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1-month-old boy dies after parents didn't check on him for at least 6 hours, police say

1-month-old boy dies after parents didn't check on him for at least 6 hours, police say

The parents of a 1-month-old Cocoa, Florida, boy were arrested Thursday after investigators claimed their child died because they allegedly failed to check on him for at least six hours. Superiah Campbell, 19, and Cameron Dowden, 21, were each charged with a count of manslaughter of a child for the May 10th death of their son. >> Read more trending news Cocoa police officers were called to the couple’s apartment unit at about 12:15 p.m. on May 10. The 911 caller told officials the child had stopped breathing and was cold to the touch, investigators said. Emergency personnel tried to resuscitate the child when they arrived at the apartment, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. After investigating the child’s death, police said they found that evidence showed the parents had not checked on the child for at least six hours, leading to the discovery of the boy in an unresponsive state. “By failing to check on the child for over six hours, the defendants consciously did an act, or followed a course of conduct that they must have known, or reasonably should have known, was likely to cause death or great bodily harm,” Cocoa Police Department Detective Debra Titkanich wrote in an affidavit. “Both parents showed a reckless disregard for human life.” Investigators had not determined an official cause of death but said it appeared the child suffocated. 

Report: Jared Kushner a focus of Russia probe

Report: Jared Kushner a focus of Russia probe

A senior White House official is a person of interest in the investigation into ties between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign, the Washington Post has reported. >> Read more trending news Jared Kushner, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are current Trump administration officials who have acknowledged contact with Russian officials, according to the report. >> RELATED: Who are the key players in the Russia/Trump saga?

Killer clown still on loose, infamous cold case remains unsolved 25 years later

Killer clown still on loose, infamous cold case remains unsolved 25 years later

On a Saturday morning 27 years ago, death knocked on Marlene Warren’s front door in Wellington, Florida, wearing a clown suit.  The murder has remained unsolved for nearly 30 years. Here’s a look back at what happened that rainy morning on Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 1990. >> Read more trending news Marlene Warren lived in the prosperous Aero Club neighborhood in Wellington, where many of the large homes on one-acre lots have backyard hangars for their owners’ private planes. An airstrip runs through the center of the community. The steamy season was beginning to settle in across South Florida that Saturday when a clown came to Warren’s door just before 11 a.m. Answering the door, a smiling Warren accepted the bundle of flowers and balloons the clown held. >> Related: Killer of Jupiter girl still at large 27 years later “Oh, how pretty,” her son remembered her saying. They were the last words she would speak. Wearing an orange wig, red nose and gloves, camouflaged with white paint creating a grotesque happy face, the death-dealing clown raised a pistol and delivered a single shot at point-blank range to Warren’s face. Her 21-year-old son, Joey Ahrens, in the living room with a group of friends, reached his mother as she collapsed amid a spreading pool of blood. He recalled seeing the clown’s brown eyes before it climbed into a white Chrysler LeBaron convertible. Warren, 40, died two days later. >> Related: Police serve warrant in brutal murder of Indiana teens Homicide investigators focused on Warren’s husband, Michael, 38, and Sheila Sheltra Keen, 27, whom Warren had hired to repossess cars for his West Palm Beach used car lot. Acquaintances told police Michael Warren and Keen were having an affair, which they denied. Read more here.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will ask the Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban.  The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled 10-3 against the travel ban. The decision bars the administration from suspending new visas for visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.   Sessions says the Justice Department 'strongly disagrees' and will continue to vigorously defend Trump's order. He says the court's ruling blocks Trump's 'efforts to strengthen this country's national security.'    Sessions says Trump is not required to admit people from 'countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism until he determines that they can be properly vetted' and don't pose a security threat. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Three Burger King employees were robbed and two of them were hit in the head with handguns during a robbery in Leesburg, police said. 'It's evident the manager was also struck in the head with the pistol or something else,' said Joe Iozzi with the Leesburg Police Department. The robbery happened after 10 p.m. Wednesday at 10849 U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg, police said. One of the workers was walking out of the restaurant at the end of his shift when one of the masked men forced him back into the store. Police said two masked men robbed the workers, got money from the safe, forced them into the freezer and took their cellphones. Police won't say how much money was taken. The employees were not seriously hurt. 'You never know nowadays. You don't feel safe at home. You can't feel safe at work. You can't feel safe anywhere and this is supposed to be a place to raise your children,' said Jacqueline Brands, a housemate of one of the victims. Police have vague descriptions of the robbers. Leesburg police said the robbery is similar to another robbery May 18 at McDonald’s in Mt. Dora.  Both agencies are working together to see if the robberies are connected, agencies said. The robbery is also similar to two incidents at a Denny's in Eustis. Three masked men robbed a customer and workers in February and earlier this month, police said. In one of the incidents, the victims were forced into a freezer. There was also a robbery at a Dollar General in Mount Dora earlier this week, when masked men with guns forced employees to open a cash drawer and safe. Police believe that is connected to the recent robberies.
A Wisconsin woman jumped on the hood of her vehicle to fight off carjackers and it was all caught on camera.  You can see the video here : Woman fights off carjackers   Melissa Smith says she didn’t see the black Cadillac pull up next to her or the car thief until he was behind the wheel of her vehicle -- that’s when jumped on the hood. The thief eventually gave up, jumped out of the vehicle and into the Cadillac that drove away.  He got away with Smith’s purse, iPhone and wallet. 
An 11-year old boy told Casselberry police that he was nearly kidnapped at his school bus stop Thursday morning. 11-year old Jack Schroeder told investigators he was walking to his bus stop around 7 a.m. on Winter Green Boulevard when a man pulled up next to him, got out and ran toward him. The boy then ran into a nearby wooded area and called his father, and the man left the area. Police said the man approached the boy in what looked like a Toyota Prius. No other details have been released. Patrols are being increased around Sterling Park Elementary School in light of the reports, Casselberry police said.
Hurricane experts are not sure if we are coming out of a period of elevated storm risk, and that’s affecting their forecast going into the 2017 Atlantic season. Ben Friedman, acting administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, announced today that there is a 45% chance of an above average season, but also a 35% chance of an average storm season ahead. Models show only a 20% chance of a less active season. NOAA forecasts eleven to 17 named storms, with five to nine reaching hurricane status.  Two to four major hurricanes, with winds of at least 111 mph, are expected to form this year. “There is the potential for a lot of hurricane activity this year,” Friedman said during the agency’s annual forecast briefing at the NOAA National Center for Weather Climate Prediction. Last year, Hurricane Matthew skirted the Atlantic coast of Florida before making landfall in the Carolinas.  The storm killed 47 people in the U.S., mostly from flooding. The National Hurricane Center is emphasizing again this year that that storm surge is the biggest threat from any hurricane. 
Homicide investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office released a video and a photo of a person of interest in the April 14th homicide of Dale Eric Floren. The 57-year-old man was found both stabbed and shot in a parking lot near Florida Mall. Detectives said he had arrived there to work at a construction site at that location. They believe the man captured on surveillance video from a nearby business is someone who may have information about the homicide. Detectives would like to identify him, and speak with him, according to OCSO Media Relations. Tips can be called in to Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.
Federal appeals court keeps Trump travel and refugee order on hold

In another legal setback for President Donald Trump, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals refused on Thursday to lift an injunction against his revised travel and refugee order, preventing the White House from suspending new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries, as this decision took another step on the way to a likely showdown on the matter at the U.S. Supreme Court.

As in earlier rulings, the judges cited the President’s own words calling for a “Muslim ban,” ruling that the order was basically an effort to target “Muslims for exclusion from the United States.”

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Sad dog abandoned at shelter by family, video goes viral
Sad dog abandoned at shelter by family, video goes viral
Joe Kelley
Joe Kelley joins the staff of News 96.5 as News Director and host of Orlando's Morning News. Joe comes to Orlando from News 96.5’s sister-station KRMG in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he also held both positions. Joe has been recognized many times over for his successes as an on-air radio personality and community leader. He has received awards from Radio and Records Magazine, Radio Ink Magazine, Las Vegas Women in Communications, the Tulsa Press Club, the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and more. In 2007, Joe was named to the 'Top 40 Under 40' achievers in Tulsa People Magazine, The Journal Record Newspaper and the Tulsa Business Journal.
Black bear cub, 10-foot gator killed in separate early-morning Florida crashes
Black bear cub, 10-foot gator killed in separate early-morning Florida crashes
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Kevin Rafuse
Kevin Rafuse is an afternoon reporter, and anchor for News 96.5 WDBO
11-year old boy nearly kidnapped at bus stop in Casselberry
11-year old boy nearly kidnapped at bus stop in Casselberry
Trump to appeal travel ban rulings to Supreme Court
Trump to appeal travel ban rulings to Supreme Court
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Gene Wexler
Gene spent his youth in upstate New York before making the pilgrimage down to the sunshine state. After spending a few years reporting, anchoring, and hosting at our sister station WOKV in Jacksonville, Gene was asked to bring his talents to Orlando at News 96.5 WDBO
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Burger King in Eustis is latest in Lake County restaurant robberies
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