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Orlando transgender woman hopes ABC’s Bruce Jenner interview spreads understanding, awareness

An Orlando woman who was born male, but knew since the age of 7 that she was a female, said she struggled during her transition, but also said the central Florida community helped her cope. Gina Duncan told Channel 9's Ryan Hughes she hopes Olympian and reality TV star Bruce ...

Man shot in Christmas home

Deputies: Burglary led to 1 shot, 2 found dead inside home

Deputies spent much of Friday in a quiet Orange County neighborhood investigating a home invasion that ended with the homeowner being shot and two people found dead inside a separate home several hours later. Deputies said Jesse Lowa, 47, arrived home from work at about 5:30 a.m. on Lazy H ...

OPD starts internal investigation into excessive force case

After inconsistencies in an Orlando Police Department's sergeant's sworn statement involving an excessive force case, Chief John Mina opened up an internal investigation. Orlando police Sgt. Michael Faulkner’s interaction with theft suspect Robert Liese was recorded by his department’s camera in a holding cell. The recording shows Liese asked Faulkner ...

3 found guilty of manslaughter in FAMU hazing trial

Jurors have convicted the last three defendants of manslaughter and hazing in the death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, ending a three-year-old case that shined a light on ritualized hazing within the school's famed band The six-member jury deliberated for 2 1/2 hours Friday before reaching a ...

Action News reporter Alyana Gomez took this photo of a worm allegedly found in a sandwich at a Jacksonville, Fla., McDonald's. The worm is covered in this photo but shown in the photo in the story.

Photo: Woman says this worm was in McDonald’s sandwich

It's certainly enough to turn your stomach. Joyce Fedd said she didn’t find just one purple worm inside her McDonald’s McChicken sandwich; she found two. “I went to the drive-through and ordered two chicken sandwiches for my kids. When I bit into this one. something...” Fedd said. “I tasted something. ...

 

Ultimate I-4 pup discovered in drainage pipe

Mark Wiseman was checking out a washout in a drainage pipe along Kaley Avenue on Tuesday when a small black critter, "all teeth," came out and momentarily startled him. Until he saw the tail wagging. His heart melted and he now owns a little black mixed breed female puppy he's ...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 file photo, Robert Champion, a drum major in Florida A&M University's Marching 100 band, performs during halftime of a football game in Orlando, Fla. On Monday, April 20, 2015, the final three former band members charged with manslaughter and felony hazing in Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion�s beating death following a football game will go on trial for the November 2011 attack. (AP Photo/The Tampa Tribune, Joseph Brown III, File) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT,  ST. PETE, LAKELAND, BRADENTON OUT

Jury begins deliberations in FAMU hazing trial

The fate of three men charged in the beating death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion is in the hands of a jury. Jurors left the courtroom around 3:50 p.m. to being deliberating, following closing arguments and jury instructions Friday. In his closings, a prosecutor said the three ...

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Man robs Aldi grocery store in Oviedo

The Oviedo Police Department is asking for the communities help to find a man who robbed an Aldi grocery store in Oviedo off Alafaya Trail. It happened Thursday afternoon. The man attempted to make a purchase but when the suspect handed the cashier money to pay for his item he ...

Robert Champion, FAMU band member who died as the result of a hazing incident.

FAMU defendants praying in sight of jury won't stop trial

A prosecutor says the three remaining defendants on trial for the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major didn't beat him because they disliked him but because it was tradition.   State Attorney Jeff Ashton said Friday during closing arguments that Robert Champion's death was the result of a ...

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Fraternity members accused of spitting on veterans in Florida

Two chapters of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity from the University of Florida and Emory University in Georgia are under fire after being accused of berating and spitting on veterans during Spring break in Florida. The Gainesville Sun reports that the chapters held their spring formals at Panama City Beach's ...

Man shot in Christmas home

Resident shot after walking in on burglary in progress in Christmas home

A resident was shot when he walked in on a burglary in progress at a home in Christmas, authorities said. The shooting happened at a home on Lazy H Lane. The resident was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was shot in the head and arm. No arrests ...

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Teen suspended for using fake bombs to ask girl to prom

A Washington teenager who strapped fake bombs to his chest during a stunt to ask a girl to prom has been suspended for 5 days. Ibrahim Ahmad, 18, will not be allowed to attend La Center High School's dance on Saturday due to the punishment. The teen took paper towel ...

Man accused of trying to kidnap 10-year-old girl bonds out of jail

A man who deputies said admitted to trying to kidnap a 10-year-old girl at an apartment complex has bonded out of jail. Lennox Walters was arrested on charges of attempted kidnapping. Orange County deputies said Walters admitted he did it because he wanted to have sex with the girl.The child's ...

UCF director, ethics professor resigns amid allegations of misusing funds

The director of the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida has resigned amid allegations of double-dipping. Dr. Robert Chandler, who used to teach about ethics in the corporate world, allegedly misused funds to take expensive trips around the world. Chandler is a recognized author and communications ...

As many as 50 students fell through a stage Thursday night at Westfield High School, north of Indianapolis. (Photo from video posted to Twitter)

Video: Students seriously injured when stage collapses during concert

As many as 50 students fell through a stage Thursday night at Westfield High School, north of Indianapolis. Scroll down to the watch the video in the Twitter post. Although the person who posted video of the stage collapse said there were not serious injuries, Fire Department chief Joe Lyons ...

Internal investigation shows teacher locked special needs children in dark room at least 10 times

 An internal investigation has uncovered a better picture of how a Seminole County teacher allegedly treated special needs children. Last month, a teacher at Highlands Elementary School was suspended with pay for allegedly forcing students to stay in a dark room. The teaching assistant who reported the teacher said Rosalind ...

This July 13, 2011, photo made available on the International Security Assistance Force's Flickr website shows the former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. Davis Petraeus, left, shaking hands with Paula Broadwell, co-author of  "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus."As details emerge about Petraeus' extramarital affair with his biographer, Broadwell, including a second woman who allegedly received threatening emails from the author, members of Congress say they want to know exactly when the now ex-CIA director and retired general popped up in the FBI inquiry, whether national security was compromised and why they weren't told sooner. (AP Photo/ISAF)

Ex-CIA director Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

 David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while working on the book. The sentencing came two months after he agreed to plead guilty to a federal misdemeanor count of ...

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Kitten season has arrived in Orlando animal shelters

More than 300 kittens have been brought to the Orange County Animal Services this month signifying the beginning of a period known as "kitten season." This happens when cats start reproducing at higher rates due to warmer weather usually starting as early as March. Program Manager of Communications at OCAS, ...

 

Obama says he takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

President Barack Obama says he takes "full responsibility" for a counterterrorism operation that inadvertently killed an American and an Italian hostage held by al-Qaida. Obama says he profoundly regrets the deaths of Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto. The president says the men were killed during a mission that targeted ...

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Woman's unborn twin discovered inside her brain

A woman who thought a brain tumor was behind her concentration problems got the shock of her life when the Los Angeles surgeon performing the operation discovered an unborn twin instead! Indiana University PhD student Yamini Karanam, 26, went to several doctors to get checked out, telling NBC:  “Problems with reading ...

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