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Life in prison for man in killing of co-worker over affair

May. 20, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a coworker at a county maintenance facility who was having an affair with his wife. A jury of seven women and five men took two hours on Thursday to find Damian DeRousha, 44,...

Teen wearing earbuds hit by train while walking on tracks

May. 19, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

EDGEWATER, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old Florida girl was critically injured when a train struck her as she walked along the tracks, police said. The conductor told a 911 dispatcher that the train hit a “juvenile trespasser" on the tracks Monday afternoon, according to Edgewater...

Fotopolous' push helps get Bohon to Florida as soccer coach

May. 16, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — One of Samantha Bohon's best friends started nudging her toward the Florida women's soccer job a year ago. The friend happened to be the greatest scorer in NCAA history. Danielle Fotopolous first suggested Bohon for the Gators' head coaching position when...

Shirley Spork one of 13 founders of LPGA, dies at 94

Apr. 12, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Shirley Spork, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour who learned two weeks ago she would be inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame, died Tuesday, the LPGA said. She was 94. The LPGA said she died in Palm Springs, California, where she had been living and...