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Train fatally strikes woman in Palm Beach County

Oct. 14, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Palm Beach authorities say a woman was fatally struck by a northbound Virgin Trains USA train. West Palm Beach Police say the woman was on the tracks at about 12:32 a.m Sunday when she was struck. Traffic was diverted from the area for several hours and an investigation is...

Florida black bears on the move, preparing for winter

Oct. 14, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Black bears are on the move in Southwest Florida, roaming the land in search of high-calorie vittles to pack on the pounds for the coming winter months. The News-Press reports the fall is generally when bear activity ramps up in Florida. The state's Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

Man charged with burning kid now accused of burning another

Oct. 14, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man previously accused of burning a 3-year-old child is now accused of burning another, this time with boiling water. Citing a Volusia County sheriff's statement, news outlets report 47-year-old Terry May was arrested Thursday and charged with child abuse causing great bodily...

Lockdown lifted at Florida hospital, extra security remains

Oct. 14, 2019 4:51 AM EDT

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they are stepping up security at a Florida hospital after it was placed on lockdown for a few hours. Flagler County deputies responded to a threat at AdventHealth Palm Coast hospital on Sunday afternoon. Details of the threat were not released. The lockdown was...

7-yr-old Florida girls injured in swamp buggy crash

Oct. 14, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

CLEWISTON, Fla. (AP) — A 7-year-old Florida girl has been critically injured after she was thrown from a swamp buggy and run over by its tire. The Florida Highway Patrol says 33-year-old Shawn Newton was driving the swamp buggy with several passengers through the woods in Clewiston on Saturday when they...

Swimmer dies after being rescued from Florida ocean

Oct. 14, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man has died after rescuers pulled him out of the ocean in Florida. The 27-year-old was swimming in the ocean Saturday night when he became distressed. Jacksonville Beach police say he was in cardiac arrest when he was pulled from the ocean. Rescuers performed...

Mariota, Winston may have cloudy futures with shaky showings

Oct. 14, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

Marcus Mariota might be out as the starting quarterback in Tennessee, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have to decide how many more interceptions they can afford from Jameis Winston. For the top two picks in the 2015 draft, the future might not be so bright. Mariota was pulled in the third quarter of a 16-0...

The Latest: Cincinnati, Miami now NFL's only winless teams

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 7:25 p.m. The NFL is down to just a pair of winless teams with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins finally getting their first victories of the season. Washington won the battle of winless teams by edging Miami 17-16 with the Redskins smothering a 2-point...

Celtics, Zion remain sizzling to start preseason

Oct. 13, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

Preseason numbers often mean almost nothing. Rotations are unusual, starters rarely play much, and few if any teams are putting a premium on winning games. As such, it's tough to glean much from exhibition stats. But what the Boston Celtics and New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson — the No. 1 pick in this...

Police: No evidence of shooting after Florida mall lockdown

Oct. 13, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Reports of possible shots at an upscale Florida mall sent panicked people running and triggered a lockdown for several hours Sunday, but a SWAT team's search found no evidence of any shooting and police issued an all-clear after nightfall. One person was injured, apparently leaving...