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    South Carolina authorities are searching for three inmates -- two of whom are charged with murder -- who escaped from a jail, WRDW reported. >> Read more trending news The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that the trio escaped from the county detention center Saturday night and that all are considered dangerous. The three inmates were identified as Tyshon Demontrea Johnson, 27, Curtis Ray Green, 20, and Christopher Shannon Boltin, 27, Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. Green and Johnson were in custody after being charged with murder, while Boltin was in jail on grand theft larceny charges, WRDW reported. In a news release, Ravenell said detention center officers reported an attempted escape by multiple inmates just before 10 p.m. Saturday. 
  • Two children were hospitalized after being shot in a Central Florida city Saturday evening and a 13-year-old boy was in custody, police said.  >> Read more trending news The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. in the Brevard County city of Palm Bay. Two juvenile victims, who police did not identify, were taken to nearby hospitals in serious but stable condition, police said.  One victim was later transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital.  Police said the alleged shooter, whom they did not identify, is in custody. The suspect will be charged with attempted murder, occupied burglary and possession of a firearm under 21, police said.  Officers recovered a semi-automatic handgun believed to have been used in the shooting. 
  • Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell confirmed on Twitter he was released after an overnight stay in the hospital for dehydration. >> Read more trending news According to TMZ, the 84-year-old Boston Celtics great was taken by ambulance from his Seattle-area home to a nearby hospital Friday night.  Russell tweeted Saturday that he was doing all right, writing that “Yes, I was taken to the hospital last night and as my wife likes to remind me I don’t drink enough.” Russell also dismissed earlier reports by TMZ about being admitted to the hospital because of heart problems, tweeting “As most of my friends know, I don’t have a heart to give me trouble.” Russell later posted a tweet that included a photo of him holding a glass of water.  The Celtics legend was also hospitalized in 2014 after collapsing at a speaking engagement. Russell made it home in time Saturday to watch the Celtics lose 116-86 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics lead the series 2-1. Celtics coach Brad Stevens told ESPN that he was relieved to hear that Russell was all right. 'Yeah, that was obviously scary news, and happy to hear that he's doing better and he's been released from the hospital,'' Stevens said in Cleveland before Game 3. 'He's the ultimate basketball winner. The way he impacted winning, the unselfishness of a teammate, what he stood for off the floor -- everything about him.”  Russell won 11 titles with the Celtics and was named the NBA’s most valuable player five times. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975.
  • Deputies in North Carolina on Saturday seized a tractor-trailer containing $90.8 million worth of liquid methamphetamine in the driver's side fuel tank, WTVD reported. >> Read more trending news Raul Topete Arreola, 49, and Aquileo Perez Pineda, 48, were charged with three counts of trafficking methamphetamine, according to the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they found 120 gallons of liquid meth in the tank, WTVD reported. Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats said that could be converted into 454 kilograms of crystal meth, which would carry an estimated street value of almost $91 million. The vehicle involved was a 2009 Peterbilt and was seized in Linden, WTVD reported. The two suspects are being detained in the Harnett County Detention Center under a $3 million bond, WTVD reported.
  • Twenty-five people in New York City were hospitalized Saturday night after apparently having a negative reaction to synthetic marijuana, WABC reported. >> Read more trending news Lt. Paul Ng of the New York Police Department said that the drug, known as K2, was taken by people in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. They were taken to the hospital after reports of being unresponsive, WABC reported. Officials said the patients are expected to survive. Police said all 25 people had connections to a deli in the neighborhood. Investigators are trying to determine how the deli is involved, WABC reported. A similar incident in the same Brooklyn neighborhood in 2016 affected 33 people, the New York Daily News reported. In that incident, police filed nuisance abatement actions against two businesses, Big Boy Deli at 930 Broadway and a smoke shop next door. 'We call them 'The Walking Dead,'' Israel P., 23, who works at his family's Mexican restaurant nearby, told the Daily News. He said he saw three people taken away in ambulances.
  • A Massachusetts man was arrested Friday for allegedly abusing a dog with a baseball bat. >> Read more trending news Gregory Ostiguy, 50, of New Bedford, was arrested by Dartmouth Police and charged with animal cruelty. Police responded to a report of animal abuse at around 6:50 p.m. on Friday. After an investigation, police determined that Ostiguy did in fact strike the dog with a bat. The dog was transported to a local veterinary hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
  • A new member of the royal family is making headlines – and no, we're not talking about Meghan Markle. >> Royal wedding: Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's aquamarine ring to reception According to the Guardian, a beagle named Guy was in a Kentucky kill shelter until Ontario-based A Dog's Dream Rescue saved him and offered him for adoption at a 2015 event in Canada. That's where he met his new owner, Markle, who went on to marry Britain's Prince Harry on Saturday. >> Royal wedding: Kitty Spencer stuns with resemblance to her aunt, Princess Diana A royal spokesman told the Guardian in November that Guy had moved to England with Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex. WLKY reported Saturday that Guy has even been seen riding in the car with Queen Elizabeth II. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  >> Read more trending news  “It’s just beyond my wildest imagination,” A Dog's Dream Rescue founder Dolores Doherty told the Guardian. “How is that for a rags-to-riches story from a good old Kentucky beagle?” Read more here.
  • Bride Meghan Markle wasn't the only one turning heads at Saturday's royal wedding. >> Royal wedding: Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's aquamarine ring to reception Many fans of the royals said Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of the late Princess Diana and daughter of Earl Charles Spencer, Diana's brother, looked just like her famous aunt. >> ‘Royal wedding guest name’ quiz could help scammers get your personal data According to the New York Daily News, the 27-year-old model wore a forest green Dolce & Gabbana dress with a matching hat and veil.  >> Read more trending news  Here's what people were saying: >> Royal Wedding photos: The kiss, the ring and more highlights
  • Actress Meghan Markle and Britain’s Prince Harry got married Saturday in a highly anticipated, star-studded ceremony in St. George’s Chapel at England’s Windsor Castle.  >> Read more trending news Follow along with highlights from Saturday’s event: Update 6:21 a.m. EDT Sunday: The British royal family took to Twitter late Saturday to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and thank their guests for attending their wedding. “Thank you to everyone who came to Windsor and those who followed from around the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world today,” the tweet said. “Congratulations once again to the newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex.” >> See the tweet here Update 8:39 p.m. EDT: The couple drove to their reception in style. Prince Harry sat behind the wheel of a 1968 Jaguar E-Type with bride Meghan Markle in the passenger seat. The couple had changed from their wedding attire to attend the evening reception at Frogmore House.  The car, which had been converted to electric power, had license number E190518, their wedding date, according to Metro. Update 1:51 p.m. EDT: Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas, told TMZ that he hopes his relatives “will just shut up about everything” on Saturday after his daughter and Prince Harry exchanged vows in England on Saturday. >> Meghan Markle confirms dad will not attend royal wedding Earlier Saturday, the celebrity news site reported that Thomas Markle watched his daughter get hitched from his hospital bed after he had to undergo heart surgery earlier this week. He said he will “always regret” not being able to attend. 'When you watch your child get married, every thought goes through your mind, every memory from the first day she was born, the first time I held her,' Thomas Markle told TMZ. 'Now I pray that Harry and Meghan can go on a nice honeymoon and rest and relax, and all of my relatives will just shut up about everything.' Update 1:05 p.m. EDT: Saturday’s wedding included a performance from a gospel choir, an unusual choice for a royal wedding that was apparently spurred by Prince Charles. Karen Gibson, the leader of the Kingdom Choir that performed for Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding Saturday, told The Guardian that the choir was first contacted by representatives of Clarence House, Prince Charles’ home. “I understand that Prince Charles really likes gospel music,” she said. “The couple were very intentional about what they wanted sung and how they wanted it sung, but the actual idea came from Prince Charles.” >> Royal wedding: 6 things to know about 19-year-old cellist Seku Kanneh-Mason She told The Guardian that the variety of music played Saturday, which also included a performance by 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, was “reflective of what society looks like today. “We live in a multi-cultural society, so we had classical music, contemporary classical music as well as gospel music, because you’ve got many cultures living here,” she said. Update 12:42 p.m. EDT: Kensington Palace officials announced Saturday that Markle planned to speak at a lunchtime reception following her marriage to Prince Harry earlier in the day, but The Guardian reported she would actually be speaking at a second, evening reception. >> Royal Wedding photos: The kiss, the ring and more highlights Update 12:15 p.m. EDT: Elton John performed songs including 'Tiny Dancer,' 'Circle of Life,' and 'Your Song' on Saturday at the reception following Prince Harry and Markle's wedding, according to the British tabloid the Daily Mail. >> Photos: Oprah, Elton John among guests for royal wedding Kensington Palace officials said earlier Saturday that Prince Harry asked John to perform and that the artist agreed “in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family.” Update 11:35 a.m. EDT: Kensington Palace has suggested a donation to charity rather than buying a gift for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Update 9:50 a.m. EDT: Markle’s father, Thomas Markle, was supposed to walk his daughter down the aisle Saturday, but he changed his plans after suffering a heart attack and while facing criticism for posing for paparazzi photos. >> Photos: Meghan Markle’s wedding dress stuns at royal wedding Thomas Markle told celebrity news site TMZ that he watched Saturday’s ceremony live as he continued to recover from heart surgery. “My baby looks beautiful and she looks very happy,” he told TMZ. “I wish I was there and I wish them all my love and all happiness.” Update 9:20 a.m. EDT: The queen will be holding a lunchtime reception Saturday after Prince Harry and Markle exchanged vows earlier in the day. Prince Harry and his new bride will both make speeches, royal family officials said. >> Meghan Markle selects Givenchy dress for royal wedding The couple’s wedding cake, made using elderflower syrup created from the elderflower trees at the queen’s Sandringham House, will be served at the reception. The sponge cake features an Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream filling and is topped with Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers. Update 8:45 a.m. EDT: The royal family shared congratulations Saturday for Prince Harry and Markle after the pair wed Saturday. Officials shared several videos of Saturday’s ceremony on social media: Update 8:09 a.m. EDT: Prince Harry and Markle have left St. George’s Chapel. The crowd could be heard shouting 'Hip hip hooray,' as they left, a 'very English tradition,' according to The Guardian.  Update 7:40 a.m. EDT: Markle and Prince Harry have exchanged vows and been pronounced husband and wife. Update 7:30 a.m. EDT: See scenes from the royal wedding as the ceremony continues Saturday: Update 7:15 a.m. EDT: Prince Harry and Markle have exchanged “I will”s, to the laughter of those gathered in St. George’s Church Saturday. As they stood at the altar, Harry said to Meghan: 'You look amazing.' >> Photos: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry at Windsor Castle Markle arrived to a fanfare and walked down the aisle accompanied part of the way by Prince Charles, and by 10 young page boys and bridesmaids. The children include 4-year-old Prince George and 3-year-old Princess Charlotte, children of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. Update 7:01 a.m. EDT: Markle has arrived at St. George’s Church. Update 6:58 a.m. EDT: More members of the royal family have arrived at the church. Update 6:41 a.m. EDT: Prince Harry has arrived at St. George’s Chapel along with his brother, Prince William. William, who was married to commoner Kate Middleton at a ceremony in 2011, is carrying his brother's rings. Saturday's ceremony is supposed to last about an hour. Update 6:23 a.m. EDT: Markle has left her hotel for St. George’s Chapel. >> Photos: First glimpse of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress Update 5:45 a.m. EDT: Famous guests who have already arrived for Prince Harry and Markle’s wedding include actor George Clooney and his wife, attorney Amal Clooney, singer James Blunt, Oprah Winfrey, actor Idris Elba and the Beckam family. The stars are among celebrities, royalty, athletes and family friends in the 600-strong congregation invited to St. George's Chapel in Windsor. Kensington Palace officials announced Saturday morning that Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding rings were made by Cleave and Company. Markle’s is made of Welsh gold while the prince’s will be made of a platinum band with a textured finish. Original report: Queen Elizabeth II conferred the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the morning of the royal wedding. >> Harry and Meghan’s new titles: Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry will hold several titles: His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Markle will be known as Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex. Check back for updates to this developing story. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  • After Saturday's royal wedding, Meghan Markle honored the late Princess Diana, Prince Harry's mother, with a little 'something blue.' >> Royal Wedding photos: The kiss, the ring and more highlights According to 'Today' and Vogue, the Duchess of Sussex wore Diana's emerald-cut aquamarine ring to the couple's evening wedding reception. >> Harry and Meghan’s new titles: Duke and Duchess of Sussex >> Read more trending news  The ring wasn't the only nod to the Princess of Wales. BuzzFeed reported that Markle's wedding bouquet included Diana's favorites, forget-me-nots, which Prince Harry picked from the Kensington Palace gardens. Additionally, two of Diana's diamonds were used to make Markle's engagement ring, 'Today' reported.

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  • On Sunday, 22 cyclists from the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity along with their 7 crew members are making a pit stop at the Bishop Grady Villas in St. Cloud as they continue their nearly 900 mile annual ride across the state in support of people with disabilities. The eighth day, is part of Gear Up Florida, which is a two week event organized by The Ability Experience.   So far, each member has each raised at least $2,500. This year alone, the team along with corporate sponsors have raised over $76,000.  During their stop in St. Cloud on Sunday and Monday at the Easter Seals Florida in Orlando, the team will have 'friendship visits' which give them a chance to meet, learn, and start friendships with the very people they are riding to support. These visits including activities like basketball games and dancing.  The journey across the state will conclude on May 26th at the capitol of Tallahassee.
  • Time to make sure everyone in your car is buckled tight or your budget might end up tight. From May 21st to June 3rd, the Orange County Sheriff's Office will join in the NHTSA National 'Click It or Ticket' Seat Belt Enforcement campaign in an effort to save lives and reduce the number of accidents. This all comes ahead of the heavily anticipated travels during Memorial Day.  Throughout the two week campaign, OCSO Traffic Units will be at various locations around Orange County, making sure that everyone has their seat belts fastened. Progress has already been made due to the efforts of this campaign, which as a result, has increased the number of seat belt usage by over 90 percent since July of 2017.  The traffic units will be out during the campaign both during the day and the night. Remember, if you get caught not wearing a seat belt in Orange County, you have to pay a $114.00 fine. Also, if you have little ones in the car and you don't buckle them up, you will to have a $164.00 fine and you will lose 3 points on your license.
  • Law enforcement is asking for the public’s help to find two Ohio prisoners who escaped Saturday night from the Community Correctional Center in Turtlecreek Township. Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8:30 p.m. to the area of 5234 State Route 63, the CCC, for a report of two men running through a field. They jumped into an older model silver minivan and fled the area. >> Read more trending news  The men, identified as Daniel Hatfield Jr. and Jeremy Mink, were confirmed to have escaped from the facility run by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Hatfield, 27, stands 5 feet 6 inches, weighs 186 pounds, has blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing tan pants and a white shirt. He is sentenced to CCC after being convicted of a probation violation for drug offenses out of Butler County. Mink 28, stands 6 feet, 1 inch, weighs 195 pounds has blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing tan pants and no shirt. He was sentenced to CCC after being convicted of drug offenses out of Clermont County. Anyone with information on either man’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 513-695-1280.
  • Central Floridians can expect to see rain all day Sunday, starting in the overnight hours and continuing in through the evening. 'You’ve probably learned to keep your umbrella handy with the recent rains, and Sunday will be no different,' said WFTV meteorologist George Waldenberger.  Watch live: Doppler 9 HD Storms with heavy rain are especially likely between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday.  Periods of rain will continue throughout the day, with isolated lightning.  Some areas will see as much as 2-3' of rainfall.  Uh, did you see the #rainbow tonight as the sun set? Wow! #WFTV #Florida #Orlando #EolaSouth #ThorntonPark pic.twitter.com/5chTP4GkvW — George Waldenberger (@GWaldenWFTV) May 20, 2018 Flood advisories  Localized flooding will be a possibility as wet weather continues to move through a saturated Central Florida.  Flood advisories were issued for parts of southern Lake and western Orange counties Saturday afternoon as storms continued to drench an already saturated Central Florida.  Isolated 3-4' rainfall totals and it's still coming down... How much in your neighborhood?#WFTV #Florida #Orlando pic.twitter.com/KloroMNeTm — George Waldenberger (@GWaldenWFTV) May 19, 2018 *Please do not drive through #flooded roadways* Western Orange and Southern Lake Counties have been added to the areas under a flood advisory, this one until 4:30pm, due to the threat for minor flooding. #WFTV #Florida #Orlando pic.twitter.com/hUXKnhTpoc — George Waldenberger (@GWaldenWFTV) May 19, 2018 According to the flood advisory, some areas that could experience flooding are Apopka, Ocoee, Winter Garden, Tavares and Mount Dora. The flood advisory was in effect until 4:30 p.m.  Eastern Seminole and central Volusia counties were also under a minor flood advisory until 4:15 p.m.  Weekend's forecast The storms' pattern will change on Saturday, as the high over the Atlantic will skid west and the 'tropical moisture highway' will be rechannel right over Florida.    Do you see the high moving west? Well, you can thank it for driving the moisture stream back over #Florida. Pronounced showers & storms this weekend. Saturday will start out dry, then storms develop mainly E to W. Outdoors in the morning inland, move indoors by noon. #stormalert9 pic.twitter.com/5Tz3OHGdpA — Irene Sans (@IreneSans) May 19, 2018   Showers and storms during Saturday morning will be focused along the coast. By the beginning of the afternoon the storms will arrive to inland counties and continue to affect most of Central Florida during the rest of the afternoon. The rain-showers will gradually decrease after sunset. If you have plans outdoors inland, make sure to stay weather aware, lightning and torrential rain can arrive quick.  Send us your weather pics using #stormalert9 The shower and storm pattern will be mainly south to north on Sunday. Showers will be present through the late morning and then, intermittent storms will develop starting early afternoon through the early evening.   Even *more* storm energy rolls into central Florida this weekend, with heavy rain and possible flooding. Ugh. pic.twitter.com/vf76dVJd4o — tom terry (@TTerryWFTV) May 19, 2018   Threats Lightning will be the main threat this weekend. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm's base, make sure to stay weather aware.  << Download the free WFTV Weather app to receive lightning alerts when lightning strikes within 8 miles from your location >> This week some parts of Central Florida have received over 8 inches of rain. After this weekend, 12 inches of rain in total are possible. Expect amount to range between two to four inches through the weekend. With the already saturated ground, any showers could really produce flooding. Stay away from flooded roadways. Six inches of accumulated rain could make a car stall out and 12 inches can make most cars float away.  Watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News starting at 5 a.m. meteorologist Eboni Deon will be tracking the showers and thunderstorms developing across Central Florida.
  • Houston police Chief Art Acevedo is calling for gun reform, after 10 people were shot and killed and 10 more hurt in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. >>Read: Santa Fe High School shooting: 10 dead, 10 injured, suspect arraigned on capital murder charges The gunman was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at the school. Pagourtzis was arraigned on capital murder and aggravated assault charges Friday.  >>Read: Texas shooting: Who is Dimitrios Pagourtzis, suspect in the Santa Fe High School attack In the post on his Facebook page, Acevedo said that he has hit “rock bottom” after this deadly shooting. “Today I spent the day dealing with another mass shooting of children and a responding police officer who is clinging to life. I'm not ashamed to admit I've shed tears of sadness, pain and anger,” Acevedo posted. “I know some have strong feelings about gun rights but I want you to know I’ve hit rock bottom and I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue.” >> Read more trending news  School resource officer John Barnes was injured in Friday’s shooting. He remains in critical condition, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) tweeted Saturday. According to CNN, Barnes is a former officer with the Houston Police Department. Acevedo also called “shame” to those in power who are not speaking out against gun violence, in a post on Twitter. Acevedo has been vocal about gun control in the past. According to CNN, Acevedo urged others to join him to change legislation after the deadly massacre in Las Vegas last year were 58 people were killed.  Acevedo is the first Hispanic to lead the department. Before that, he was chief of the Austin Police Department, according to the Houston police department website.  He was sworn in as Houston police chief in 2016.