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Florida man charged in fatal crash in downtown Paterson

May. 19, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey announced charges including aggravated manslaughter against a Florida man on Thursday after he allegedly hit several pedestrians while driving a stolen car in the heart of downtown Paterson. One person was killed and five...

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...

Buffalo shooting latest example of targeted racial violence

May. 16, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

Black people going about their daily lives — then dying in a hail of bullets fired by a white man who targeted them because of their skin color. Substitute a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, with a church in South Carolina, and Malcolm Graham knows the pain and grief the families...

Food truck explodes at Florida seafood festival

May. 14, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A food truck exploded during a seafood festival in Florida on Saturday, sending one person to the hospital with severe burns, according to authorities. The Vero Beach police said state and local fire officials are investigating the cause of the explosion....

Florida man pleads guilty to role in Capitol riot

May. 11, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A central Florida man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge related to storming the U.S. Capitol during the January 2021 insurrection. Robert Flynt Fairchild Jr., 40, of Orlando, Florida, pleaded guilty to a civil disorder charge in District of Columbia...

Florida school yearbook on hold over student protest photos

May. 10, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Yearbooks at a central Florida high school won't be distributed until images of students holding rainbow flags and a “love is love” sign while protesting the state's so-called “Don't Say Gay” law can be covered up. District officials said they don't...

Former NBA, Michigan State star Adreian Payne shot, killed

May. 10, 2022 05:41 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Adreian Payne, a former Michigan State basketball standout and NBA player, has died in a shooting. He was 31. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a shooting at 1:34 a.m. Monday when Payne was identified and taken to a hospital where...

Tourism and economic agencies join forces to market Orlando

May. 09, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's an idea that almost seems as compatible as Mickey and Minnie. Take the tens of millions of tourists who are thinking about visiting central Florida's theme parks each year and sell them on the virtues of moving their companies or businesses to the region. In the...

Filmmaker believes childhood abductor also killed Adam Walsh

May. 07, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — She knows her childhood abductor was a monster. That’s a given. He snatched her from an Orlando mall, raped and likely would have killed her if she had not escaped. But, for years, Gina Garcia wondered if he was an infamous monster. ...

Orlando's first Hispanic police chief plans to retire

May. 06, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The first Hispanic police chief in the city of Orlando's history plans to retire after four years on the job and three decades with the law enforcement agency. Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said Thursday in a letter to the city's mayor that he intends to...