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Orlando City SC parts ways with head coach Jason Kreis

Jun. 15, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando City Soccer Club has parted ways with head coach Jason Kreis. The Lions announced Friday that assistant coach Bobby Murphy will lead the team while the club conducts a comprehensive search for a new head coach. Orlando City CEO Alex Leitao said in a statement that it was a...

Charges dropped against 2 college students accused of rape

Jun. 14, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped charges against two University of Central Florida students who were accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office filed a notice Thursday saying the case wasn't suitable for...

Police: Gunman killed 4 children in their sleep

Jun. 14, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A felon shot four children in their sleep at the start of a 21-hour standoff that also left a police officer in critical condition with a head wound, authorities in Florida said Thursday. Detectives believe Gary Lindsey shot the children either shortly before or after police officers...

The Latest: Police: Gunman killed 4 children in their sleep

Jun. 14, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on four children killed in a standoff that also left an officer in critical condition (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Investigators believe a felon in Florida shot four children in their sleep at the start of a 21-hour standoff that also left a police officer in critical...

Atlanta's hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid

Jun. 13, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's burgeoning soccer scene was featured in North America's successful bid for 2026 World Cup. Mercedes-Benz Stadium was shown off in the videos the North American bid officials played for FIFA voters Wednesday in Russia. The images were all shiny, new and impressive — from the...

Doctor: Florida officer shot in standoff is in coma

Jun. 13, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A police officer is in a coma and has a long road to recovery after being shot in the head earlier in the week by a Florida felon who eventually killed four children during a standoff, a trauma surgeon said Wednesday. Orlando Police Officer Kevin Valencia was in critical condition but...

Hostage-taker had been arrested weeks before standoff

Jun. 12, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida felon who authorities say killed four children and set off a daylong standoff that started with the shooting of an officer had recently violated his parole, and his parole officer recommended that he be put in jail for six months. Instead he was given supervised probation,...

The Latest: Friend says mother of 4 killed children in shock

Jun. 12, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on officer shooting and hostage situation with children in Orlando (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A family representative who started a GoFund Me campaign to help cover funeral expenses of the four children killed by a felon while in a standoff with police says the mother is...

Gunman kills self, 4 child hostages after Florida standoff

Jun. 12, 2018 7:57 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After a standoff of more than 21 hours, officers entered an apartment where a felon with a gun had barricaded himself with four children and found them all dead, a police chief said. The hostage situation began when the girlfriend of Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. left the apartment and told...

Plane taxis to Orlando gate _ after alligator crosses tarmac

Jun. 11, 2018 8:38 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Most times it's bad weather or bird strikes that delay flights. This time it was an alligator. Anthony Velardi says his plane had just landed at the Orlando International Airport on Monday when he spotted the large reptile casually lumbering across the tarmac toward a pond. He posted a...