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  • The death penalty will remain in play for Luis Toledo, accused of killing his wife and her two young children in 2013.   During a hearing Friday, Volusia County Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano ruled on two motions made by defense attorneys aimed at preventing the prosecutors from pursuing the death penalty against Toledo.   Toledo's wife, Yessenia Suarez, 28, and her children, Thalia Otto, 9, and Michael Otto, 8, disappeared from their Deltona home in October 2013. They have not been found. Prosecutors say Toledo confessed to killing Suarez but denied killing her children.   Attorneys for Toledo tried to argue that because the law was so broad and arbitrary, anyone charged with first-degree murder could also be given the death penalty.   The state said that it has the power to decide who faces the death penalty and who doesn't, and that a defendant may appeal to a jury or a judge should the defense dislike an initial decision at trial.   Friday's rulings mean Toledo could face the death penalty if he is found guilty. His trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 2.
  • A  SWAT standoff along interstate 30 outside of Dallas has come to an end.  Officers  pulled a man  out of the cab of the semi-truck without further incident. Police have not confirmed whether or not the semi was stolen. It all started early Friday afternoon in Fort Worth with the semi driving recklessly, crashing into vehicles and running cars off the highway. There were approximately a dozen people injured, but non with life threatening injuries.
  • The Philadelphia Zoo has a new member.   Zoo officials announced Tuesday, that it's 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla Kira, delivered a healthy five pound baby boy back on Friday.   This was the first for Kira and the third for the father Motuba, a 32-year-old gorilla.    The species is considered critically endangered in the wild by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The baby boy has not yet been given a name.  Watch the 24 hours of labor
  • Hank Williams Jr. is bringing his music back to 'Monday Night Football' this fall,  six years after ESPN parted ways with the Country music star following controversial remarks about President Obama. Williams will debut a new version of 'All My Rowdy Friends Are Here  on Monday Night' including his trademark opening, 'Are you ready  for some football?'  before the first MNF game of the season on  Sept. 11 between the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings.   'I'm sure there'll be some (backlash), but I'm not concerned. ESPN senior vice president of events and studio production Stephanie Druley told USA Today. 'It was the original. It belongs to Monday Night Football. It really is about  returning to what fans know'.    ESPN dropped Williams in 2011 after he called then-Republican House  Speaker John Boehner playing golf with then-President Obama 'one of  the biggest political mistakes ever.'  'It would be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli leader)  Benjamin Netanyahu,' Williams explained on Fox News' 'Fox &  Friends.'  Williams first performed the iconic song, during the 20th anniversary of MNF in 1989.
  • What better way to celebrate Friday than with a free doughnut?  June 2,  is National Doughnut Day and many chains are marking the day with  freeebies.  National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor “Doughnut Girls”  who served free doughnuts and coffee to  soldiers during World War I and later in World War II.  The holiday is traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of June. Here are the deals: Dunkin’ Donuts: Get a free classic doughnut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage all day Friday while supplies last.   Krispy Kreme: The chain is offering customers one free doughnut all day at participating shops in the U.S. and Canada and you don't need to make a purchase.   Cumberland Farms: Locations throughout Florida are offering a free doughnut with the purchase of any coffee, fountain drink or frozen beverage from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.   Tim Hortons: The Canada and U.S.-based coffee chain will offer a free doughnut with the purchase of coffee.   Entenmann's: Doughnut lovers can enter a contest to win free Entenmann's donuts for a year. In New York City, the company will hand out free doughnuts in Times Square on Friday.
  • A gunman is in custody after a standoff lasting several hours at Orlando International Airport Tuesday night.   A crisis negotiator spent nearly 3 hours talking to the man, identified as 26 year old Michael Wayne Pettigrew, before he surrendered to police without incident. Pettigrew, identified as a former U.S. Marine faces a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm.   Officers responded to a call about a weapon in the Terminal A rental car area at around 7:40 p.m.   Orlando Police Chief John Mina said officers realized Pettigrew was mentally distressed when they arrived. He pointed a gun at the officers and said 'shoot me, shoot me! according to Chief Mina.   Hundreds of police officers from across central Florida responded to the incident.   Gov. Rick Scott released this statement on Tuesday night's incident at Orlando International Airport.   'I have remained in constant communication with City of Orlando Police Chief John Mina, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen, and FDLE Special Agent in Charge Danny Banks regarding the incident tonight at Orlando International Airport. I want to thank law enforcement for their quick response and efforts to put the suspect in custody and keep families safe. The people of Orlando are lucky to have such dedicated officers protecting them each day.'   The incident caused several flight delays, but for the most part operations were not greatly impacted.
  • Dozens of police officers responded to Orlando International Airport Tuesday to reports of a gunman in the parking garage, officials said. An employee at a rental car company told Channel 9 he heard shots fired and the area he was in had been locked down. Employees had been told to shelter behind the desk of the business, he said.  Airport officials said the shooting happened in the Terminal A car rental area. The area was contained and should have minimal impact to the airport's operations, officials said. No other information was immediately available.
  • Her name is Fiona, she was found clinging to life more than two years ago in Panama and taken to a wildlife rehabilitation center for most of that time getting her comfortable with her surroundings.   According to a release from the zoo, she was motherless and injured after being attacked by hunting dogs in the first week of her life.  Because she was so young, Fiona would not have survived in the wild on her own.   The release says Fiona has ideal genetics and a jaguar from Quebec named Zooka — has been identified as a possible mate.   The jaguar is considered a “near-threatened” species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.   Fiona was one of fewer than 300 jaguars in Panama.
  • A wildfire along the Orange County -Brevard County line has grown from 120 acres to more than 1,500 acres Monday.   As of 6 p.m. the so called water plant fire was only about 20 percent contained according to the Florida Forest Service, who said they had 34 crew members on the ground fighting the flames.   At least 11 homes in the Eden Reserve community in Christmas are threatened because of the fire.   The fire started Friday near the Cocoa Water Plant near State Road 520.   Channel 9 Eyewitness News meteorologists said the winds have shifted a bit since the fire started.   Officials with the Florida Forest Service said they know how to handle the shifting winds, but their efforts are complicated by the fact Central Florida is so dry.
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  • Police in Georgia are hoping surveillance video that captured a violent attack will help them find the people responsible. Video shows a restaurant owner and her teenage daughter being beaten by two customers Thursday afternoon in Baxley, Georgia. >> Read more trending news The victims told police the suspects were unhappy with their order. The verbal argument turned violent when one of the suspects began punching the restaurant owner repeatedly. When the victim’s teenage daughter came out of the car to break up the fight, the male suspect punched her in the face. WJCL reported that Baxley police have issued warrants for the suspects, Nathaniel Smith and Latasha Smith. The pair could be charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children. The suspects drove away from the restaurant in a cream or tan Cadillac Escalade with tag number REU8495. Officials said they headed north on Highway 144. Anyone with any information about the assault is asked to call the Baxley Police Department at 912-367-8305 or the 911 call center at 912-367-8111.
  • A dive team is searching a ditch along I-4 from which Orlando firefighters removed a car early Saturday, police said. A car flipped into the ditch near the Kirkman Road exit. Emergency services responded to the car around 8:15 a.m. App users click here to see the video. 
  • The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a small plane crash that occurred Saturday morning near Fort Meyers, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said the plane crashed into an unoccupied day care building. >> Read more trending news One person died in the crash while another was taken to the hospital. The survivor’s condition has not been released.
  • A Transportation Security Administration agent has been arrested after he was accused of stealing money from a passenger at Orlando International Airport in Florida, Orlando police said. >> Read more trending news Alexander Shae Johnson, 22, was arrested Thursday night. Passenger Kathleen Duddleston entered the TSA checkpoint and was stopped for additional screening, police said. While she was patted down, Duddleston told TSA security officer Michelle Metz that she couldn’t see her luggage, so Metz moved her closer. Duddleston complained again that she couldn’t see her bag, and Johnson moved slightly. After the pat down, Duddleston reached for her bag and could not find her money, police said. She said she noticed a bulge in Johnson’s left front shirt pocket. Duddleston asked Johnson if that was her money, and he said he got the money from the bank, police said. The woman complained to Metz that she believed Johnson stole money from her. Metz contacted her supervisor. Duddleston has been charged with third-degree grand theft. TSA said in a statement to WFTV: TSA has a zero tolerance for misconduct in the workplace. The TSA immediately reported the allegation to OPD and we aggressively investigated the incident with our law enforcement partner. TSA officers represent a professional and honorable workforce that is trained to treat passengers and their personal belongings with care and respect. No exceptions will be tolerated. We immediately ended the federal career of this individual.
  • A scare happened at a Leominster, Massachusetts, supermarket after a 4-day-old newborn was left locked inside of a hot car while her mother was inside shopping. >> Read more trending news Mother Sharma Murphy said that on her way to Market Basket supermarket on Friday, she stopped by the fire house to make sure her baby’s car seat was properly installed. Less than an hour later, those firefighters helped rescue her 4-day-old baby, who was locked in her hot car. A shopper called Leominster police after spotting a newborn alone inside a car. It was Sharma Murphy's silver Chevy Malibu. >> A reminder of hot car dangers as temperatures climb Murphy said she was out for the first time with her newborn daughter, 4-day-old Katherine, and was nervous. “I went, I bought it. Came right out and this lady just starts screaming at me. Screaming at me,” said Murphy. Murphy said she brought her newborn inside with her to Market Basket and then returned to the car when Katherine fell asleep. She said that she ran back inside for two or three minutes to buy some baby formula. “I went (in and) I bought it,” Murphy said. “(I) came right out and this lady just starts screaming at me.” Related: Two toddlers dead after 15 hours in hot car, police say Police said the windows were rolled up. “I believe she locked her keys in the car because they had to use the jimmy to get the baby out,” witness John Casey told WFXT. According to WFXT meteorologists, the outside temperature was 84 degrees at the time. Murphy said she didn’t want to wake her newborn. “I thought, ‘OK, if I run in and run out...’ It was one of those things where she's gotta eat because I have nothing left for her and that's when everything happened and I'm like, oh my God,” Murphy said. Katherine was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Her mother said he is fine. The baby is currently in custody of DCF. No charges have been filed.