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Alpaca dies after eating peanuts dumped in Florida field

Aug. 21, 2018 7:18 AM EDT

FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A young alpaca has died after eating whole peanuts that were dumped in a Florida field by a man in a blue car. The Creekside Animal Hospital in Fleming Island, Florida, says it has asked the man on at least four occasions not to toss the food onto the field. On the last visit,...

Police arrest 4th suspect in shooting death of girl, 7

Aug. 21, 2018 7:11 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say they've arrested a fourth person in death of a 7-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet. Jacksonville Sheriff's officials said Kezia Luckey Holmes was arrested Saturday on charges of tampering with evidence. The Florida Times-Union reports...

No one hurt in SUV crash into Florida shopping plaza

Aug. 21, 2018 5:23 AM EDT

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A chiropractor says he was cost an hour's worth of customers when a SUV crashed into a Florida shopping plaza. Lucas Matlock tells the Palm Beach Post that the Chevrolet Suburban jumped the curb, scraped past two cars and crashed into a support pillar at Sea Plum Town Center on Monday....

Woman dies after falling off SUV

Aug. 21, 2018 5:00 AM EDT

NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Texas woman died after falling off the side of an SUV in Florida. The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that Jeanette Martinez fell to the road and was possibly struck by another vehicle in Navarre early Sunday morning. Florida Highway Patrol says Martinez and...

Woman charged with stealing donations for dead girl's family

Aug. 21, 2018 4:56 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman stole a donation jar full of cash meant for the family of a little girl killed in a shooting. The Florida Times-Union reports that 46-year-old Tammy Wynell Crews was arrested Saturday and charged with felony grand theft and a misdemeanor drug...

Man convicted of fatal shooting

Aug. 21, 2018 4:55 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been convicted of fatally shooting another man. A Lee County State Attorney's Office news release says 26-year-old Timothy Dortch Jr. was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder and several other charges. He faces life in prison at his Sept. 17...

LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Miami, Altuve off the DL

Aug. 21, 2018 3:04 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SOUTH BEACH STANTON Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park for the first time since Miami traded him to the New York Yankees in December. Stanton spent his first eight years with the Marlins and was the NL MVP last season when he hit 59 home runs. Stanton...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Handling preseason expectations

Aug. 21, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

Broadly speaking, a team that starts the season in the Top 25 and finishes it unranked has had a disappointing season, failing to meet expectations. The converse is likely to be true as well. Critics of preseason polls complain about setting artificial expectations, but it could be argued polls merely reflect...

20-year-old Wilson pitches Braves past Pirates 1-0 in debut

Aug. 20, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryse Wilson was pitching for his high school team in Hillsborough, North Carolina, barely two years ago. Now, he's 1-0 in the major leagues. Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big league debut for Atlanta this season in the Braves'...

Jaguars' Ramsey, Fowler return, mum on weeklong suspensions

Aug. 20, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Cornerback Jalen Ramsey and defensive end Dante Fowler are back from suspension, but neither is talking about what got them banned for a week or how they spent their time away. They were not available during an open locker room session Monday. The team said both players will...