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FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Letecia Stauch makes her first appearance in El Paso County District Court in Colorado Springs, Colo. Human remains found in Florida are believed to be those of a Colorado boy reported missing in January by his stepmother, who was later arrested and charged with killing him, authorities said Friday, March 20, 2020. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said the remains of 11-year-old Gannon Stauch were found in Pace, on the Florida Panhandle.  (KRDO-TV/The Gazette via AP, Pool, File)

Human remains thought to be those of missing Colorado boy

Mar. 20, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Human remains found in Florida are believed to be those of a Colorado boy reported missing in January by his stepmother, who was later arrested and charged with killing him, authorities said Friday. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said the remains were found in Pace, on...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Letecia Stauch makes her first appearance in El Paso County District Court in Colorado Springs, Colo. Human remains found in Florida are believed to be those of a Colorado boy reported missing in January by his stepmother, who was later arrested and charged with killing him, authorities said Friday, March 20, 2020. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said the remains of 11-year-old Gannon Stauch were found in Pace, on the Florida Panhandle.  (KRDO-TV/The Gazette via AP, Pool, File)

Remains of missing Colorado boy found in Florida

Mar. 20, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Human remains found in Florida are believed to be those of a Colorado boy reported missing in January by his stepmother, who was later arrested and charged with killing him, authorities said Friday. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said the remains of 11-year-old Gannon...

This booking photo provided by Escambia County Corrections shows Daniel Wells.  Pensacola detectives arrested Wells on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and charged him with the slaying of Tonya McKinley, 23, whose body was found before dawn on New Year's Day 1985. She had been strangled and sexually assaulted, according to the Pensacola News Journal.  She left behind an 18-month-old son.  (Escambia County Corrections via AP)

Police use DNA, genealogy to arrest suspect in 1985 slaying

Mar. 19, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police department says it solved a 35-year-old homicide by using DNA to find a relative of the alleged killer and then created a family tree to track him down. Pensacola detectives arrested 57-year-old Daniel Wells on Wednesday and charged him with the slaying of Tonya...

Bond denied for woman accused of abandoning baby in 2008

Mar. 6, 2020 6:02 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A woman accused of abandoning her baby boy in 2008 beside a South Carolina highway was denied bond Friday morning. Judge Larry Hyman declined to set bond for Jennifer Sahr, 32, of Pensacola, Florida, but said he'd be open to changing his decision at her next hearing, news outlets...

Parents sue after daughters' bodies switched after car crash

Mar. 6, 2020 2:51 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The parents of two teenagers killed in a car crash are suing the Florida Highway Patrol and others, claiming the bodies of their daughters were misidentified and switched. The lawsuits follow a July 29 crash in the Pensacola area involving four friends. Two of them were killed:...

Man scratched by black bear outside Florida home

Mar. 5, 2020 5:29 PM EST

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) — A black bear attacked a man and scratched him on the chest outside his Florida Panhandle home, officials said. The man was not seriously injured in his brush with the bear Wednesday evening. The attack occurred near Gulf Breeze, just south of Pensacola, according to a Florida Fish...

Reward for info on slain dolphins increases to $54,000

Mar. 2, 2020 7:25 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A reward for information about the recent deaths of two slain Dolphins along Florida's Gulf Coast has increased to $54,000, officials said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had offered a $20,000 reward last month. The federal agency announced Monday that it...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, right, speaks at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Saudi military students resume US flight training

Feb. 26, 2020 6:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military students from Saudi Arabia have resumed flight training at U.S. bases, nearly three months after a Saudi trainee shot and killed three U.S. Navy sailors at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. The U.S. Navy said in a statement that flight training for the Saudi students...

2 dead dolphins found with bullet wounds in Florida

Feb. 11, 2020 4:48 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two dolphins have been found with gruesome and life-ending injuries along Florida's Gulf coast in recent weeks, and federal authorities are offering a reward of up to $20,000 to help solve the case. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the...

FILE - In a Dec. 8, 2019 file photo, an Air Force carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Navy Ensign Joshua Watson, at Dover Air Force Base, Del.  Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen claimed responsibility Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 for last year's deadly shooting at the Naval Air Station Pensacola by an aviation student from Saudi Arabia. The shooter, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, was a member of the Saudi Air Force in training at the base. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Al-Qaida in Yemen claims deadly Florida naval base shooting

Feb. 2, 2020 4:48 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen claimed responsibility Sunday for last year's deadly shooting at the Naval Air Station Pensacola by an aviation student from Saudi Arabia. The shooter, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, was a member of the Saudi Air Force in training at the base. He opened fire...