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8 months 3 weeks ago

Six dead in Florida hostage situation

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a gunman who barricaded himself with hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex has killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team. Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez tells The Associated Press the hours-long standoff began around 6:30 p.m. EDT in a five-story...

11 months 2 weeks ago

George Zimmerman to appear in court

George Zimmerman will be in court this morning. It should be the last hearing before his trial begins. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17, in Florida. Jury selection is scheduled to start on June 10.

1 year 1 week ago

Hakkens will appear in court this morning

The parents accused of kidnapping their children and fleeing to Cuba are scheduled to be in a Florida courtroom this morning. Josh and Sharyn Hakken are facing numerous charges. Investigators say Joshua tied up the boys' grandmother and took the boys last Wednesday morning. That grandmother got permanent...

1 year 3 months ago

Steelers cut RB Rainey after arrest in Florida

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have cut rookie running back Chris Rainey following his arrest on a battery charge in Florida. Gainesville (Fla.) police officers charged Rainey with a single count of misdemeanor simple battery following an incident with his girlfriend. Police say in a news release that Rainey...

1 year 3 months ago

Storms, tornado threats for Christmas around US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nasty weather is already complicating travel in parts of the U.S., with forecasts of snow, thunderstorms and more threatening a sloppy Christmas Day from Texas to Florida. In Oklahoma, authorities were already warning would-be travelers to stay home Tuesday as freezing rain and sleet caused a...

1 year 6 months ago

Obama-Romney race is focused on 7 states

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the Republican convention beginning tomorrow and the Democrats kicking off a week later, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are still looking to lock up states that could get them to the 270 electoral votes needed to win in November. An Associated Press analysis of...

1 year 8 months ago

Parasailing accident kills a woman in Florida

South Florida authorities say a woman who was parasailing with her husband died when her harness broke and she plummeted as much as 200 feet into the Atlantic Ocean. Pompano Beach spokeswoman Sandra King says the 28-year-old woman was parasailing Wednesday afternoon when her harness broke. King says the boat...

1 year 8 months ago

Powerball jackpot rises to $305 million

ATLANTA (AP) - The Powerball jackpot has grown to $305 million for Wednesday's drawing. The prize grew after no one matched all six numbers in the multi-state lottery drawing Saturday night. The winning numbers were: 4, 13, 39, 46 and 51. The Powerball was 1. Although no one hit the...

1 year 8 months ago

Obama turns 51; plays golf, will go to Camp David

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is playing a round of golf on his 51st birthday, kicking off a quiet birthday weekend away from re-election campaigning. Obama was playing golf at Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday before heading to Camp David, the private presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains....

1 year 9 months ago

Feds expanding state access to immigration data

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal officials are expanding access to an immigration database so that several states can use it to cleanse voter rolls. The Homeland Security Department first notified Florida officials last week that they could check to see if registered voters are actually noncitizens who should not be...

1 year 10 months ago

Body of missing baby found in trunk

A 1-month-old baby was found dead today in the trunk of a car in Florida. His father has been taken into custody. Coral Springs police officers say they found Josiah Saintil dead, hours after an Amber Alert had been issued. His father, 24-year-old Janus Saintil, was being held....

1 year 11 months ago

George Zimmerman's bail set at 150K

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A judge says George Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester set several conditions Friday for Zimmerman's release. He cannot have any firearms, drink alcohol or use drugs and must observe...

2 years 2 days ago

Discovery Shuttle on its way to Virginia

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's oldest and most traveled space shuttle, Discovery, is being flown to a new life as a museum relic. Discovery departed Florida's Kennedy Space Center at daybreak Tuesday aboard a modified jumbo jet. It's bound for Washington, where it will be a Smithsonian exhibit. The...

2 years 2 months ago

Florida veteran: "I'm not dead!"

A Florida war veteran is in the middle of a new battle. This one is with the federal government to prove that he is alive. In fact, he's now been declared dead by the government, four separate times. Jerry Miller says he keeps getting letters that say he has...

2 years 2 months ago

Trailing in Florida, Gingrich bemoans Romney

MIAMI (AP) - With a new poll showing him trailing by 15 points, Newt Gingrich is slamming Mitt Romney for "carpet-bombing" his record. An NBC/Marist poll showed Romney with support from 42 percent of likely voters in Tuesday's Florida primary, with Gingrich slipping to 27 percent. A barrage of attacks...

2 years 2 months ago

Romney on the offensive in Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney spent years building a presidential candidacy based on corporate success, a squeaky clean image and an aura of electability that let him focus on President Barack Obama rather than his GOP rivals. South Carolina Republicans destroyed that strategy in an instant, saying they see...

2 years 3 months ago

Obama campaign seeks ad rates in states

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama campaign has requested advertising rates in a number of key states, a sign that it could be close to airing its first television commercials of the 2012 campaign. The president's campaign has sought the advertising information in 14 states that are expected to be...

2 years 6 months ago

Pleasure boat capsizes, killing one

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a commercial fisherman spotted a capsized pleasure boat and led to the rescue of seven people who spent 20 hours floating in choppy seas off the Florida Keys. The commercial boat rescued three men clinging to the overturned craft and...

2 years 6 months ago

Cain wins early Florida test vote

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Herman Cain won an early test vote in Florida that lacked most of the leading candidates' participation. Cain captured 37.1 percent of the vote at Saturday's Presidency 5 straw poll in Orlando, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry coming in second with 15.4 percent. Mitt Romney came...

2 years 6 months ago

Doughtery cases bound over for trial

Three Florida siblings who were captured in Colorado last month will be bound over for trial. Also according to testimony today, we've learned the fugitives planned to go to Mexico and were heavily armed. Dylan, Ryan and Lee Grace each face numerous charges in Huerfano County, including attempted murder...

2 years 8 months ago

Alleged gang leader convicted of racketeering

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A man who authorities say led one of South Florida's most violent gangs has been convicted of federal racketeering charges. A Palm Beach County jury on Friday convicted 30-year-old Futo Charles of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering. Each charge could carry 30...

2 years 8 months ago

New details released about Dougherty shootout

We're learning more about a shootout near Walsenburg Wednesday, that marked the end of a cross-country manhunt for three siblings. Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor says the Dougherty's were armed with AK-47s and machine gun when they allegedly fired shots at state troopers during a high-speed chase on I-25. According...

2 years 8 months ago

Two of NASA's space shuttles meet nose-to-nose

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's retired space shuttles are trading places. In a rare nose-to-nose encounter, Discovery and Endeavour met outside the shuttle hangar Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Discovery moved into the hangar and Endeavour went to the Vehicle Assembly Building. The switch...

2 years 8 months ago

Lee Grace Dougherty: "I deserved to get shot"

Three siblings who led the FBI on a nationwide manhunt are now facing felony charges in Colorado. They're accused of firing at law enforcement during a high speed chase on the interstate yesterday that ended near Walsenburg. Their attorney waived their advisement this morning at their first court hearing....

2 years 8 months ago

Fugitive suspects booked in Pueblo jail

The 3 Florida siblings sought by authorities from across the country are now being booked at the Pueblo County jail. Grace Lee Dougherty, Ryan Edward Dougherty and Dylan Dougherty Stanley were all captured after a police chase that started at around 9:38 a.m. Wednesday in Colorado City and ended...

2 years 8 months ago

Update: Fugitive siblings in Colorado

Word from the FBI in Denver is that they will hold a press conference some time within the next 10 minutes to update the "Dougherty Gang" situation. We'll keep you updated as soon as we get more information. At last report, the three were reportedly spotted at an REI in...

2 years 9 months ago

Audit advises foreign securities for CO treasury

DENVER (AP) - An audit of Colorado's Treasury Department recommends that it should consider expanding investments beyond only U.S. securities and look into foreign securities. Tuesday's audit says lawmakers should examine the possibility of eliminating statutory limits that require only domestic security investments. The audit conducted by Buck Global...

2 years 9 months ago

Obama heralds launch of final space shuttle

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the launch of Atlantis on NASA's final space shuttle mission, President Barack Obama says a proud country watched as "America reached for the heavens once more." Obama congratulated the Atlantis astronauts and space workers on what he called a "picture perfect launch" Friday from Cape...

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