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    Florida man brings neighbor’s body to lawyer’s office

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove to his lawyer’s office claiming he’d killed the man in self-defense. Attorney Robert Harris told the News-Press of Fort Myers that 52-year-old John Marshall showed up around 4 p.m. Wednesday, saying he didn’t know who else to trust. Attorneys called 911 and Marshall spent hours at Harris’ office before finally leaving for the hospital around 10:30 p.m. He […]

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    Court: Man burned by fajitas while praying at Applebee’s can’t sue

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a restaurant. The ruling made public Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that dismissed his lawsuit. The man claimed a waitress didn’t warn him the dish was hot, but the lower court found the food posed an “open and obvious” danger. It happened in 2010 at an Applebee’s […]

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    Islanders win 4-3, send Predators to 5th straight loss

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brock Nelson scored with 6:08 left, helping the New York Islanders rally after blowing a two-goal lead in the third period with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. With the win, the Islanders moved back atop the Metropolitan Division ahead of the idle Rangers and swept the season series with Nashville for the first time. The Islanders had been 2-7-0 all-time in Nashville, which came into the game second in the Western […]

  • Michelle Vail is accused of forcing her son to jump out a window in an apparent suicide attempt.

    Shotgun-wielding mom accused of forcing 8-year-old son to jump out of window

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP/PIX11) — Police in St. Petersburg say a woman wielding a shotgun forced her 8-year-old son to jump out of a second-floor window before she jumped as well in an apparent suicide attempt. Michelle Vail, 32, called police and said her ex-boyfriend was outside the house and threatening her, according to WTSP. When police arrived, they say Vail would not let them inside and did not believe they were officers. “She was babbling incoherently. None of it made any […]

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    Syracuse University student may lose fingers to frostbite after alleged hazing incident

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP/PIX11) — Police have charged two Syracuse University fraternity members for an outdoor hazing stunt that could cost a pledge four of his fingers due to frostbite. The Syracuse Police Department says three young men pledging the Nu Alpha Phi fraternity were taken to a city park around midnight Saturday and made to do exercises, including push-ups and crawling in the snow. The pledges were wearing hooded sweatshirts, pants and boots. They were not wearing gloves. Police say […]

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    Severely abused, ‘almost feral’ children found after daughter emails teacher for help

    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP/PIX11) — An Ohio woman and her boyfriend have been sentenced to prison a year after one of her young daughters emailed a teacher for help and said she and her siblings were being chained to their beds, deprived of food and raped. According to the Portsmouth Daily News, the children told investigators they had been tied with ropes and chains to their beds for weeks at a time sometimes longer only untied to do school work on […]

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    Jury reaches verdict in Jodi Arias death penalty decision

    PHOENIX (AP) — A court in Phoenix says the jury in the Jodi Arias case has reached a verdict on whether the convicted murderer should be sentenced to life in prison or death for killing her lover nearly seven years ago. Maricopa County Superior Court says the decision will be read at 9:30 a.m. MST. Jurors deliberated for five days. Earlier this week, Arias’ attorneys said jurors were at an impasse, but the judge denied a mistrial request. Arias was […]

  • The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts, as seen here on opening night of the Coney Island Boom A Ring! presented by Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus June 18, 2009.

    Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP/PIX11) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts amid growing public concerns for how the creatures are treated while being made for perform. The circus’ parent company Feld Entertainment said Thursday the acts will be phased out by 2018, a move that will “allow the company to focus on its Asian elephant conservation programs” in North America and Sri Lanka. By 2018, the circus plans to phase out the elephant acts […]

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    Hornets rout Nets 115-91 in key game in East race

    NEW YORK (AP) — Al Jefferson and Gerald Henderson each scored 19 points, Marvin Williams had 18 and the Charlotte Hornets routed the Brooklyn Nets115-91 on Wednesday night in a key matchup in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Mo Williams added 14 points and a season-high 14 assists for the Hornets, who rode a blistering start to their third straight win, breaking a tie with the Nets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist finished with 10 […]

  • Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks

    Zidlicky’s OT goal gives Red Wings 2-1 win over Rangers

    DETROIT (AP) — Marek Zidlicky’s power-play goal 1:09 into overtime lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Zidlicky, making his Red Wings debut after being acquired at the NHL trade deadline from New Jersey, punched the puck past goalie Cam Talbot in a scrum to give the Red Wings their second straight win. Justin Abdelkader also scored, and Henrik Zetterberg added two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 39 saves for Detroit. […]

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