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Inmate killed after attacking deputy at Nashville mall: reports

Inmate killed after attacking deputy at Nashville mall: reports

An inmate was shot and killed Wednesday after authorities said he grabbed a deputy's gun and fired it at Nashville's 100 Oaks Mall, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news In a tweet around 2 p.m. local time, Vanderbilt University officials wrote that a shooting was reported at the 100 Oaks Mall campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Man accused of killing young son laughs, jokes with judge during hearing

Man accused of killing young son laughs, jokes with judge during hearing

A California man accused of killing his missing 5-year-old son laughed and attempted to joke with a Las Vegas judge Tuesday during an extradition hearing. Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, of South Pasadena, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in the presumed death of his son, Aramazd Andressian Jr., who has been missing since April. Andressian, who authorities believe was preparing to flee to a country that would not extradite him back to the U.S., is being held in lieu of a $10 million bond.  Investigators had Andressian taken into custody in Las Vegas, where he lived on and off in the two months since his son was last seen, to prevent his potential flight. Reporters from KTLA in Los Angeles were in a courtroom there on Tuesday for Andressian’s extradition hearing.  Video from the news station showed Andressian, who had recently shaved off his beard and dyed his dark hair blond, smiling and laughing with fellow inmates. During Andressian’s time before the bench, the judge asked him if he intended to fight extradition.  “No, I never came here in an attempt to flee,” Andressian said.  When the judge mentioned the California media present in the courtroom, Andressian joked that the reporters could take him back with them.  KTLA reported that Aramazd Andressian Jr., whose nickname was Piqui, was last seen leaving Disneyland with his father around 1 a.m. April 21. Andressian told authorities he took his son to the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County later that morning. Though investigators did find evidence that Andressian was at the lake that day, there were no sightings of Piqui.   The boy’s mother, Ana Estevez, reported him missing on April 22 when Andressian failed to show up for the scheduled custody exchange of their son. The Los Angeles Times reported that Andressian was found unconscious that same day in a South Pasadena park. His gray 2004 BMW was doused in gasoline, the Times said. Authorities said Andressian had taken prescription pills in what they believe was an attempted suicide.  Though he was initially held in his son’s disappearance, he was later released due to lack of evidence. Andressian, who said he didn’t know what happened to his son, stopped cooperating and hired a lawyer, authorities said.  >> Read more trending news Investigators have said little about the circumstantial evidence against Andressian, but have said that, as Estevez, multiple law enforcement agencies and volunteers searched in vain for the boy, Andressian was instead “socializing” in Las Vegas. “He was taking part in activities and displaying mannerisms that were not consistent with a grieving parent,” Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said Monday at a news conference.  Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said at the news conference that trying a murder case without a victim’s body has challenges, but that her office has prosecuted similar cases successfully in the past.  “It may seem unusual to file murder charges when we have not yet found the child’s body,” Lacey said. “But rest assured, my office has successfully prosecuted such cases before.” Investigators said they believe that Andressian killed his son in a “pre-planned event” because of an acrimonious divorce from his ex-wife. Estevez released a statement about the loss of her son, the Times reported.  “My heart is shattered, and I will miss my son immensely each and every second of every day for the rest of my life,” she said. “Piqui was everything great in my life, and I cannot imagine the emptiness and void that I will bear until we are together again someday.” A $30,000 reward is being offered for information on Piqui’s disappearance. 

GOP Senators echo Trump in focus on Obama over Russian election interference

GOP Senators echo Trump in focus on Obama over Russian election interference

Trying to turn the focus more to the actions of the Obama Administration in 2016, several Republican Senators joined President Donald Trump in criticizing President Obama’s reaction to Russian meddling in last year’s elections, saying at a hearing that the former President didn’t do enough to raise alarms about Moscow’s efforts. “He stood idly by – as we heard today – in the 2016 election,” said Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) during a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “The Obama Administration did not take the significant actions that were needed,” added Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID). “You know, he was aware that this was going on.” The comments from GOP Senators came after a series of tweets in recent days by the President, where Mr. Trump publicly acknowledged that there had been meddling by the Russians, as he pointed the finger of blame squarely at the former President for allowing it. The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win.. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2017 The hearing represented the most direct criticism that President Obama has received in Congress on the matter. “I would call it behind the scenes, ineffective and tardy,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). “It wasn’t really until after the elections that sanctions were imposed,” Collins added. But at the same hearing, President Trump’s dealings with Moscow did not escape notice, as a key witness bemoaned the current administration’s lack of focus on Russian meddling. “The Obama Administration should have taken greater action, but the more pertinent question today is what our current President is not doing,” said Nicholas Burns, a former State Department official who served in key posts for Presidents of both parties. Burns said it was dismaying that “President Trump continues to deny the undeniable fact that Russia launched a major cyber attack against the United States.” Burns, who was a Russian expert for the first President Bush, and a NATO official for the second Bush Administration, did not spare the Obama Administration either. “We should have had a more immediate response that was painful to the Russians,” Burns said. “I think that President Obama – with hindsight – should have acted more resolutely,” Burns added. In an extended exchange, Sen. Risch tried to get Burns to lay the blame for election interference squarely on President Obama. “Who was President of the United States when that occurred?” Risch asked. “That was President Obama – as you know,” Burns said with a note of disdain in his voice, as he circled back at times to raise questions about why President Trump has said so little about Russian interference. “President Trump has refused to launch an investigation of his own,” Burns said. “He’s not made this an issue in our relations with the Russians.”

The 2017 hurricane season is here, and we’ve got all the information you need to know. Click to see the News 96.5 Hurricane Guide!
The 2017 hurricane season is here, and we’ve got all the information you need to know. Click to see the News 96.5 Hurricane Guide!
The teenage girl famous for her catchphrase “Cash me outside” pleaded guilty to several charges in a Florida juvenile court Wednesday. Danielle Bregoli, 14, owned up to charges of grand theft, marijuana possession and filing a false police report related to an incident before her famous 2016 appearance on the “Dr. Phil” show where her catchphrase took America by storm. In case you forgot: (Mobile users click here) Bregoli was joined by her mother, Barbara Bregoli, in a Delray Beach court.  According to WSB-TV, Bregoli was accused of stealing her mother’s purse, her mother’s car and falsely reporting to police that her mother was using heroin by spreading powdered sugar on a bathroom counter and describing it to cops.   That was all in 2016.  This year Bregoli was found in a car with marijuana.  Two additional charges against her were dismissed on Wednesday. She will be sentenced for the crimes at a hearing July 22.
Tim Tebow’s time with the St. Lucie Mets began today with a strikeout. The former college football star and NFL quarterback is playing for his second team in the New York Mets minor league system. He was promoted last week from the Columbia (S.C.) Fireflies of the Class A South Atlantic League to the Mets’ team in the Florida State League. Announcers noted that the crowd for today’s game in Port St. Lucie was considerably larger than a typical mid-week day game audience, due to Tebow’s presence. Attendance at Fireflies games this year were up 40% because of Tebow. He is also boosting attendance at road games. The Mets will be playing the Florida Fire Frogs in Kissimmee in mid-July. The Fire Frogs said they are already noticing a boost in ticket sales for that series, July 21-24.
There is going to be more security for international flights bound to the United States. Orlando offers non-stops to 55 international destinations.  “While these actions we are announcing today will improve security on U.S. bound flights, I am hopeful that other nations will follow suit,” said DHS Secretary John Kelly. Airports and airlines around the world will be required to implement the measures. If they don't, their passengers may be barred from carrying laptops and other large electronics in passenger cabins. Such a laptop ban has been in place at 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa. The new policy could lead to those bans being lifted. Click here to read more details.
The national headquarters of Lambda Theta Phi said it has suspended its UCF chapter while the school investigate reports of hazing at a recent party. The University of Central Florida is looking into reports that fraternity brothers engaged in alcohol-fueled parties in which one student had sex with another who was ‘severely mentally [and] physically incapacitated’. National Executive Director Jarrod Cruz offered this statement to News 96.5 WDBO today: “Upon receiving an anonymous report concerning our Alpha Alpha Chapter at University of Central Florida, Lambda Theta Phi immediately placed the chapter on interim suspension pending an investigation by the national organization and university. The chapter and national organization are cooperating with the university, and we will take any additional action necessary when the institution concludes its investigation. We find the allegations stand in direct contradiction to our mission and values to promote the spirit of brotherhood, empower Latinx students, and promote Latinx culture. The woman mentioned in the anonymous report proactively reached out to the Fraternity yesterday to refute the allegation of sexual misconduct. With that said, the fraternity will continue our investigation, and the chapter and national organization are cooperating with the university.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes his final start at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday as a member of NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup series. Not many have more success at the World Center of Racing. Earnhardt Jr. has won 17 times at the track, including twice winning the Coke Zero 400 and the Daytona 500. Only two racers have done better: Tony Stewart (19) and Dale Earnhardt, his father, who captured the checkered flag 34 times on the high banks of the two-and-a-half mile oval. The Speedway listed Jr.s most impressive and memorable victories there: July 7, 2001/ Coke Zero 400: In the first NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway since the death of his father in a last-lap accident in the DAYTONA 500, Earnhardt raced to a storybook victory on a hot summer night. It was arguably the most popular victory in the history of NASCAR. The race was followed by a massive tri-oval grass celebration involving Earnhardt, teammate and runner-up Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Incorporated team members. Afterward, the winner summed the night up perfectly: “You couldn’t have written a better script.”   Feb. 15, 2004/DAYTONA 500: Winning the DAYTONA 500 for the first time, with President George W. Bush in attendance for a portion of the race, Earnhardt led 58 laps in the iconic No. 8 Budweiser Chevrolet and nipped runner-up Tony Stewart by a scant .273 seconds. In the post-race press conference there was a classic moment. A speedway official interrupted the question-and-answer period by handing Earnhardt his cell phone. The president was on the line. Earnhardt had a brief conversation with Bush and then ended the call as, at that moment, only he could: “Thank you very much, take it easy man.'  July 2, 2010/Coca-Cola Firecracker 250: Driving a No. 3 Richard Childress-owned and Wrangler-sponsored Chevrolet in honor of his late father, Earnhardt won a NASCAR XFINITY Series race for the first time since 2006. Earnhardt held off Joey Logano and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in a “NASCAR Overtime” finish. “I worked hard to try to win, not only for Daddy but all these fans,” Earnhardt said. “It’s emotional.” Earnhardt also added that it was the last time he would drive a No. 3 car.  Feb. 23, 2014/DAYTONA 500: Earnhardt’s second DAYTONA 500 victory, this time in the No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet, gave car owner Rick Hendrick his eighth victory in “The Great American Race.” That major moment prompted another: Earnhardt tweeted for the first time at 2:30 a.m. the Monday morning after the race. His Twitter account had already been created, with nearly a quarter-million followers even though Earnhardt was absent. The milestone tweet: “Tonight seemed like as good a night as any to join Twitter. How is everyone doin? #2XDaytona500Champ.” His feed blew up. “I feel like I represent Junior Nation,” he said later that week. “I represent my fan base and the people that support our team.” A footnote: he now has more than two million Twitter followers.  July 7, 2015/Coke Zero 400: A second victory in the Coke Zero 400 came after rain postponed the start of the race until Sunday night, with the finish actually coming early Monday morning. Driving the No. 88 Nationwide Stars and Stripes Chevrolet, Earnhardt started on the pole, led 40 of the first 80 laps and ended with a race-high 96 laps led. His talent at restrictor-plate races had been complemented by an exceptional Chevy. 'I had a lot of fun tonight,' Earnhardt said. “We ran very fast. I had to block a lot, get a lot of pushes from everybody. I had to run real hard to win this race.” Tickets are still available for this weekend’s NASCAR race in Daytona Beach. 
It looks like some fake news snuck its way into some of President Donald Trump’s golf clubs around the country. Time magazine is asking the Trump administration to take down covers of their magazine featuring the president that they say were never actually published.  The Washington Post reports that the fake cover was spotted on a wall at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, showing Trump with his arms crossed with a headline that reads “Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!”  (tweet) The authentic-looking cover is dated March 1, 2009 but Time magazine says their real March cover featured actress Kate Winslet and the Trump cover has never been published in any format. (tweet) The fake cover has reportedly been spotted at four resorts owned by Trump. It’s not known who created the cover or if Trump even knew it was fake. The Trump administration has not responded to the report.
The 2017 hurricane season is here, and we’ve got all the information you need to know. Click to see the News 96.5 Hurricane Guide!
The 2017 hurricane season is here, and we’ve got all the information you need to know. Click to see the News 96.5 Hurricane Guide!
GOP Senators echo Trump in focus on Obama over Russian election interference

Trying to turn the focus more to the actions of the Obama Administration in 2016, several Republican Senators joined President Donald Trump in criticizing President Obama’s reaction to Russian meddling in last year’s elections, saying at a hearing that the former President didn’t do enough to raise alarms about Moscow’s efforts.

“He stood idly by – as we heard today – in the 2016 election,” said Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) during a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“The Obama Administration did not take the significant actions that were needed,” added Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID). “You know, he was aware that [More]

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Ray Caputo
Ray Caputo joined the News 96.5 WDBO news team as a reporter and anchor in May of 2010. He previously worked at News Radio 570-WSYR in Syracuse, NY, where he was born and raised.
Florida Crime Rate at 46-year low, but are you really safer?
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Deirnesa Jefferson is a recent graduate from the University of Central Florida and a reporter at News 96.5 WDBO. During her time at News 96.5 WDBO she has covered the search for murder suspect Markeith Loyd, the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting, criminal justice reform and legislation that affects Floridians.
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Time magazine asks Trump administration to remove fake covers from golf clubs
Time magazine asks Trump administration to remove fake covers from golf clubs
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.
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New Snapchat feature has Kissimmee Police concerned
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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
‘Cash me outside’ girl pleads guilty to charges in South Florida court
‘Cash me outside’ girl pleads guilty to charges in South Florida court
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