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Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Jan. 18, 2022 16:02 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther kitten has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the third panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of three total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. ...

As omicron spreads, Europe scrambles to shore up health care

Jan. 07, 2022 13:08 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Troops have been deployed to London hospitals. Health care workers infected with COVID-19 are treating patients in France. The Netherlands is under a lockdown, and tented field hospitals have gone up in Sicily. Nations across Europe are scrambling to...

Video: Zoo tiger shot while biting man's arm as he screams

Dec. 31, 2021 21:50 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Body camera footage released by authorities showed a man screaming in pain and pleading for help just before a sheriff's deputy shot a Malayan tiger that had grabbed the man's arm at a Florida zoo. The Collier County Sheriff's Office said the man was seriously...

Widow who slayed husband's killer in Mafia feud dies at 86

Dec. 30, 2021 14:35 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Assunta “Pupetta” Maresca, the widow of a Naples organized crime boss who was convicted of gunning down her husband’s presumed killer for revenge, later challenged a powerful Camorra clan leader and inspired a movie about her life, has died. She was 86. La Presse...

Tiger fatally shot after biting arm of man near enclosure

Dec. 30, 2021 08:09 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy shot a Malayan tiger that grabbed the arm of a man who was either feeding or petting the animal at a zoo in southwest Florida, authorities said. The Collier County Sheriff's Office said the man, believed to be in his 20s, was seriously injured...

Doctor pleads not guilty to Vermont truck driver shooting

Dec. 27, 2021 15:44 PM EST

A doctor pleaded not guilty Monday to a second-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of a delivery truck driver in southern Vermont more than two years ago, Vermont State Police said. Jozsef Piri, 49, of Naples, Florida, was arrested earlier this month and charged with the death...

Italy: Man held after lockdown at US Naval site, no injuries

Dec. 16, 2021 16:16 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — A U.S. Navy support site near Naples, Italy, was locked down for some two hours Thursday after reports of gunfire near a base school. No injuries were reported, and one person was detained. Security forces responded to the scene near the installation's...

Florida doctor arrested in Vermont shooting of truck driver

Dec. 16, 2021 12:46 PM EST

A Florida doctor was arrested Thursday in the fatal shooting of a Boston delivery truck driver in southern Vermont more than two years ago, Vermont State Police said. Jozsef Piri, 49, of Naples, Florida, was arrested in the death of Roberto Fonseca-Rivera, 44, on Nov. 1, 2019,...

Kokrak, Na birdie 12 of last 13 holes to win QBE Shootout

Dec. 12, 2021 16:41 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Jason Kokrak and Kevin Na birdied 12 of their last 13 holes Sunday in fourballs and closed with a 12-under 60 to rally from at three-shot deficit and win the QBE Shootout. Kokrak and Na were five shots behind after a bogey on the par-3 fifth hole when they ran...

Aussie duo Leishman and Day take 3-shot lead in QBE Shootout

Dec. 11, 2021 17:33 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Marc Leishman holed out for eagle for the second straight day as he and Jason Day posted an 8-under 64 in the modified alternate shot format Saturday to build a three-shot lead in the QBE Shootout. Leishman made eagle on the 10th hole during the scramble in the...