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October 21, 2017 - 10:38 am
(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) -- As gospel music filled South Florida's Christ the Rock Church during Sgt. La David Johnson's public viewing Friday night, loved ones and strangers cried, prayed and hugged each other. His family, wearing red shirts, sat in the front row, a short distance from his body, which...
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October 20, 2017 - 8:20 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked an undocumented, unaccompanied minor -- who is under federal custody -- from obtaining the abortion she is seeking. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Friday ruled that the U.S. Department of Health and Human...
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October 20, 2017 - 7:40 pm
(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Police in Florida are searching for whoever is "terrorizing" a Tampa neighborhood after three people were shot and killed in the same vicinity in less than two weeks. The latest slaying occurred Thursday night when Anthony Naiboa, a 20-year-old man with autism, was killed in the...
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October 20, 2017 - 3:45 pm
(SAN JUAN) -- At least 76 people are still missing in Puerto Rico 30 days after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island as a powerful Category 4 storm, officials said. A total of 49 people have died as a result of the storm, which barreled through Puerto Rico Sept. 20, leaving much of the...
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October 20, 2017 - 12:51 pm
(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) -- Five arrests were made Thursday in connection with an event that self-described white supremacist Richard Spencer held at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. Three men were arrested for their alleged role in a shooting incident following Spencer's speech,...
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October 20, 2017 - 12:19 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Just in time for Halloween, Historic Hotels of America has named the 25 most haunted historic hotels. Here are 10 of the oldest and spookiest: Concord’s Colonial Inn (1716) in Concord, Massachusetts, is rumored to have several ghosts, especially in Room 424, which served as an...
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October 20, 2017 - 12:10 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has nearly doubled its initial estimate of the amount of oil that seeped from a crack in a pipeline off the coast of Louisiana. The leak was first announced on Oct. 13 from a damaged pipeline operated by LLOG Exploration some 40 miles southeast of Venice,...
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October 20, 2017 - 12:00 pm
(NEW YORK) -- More than 27 years ago, a woman died after she was shot at her front door by someone dressed as a clown, and a former costume store employee says there is a “strong possibility” that the woman’s accused murderer bought the outfit at her shop. On the morning of May 26, 1990, Marlene...
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October 20, 2017 - 10:56 am
(COCOA, Fla.) -- After Florida police received several calls that a baby alligator was in a pond behind a local high school, one officer knew just what to do. Officer Xzevies Baez responded to Cocoa High School in Florida on Oct. 11. He was able to capture the little gator within minutes with his...
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October 20, 2017 - 7:16 am
(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) -- Two arrests were made Thursday afternoon on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, where self-described white nationalist Richard Spencer spoke at an event. Security measures were in place throughout Gainesville. The added precautions stem partly from Gov. Rick...
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