservation

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:21:29 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 01:34:46 GMTTue, 20 Sep 2016 16:25:29 GMTMon, 19 Sep 2016 14:46:44 GMTSun, 18 Sep 2016 05:35:27 GMT

A slot of dry air moved over Florida on Saturday, reducing the chance of rain except at the coast, especially Brevard County, where ocean moisture and heat produced some heavy downpours around Melbourne and Camp Holly.

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Most of the heavy action was west of I-95.

The dry air won't last, however, and the chance of rain moves up to 40 percent Sunday and 50 percent by Monday.

It's officially fall, but the temperatures still loom around 92 degrees inland and 89 degrees at the beaches. More of the same is expected Sunday.

Overnight lows will drop to a muggy 74 degrees.

The upcoming week looks close to normal with a 40 percent chance of rain each and every afternoon, and temperatures hitting 90 degrees or above.

Tracking the tropics

The tropics are active but no threat to Florida. Karl and Lisa are "fish" storms, and the newest of the bunch has potential and is still far, far away. The long-range forecast has it staying south of Cuba at this time.

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck southeast of Tokyo on Friday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency reports.

When you think of fall, the first thing that usually comes to mind is leaves changing to beautiful reds, oranges and yellows.

Few predators can match the devastating impact of the lionfish.

After spending eight years on the HBO television hit "Entourage," a show that promoted conspicuous consumption and immediate gratification, actor and ocean conservation advocate Adrian Grenier is now promoting the exact opposite: a "wholistic lifestyle and culture change," where people are committed to protecting the planet and building the future world in which they want to live.




Obama: African-American museum helps tell fuller story of America

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:28:03 GMT

President Barack Obama said Saturday that the new Smithsonian museum devoted to African-American history elevates the often-overlooked impact of black Americans and will help others better understand the breadth of the American story."This national museum helps to tell a richer and fuller story of who we are," Obama, the first African-American president, said at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture."By knowing this other story we better understand ourselves and each other. It binds us together. It reaffirms that all of us are America, that African-American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story," he added. "It is central to the American story."Saturday's opening ceremony for the museum also was attended by civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and Chief Justice John Roberts. Thousands are expected to have descended on the National Mall this weekend to celebrate the museum's opening.Calling it an "act of patriotism" to understand African-American history and the struggles of all Americans, Obama said "a great nation doesn't shy away from the truth.""We're not a burden on America or a stain on America or an object of shame and pity for America. We are America," Obama said. "And that's what this museum explains.""Hopefully, this museum makes us talk to each other and listen to each other and see each other," he added. Obama also said the museum can provide context to the current national debate on the relationship between law enforcement and black communities that recently made headlines following the police shooting deaths of black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina."Perhaps it can help a white visitor understand the pain and anger of demonstrators in places like Ferguson (Missouri) and Charlotte. But it can also help black visitors appreciate the fact that not only is this younger generation carrying on traditions of the past, but within the white communities across the nation, we see the sincerity of law enforcement officers and officials who, in fits and starts, are struggling to understand and trying to do the right thing," he said."It reminds us that routine discrimination and Jim Crow aren't ancient history. It's just a blink in the eye of history," Obama continued.Saturday's event included musical performances by Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle and Denyce Graves, as well as appearances by Robert De Niro and Angela Bassett, who read the words of black poets and historians. The effort to bring this museum to life began decades ago but was finally set in motion in 2003 when Bush signed a bill creating it. Ground was broken in February 2012. The Smithsonian says the museum is the only one in the US exclusively focused on African-American life, history and culture, but organizers say it is also meant to capture the story of all Americans.One of those who have worked for years to see this museum come to life is educator and historian Lonnie Bunch, founding director for the museum. Asked what does it mean to him to see it finally open, he said, "It means that finally the African-American story on the National Mall is accessible to everybody, and in many ways it means that my ancestors are smiling," he told CNN. "This is framed in a way that this is everybody's story. It is not a black people's story. It is a story of America."Officials said the chronicling of slavery and freedom are the centerpiece of the museum. That exhibit contains such items as a slave cabin from South Carolina, a bill of sale for a 16-year-old girl for $600, shackles used on slaves and a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.There is also an exhibition focusing on the fight against segregation, which discusses the era from end of Reconstruction through the Civil Rights Movement. Here, visitors see such[...]



Marion County sheriff: Missing Reddick man found

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:24:15 GMT

Officials have located a missing Reddick man who made arrangements with someone and failed to show up, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.

Dwayne Carlton Monroe Jr.had made statements that have officials concerned for his safety, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office on Friday.

Investigators didn’t specify more about what Monroe said.

Officials said Monroe was last spoken to by phone at about 4 p.m. Friday before he was found.




Washington mall shooting: Manhunt underway after gunman kills 5Police: 5 dead in mall shooting in Washington state

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:35:37 GMTSat, 24 Sep 2016 11:52:07 GMT

A blurry surveillance photo of a rifle-toting man accused of shooting four women and a man dead at a Washington state mall could be the biggest lead in the hunt for the shooter.But authorities were still searching Cascade Mall in Burlington for evidence a little more than 12 hours after Friday night's rampage, and they had not identified the attacker or his victims Saturday."There are people waking up this morning whose worlds are changed forever," Mayor Steve Sexton told reporters Saturday."The city of Burlington has probably changed forever," he said of the town about an hour's north of Seattle. "This is a senseless act. It was the world knocking on our doorstep, and it came to our little community here."Urging residents with possible leads to come forward, the mayor added, "Our support goes to them to extend the long arm of the law to help get that son of a bitch who did this to our community."Authorities believe only one person fired the shots at the Macy's in Cascade Mall.A critical lead in the case comes from security cameras footage, which captured the suspect initially appearing to enter the mall unarmed and -- about 10 minutes later -- walking into Macy's carrying a rifle.The suspect "fired multiple times, struck four females ranging in age from a teenager to seniors," said Mount Vernon police Lt. Chris Cammock of the Skagit County Multi-Agency Response Team.It's unclear whether the suspect knew his victims."I don't know what his motivation was," Cammock said. "I don't know what his motivation was to continue, I don't know what his motivation was to stop, but I certainly intend to find out."He said police had recovered a rifle at the mall but would not disclose the type or caliber of the weapon.Skagit County coroner Hayley Thompson said she had not yet been able to identify the victims.A FBI official told reporters there was "no evidence at this time" of a link to terrorism.The gunman vanished into the night Friday along Interstate 5 after the attack, said Sgt. Mark Francis, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol.Witnesses described chaotic scenes and confusion when the shooting started about 7 p.m. Friday local timeBrandi Montreuil told CNN she was watching a movie at the mall when attendants suddenly told them to leave."I didn't know anything," she said. "The theater attendant came in and apologized for stopping the movie and said they were asked to have everyone leave immediately."At first, she thought it was a drill."But you immediately think about what happened in Aurora, Colorado, so you start moving faster," she said, referring to the 2012 shooting at a movie theater that left 12 dead.When they got outside, they saw police vehicles but no officers in sight, Montreuil said."We didn't know if it was a fire so we were looking for smoke of some kind. Then a few officers started canvassing through the crowds, asking if anybody saw anything."An officer "with a large gun started yelling for people to leave and fast," she said. Armando Patino said he was working at a T-Mobile store near Macy's when he heard the commotion."Out of nowhere I just hear somebody yell and then after that, I turn around and just look at the Macy's and I just hear shots," Patino told CNN affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle."I hear one shot and then stand kinda still and like two three other people start running out saying, 'gun.' "Some people dashed out of Macy's, unsure of where to go."I just moved them into the (T-Mobile) store," Patino said."We went in the back where we have a door ... and we just stayed there until[...]



Wounded Kissimmee veteran receives mortgage-free home

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:39:13 GMT

A wounded veteran and his family are excited to move into their new Kissimmee home.

The tiny cul de sac was packed with people, and American flags lined the roads as the sounds of bagpipes filled the air. A special motorcade led Marine Corps Sgt. Fernando Cabrera and his family to the driveway of their new, mortgage-free home.

Sgt. Cabrera and his family were in shock and lost for words when they walked through the doors as new homeowners.

"I can't talk right now, I'm speechless. Thank you!" Sarahi Cabrear, Sgt. Cabrera's wife, said.

The family is thanking Building Homes for Heroes. It is a national non-profit that is getting results for wounded veterans who served after 9/11. The organization builds or remodels homes and then gives the houses to vets mortgage free.

Sgt. Cabrera was seriously injured in Afghanistan in 2011 during an explosion caused by an IED. Shrapnel entered the right side of his head, causing a traumatic brain injury. The blast also fractured his right femur and damaged the soft tissue in his right arm and elbow.

Sgt. Cabrera, a Purple Heart recipient, retired from the military in August. His says his biggest concern when he left was how he was going to support his family and provide them a home when he was unable to work.

"It takes a big load off my mind. It's so beautiful," Sgt. Cabrera said.

The non-profit says this is the least they could do for Sgt. Cabrera, who risked his life to protect ours.

"He paid a sacrifice to his country that will remain with him forever with his wounds, and to be able to give him a home where he doesn't have to worry, and to know his family is safe, just whatever we can do to help our military, is what needs to be done," Kim Valdyke, with Building Homes for Heroes, said.

Building Homes for Heroes gave away 28 homes in 2016. This year, the non-profit is on track to give away 32 homes, which would be one home per week.




Police investigate suspicious incident near bus stop in Ormond Beach

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:09:25 GMT

Ormond Beach police are looking into a suspicious incident that occurred Friday afternoon when three students were dropped off at their bus stop.

The students told officers that they observed an older black truck recklessly driving toward them at a high rate of speed in the Live Oak and South Ridgewood Avenue area.

The driver slowed down and stared at them as he drove past with his window down.

He then made a U-turn into a driveway.

The driver did this for a second time.

The driver then drove around the block a third time, but the students ran into a resident's yard for safety.

The driver drove away for the third time, but did not return.

The driver is described as a white man in his 40s with very short hair and facial stubble.

The vehicle is described a black pickup truck with no hood that may have been spray painted with oversized tires and loud exhaust.

Ormond Beach police are encouraging anyone with any information to call them at (386) 248-1774 or (386) 677-0731.




FBI releases notes from Clinton email investigationNetanyahu to meet with Clinton, Trump on SundayClinton calls for Charlotte to release shooting video 'without delay'Judge orders release of some Clinton emails by Election DayHow Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stack up on health careClinton-Trump debate questions, from Aldrin, DuVernay, Trebek, Mike Love...National poll: Clinton leads Trump by 6 ahead of debateAbsentee, registration numbers promising for ClintonClinton ad shows girls as Trump insults womenTrump deficit: $5.3 trillion; Clinton deficit: $200 billion'West Wing' cast to campaign for Clinton

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The FBI released Friday nearly 200 pages of notes from its investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, just three days before she squares off against Donald Trump in the first presidential debate.The notes, taken from interviews of top Clinton aides, supporters and others, include details of how a close Clinton confidant explained how the State Department made sure the White House system would not bounce back the emails from the then-secretary of state. But the documents -- a summary of which had already been released in the overall FBI report -- provide little in the way of major bombshells.Politically, however, Friday's release helps keep the issue relevant before the debate. The release also comes hours after news that top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills had obtained a limited immunity deal from the FBI in order to cooperate with its investigation.In one exchange, an unidentified interviewee details alleged efforts by a top State Department official, Patrick Kennedy, to argue during the release of the Clinton emails for classifications that would protect her. But Kennedy, in his own interview, denied the charge.Top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, in her interview, explained how they had to update email addresses with the White House so Clinton could email President Barack Obama because the President could only receive emails from approved addresses. If her email was not on an approved list, which was managed by the President's staff, the White House server would reject it. When Abedin was shown a 2012 email exchange, she did not recognize the pseudonym -- when agents explained it was Obama, she replied, "How is this not classified?"There is no evidence Obama knew that Clinton was using a private email server at the time. He has said he only found out about her use of it when it became public. Many of those who communicated with Clinton have told the FBI they didn't realize she was using a private server, and often one may not realize what email address is behind a name unless one clicks on it.Agents also interviewed "Guccifer" -- the hacker who targeted the Bush family -- who detailed his successful infiltration of close Clinton friend Sidney Blumenthal's email account and reviewed 30,000 emails and downloaded 25 attachments. Guccifer also detailed taking a screenshot of one Blumenthal exchange regarding the Benghazi attacks.In other interviews released Friday evening, Clinton aides seemed generally unconcerned about her use of a private email server and said she adhered to standard security measures -- arguments they have made extensively in public. But one IT worker took a somewhat cavalier attitude, joking in one interview that a new 60-day retention policy was a "Hillary coverup operation" -- which sparked the Trump campaign's anger."The fact an IT staffer maintaining Clinton's secret server called a new retention policy designed to delete emails after 60 days a 'Hillary coverup operation' suggests there was a concerted effort to systematically destroy potentially incriminating information," Trump spokesman Jason Miller said in a statement. "It's no wonder that at least five individuals tied to the email scandal, including Clinton's top State Department aide and attorney Cheryl Mills, secured immunity deals from the Obama Justice Department to avoid prosecution." The latest revelations in the Clinton email scandal are certain to play a central role in Trump's line of attack Monday, when the two meet for their first presidential debate in New York. Trump has built his "Crooked Hillary" line of insults off arguments stemming from her emails.The additional notes were released three weeks after the FBI released its report from its investigat[...]



Clinton, Trump scrap plans to visit Charlotte after mayor's pleaClinton calls for Charlotte to release shooting video 'without delay'Smashed windows to handshakes: 24 hours in CharlotteCharlotte police shooting: Protests mostly peacefulSuspect arrested in Charlotte protester's deathCharlotte mayor: Trump drug line 'presumptuous'

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:58:02 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 20:58:07 GMTSat, 24 Sep 2016 02:32:03 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 17:13:03 GMTSat, 24 Sep 2016 00:19:02 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:16:21 GMT

The mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, publicly asked Friday that the two leading presidential candidates delay plans to visit her city, which has been rocked this week by unrest following a police shooting of a black man.

Hours later, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's campaigns said they were dropping plans to visit the city in the upcoming days.

"We appreciate the support of the candidates. We appreciate that they are concerned about Charlotte," Jennifer Roberts told CNN's Erin Burnett on "OutFront." "At this point, we do have very stretched resources for security and they are working around the clock. If there would be a way to delay those visits in terms of giving us a chance to get our city back to order and back to more of a state of normalcy, that would probably be ideal."

Clinton's campaign announced late Friday that she would postpone a visit to the city after having announced that she would go to Charlotte on Sunday. An aide said the campaign had consulted with Roberts' office about the visit, and were told about concerns that a trip would drain vital city resources.

A campaign spokeswoman, Jennifer Palmieri, said Clinton will instead visit on October 2.

Also late Friday, two Trump campaign officials said they were no longer considering a post-debate trip next week to the city, though they didn't mention Roberts' plea.

Trump took to Twitter Friday night to criticize Clinton over her decision to announce, and then reverse, her plans to visit the city.

"Crooked Hillary's bad judgement forced her to announce that she would go to Charlotte on Saturday to grandstand. Dem pols said no way, dumb!" he tweeted.

Trump, however, visited Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last month, days after flooding devastated the area, opening him to criticism from Clinton that he disrupted the response.

The shooting of Keith Lamont Scott has sparked protests in Charlotte and is the latest incident to fuel a national discussion about lethal police force, particularly against African-Americans.

Clinton called Friday for officials in Charlotte to make public a police video showing the fatal shooting of Scott.

"Charlotte should release police video of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting without delay. We must ensure justice & work to bridge divides. --H," Clinton said in a tweet, the "H" indicating that she personally approved the message.

Two police videos from a dashboard camera and an officer's body camera show how Scott died, but have not been released to the public. Police allowed Scott's family to view the videos Wednesday.

Hillary Clinton called Friday for officials in Charlotte, North Carolina, to make public a police video showing the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

The contrast seemed so stark, you'd think you were in two different cities.

This time, the protest had more handshakes and hugs than looting and fires.

A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of protester Justin Carr in Charlotte, police in North Carolina said Friday.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said Republican nominee Donald Trump's assumption that drugs are a factor in her city's protests is "presumptuous."




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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:40:07 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 20:30:38 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 16:55:52 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 16:22:29 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 16:00:02 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:50:30 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet separately with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday, several sources with knowledge of the meetings told CNN.

The meetings were arranged in the last 24 hours and will take place in New York City, one of the sources told CNN. This source added that the meeting with Trump came to fruition following a phone call between the GOP nominee's representatives and Netanyahu's office after it was clear that a similar meeting was going to take place with Clinton.

Another source disputed that account, saying Trump's camp reached an agreement with Netanyahu's office first.

Additional details about the meetings, including what will be discussed, were not immediately disclosed.

Clinton and Trump, the respective Democratic and Republican candidates for president, are set to face off in their first debate Monday night.

Clinton had also planned to visit Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday, but scrapped those plans due to the unrest following the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott earlier this week.

Netanyahu met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday in what was likely their last face-to-face consultation. The relationship between the leaders of the two close allies was often contentious, with the White House accusing Netanyahu of being less-than-diplomatic in expressing his opposition to US policies like the nuclear agreement with Iran.

The Obama administration, in turn, has publicly opposed Israel's expanded settlement activity in the West Bank and has expressed disappointment at Netanyahu's occasional skepticism about the viability of a two-state solution in the region.

Obama has looked to boost the relationship with Israel during the homestretch of the presidential campaign, which he hopes Clinton will win.

Obama took a step toward solidifying the alliance this month by completing a long-term, $38 billion security aid package for Israel, the largest such agreement ever for a US ally.

Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump for the presidency Friday afternoon, a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with nasty personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention.

President Barack Obama sharply criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for saying earlier this week that the black community is in the worst shape it's "ever been in before."

Flag-waving US political activists took to the streets of London this week in a "Stop Trump" battle bus to urge fellow American expats in the UK to register and vote against the Republican presidential nominee.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have wildly divergent views on how to handle health insurance.

What would you ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump if you were moderating the first presidential debate Monday night? Celebrities, writers and other newsmakers pose their questions on subjects including criminal justice, foreign policy and immigration. The views expressed are the writers' own. Share your question ideas in he comments section or @CNNOpinion.




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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:30:38 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 16:55:52 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 16:22:29 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 16:00:02 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:50:30 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:16:21 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 14:59:29 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 10:21:13 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:10:54 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 22:00:07 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 17:31:29 GMT

Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump for the presidency Friday afternoon, a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with nasty personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention."After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump," Cruz wrote in a Facebook post."A year ago, I pledged to endorse the Republican nominee, and I am honoring that commitment. And if you don't want to see a Hillary Clinton presidency, I encourage you to vote for him.""I am greatly honored by the endorsement of Senator Cruz," Trump said in a statement obtained by CNN. "We have fought the battle and he was a tough and brilliant opponent. I look forward to working with him for many years to come in order to make America great again."The move -- three days before Trump's critical first debate with Clinton -- comes as the Trump and Cruz camps have moved closer in recent weeks.Trump's vice presidential nominee Mike Pence played a key role in bringing Cruz into the fold. Pence and Cruz traded multiple messages, then spoke at length once on the phone and again in person, when Pence visited Capitol Hill a few weeks ago, a source close to Pence said.Trump has hired key Cruz allies such as Kellyanne Conway as his campaign manager, and Jason Miller as a spokesman.Wednesday, Trump's campaign expressed support for a Cruz-backed, Internet-related proposal in government funding talks in the Senate.Friday, Trump released a new list of conservative judges likely to appeal to the former Supreme Court clerk -- including perhaps Cruz's closest friend in Congress, Utah Sen. Mike Lee.Cruz cited Trump's pledges on the judiciary in his Facebook post. "We know, without a doubt, that every Clinton appointee would be a left-wing ideologue. Trump, in contrast, has promised to appoint justices 'in the mold of (the late Antonin) Scalia,' Cruz wrote. "For some time, I have been seeking greater specificity on this issue, and today the Trump campaign provided that, releasing a very strong list of potential Supreme Court nominees --- including Sen. Mike Lee, who would make an extraordinary justice --- and making an explicit commitment to nominate only from that list."A Cruz endorsement could be the last pillar to helping Trump shore up the support of conservatives who have remained reticent about supporting his campaign.Trump has already gotten most Republicans and conservatives on board with his campaign -- largely by reassuring them on the Supreme Court and on issues like the Second Amendment and abortion. But Cruz's principled opposition to offering his support has given some conservatives high-profile cover.Just as Cruz's refusal to endorse Trump at the RNC fueled Democrats' efforts to paint Trump as divisive even within his own party, Cruz's endorsement will help undermine that narrative -- suggesting to conservatives unsure about Trump that perhaps the brash billionaire has changed, and can be trusted to bring conservative change to Washington.The move marks a dramatic turnaround from the personal insults Cruz and Trump traded during the previous year.The two men clashed repeatedly during the primaries, as Trump taunted the senator with the nickname "Lyin' Ted," suggested Cruz wasn't eligible to be president due to his Canadian birthplace, and even speculated that Cruz's father was involved in the JFK assassination. Trump also said Cru[...]



'I'm not dead,' Central Florida man says

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:58:55 GMT

As retiree Lee Miller was waiting for his terminally ill wife at her oncologist's office, he logged on to his bank's website to verify that his monthly Social Security payment had been deposited and his online bills were paid.Although Miller's wife was covered by health insurance, he needed cash to purchase additional medical supplies.Miller, 70, discovered that his savings account had been completely drained.Most of the money in the Vietnam veteran’s checking account was gone, too."They left me $80," said Miller. "I was furious. At first, I thought I'd been hacked."But instead of being targeted by a thief, Miller later learned that the federal government had intentionally withdrawn his money, assuming that he no longer needed it."They told me I was dead," Miller said."I died in 2012, September 2012."Errors in master death fileMiller is one of nearly 10,000 living Americans who are erroneously reported dead to the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year.In most cases, the citizens' names, birth dates and Social Security numbers are mistakenly entered into SSA's master death file, a computer database used by government agencies, financial institutions, medical researchers and genealogists."This is not a unique problem, unfortunately," said U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is helping Miller correct the error and get his money back from the government."Someone makes a mistake by inputting the wrong number into a database, and there is major fallout as a result."As soon as Miller saw that his money was missing, he contacted his bank."The said a 'death notice' had been issued and a red flag had been put on all my accounts," said Miller.The funds in Miller's savings account were transferred on Aug. 11 into his checking account, bank records show.The same day, the SSA and the U.S. Treasury Department withdrew six payments of $1,635 from Miller's checking account, the same amount as his monthly Social Security payment."They owe me almost $10,000," said Miller, who thinks the agencies were trying to prevent fraud by recouping benefits paid to him after the government thought he was dead."(Bank employees) said they were very sorry. It's obviously a mistake. But it was my responsibility to correct it, and there was nothing they could do to replace the funds," Miller told News 6.Miller also learned that his Medicare supplement health insurance might have been canceled."My insurance company called me and said, 'I've got a death notice here and you have prescriptions you have requested refills on,'" Miller said.The retiree marched over to his local SSA office and demanded answers."I'm standing right there with all the documentation proving I'm alive," he said."No one has been able to give me an accurate answer as to how it happened or why it happened."SSA respondsAn SSA spokesman declined to tell News 6 why the agency believed that Miller was dead, citing privacy laws. However, the agency said it was providing assistance to Miller."Social Security receives death information from a variety of sources (family members, funeral homes, federal agencies, financial institutions, etc.)," SSA deputy regional communications director Frank Viera wrote in an email to News 6.SSA Inspector General report on erroneous deaths class="scribd_iframe_embed" data-aspect-ratio="0.7729220222793488" data-auto-height="false" frameborder="0" height="600" id="doc_58652" scrolling=[...]


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Woman with epilepsy, autism considered missing, endangered

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:45:43 GMT

A woman with epilepsy and autism is missing and endangered, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Friday night.

Lucina Velazquez-Martinez, 44, was last seen about 3 p.m. Friday in the area of Cortez Drive, in Orlando, deputies said.

She has brown eyes and black hair, and stands at 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing about 145 pounds.

Velazquez-Martinez was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans. She doesn’t have her required medication with her, deputies said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 407-836-HELP.




Smashed windows to handshakes: 24 hours in CharlotteClinton calls for Charlotte to release shooting video 'without delay'Charlotte police shooting: Protests mostly peacefulSuspect arrested in Charlotte protester's deathCharlotte mayor: Trump drug line 'presumptuous'

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:32:03 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 20:58:07 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 17:13:03 GMTSat, 24 Sep 2016 00:19:02 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:16:21 GMT

The contrast seemed so stark, you'd think you were in two different cities. On Wednesday night, central Charlotte looked like a war zone, with some protesters destroying windows and tear gas filling the air. By Thursday night, not a single storefront was smashed. No one set anything on fire -- even though demonstrators were angry that police wouldn't publicize the shooting video of Keith Lamont Scott. Instead, protesters approached officers and shook their hands. One even pinned a flower on an officer's uniform. How did this happen? As he walked briskly along the protest route, police Capt. Mike Campagna was constantly approached by demonstrators Thursday night -- to shake his hand. "Thank you, sir," people told him before rejoining the rally. That's because in many cases, Campagna already knew them. Anything from a simple, "What's up, brother?" to more emotional conversations, Campagna had contact with many of the protesters. One woman came to shake his hand with tears welling up in her eyes. "That was very special," Campagna said after she left. "Her brother was killed by a police officer." The two had met at a previous protest, he said. Activist Ken Nwadike of the Free Hugs Project said officers like Campagna can go a long way in building trust and curbing violence. "He doesn't seem threatening as a cop. You can tell he's out there for the people," Nwadike said. "When I asked him, 'Why are you responding to people,' he said, 'I want them to be heard, and I want them to know that I'm listening.' And that's what protesters want -- to be heard."Antonique Alexander, 21, was so moved by Campagna's outreach that she pinned a flower on his police uniform. "He was the only cop who shook my hand," she said. "He was the only one who engaged me in conversation. That set him apart from everyone else."Nwadike, who marched with protesters on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, said the sharp spike in violence Wednesday wasn't a coincidence. "I think a lot of outsiders came into town Wednesday," Nwadike said. "Sometimes, if there's an opportunity for looting, some people from the outside are going to take it."The timing makes sense, too. Nwadike, who has attended rallies across the country, said it usually takes perpetrators a day to get into town. Then, "you see all these license plates coming from surrounding cities, trying to pretend that they're part of the movement." The next day, he said, the out-of-towners are usually gone, and the violent in-town troublemakers have already unleashed their anger. It is unclear how many protesters in Charlotte were from other cities, but of the 46 people arrested Tuesday and Wednesday, online records show four people had out-of-state addresses and four people gave no address. One person's name was not listed. Across downtown Charlotte, where rioters had wreaked havoc one day earlier, National Guard members stood in front of the busted windows of the Omni Hotel and other businesses. But many smiled, especially when protesters came up to greet or thank them. The protesters' seemingly uniform respect of the National Guard members on the street makes sense, Nwadike said. "I think people really respect our military more than they respect our police officers," he said. It wasn't always easy, but by Thursday night, peace advocates like Nwadike had made an impact. Nwadike, who is black, had frustrated some protesters on Wednesday night when he gave a white officer a hug. Some called him racial epithets. But the analogy was simple, he told the protesters: You ca[...]



Suspect arrested in Charlotte protester's deathCharlotte police shooting: Protests mostly peacefulSuspect arrested in Charlotte protester's deathCharlotte mayor: Trump drug line 'presumptuous'Trump calls for 'national anti-crime agenda' after Charlotte unrest

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:19:02 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 17:13:03 GMTSat, 24 Sep 2016 00:19:02 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:16:21 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:10:54 GMT

A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of protester Justin Carr in Charlotte, police in North Carolina said Friday.Rayquan Borum was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of murder in the death of Carr, a man who police said was shot near a hotel Wednesday night as people protested the police-involved shooting death of a Charlotte man earlier this week."A real-time crime center was able to supply footage from cameras" that helped investigators identify Borum as a suspect, Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters Friday.The video was not immediately released, and Putney did not say what the motive in Carr's shooting might have been."Currently we are still conducting the interview (of Borum) as the investigation continues, but we already have established probable cause and made that arrest," Putney said.Carr stopped off at the protest on his way to work, his mother told "Anderson Cooper 360."He wanted to be able to tell his grandmother, who marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., that he had taken part in the protest."I know that he died for a cause," Vivian Carr said. "He wanted me to come down (to the protest) with him." She said no and she worried that it was getting too dangerous. He assured his mother he would be safe."I just want to come down here and help out," he told her.Vivian Carr described him as a good man, who liked to talk, and one of his favorite topics was his expectations as a father to be. A son is due in late October."He was so excited. He wanted to teach him how to play sports, just as he did," Vivian Carr said.Carr's brother Kenneth said Justin often spoke about social issues that touched his heart."Justin never had any problem speaking out about any particular situation or cause," Kenneth Carr said.Carr, 26, was shot Wednesday night as protesters and police faced off outside the Omni Hotel, authorities and witnesses have said. Carr was taken to a hospital, where he died Thursday.The shooting came on the second night of violent demonstrations over Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, a black Charlotte resident who authorities said failed to heed officers' commands to drop a weapon in an apartment complex parking lot.Police initially said that a civilian was believed to have shot Carr, but no arrest was made. By Thursday, Putney said investigators were checking allegations that a police officer might have fired the shot, and were reviewing video to determine who did it.The Rev. Robin Tanner, a Charlotte minister who says she was outside the Omni with protesters when Carr was shot, told CNN that the scene was "chaos," and it was hard to tell what had happened."Justin was behind me; I had a colleague who was beside him. I will tell you, at that point, it was chaos," Tanner said Friday, before Borum's arrest was announced. "People were running. some were tripping over others. There was smoke in the air.""We had other clergy who were there ... and we've all concluded in the midst of that chaos that we would not be able to say definitively what happened (to Carr)," he said.Tanner, in a news conference Thursday, said the shooting happened after police in riot gear walked toward protesters and "marched us into down into the Omni.""Then we saw people began to be struck with the clubs. We saw people falling and hitting the flo[...]



Yahoo facing lawsuits in the wake of massive data breachYou could have a Yahoo account without even knowing itYahoo hack is a reminder: nothing is safeYahoo says 500 million accounts stolenVerizon learned about Yahoo data breach 2 days agoSecurity experts: Yahoo hack will "cause ripples online for years"Yahoo employees unsure about their future

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:38:17 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 21:58:44 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 16:11:27 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 03:31:03 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 07:50:44 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 22:54:25 GMTFri, 26 Aug 2016 13:12:53 GMT

Yahoo is facing lawsuits from people who fear their accounts have been hacked and claim the company was "grossly negligent," putting their financial and personal data at risk.Two lawsuits, both filed in California, also allege that Yahoo did not adequately disclose the breach that exposed private information of at least 500 million users.A lawsuit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in San Diego alleges the hack leaked personal information and caused an "intrusion into personal financial matters." A similar complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in San Jose on Friday says Yahoo was "grossly negligent" in dealing with and reporting the security breach.Both plaintiffs are bringing the class-action complaints on behalf of all users affected by the breach. The news was first reported by the Mercury News.The hack, announced on Thursday, took place in late 2014. Security experts say the security breach -- which included personal information like email addresses, dates of birth, and security questions -- may be the biggest ever.David Casey, who is representing plaintiffs Jennifer Myers and Paul Dugas in the San Diego class-action case, said a handful of people had contacted his firm before Yahoo admitted accounts were compromised, claiming their personal information was somehow compromised."We have had a number of people approach us who had things accessed such as their tax accounts or credit cards, and they couldn't figure out how people were getting into those," Casey told CNNMoney. "When this was disclosed, they went 'Whoa, there's an explanation.'"The complaint alleges Yahoo took an "unusually long period of time" uncovering the breach, and in the two years since it was hacked and disclosed, people were at risk of identity theft.Plaintiff Ronald Schwartz, a New Yorker filing his claim in San Jose, claims the breaches put him and others at risk of identity theft. "Yahoo was so grossly negligent in securing its users' personal information that it says that it did not even discover the incident until the summer of 2016," the complaint states.Casey said he anticipates hundreds of similar cases will be filed across the country. Eventually the federal court system will likely combine them all into one class-action case.Suzanne Philion, a spokesperson for Yahoo, said the company does not comment on ongoing litigation. Verizon agreed to buy the Yahoo's core properties for $4.83 billion in July, and it's unclear how the security breach will impact the sale.Think you're not affected by the massive hack of 500 million Yahoo accounts? Think again.The real lesson of the Yahoo hack, in which 500 million user account details were stolen, is this: any account details you enter into an online storage system will probably get hacked at some point. It might just be your email and (encrypted) password, or it might - as with Yahoo - be more details such as name, address, phone number, birthday and even answers to security questions you use to verify who you are.Yahoo confirmed on Thursday data "associated with at least 500 million user accounts" have been stolen in what may be one of the largest cybersecurity breaches ever.Yahoo users aren't the only ones digesting the news about the company's massive data breach.Security experts are calling the Yahoo account breach "massive." [...]If you didn't know better, you might think Yahoo has suddenly gained[...]



CNN demonstration shows power of Chelsea devicesIn New York, acts of kindness flourish after Chelsea attackLife in Chelsea one day after the New York blastChelsea on edge: Witnesses describe explosion scene

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:44:43 GMTMon, 19 Sep 2016 23:25:08 GMTSun, 18 Sep 2016 18:30:59 GMTSun, 18 Sep 2016 14:37:03 GMT

The explosive ingredients in the devices placed in New York's Chelsea neighborhood were potent and had the potential to produce an explosion significantly more powerful than the devices used in the 2013 Boston bombings, according to a test demonstration filmed by CNN.CNN contacted Sidney Alford, founder of Alford Technologies, a British company specializing in explosives, to test detonate a device closely replicating the pressure cooker bombs allegedly deposited last Saturday night in Manhattan by Ahmad Khan Rahami.In describing this demonstration, CNN has taken care not to provide details of bomb components that are not already widely known.Law enforcement sources tell CNN that according to an initial assessment of the pressure cooker devices, they contained aluminum powder, ammonium nitrate and HMTD.Alford told CNN that the correct preparation of these components would likely have resulted in a "much more violent explosive," pound for pound, than the devices in Boston.The test detonation, which CNN filmed on Thursday in the United Kingdom, produced a powerful fireball scattering shrapnel and small fragments of the pressure cooker over a wide area.Alford placed two boards of plywood in the vicinity of the pressure cooker bomb he detonated to illustrate the force of the blast. The explosion and shrapnel pierced the wood."Anything that goes through both these pieces of wood has great lethal potential," Alford told CNN."This was a vicious device. I would not have been surprised if 20 people had been killed in New York," Alford said after the demonstration. According to U.S. court documents, the device that went off in Chelsea appears to have been placed in a heavy metal dumpster. Alford believes that this may have prevented significant loss of life by containing the force of the blast.Both the Boston and New York devices involved pressure cookers and shrapnel, but the Boston devices contained black powder extracted from fireworks, a much weaker form of explosive. The pipe bomb device set off in a trash can along the route of a U.S. Marines charity race in New Jersey on Saturday morning also included black powder, and thus would have been also significantly less potent than the Chelsea devices, according to Alford.Authorities believe Rahami was linked to that device, and to the backpack left near a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Authorities have not yet revealed what was inside the devices recovered in that backpack.Put simply, according to U.S. court documents, the Chelsea bombs contained high explosive, while the Boston devices did not.This is where the science comes in. Alford explains that high explosive is a term used for explosive that produces what bomb chemists call "detonation.""This is where the decomposition takes place in the very short time that it takes a shock-wave to pass through the explosive, generating a mass of hot gas that expands at a velocity greatly exceeding the speed of sound," he said.The Boston devices and the New Jersey pipe bomb did not explode at anything near this velocity because they did not contain high explosive.Alford said that if the Chelsea bomb "detonated" it would likely have blown the pressure cooker into many very small fragments, which would have acted as shrapnel and penetrated victims' bodies. If the bomber had not got the recipe right then it is possible the device did not achieve "detonation."Alford said a tell-tale sign of an explosion short of deton[...]



Obama vetoes 9/11 lawsuit billObama to veto 9/11 victims billNJ Gov. Christie vetoes $15 minimum wageOil jumps as Saudi Arabia and Russia agree to work togetherHouse votes to let 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:15:21 GMTMon, 12 Sep 2016 20:15:19 GMTTue, 30 Aug 2016 21:42:12 GMTMon, 05 Sep 2016 11:19:16 GMTFri, 09 Sep 2016 17:53:24 GMT

President Barack Obama vetoed a bill Friday that would allow family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, pitting him against Congress and both presidential candidates on an emotionally charged matter.The White House claimed the legislation could expose US diplomats and servicemen to litigation in other countries. Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress say they'll override Obama's veto next week.Obama has now issued 12 vetoes. If successful, Congress' override would be the first of Obama's presidency.Support for the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act" ran high among lawmakers, who overwhelmingly passed the bill earlier this year after pressure from victims' groups. The bill would end foreign countries' immunity in the United States from lawsuits, allowing federal civil suits to go forward if the country is determined to have had a hand in a US terror attack.In his veto message, Obama wrote he had "deep sympathy for the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, who have suffered grievously."But he maintained the legislation would seriously hurt US national security interests and cause harm to important alliances, saying it "would neither protect Americans from terrorist attacks nor improve the effectiveness of our response to such attacks."He warned that the law would hurt the effectiveness of the administration's action against terrorism by taking questions of foreign states' involvement in terrorism "out of the hands of national security and foreign policy professionals and placing them in the hands of private litigants and courts."Obama also said the move would open Americans abroad, especially those serving in the military, to prosecutions by foreign countries, since this would remove the reciprocal agreements that now protect both sides from such lawsuits.He also pointed to complaints that allied nations have made about the measure. This legislation, he said, "threatens to limit their cooperation on key national security issues, including counterterrorism initiatives, at a crucial time when we are trying to build coalitions, not create divisions."Demonstrating the difficult political position the White House is in, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Obama's former secretary of state, expressed her support for the legislation Friday."Clinton continues to support the efforts by Sen. (Chuck) Schumer and his colleagues in Congress to secure the ability of 9/11 families and other victims of terror to hold accountable those responsible," said Jesse Lehrich, a Clinton spokesman. "She would sign this legislation if it came to her desk."Following the veto, Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said in a statement the move "is shameful and will go down as one of the low points of his presidency." Trump, too, said he would sign the legislation as president.Schumer, a New York Democrat who was a lead supporter of the bill, called the veto "a disappointing decision that will be swiftly and soundly overturned in Congress."Co-sponsor Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said, "I look forward to the opportunity for Congress to override the President's veto, provide these families with the chance to seek the justice they deserve and send a clear message that we will not tolerate those who finance terrorism in the United States." In recent days, some of the measure's supporters in Congress have expressed misgivings about the le[...]



Missing man, 72, found in St. Cloud, Kissimmee police sayOsceola deputies search for missing baby, 15-year-old motherMarion deputies search for man who tried to lure boy into pickup truckFamilies of Pulse victims, survivors coping 3 months laterTeen calls 911 after man choked, tried to stab her, police say

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Kissimmee police say a man who was last seen leaving his home has been found.

David Yulfo, 72, was listed as missing or endangered Thursday by the Kissimmee Police Department.

On Friday, police said Yulfo was found in St. Cloud. He was in good condition.

A 15-year-old girl and her infant daughter are missing, according to Osceola deputies.

A man in a pickup truck tried to lure a boy into his vehicle, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

Several families who lost either lost someone in the Pulse nightclub shooting or who are related to survivors are talking to News 6. 

A man barricaded in a home in Daytona Beach prompted a standoff as police investigated an aggravated battery report.




Marion County gunbattle caught on camera

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:49:31 GMT

Home surveillance video from the Ocala Police Department released on Friday shows a shootout between two men.

The shooting occurred in July at a home on SW 4th Street.

The video shows the men standing by the fence, and during a conversation, one of the men pulls out a gun and shoots first. Then, the other man with an AR-15, fires back, appearing to be shot.

The two men accused of using the guns, Jeremy Willis and Jeffrey Aaron, are charged with attempted murder. Both were arrested earlier this week and booked into Marion County Jail.


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Police investigate attempted child luring in Daytona BeachOsceola County deputy arrested on battery, stalking chargesMarion County gunbattle caught on cameraVolusia sheriff's cruiser found torched behind businessSecond man arrested in robbery near Full Sail University

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A man tried twice to lure a 12-year-old girl into his car Wednesday, police said.

The first time, she was walking home from school and the second time, she was at a 7-Eleven.

"This same gentleman approached her again. He was in a red, small, four-door vehicle, and he opened the door and asked her if she would give him oral sex for money," Daytona Beach police spokesman Jimmie Flynt said.

He said the victim's family friend saw her talking to the suspect, who is described as a white man in his 40s, and decided to confront him.

That's when the situation turned violent. The man hit both the victim and the family friend with his car before driving away. Both suffered minor injuries, but are expected to be OK.

"There was also another witness up there who says this guy frequents the area all the time," Flynn said. "I'm sure someone probably knows who he is and we would like them to give us a call."

He said the convenience store has security cameras, but they didn't capture much since the incident happened on the side of the building.

This isn't the first attempted child luring case reported in the area. Police are investigating two other cases in Ormond Beach. None of those suspects have been caught yet.

St. Cloud police have arrested an Osceola County deputy in what they are calling a dating violence incident.

Home surveillance video from the Ocala Police Department released on Friday shows a shootout between two men.

A Volusia County sheriff's cruiser is found torched in Holly Hill, police say.

Orange County deputies arrested a second man on Friday in a robbery near Full Sail University.


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Woman creates art to fight Parkinson's disease

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:36:04 GMT

Art can brighten a room, lift one's spirits and bring inspiration, and for a Titusville woman it is helping her push through a debilitating disease.

Art can brighten a room, lift one's spirits and bring inspiration, and for a Titusville woman it is helping her push through a debilitating disease.


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Osceola County deputy arrested on battery, stalking chargesVolusia sheriff's cruiser found torched behind businessMarion County gunbattle caught on cameraSecond man arrested in robbery near Full Sail UniversityPulse victims, survivors won't pay taxes on OneOrlando funds

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St. Cloud police have arrested an Osceola County deputy in what they are calling a dating violence incident.

Rafael Sanchez, 45, is charged with battery, stalking and grand theft in the Tuesday night incident.

Police said they were called to a home after an argument escalated and Sanchez grabbed the victim's face and choked her before throwing her iPhone into a retention pond.

In a written statement to police, the victim said she had been trying to break off the six-month relationship with Sanchez.

The two are both married to other people. The victim's husband is a reserve deputy for the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

The report states Sanchez showed up to the victim's home in his patrol car uninvited around 9 p.m. Tuesday to talk about their relationship.  The victim said an argument began between the two of them.

At one point, according to the report, Sanchez walked outside and stood by his patrol car with the victim's cellphone.

The report states the two then walked back inside the home. That's when the victim reports Sanchez became violent. After breaking free, she told police Sanchez said a few words and left.

The report said she called her husband, who is out of the country and told her to call police. A report was filed the next day.

News 6 read through Sanchez's past and current personnel files. Sanchez worked for the Kissimmee Police Department from 2008-2011. While there he received reprimands for two minor car accidents, speeding, loss of his department-issued Taser and other non-violent infractions.

His file also showed he was also reprimanded for language he used with a citizen.

In the past two years Sanchez has received an above average and moderate average grade for his yearly reviews with Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

A letter of appreciation was also in his file. A citizen wrote in thanking Officer Sanchez and another officer for their help with his son.

Sanchez was booked Wednesday into the Osceola County Jail, where he was held with no bond. He has since been released.

Sanchez was hired by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office in February 2014. 

A Volusia County sheriff's cruiser is found torched in Holly Hill, police say.

Home surveillance video from the Ocala Police Department released on Friday shows a shootout between two men.

Orange County deputies arrested a second man on Friday in a robbery near Full Sail University.

As donations wrap up for the OneOrlando Fund and disbursement starts soon, many victims still have questions about how it is going to work. 


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Brevard Animal Services now reaches 'no-kill' statusSecond "student puppy" starts school at UCFHundreds of turtles get second chance at lifeCat survives near misses on Russian highwayDiscovery Cove welcomes 5 baby dolphins

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:55:14 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 19:33:30 GMTMon, 19 Sep 2016 21:04:38 GMTFri, 16 Sep 2016 19:02:56 GMTThu, 08 Sep 2016 15:50:55 GMT

Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced Friday that county Animal Services has reached a good enough live-release percentage to be deemed "no-kill."

"We are very proud to announce today that we are a no-kill community," Ivey said. "We stand today as a community as a much better place with the health and well-being of our animals."

The Sheriff's Office took over Animal Services two years ago when the county's live-release rate was just 55 percent.

"There were some rough roads," the sheriff recalled.

Friday, crediting an excellent staff and community support, the sheriff said that live-release number is now 94 percent.

"This is an amazing accomplishment by an amazing team," Ivey said. "The goal that we set to get to, that we thought would probably take us five years to get to, has taken us exactly two years to get to."

The news is exciting to pet owners like Matt Gregory, who returned an adopted cat to Animal Services after it was not getting along well with his dog. Gregory said he's happy the cat will not be put to sleep.

"It gives an animal a chance to actually find a forever home," he said.

News 6 also spoke Friday to critics of the sheriff's announcement.

Terri Dyer, a member of No Kill Brevard, said the sheriff is not telling the whole story when he said Animal Services is now no-kill.

"No-kill is not about a percentage. According to the strict definition of no-kill, we are not there yet," Dyer said.

Dyer told News 6 she applauds the Sheriff's Office for increasing the live-release rate, but there are still healthy animals being killed.

"The shelter still allows for unborn kittens and puppies to be spay-aborted," said the no-kill advocate.

Dyer also accuses Animal Services of putting cats and dogs to sleep at their owner's request. She said a true no-kill shelter does not operate that way.

"The truth is, while the live-release rate has gone up, if any healthy or treatable animals are being killed, which we have documentation of, then they cannot claim to be no-kill," Dyer said.

Ivey said the new goal for Animal Services is to keep the live-release rate at its current 94 percent standing and eventually raise it even higher.

Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey announced Friday county Animal Services has reached a good enough live release percentage to be deemed "no kill".

The second ever service dog-in-training, Allin, started his fall semester at UCF. 

Hundreds of baby turtles are being nursed back to health at the Marine Science Center in Volusia County after being washed back onto shore by tropical systems.

A tiny kitten caught on a Russian highway uses all nine of its lives in a matter of minutes.

Discovery Cove just got a whole lot cuter!


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What is a traumatic brain injury?Clinton, Trump scrap plans to visit Charlotte after mayor's pleaClinton calls for Charlotte to release shooting video 'without delay'Smashed windows to handshakes: 24 hours in CharlotteCharlotte police shooting: Protests mostly peacefulSuspect arrested in Charlotte protester's deathCharlotte mayor: Trump drug line 'presumptuous'Trump calls for 'national anti-crime agenda' after Charlotte unrestCharlotte protesters: 'Why does it go right to shooting?'

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Cell phone video released Friday recorded Rakeyia Scott, the wife of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot by Charlotte police, screaming, "He has a TBI," or traumatic brain injury. On Thursday, Scott's mother told CNN affiliate WCSC about a "near-death" motorcycle accident her son survived last year."He had some issues with his brain, and he had two broken hips, and (his) pelvis broke in half, and his nose was broken," Vernita Scott Walker said. "It caused him to stutter his words, and sometimes he couldn't remember what he said."A traumatic brain injury usually results from a blow to the head, such as a direct hit like a car accident in which a person's head hits the windshield. It also can occur from severe shaking in which there is no impact to the outside of the head, but a movement forceful enough to shake the brain inside the skull. An example may be a car accident in which the head shakes at the neck and is jolted but does not collide with a surface. A more extreme example is when an object impales the skull.Traumatic brain injuries have been linked to sports such as football and soccer, combat injuries as diagnosed in war zones, falls and physical violence.The injury in any of these instances can range from mild to severe.Individuals with a mild case may become dazed or confused. There could be a brief loss of consciousness, such as blacking out for a few seconds.Other symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic, can include headache, dizziness, loss of balance, drowsiness, having trouble sleeping or sleeping more than usual, depression, anxiety, mood swings, behavioral changes, an inability to concentrate and memory problems. These patients may also experience blurry vision, ringing in the ears, an inability to smell or a bad taste in the mouth.Individuals who suffer from moderate to severe traumatic brain injury may also experience loss of consciousness for up to several hours, an inability to wake up, headaches that worsen in severity or are persistent, tingling or numbness in their fingers or toes. They may also lack coordination, be confused, agitated or combative or slur their speech. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, seizures or convulsions. Fluid draining from the ears or nose or dilated pupils can be an indication of a severe injury.These may occur within a few days of the injury, but aren't necessarily immediate.In the most severe instance, such an injury can result in death. But a patient who survives may end up in a coma or vegetative state or become minimally conscious.In cases of an open head injury, there is an added risk of infection. Health-care providers will closely monitor patients for a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain. This increases pressure, which can cause the brain to swell.Patients who have experienced traumatic brain injuries can have problems writing and speaking. They may also have difficulty understanding what they hear, read or see. Therefore, it may be difficult for them to understand or participate in a conversation. They may also have trouble understanding social cues."Head trauma -- when severe -- can completely change a person's ability to think, feel and ac[...]



You could have a Yahoo account without even knowing itYahoo hack is a reminder: nothing is safeYahoo says 500 million accounts stolenVerizon learned about Yahoo data breach 2 days agoSecurity experts: Yahoo hack will "cause ripples online for years"Yahoo employees unsure about their future

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:58:44 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 16:11:27 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 03:31:03 GMTFri, 23 Sep 2016 07:50:44 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 22:54:25 GMTFri, 26 Aug 2016 13:12:53 GMT

Think you're not affected by the massive hack of 500 million Yahoo accounts? Think again.

Just because you don't have a Yahoo email account doesn't mean you're off the hook.

There are plenty of other types of accounts that put users at risk.

Play fantasy sports on Yahoo Sports?

Post pictures on Ficklr?

Blog on Tumblr?

Or maybe you just stopped using your Yahoo email years ago.

If so, you might be a hacking victim, according to a leading Internet security expert.

"There are lots of people, millions of people, who don't understand they have a Yahoo account," said Per Thorsheim, a global cybersecurity expert based in Norway.

The hack, disclosed by Yahoo on Thursday, was allegedly committed by a "state-sponsored actor" on behalf of a foreign government, according to the company. It said the breach occurred in 2014.

Much of the attention to the hack focused on current Yahoo email users. But Thorsheim said one of his big concerns is that many people don't realize they have other accounts that put their information -- including names, email addresses, telephone numbers and birthdays -- in jeopardy.

Yahoo hasn't given out much information as to which accounts were hacked. And spokespeople didn't answer questions about whether specific services such as fantasy sports accounts were included in the hack.

Thorsheim said the other issue is that there are probably millions of people who have forgotten about a Yahoo email account they used to have. What they don't realize is that it's still active and their information is still associated with it.

"The idea that 'I don't use that account any more, I don't have to worry about it.' - in most cases, unfortunately that's wrong," he said. "If you have an account that you don't use, you should delete it. But very few people do that. I'm guilty of not doing that myself."

The real lesson of the Yahoo hack, in which 500 million user account details were stolen, is this: any account details you enter into an online storage system will probably get hacked at some point. It might just be your email and (encrypted) password, or it might - as with Yahoo - be more details such as name, address, phone number, birthday and even answers to security questions you use to verify who you are.

Yahoo confirmed on Thursday data "associated with at least 500 million user accounts" have been stolen in what may be one of the largest cybersecurity breaches ever.

Yahoo users aren't the only ones digesting the news about the company's massive data breach.

Security experts are calling the Yahoo account breach "massive."

If you didn't know better, you might think Yahoo has suddenly gained a second wind. Maybe it has.




Pulse victims, survivors won't pay taxes on OneOrlando funds

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:52:48 GMT

As donations wrap up for the OneOrlando Fund and disbursement starts soon, many victims still have questions about how it is going to work. One of those questions is whether the money the victims receive will be taxed like normal income.

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen sent a letter to U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy on Friday clarifying monies received from the fund are considered gifts and are not subject to federal taxes.

Earlier this week, Murphy sent a letter to Koskinen asking for guidance on whether people receiving money from the OneOrlando Fund would have to pay taxes.

Koskinen wrote, "payments that individuals receive from a charitable organization as a result of a disaster or emergency hardship are considered to be gifts and are excluded from the gross income of the recipients."

According to officials with the OneOrlando Fund, the value is approximately $27 million. It was created days after the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Friday marks the deadline to donate to the fund.

Fund officials say 351 people filed claims.

"Because the Pulse fund is a privately funded charity funded by individuals making donations out of the goodness of their hearts, this money is intended to be gifts," certified public accountant Ross Oppenheimer said.

Oppenheimer adds according to the IRS, gifts of any monetary size cannot be considered taxable income.
 
"Provided that the money does not come with any obligation to perform any service in the future, it's a gift and a gift is not taxable under any circumstance or for any limit," he said.

The OneOrlando board meets on Monday to tally up the final number of donations. They will also figure out how they are going to disburse the money between the families of the victims and the survivors.

The first set of checks is set to roll out on Tuesday.

News 6 also reached out to Senator Marco Rubio for his thoughts on the issue. A spokesman emailed us a statement saying, "Senator Rubio does not believe OneOrlando Fund recipients should be taxed."


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Pulse gunman pledged allegiance to ISIS, said US should stop bombings

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:44:46 GMT

The city of Orlando on Friday released the transcripts of what Pulse gunman Omar Mateen said to 911 dispatchers and negotiators, revealing more about the possible motive behind the mass shooting.


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Mateen opened fire at Pulse on June 12, killing 49 people and injuring 53 others.

In the 911 calls, Mateen said, "...I want to let you know I'm in Orlando and I did the shooting."

When the dispatcher asks Mateen his name, he says "My name is I pledge of allegiance to (unidentifiable name) of the Islamic State."

The dispatcher then asks for Mateen's name again, and he responds, "I pledge my allegiance to (unidentifiable name) on behalf of the Islamic State."

In one of the transcripts, Mateen tells negotiators, "... You have to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq. They are killing a lot of innocent people. What am I to do here when my people are getting killed over there. You get what I'm saying?"

The negotiator replies, "I do. I completely get what you're saying. What I'm trying to do is prevent anybody else from getting ... "

Mateen then says, "You need to stop the U.S. airstrikes. They need to stop the U.S. air strikes, OK?

The negotiator then replies, "I understand.​"

When the negotiator switches the topic back to Orlando and asks what was going on that night, Mateen responded again about the bombings.

"What's going on is that I feel the pain of people getting killed in Syria and Iraq and all over the Muslim," Mateen said in the transcripts.

News 6 is in the process of going through the transcripts and will have a full report at 4 p.m.

Check back for more on this developing story.


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Second man arrested in robbery near Full Sail University

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:31:42 GMT

Orange County deputies arrested a second man on Friday in a robbery near Full Sail University.

Deputies said Dewitt Love was working with Derek Rucker, 28, who was earlier this month in a robbery at the Indigo Apartments near State Road 436 and University Boulevard.

Deputies said on Wednesday, the victim contacted deputies with the location of his stolen laptop and the investigation led them to Rucker.

Rucker was charged with robbery with a firearm.

Investigators said they are looking at Rucker in at least six other cases that occurred off-campus in the area where they say someone has been targeting students with backpacks coming home from class.

The investigation into those robberies is ongoing.

Check back for more on this story.




Showdown nearing between Obama and Congress over 9/11 billUS blames Russia for Syria convoy attack; Moscow points to terroristsCNN demonstration shows power of Chelsea devicesObama: 'We all have a role to play' in terror fight after suspected bombingsThe story behind the smartphone terror alert in NYCFeds probe blast near Marine race as possible terrorBlast near Marine Corps race in New Jersey probed as possible terror actChristie: NJ and NY incidents 'are terrorism,' no connection 'at this time'French PM: Terror threat is 'maximal'San Bernardino terror report shows heroism by cops, victims

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President Barack Obama vetoed Friday a bill that would allow family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The White House claimed it could expose US diplomats and servicemen to litigation in other countries.Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress say they'll override Obama's veto next week.Obama has now issued 12 vetoes. If successful, Congress' override will be the first of Obama's presidency.Support for the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act" runs high among lawmakers, who overwhelmingly passed the bill after pressure from victims' groups. The bill passed with enough support to indicate lawmakers could override the President's expected veto. But in recent days some of the measure's supporters have expressed misgivings about the legislation, prompting a new effort by the administration to lobby against the bill.The Friday afternoon veto comes after Congress was expected to adjourn until November's election contests. But prolonged negotiations over a government funding bill and a package to combat Zika virus have delayed the recess, meaning lawmakers are still likely to be in Washington next week to cast an override vote."White House officials and other senior officials on the president's national security team have engaged members of Congress and their staffs in both parties in both houses," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters in New York on Tuesday.The Republican leaders of the Senate and House have both said in recent says that an override is expected to go through, despite new qualms about the bill. If successful it would be the first veto override of Obama's presidency."Our assumption is that the veto will be overridden," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday.House Speaker Paul Ryan followed suit Wednesday, saying "I do think the votes are there for the override." But the Wisconsin Republican also voiced his own doubts about the legislation, saying the implications for lawsuits against Americans worried him."I worry about legal matters," Ryan said. "I worry about trial lawyers trying to get rich off of this. And I do worry about the precedence. At the same time, these victims do need to have their day in court."He was one of several prominent lawmakers who have expressed buyers' remorse for the proposed law. A pair of Republican senators, Bob Corker of Tennessee and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, have pushed for changes to make it more difficult for the families to pursue lawsuits but could also make it harder for the US to be sued for alleged wrongdoing.Opponents of the bill gained support Wednesday from the European Union, which issued its opposition in the form of a "demarche" statement to the US Department of State."The European Union is of the view that the possible adoption and implementation of the JASTA would be in conflict with fundamental principles of international law and in particular the principle of State sovereign immunity," the EU statement re[...]



Police: 17-year-old makes toddler smoke weed

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:28:16 GMT

When you hear of peer-pressured pot smokers, you picture first-year college students or coming-of-age teens, not toddlers. That's why a video that police say Lamel Yancey of Arkansas uploaded to Facebook is causing furor online. It shows Yancey urging a diapered, 3-year-old to smoke a joint.

The boy is Yancey's nephew, police said.

In the video, Yancey hands off the joint to the boy in the back seat of a car.

"You want to hit the blunt, man?" Yancey asks the toddler.

The boy inhales and coughs.

"Weed," he responds, while his 17-year-old uncle records him.

The 3-year-old is in his grandmother's custody. His uncle was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, a felony.

Officers stumbled upon the Facebook footage accidentally.

"The officer that made arrest was looking into possible burglary suspects when he came across the individual and the video," North Little Rock Sgt. Brain Dedrick told CNN.

Yancey remains jailed.




Volusia sheriff's cruiser found torched behind business

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:52:20 GMT

A Volusia County sheriff's cruiser was found torched early Friday behind a Holly Hill business, police said.[LISTEN:  911 calls at bottom of story]The Holly Hill Police Department said officers were called to AAMCO around 4:20 a.m. for a vehicle fire in a fenced compound behind the business.Two vehicles, including the marked sheriff's cruiser, were fully engulfed in flames, and there was a strong odor of an accelerant, police said. "Someone was walking by the area and saw the flames," said Capt. Brian Bosco with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.A man driving past the business called 911 to report the fire, as did another man, who apparently lived nearby or worked at the auto shop. "Oh, my God, it is the sheriff's car! The sheriff's car is on fire," the caller told dispatchers. "Yes, I'm going to back up because I don't want it to blow up." allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="765" scrolling="no" src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FVolusiaSheriff%2Fposts%2F1192066684165865&width=500" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" width="500">As the caller stayed on the line, firefighters quickly arrived to put out the flames. "Oh, it's getting bad now," said the caller.The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters. The business was not damaged, police said.Investigators returned to the scene Friday morning to take pictures of the damage and loaded up the torched cars onto the tow trucks. Authorities said they found a gas can nearby and believe not only was this act arson, but an act that was meant for them."We do have some information that we can't share at this moment that says that it was targeted to the law enforcement," said Bosco. Both cars were a total loss. A third car was drenched in gasoline but never set on fire. AAMCO said it doesn't have security cameras but is working with law enforcement. They released the following statement: “We are sorry to hear that a number of vehicles were damaged while in the possession of the local AAMCO repair center in Daytona Beach.   While our local franchisee is cooperating fully with the authorities with respect to their ongoing investigation of the matter, he is unable to provide any insight into the cause of the incident which appears to be a random event.  AAMCO of Daytona Beach will certainly reach out to any affected customers for assistance.” frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/284290766&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%"> frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/284290990&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&[...]


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The family of Keith Lamont Scott has released cell phone video, recorded by his wife, that shows the moments leading to his fatal shooting by police Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina.The video is the first publicly released footage related to the shooting, which spurred days of protests in Charlotte."Don't shoot him. He has no weapon," Rakeyia Scott can be heard saying. The first portions of the shaky video appear to show a number of police officers surround a vehicle in a parking lot.A man repeatedly yells for someone -- apparently Keith Scott -- to "drop the gun.""He doesn't have a gun. He has a TBI (traumatic brain injury)," Rakeyia Scott says. "He's not going to do anything to you guys. He just took his medicine."She goes on to say: "Keith, don't let them break the windows; come on out the car. Keith! Don't do it. Keith, get out the car. Keith! Keith, don't you do it. Don't you do it. Keith! Keith! Keith!"The video shakes, and for a moment, a man in bright blue pants is seen near the surrounded vehicle. Gunshots are heard as Rakeyia Scott says again, "Don't you do it."She then yells: "Did you shoot him? Did you shoot him? He better not be (expletive) dead." Two people kneel over the figure with blue pants, apparently Keith Scott, now lying on the ground.Police said an officer shot Scott on Tuesday after he failed to heed commands to drop a gun. His family has said he didn't have a gun.By TBI, Rakeyia Scott meant traumatic brain injury, family attorney Eduardo Curry said. Scott's family has said that he was in a near-death motorcycle crash last year, and that it left him disabled."My understanding (is) that he had had an accident last year that was pretty traumatic, and as a result, made him at least disabled in some particular instances (and was) taking medication for it," Curry said.Curry told CNN that the tape was released because officials would not furnish the police footage to the public."We want the public to take a look at this tape and see what was in the video before he was shot, and what was there afterward, and ask how it got there," Curry said.The status of other videos -- held by authorities -- has been a point of contention between police and the family.Police allowed the family to see the police-held footage on Thursday, but the public has yet to see it.On Friday, Charlotte-Mecklenberg police Chief Kerr Putney said he expected police videos of the shooting -- from dashboard and officer body cameras -- to be released eventually, when investigators decide that it can be released as part of a package with other information, so that the videos aren't released without context.That differed from his message a day earlier, when the chief said the public shouldn't expect the videos' release.Curry said he believes police have a copy of Rakeyia Scott's video. He said that he doesn't expect her to speak publicly soon.&[...]


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Ocala City Council grants chief paid leave during probe

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:35:15 GMT

The Ocala City Council voted to place its police chief on paid administrative leave until an investigation into grievances of three officers is complete.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that councilmembers voted 4-1 on Friday to place Chief Greg Graham on leave. A grievance was filed on Sept. 15 on behalf of officers Rachel Mangum, Casey Walsh and T.J. Watts. The allegations include sexual harassment, hostile treatment and retaliation and discrimination.

Graham has denied the complaints, but his attorney sent a letter Wednesday to Mayor Kent Guinn requesting the chief be placed on paid administrative leave.

Deputy Chief Rodney Smith will assume control of the department while Graham is on leave







Getting Results Award winner starts animal rehab to help injured native wildlife

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:28:40 GMT

Nestled in rural Volusia County, East Coast Wildlife Rehab is a refuge for orphaned and injured native wildlife. 

Getting Results Award winner, Sherrie Wentworth, started the center in 2012, dedicating herself to rehabilitating and ultimately releasing animals that have been injured. 

"It's a 16 hour day for five years, seven days a week," she says between phone calls from people looking for help with injured animals. "We're open from 9 in the morning until midnight every single day."

It seems the calls never stop. 

When you pull up to the 2 1/2 acre facility in Port Orange a sign on the fence lets you know the center receives no state or federal funding.  Keeping the center open is a hurdle Wentworth says she's barely able to accomplish week to week. 

"Our biggest challenge is our finances, this takes so much money."

Wentworth says compassion for the animals keeps her going. She's constantly caring for close to 100 animals often injured by cars, other animals or abandoned. You can find everything from baby squirrels to owls and hawks. All injured or abandoned and brought to the facility. 

"These animals need help," she says. "They have nobody."

Wentworth says East Coast Wildlife Rehab is an emergency care facility with class II and III State Wildlife permits, allowing her to care for avian species. The center specializes in caring for Sandhill cranes and birds of prey. She often works with the Florida Wildlife Commission when people report injured animals.

Volunteer, Jennifer Sullivan, wanted Wentwoth to get recognition for her time and effort. "It's great knowing that they wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Sherrie and what she does. When you release them it's amazing."

Wentwoth is looking for volunteers and accepts donations as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. 

If you would like to donate or volunteer visit the  East Coast Wildlife Rehab website or call 386-334-2237.


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3-time DUI offender crashes van into Melbourne gas station pump

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:09:05 GMT

A 34-year-old driver was arrested and charged with a DUI Thursday afternoon when police say he drove a van impaired and crashed into a gas pump at the Race Trac gas station on W Eau Gallie Boulevard, near I-95.

Melbourne Police say around 1:30 p.m., officers received a call about a vehicle which had crashed into the gas pumps and the driver and passenger were passed out upon impact.

When officers arrived at the gas station, police say they found the 1998 Chevy Van crashed into the pumps. A small amount of gas spilled onto the ground which prompted the business to shut down all the gas pumps.

Police say the driver, John Quarterman III, was contacted and the officers believed he was possibly under the influence of an unknown substance. Police say Quarterman was also found to have an active warrant out of Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. Police say Quarterman was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center and then questioned by investigators.

The passenger of the vehicle was transported from the scene as well and does not face any criminal charges at this time.

Quarterman is charged with DUI with two priors, DUI property damage, and DUI with injury.
Police say the passenger, who was also hospitalized, will not face charges.
 


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Trump Jr. defends Skittles tweetTrump calls for 'national anti-crime agenda' after Charlotte unrestTrump Ohio county chair resigns after comments on race, ObamaTrump touts stop-and-frisk practice amid black outreachDon King drops N-word while introducing Donald TrumpTrump deficit: $5.3 trillion; Clinton deficit: $200 billion

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:00:07 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:10:54 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 17:31:29 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 15:16:02 GMTWed, 21 Sep 2016 17:04:09 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 07:40:09 GMT

Donald Trump Jr. said Thursday he was surprised by the reaction to his tweet comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles because he was "trying to point out things that have to be said.""People will today make what they want of anything and they see the worst in everything and they look for subtext that doesn't exist," Trump told reporters after a fundraiser here. "For me, I guess I'm a straightforward guy. I don't deal in microagression, where it takes a special kind of person to find whatever message they're looking for."The tweet -- which consisted of a photo of a bowl full of the candy that said: "If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That's our Syrian refugee problem." -- took center stage on the campaign trail earlier this week. A top aide to Hillary Clinton called it "disgusting" and Clinton supporters attacking the comparison as crass and inhumane.But Trump supporters -- and the Trump campaign itself -- have repeatedly defended Trump and the tweet.Mars, which produces Skittles, rejected the comparison in a statement, saying, "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people. We don't feel it's an appropriate analogy."Trump said he didn't "want to be a distraction" to the campaign, but that the negative response was being driven by partisan attacks."I understand that running as conservative, there is a different standard," he said."If a metaphor offends someone then maybe that's the world in which we live today, but I'm not comparing someone to candy," Trump said. "It's a statistical thing. We have to be careful about who we let into this country."But the statistics don't actually back up the contention made in the tweet. According to a recent Cato Institute report, the odds "that an American would be killed in a terrorist attack committed by a refugee was 1 in 3.64 billion a year."Still, Trump said Thursday that it was his broader point was what mattered and that it was part of a discussion that needed to be had and one that tracked closely with the key components of his father's campaign strategy."He's created some good dialogue that needed to be had that wasn't being had because PC culture sort of forced real issues off of the table," Trump said of his father's campaign. "The way he's been able to approach that and do that has forced people to actually have a dialogue and that's what this country is about, having that dialogue."That dialogue -- about race, about refugees and about immigrants -- has been harshly criticized by Clinton and Trump detractors as racist, but Trump countered that it has been the driving force behind Trump's success."We're not a country where everything h[...]



One park, one night: ‘Behind the Magic' of Disney's Magic Kingdom

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:53:07 GMT

The monorails and buses are packed, taking you to your car for your trek home after a day of magic and wonder. Your day may have included riding “It’s a Small World,” or possibly enjoying one of the 1.1 million Dole Whip cups served, or the iconic Cinderella’s Castle as the backdrop for your Instagram story.But have you ever taken a moment to think about who maintains the magic while you sleep?News 6 went behind the magic to ask the question: What does it take?We found a group of Disney cast members working overnight to make sure your first steps into the Magic Kingdom are as magical as your last leaving the park."We literally have a small army of people that come in every night as the last guest is shuttling out and the first cast member is shuttling in," Steve Schreiber, general manager of Frontierland, Magic Kingdom  said.Schreiber told News 6 anchor Ginger Gadsden that cast members are working every night in various areas of specialty including horticulture, engineering, food and beverage and custodial teams.%INLINE%“They are making sure every detail is taken care of through the night,” Schreiber said.The park overnight takes on a life of its own as the teams work with Cinderella’s Castle illuminating in the background to get the job done."Even the smallest light bulb...you take a picture and if that one light bulb is out you can see that. I like to make sure every picture shows every light bulb on and lit," Disney electrician Robert Everett said.Everett and his team are responsible for the nightly process beginning at 11 p.m. to ensure every light in the park are lit, an important task that they make sure to accomplish each night."The Magic Kingdom is a staple of Disney," Everett said.The perfect workday for him is simple, he told Gadsden."Every day is perfect," he said."You see it (our work) from afar and make sure everyone thinks it's magical and that's the greatest feeling," he continued.As the lights are being checked through the park, the scene in front of Main Street U.S.A. train station is full of cast members with hedge trimmers and lawn mowers.You can hear the sounds of the mower and trimmers, as workers perfectly analyze and maintain each and every piece of foliage.Will Callahan is a gardener at the Magic Kingdom.His responsibility is to take care of any general plant maintenance around the park, including watering, mowing and trimming shrubs to ensure every annual, shrub and plant is flawless.We got a closer look at the maintenance, trimming and mowing of Mickey floral.%INLINE%Trimming occurs each Monday, with the team mowing miles of turf each year on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.The team plants over 60,000 bedding plants each year.Each member aims to make sure every angle in every photo in fron[...]


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More calls released in Pulse shootingVideo from Pulse survivor shows life inside club before 49 lives lostPulse patron whispers in 911 call, 'He's going to kill us'Fake Facebook page emerges under Pulse victim's nameOrlando firefighters recall morning of Pulse shootingOneOrlando Fund for Pulse victims stands at $26 million

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:31:16 GMTTue, 20 Sep 2016 21:50:46 GMTWed, 21 Sep 2016 22:32:20 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 03:33:44 GMTWed, 21 Sep 2016 12:08:42 GMTTue, 20 Sep 2016 10:50:33 GMT

Orlando police and fire officials on Thursday released more communication calls in connection with the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub.

[SCROLL BELOW FOR CALLS | FULL COVERAGE: Pulse nightclub shooting]

Forty-nine people were slain and 53 others were injured in the June 12 shooting in Orlando, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

The calls to non-emergency numbers shed light into how authorities communicated with each other during the tragedy.

In one of the calls from Orlando Fire Department, officials called in for a bus, calling it a mass causality situation. 

Authorities on Wednesday released more 911 calls made during the massacre, including one from a patron who was hiding inside the gay nightclub as Omar Mateen shot dozens of people. In the call, the clubgoer whispers to a dispatcher, "He is going to kill us." 

The 911 call was among more than 20 released Wednesday by the Orange County Sheriff's Office, which assisted the Orlando Police Department in responding to the massacre.

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Pulse nightclub shooting survivor Chriss West described those who regularly partied at the club in Orlando, as a family. 

The Orange County Sheriff's Office releases more 911 calls in connection with the massacre at Pulse nightclub.

The sister of a man killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting said Wednesday someone used her brother's name to make a fake social media page.

Firefighters stationed just two doors down from the Pulse Night Club say it took a while to realize the scope of what was happening that morning, but they rose to the occasion to save lives.

A fund for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting receives more than $26 million in donations.


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Man dresses up like mall worker, burglarizes stores, cops say

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:30:34 GMT

A man is wanted after Daytona Beach police say he dressed up like an employee and stole money from registers.

Several stores at the Volusia Mall on International Speedway Boulevard were hit in September, including Sarku Japanese restaurant, Journeys, Lids, Zumiez, Cajun Cafe and numerous other businesses.

Police said that when the mall closes, the man goes into the business and takes the cash registers and safes.

"He hits stores systematically, he hit like five stores in one day," said Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood. "Gets into the safes, then he's out the door. The stores are not alarmed and he just gets out."

Police said the man has been able to pull off the scheme in several cities in Florida, starting it in Miami and hitting stores as far north as Knoxville, Tennessee.

Authorities released surveillance pictures from Orange Park Mall in Jacksonville.

Contact police if you have any information.




Cops: Suspect in gas station robberies turns self in after pictures released

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:48:10 GMT

The two suspects involved in the series of gas station armed robberies in the Volusia, Seminole and Orange Counties area are in custody after one of the men turned himself in following the surveillance picture release, authorities said. 

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office released surveillance images on Tuesday of the man, later identified as, Alfonse Combs, 24, who would usually enter the store first. Combs, 24, turned himself in after the images were released, authorities said.

Combs is charged with attempted first degree murder, carrying a concealed weapon and armed robbery.

The second suspect was later identified as Jaseary Brown, 18, and he is charged with armed robbery.

The charges pertain to a robbery in Orange Country on Sept.19 at the Citgo station, in which shots were fired, and another robbery on Sep.19 at the DeLand Gas & Food and on Sep.13 at the Kangaroo store.

The two suspects are linked to 12 armed robberies ranging from Sept. 11-19, and the Seminole County Sheriffs's Office and Orange County Sheriff's Office are also investigating two separate cases involving the two suspects. 

Deputies said the suspects have been linked to the following robberies:

Orange County:

Sept. 20: Citgo, 8435 East Colonial Drive

Sept. 12: 7-11 located at 1345 Lee Rd, Winter Park

Volusia County:

Sept. 13: Kangaroo store, 399 S. Charles R. Beall Blvd., DeBary​
Sept. 18: DeLand Gas & Food, 702 S. Spring Garden Ave.​
Sept. 19: DeLand Gas & Food, 702 S. Spring Garden Ave.​

Seminole County:

Sept. 11:  Circle K located at 2680 w SR 434 in Altamonte Springs​
Sept. 13:  Quick Stop, 2201 W 1st Street in Sanford
Sept. 15:  Kwik Stop, 3800 Orlando Drive Sanford


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Charlotte protesters: 'Why does it go right to shooting?'Charlotte police chief: Shooting video won't be made publicEx-Charlotte Hornets star 'Muggsy' Bogues: Violence no answerTrump calls for 'national anti-crime agenda' after Charlotte unrest

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:22:18 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 15:40:02 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:39:34 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:10:54 GMT

Roy Pegram minces no words about why he was protesting in Charlotte: Keith Lamont Scott, he says, was yet another black man who police were too quick to shoot.Police haven't released dashboard or body-camera video of Tuesday's shooting, in which a black officer killed Scott, who police say failed to heed officers' commands to drop a gun in an apartment complex parking lot. But Pegram is convinced: Police in North Carolina's largest city acted too quickly. He marched down Charlotte's streets on Wednesday afternoon with others in peaceful protest before the demonstrations turned violent for a second straight night."If he had a weapon or not ... all the training that these police officers have, why does it go right to shooting?" Pegram, who is black, told CNN as he walked.Pegram was one of hundreds of people who demonstrated in Charlotte on Tuesday and Wednesday. Violence marred protests on both nights, with police firing tear gas and demonstrators throwing objects and trying to damage vehicles on Wednesday night.Pegram gestured emphatically as he explained his reasons for protesting."I'm here to support the black movement," he said. "We're concerned about when something happens, there's no justice." Charlotte's police chief says evidence and witnesses support officers' claim that Scott was armed, and that he didn't obey orders to drop his weapon. But Pegram isn't convinced that shooting was the only option."Instead of trying to talk to with him and trying to get the problem resolved, (police) went right to the trigger," he said."They figure a black man's involved, they gotta be aggressive," Pegram said. "You don't have to come at us like that."Not all the protesters Wednesday were from Charlotte. Cherrell Brown said she joined a caravan of about 10 people from Greensboro, a nearly two-hour drive northeast of Charlotte. Brown, a community organizer with the Charlotte Queer People of Color Collective, said she and the others met with a group of other protesters in Charlotte, aiming to "supply water and general support" to demonstrators.She said she was on the streets Wednesday night."I will say that police were already out in riot gear," she said. "They came expecting a riot prior to any violence."She said she would be in Charlotte again on Thursday, "supporting the people of Charlotte."Jaleel Liles of Charlotte said he was on the streets Wednesday night to peacefully protest not just the shooting, but "to fight for my race -- fight for equality.""We've got a lot of people out here that's hard-working and everything else, and we still can't move up in life," he said. "And tonight it's shown that we're getting tired of it."As he spoke to CNN, people were sweeping up glass from windows that were broken in the demo[...]



3 arrested after worker shot at during Circle K robberyCops: 2 teens arrested after breaking into FHP vehicleMan arrested after shots fired near Sanford school, polling placeMan charged with murder in case of woman found dismembered in Lake UnderhillPedestrian struck, killed by hit-and-run vehicle in Orange County

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:47:04 GMTSun, 11 Sep 2016 00:37:10 GMTSun, 11 Sep 2016 03:29:44 GMTWed, 14 Sep 2016 00:19:35 GMTSat, 10 Sep 2016 12:36:37 GMT

Three masked culprits were arrested after deputies say they fired a shot at convenience store worker in a robbery Saturday morning.

Myles Partipilo, Michael Cabreja and Bryan Mensah were charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and grand theft, according to deputies.

The robbery was reported at the Circle K in the 800 block of Cypress Parkway in Poinciana just after 2 a.m.

Deputies said three men went into the store and demanded money at gunpoint. When the employee tried to activate the alarm, one of the culprits saw him and became aggressive, while another man fired a shot toward the employee, but missed, according to the release.

The trio then left with an undisclosed amount of money.

No injuries were reported.

Contact the Osceola County Sheriff's Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS if you have any information.

Two teens were arrested after Orange County deputies say they broke into a Florida Highway Patrol trooper's vehicle.

Sanford police have made an arrest in a shooting that hurt two people and prompted lockdowns at four Sanford schools and one polling place.

Orlando police have charged a man with first-degree murder on Tuesday in the case of a woman found dismembered in Lake Underhill after a search warrant was served at a house on Friday.

A pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle that left the scene Friday night has died, authorities said.


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Fake cop tried to lure women into his car, St. Cloud police sayPulse patron whispers in 911 call, 'He's going to kill us'Fake Facebook page emerges under Pulse victim's name10 arrested in undercover internet child sex sting

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:40:17 GMTWed, 21 Sep 2016 22:32:20 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 03:33:44 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 02:26:39 GMT

A man was arrested Tuesday in St. Cloud on suspicion of impersonating a law enforcement officer and stalking.

[LISTEN: 911 call]

Police officers went to the area of Crabby Bills Restaurant at 1104 Lakeshore Blvd. just after 11 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a 911 call about a suspicious person identifying himself as a police officer, authorities said.

Two female victims told police that a man driving a dark blue Hyundai Santa Fe SUV was following them, trying to get them to get in his vehicle and leave with him, St. Cloud police said.

The man, who was later identified by police as Ramy Nashaat-Yousef Hanna, told the women he was a police officer and demanded their driver's licenses, police said. The victims requested identification from Hanna, but he refused, saying he was an undercover officer, according to police.

Officers located Hanna leaving the area and said they found four large rolls of plastic painter’s drop cloth, a pair of shoe guards and a clear plastic poncho in the back seat of his vehicle.

Hanna was arrested on charges of impersonating a law enforcement officer and stalking.

Hanna was taken to the Osceola County Jail, where he is being held on $3,500 bond.

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office releases more 911 calls in connection with the massacre at Pulse nightclub.

The sister of a man killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting said Wednesday someone used her brother's name to make a fake social media page.

Osceola County deputies arrested 10 people in an undercover internet child sex sting.


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Charlotte police shooting: 1 death, 2 different narrativesCharlotte protesters: 'Why does it go right to shooting?'Charlotte police chief: Shooting video won't be made publicEx-Charlotte Hornets star 'Muggsy' Bogues: Violence no answerTrump calls for 'national anti-crime agenda' after Charlotte unrestBacklash to police shootings resonates beyond Charlotte, TulsaBrentley Vinson: What we know about the Charlotte police officer12 officers hurt in Charlotte police shooting protest

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Questions, outrage and violent protests are looming over Charlotte, just days after Keith Lamont Scott, a black man, was killed by police in the parking lot of an apartment complex.There are a lot of things we don't know for sure. We do know that Scott was a 43-year-old father and husband. But with no official video or singular narrative to go on, there are critical differences in the way police and Scott's family and advocates are interpreting his death. Police say: Scott was sitting in a car and got out with a gun. Charlotte Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Todd Walther reviewed dashcam footage and claimed the plainclothes officers at the scene were wearing vests or jackets that clearly had "police" written on them.The family says: Scott did not have a gun and was reading a book. In an impassioned Facebook live video, Scott's daughter, Lyric, said her father often liked to go outside to read a book and was waiting to pick his son up from school.Police say: Scott was armed and "made an obvious threat to the officers," according to a police official who viewed dashcam of the incident. The Charlotte police chief also said Scott had a gun, and claimed witnesses and evidence support that.The family says: Scott was unarmed. In her Facebook live video, Lyric Scott is visibly upset. She has just learned her father has been shot and is navigating a confusing police scene. In the moment, she says her father did not have a gun.Scott's death has spurred national outrage and violent protests in the city of Charlotte. Both sides -- those who believe the shooting may have been justified and those who believe Scott's death was akin to murder -- are accusing the other of jumping to conclusions.Protesters say: Police may have profiled Scott because of his race. That's the view of local NAACP leaders. It is also a central theme of protesters who see Scott's death as an example of lopsided, racially-driven police brutality.Police say: The community is basing its interpretation on rhetoric and assumptions that may not fit the facts.Officer Brentley Vinson, who shot and killed Scott, was not wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting. However, three other officers were, and that footage has unsurprisingly become a point of contention for both sides.Police say: Police Chief Kerr Putney said he has no intention of releasing the video. He also said Scott's family has requested to see the video, and he hopes to accommodate that. He said releasing the video publicly would be presenting "a victim's worst day." There's also a legal precedent: In July, North Carolina Gov. [...]



3 cotton-top tamarins born at Central Florida Zoo

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:34:48 GMT

The Central Florida Zoo reported the birth of three cotton-top tamarins on Tuesday, an unusual occurrence because cotton-top tamarins usually give birth to twins. 

The births took place while the mother was on exhibit, and guests got the opportunity to witness the live births, zoo officials said.

The cotton-top tamarin family, which includes a mother, a father and four older siblings in addition to the three newborn tamarins, are on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Central Florida & Botanical Gardens.

 




You can now register to vote by sending a text

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:01:42 GMT

A new chatbot based service is making it easier for anyone to vote.HelloVote launched on Thursday to help people register in about a minute by sending a few texts.In the last presidential election, about 33 million people -- more than 15% of citizens eligible to vote -- were reported as not registered, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Another 28 million, or 13% of eligible voters, did not respond, weren't asked or refused to comment on their registration status.Reasons given for not registering to vote include a confusing registration process, missing deadlines or technical barriers.HelloVote's goal is to get many as many Americans into the polls on Tuesday, November 8 for the upcoming presidential election.The service works via SMS, so you only need a cellphone -- which 92% of US adults own.To test the service -- and yes, I hadn't yet registered in New York -- I gave it a try by texting HelloVote at 384-387. The platform asks for basic information, such as first and last name, address, date of birth and driver's license or the last four digits of your social security number.New York requires a printed and signed copy of the voter registration form. I'll soon receive a copy in the mail and need to send it back to the NYS Board of Elections (this varies by state). There's also an option to print out an emailed version. HelloVote covers the cost of postage."[Although] companies use a lot of the forward-thinking technologies, we haven't seen that trickle down to some of the very basic aspects of our civic lives," HelloVote cofounder Elana Berkowitz told CNNMoney.Berkowitz, who spent two years working with the Obama administration on policy and technology, is one of five cofounders working on HelloVote, which is a part of the nonprofit digital rights advocacy group Fight for the FutureHelloVote has already signed up national and regional partners, including MTV, Rock The Vote, West Elm, Twilio and Care2.The service is just one of several new tech solutions to encourage people to vote. Earlier this month, nonprofit VotePlz launched a website to help young people check their registration status, register and get their absentee ballot."There are different approaches to this problem and I'm not sure which will work best," wrote Y Combinator's Sam Altman, one of VotePlz's cofounders, in a post on news discussion forum Hacker News. "But unlike many for-profit startups, it's non zero-sum -- we have a long, long way to go to [get a] 100% voter turnout, and all the organizations working on this share the s[...]



Cocoa man suffers head injury after confrontation

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:59:28 GMT

A man - possibly beaten in the head with a brick - continues to recover Thursday, telling investigators that he was attacked by two men while in a Cocoa neighborhood, News 6 partner Florida Today reports.

Cocoa detectives are sorting through details of the incident to determine exactly what happened. No arrests have been made.

The attack reportedly happened just after 10 p.m. in the 900 block of School Street. 

"We're not sure what happened. He's saying that he was attacked by two men. There were no witnesses. He was coherent but we are looking into his story," Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Cocoa Police Department, told Florida Today.

Brevard County Fire Rescue crews transported the man, who suffered a blunt force trauma to the back of the head, to a nearby hospital.




Ex-Charlotte Hornets star 'Muggsy' Bogues: Violence no answerTrump calls for 'national anti-crime agenda' after Charlotte unrestCharlotte police chief: Shooting video won't be made public

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:39:34 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:10:54 GMTThu, 22 Sep 2016 15:40:02 GMT

Retired NBA star Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues, formerly of the Charlotte Hornets, still lives in the North Carolina city. But after violent protests broke out this week, he said he doesn't recognize the city he loves.

"This is not the city that I came to in 1988," Bogues told CNN's Kate Bolduan.

Protests erupted following the death of Keith Lamont Scott, who was shot Tuesday while police tried to serve a warrant for another man. Police say that Scott walked out of his his car with a gun and was shot when he wouldn't drop the weapon. Scott's family have said he was unarmed and reading a book in his vehicle.

Bogues, 51, said he sympathized with the community's outrage.

"People are angry. I understand that," he told CNN.

"Too many things are happening, too many lives are being lost without there being any explanation. I know people have a job to do, but people need transparency. People are really angry, people are tired of our men being gunned down."

But violence isn't the answer, the athlete emphasized, after chaos left one person shot and an officer hurt.

"There's nothing wrong with nonviolent protesting to let folks know we need a change. And it needs to be done. The folks that's out here looting, out here causing the violence, that's a different type of protesting," said Bogues, who played for the Hornets during the 1990s.

"These folks are angry because of other issues possibly, and then they are creating situations that compound the situation," he added.

Charlotte's residents need to come together, Bogues said.

"We all just got to sit down and hear one another. We are human beings first. There's no color. We are human beings. When are we going to get back to having human rights being heard, regardless of the color, regardless of industry, regardless of status? We are equal," he said.

Donald Trump called Thursday for a "national anti-crime agenda" to combat violent crime in US cities as he condemned the unrest that unfolded overnight in Charlotte, North Carolina, where protests turned violent.

After violent protests raged for the second night in Charlotte over the police shooting of a black man, the city's police chief told reporters Thursday he has no intention of releasing dashcam video of Keith Lamont Scott's shooting "to the masses."




Crash slows I-95 in Brevard

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:29:43 GMT

A crash Thursday afternoon prompted officials to close Interstate 95 in Brevard County.

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I-95 north was closed at mile marker 190 in Melbourne, officials said. Lanes reopened around 2:30 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said drivers should exit I-95 at exit 188 to avoid the crash.

Details about the crash are not known.