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    A male and a female suspect involved in a home invasion burglary have been arrested Sunday morning. Shortly after 2 am, Winter Springs police received a call from a resident on Keith Court in the Highlands area of the city who reported an armed male intruder in the home. Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim/resident on the rooftop who gave additional information to the officers. Gunshots were heard from inside the house, and then the officers noticed the male suspect, 16 year old Garyan D. George running away in a vehicle driven by a female suspect, 25 year old Ashley L Coston.  They crashed the car near the intersection of Shephard Rd. where the suspects were found and arrested. No one was hurt during the incident. Money and drugs were found at the scene and police believe that this was a targeted drug related incident.  Coston has been charged with Home invasion Robbery and Fleeing/Eluding police, and George has been charged with Home Invasion Robbery.
  • A woman was fatally shot and killed Friday evening at a motel on Mccoy Road not far from Orlando International Airport.  Deputies responded to the Econo Lodge Motel at 8:35pm in reference to a man down call. Initially, the first 911 calls stated that the victim fell and hit her head. However, calls after that stated that she had been shot.  The victim, 26 year old Jessica Burnette was found in one of the rooms unresponsive with a gunshot wound. Investigators say the room was registered to her and two others. Deputies were able to locate a suspect at the bus stop on Semoran Boulevard and Hoffner Avenue. After an interview, 26 year old Eric Rossman was taken into custody and charged with Second Degree Murder. During his initial appearance in court Sunday afternoon, he was denied bond. The victim and the suspect have reportedly been known to each other.  No other details were given.
  • Two women and one man have been charged in connection to an aggravated battery and false imprisonment at a hotel, according to a statement by the Ocala Police Department. Officials say Devon “Brooke” McDougal-Stegall, 27, and Stacy Gonzalez, 37, were taken into custody for allegedly kidnapping and beating another woman. Morris Beebe, 65, is being charged with principal to false imprisonment. OPD said officers responded to the Holiday Inn on 3600 SW 38th Avenue on Friday after hotel guests reported hearing  a woman yelling for help from a balcony. Responding officers found a 25-year-old woman severely beaten with fresh blood on her face. They said she was transported to a local hospital. According to the victim, Stegall and Gonzalez had tied her to a chair in the hotel room and beat her while Beebe watched. A tweet by OPD said five individuals known to the victim were initially detained and the attack was not random.
  • The Sunrail train tour has pulled into the Tupperware Station on Orange Avenue. Its all part of the new service, which is scheduled to open later this summer and adds four additional stations and extends the line into Osceola County. These four stations are Meadow Woods in Orange County, as well as Tupperware, downtown Kissimmee and Poinciana in Osceola County, with Poinciana Station as the southern terminus.   The tours provide prospective riders with a taste of what to expect from the 17 mile expansion and connectivity. According to a media release, this new addition turns what what used to be a roughly 1 hour and 30 minute commute from Altamonte Springs to the Sand Lake Road Station into a 40 minute train ride, and reduces the monthly cost.    In addition to today's tour, there are also other upcoming train tour dates:  Meadow Woods: 120 Fairway Woods Blvd, Orlando. Saturday, June 23 10am-2pm  Kissimmee: 320 Pleasant Street, Kissimmee. Saturday, June 30 5pm-9pm    Sunrail currently runs 32 mile daily service, Monday through Friday, with stops at all 12 stations from the DeBary Station in Volusia County to the Sand Lake Road Station south of Orlando.
  • Amid a six game losing streak, Orlando City SC has fired head coach Jason Kreis. Assistant head coach Bobby Murphy will take over as the team searches for a new head coach. Kreis joined the team in July 2016. Orlando City had a 21-29-24 MLS record, and a 1-1-0 US Open cup record under his tenure.
  • A roller coaster that derailed on Daytona Beach’s famed boardwalk passed a state inspection just hours beforehand. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services spokeswoman Jennifer Meale said Friday that the Sand Blaster 'was found in compliance with state law.' Her statement said the agency is investigating the cause, and that 'anyone who should be held accountable will be held accountable.' Two riders fell about 25 feet to the ground and four others on the ride were also hospitalized after the Thursday evening mishap. Click here to read the statement from FDACS. 
  • Human remains discovered on a Clermont property in March are those of a man who had been missing since 2015, authorities announced Friday. Officials went to check on Michael Shaver at his home on Feb. 16 after a friend asked deputies to do a well-being check. His wife, Laurie Shaver, said she hadn't heard from him since 2015 and allowed investigators to search the home. Lake County Sheriff's deputies noticed what seemed like new concrete near a fire pit in the backyard. They asked to bring in a cadaver dog, but Laurie Shaver became uncooperative, they said. Deputies said she stopped talking to them and got a lawyer. Deputies said they returned with a warrant and eventually dug up a bone, other remains and some clothing. Read: Lake County investigators search Clermont property again after remains, clothing found Records show the couple had a domestic dispute in 2014 in which Laurie Shaver hit her husband with a gun. Michael Shaver was arrested because deputies believed he pulled the weapon first. There are no records that show the couple ever divorced, but neighbors said Laurie Shaver was remarried and had the ceremony in the backyard in the area where investigators have been searching. Read: Woman lawyers up after police discover husband missing since 2015 “She has always been a suspect. Detectives are confidant she is the last person to see Mr. Shaver alive and that’s based upon their investigation, in the loose time frame they have been able to put together,” said Lt. john Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Laurie Shaver’s attorney said she is cooperating. The lawyer said after a warrant was issued, she gave a DNA sample. Read: Lake County man reported missing after 3 years has no cellphone, bank activity He said Michael Shaver had a lot of enemies and if the state wants to come after his client, that will be a heavy burden. Shaver’s cause of death has not yet been determined. Deputies said the investigation is ongoing.
  • The Sand Blaster roller coaster that flew off the tracks at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk Thursday night was shut down last year for safety issues, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal Online. (Read: Two riders fall 34 feet when Daytona Beach roller coaster derails) The ride was purchased in 2012 from a Delaware theme park that had been closed since 2008. At the time of purchase, the ride was already at least 40-years-old. In February of last year, the Department of Agriculture issued a stop operation order for the ride after an inspection revealed more than a dozen concerns:   -Worn and damaged handrail, -Four safety cables not properly secured -Three worn and damaged braces -A missing brace -10 worn and damaged deck braces - A damaged seat bracket -Two seats not properly secured -Corroded fencing -Cracked supports -Damaged lighting fixtures Two people were thrown 34-feet to the ground below when the Sand Blaster derailed Thursday night. The first car was left dangling over  the tracks, the two other cars had passengers stranded until firefighters could rescue them. Six out of the ten passengers were sent to the hospital.  (tweet)
  • A terrifying ride for ten thrill seekers. Two riders were taken to Halifax Health Medical Center Thursday night when the roller coaster they were on derailed, sending them plummeting 34 feet to the ground.  (tweet) This woman saw it happen. “I just saw it fall off but I just thought it was just part of the ride like just going upside down because we were kind of far away. And then we heard like a big bang and people screaming like they were hurt.” The roller coaster is called the Sand Blaster. According to the Daytona Beach Fire Department, the coaster flew off the tracks around 8:15 p.m. with 10 passengers on board. Four were in the front car, which was dangling above the ground.  Four others  were in the second car and two more were riding in the third car. (tweet) “Two of which fell from the front car to the ground from approximately a 34 foot height,” Daytona Beach Fire Department spokesperson Sasha Staton said. “The other two were dangling from the front car.” The two riders who fell were conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived but are on trauma alert. The extent of the other injuries are unknown. (tweet) “The front two passengers had to be rescued by firefighters on the ground using ladders and tech rescue equipment to successfully extricate them from the car.” Investigators are working to figure out what caused the coaster to derail. According to News Journal Online, the Sand Blaster opened in Daytona Beach in 2013 after being bought from a closed amusement park in Delaware. The ride was 40-year-old at the time of purchase. (tweet) (VIDEO)
  • A judge has taken an adult sentence off the table for two teenagers convicted of beating a 15-year-old boy to death, indicating the teens could avoid serving time in an adult prison. The sentencing hearing focused on whether Simeon Hall and Jesse Sutherland had the maturity and mental capacity to understand their own actions when they fatally beat Roger Trindade -- and whether the rest of their lives should be spent in prison. A jury convicted Hall and Sutherland in May. Prosecutors argued Trindade's death was a vicious, adult-style case of manslaughter, but defense attorneys claimed it was a one-time mistake. 'It was foolish. It was silly. It was stupid,' Judge Jenifer Harris said. She told families on both sides that throwing Sutherland and Hall in prison would turn them into career criminals. Judge Harris: “All of us are more than just our worst day. A kid who steals a candy bar from a store isn’t a thief and isn’t a thief forever. All of us are more than our worst actions are.” #WFTV — Field Sutton (@FSuttonWFTV) June 15, 2018 To be clear, this means time in an adult prison is apparently off the table. #WFTV https://t.co/ZEGHIhNuIJ — Field Sutton (@FSuttonWFTV) June 15, 2018 'The juvenile system is there to help children become productive adults,' Harris said. 'A kid who steals something -- candy from a store -- isn't a thief and isn't a thief forever. We're more than just what our worst action was.' Trindade's parents looked defeated as they walked out of the courthouse Friday. 'For everyone, it's frustrating. Yeah, today is frustrating,' said Adriana Trindade. 'This is not American justice.' 'We lost our only son's life. Now they are going to do what -- one year, two years in jail? This is not acceptable. This is not right,' Rodrigo Trindade said. 'They spit on his dying body.' In October 2016, Jagger Gouda, who was 14 years old at the time, sprayed Trindade with skunk spray as a prank, investigators said. The third teen involved in Trindade's death, Jagger Gouda, took a plea deal on witness tampering and battery while the case was still in juvenile court. He's spending up to a year in a juvenile facility. #WFTV pic.twitter.com/YIGkHigEaL — Field Sutton (@FSuttonWFTV) June 15, 2018 Police said Gouda called Hall and Sutherland, who were both accused of beating Trindade unconscious in downtown Winter Park’s Central Park. The two were also accused of spitting on Trindade while he was bleeding on the ground. Trindade was removed from life support after two days. Hall and Sutherland’s defense claimed Trindade’s death was an accident and wasn’t meant to be more than a fight between kids. Read: Witness testifies teen was ‘hyped up' after spitting on Winter Park boy  Both teens were tried as adults. The judge has asked to reconvene in July with options for a punishment in line with the juvenile justice system. 'I was thinking that justice was going to happen today,' Adriana Trindade said. 'I'm very disappointed.' The victim's parents said they won't attend future court hearings.

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  • An armed civilian took down a shooter after at least two people were shot Sunday night at a Washington state Walmart, police said. >> Watch the news report here Tumwater police said the civilian, described by officers as a good Samaritan, shot and killed the suspect at the scene.  >> Visit KIRO7.com for complete coverage of the Walmart shooting The shooting happened just after 5:30 p.m. PDT at the Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater, about 65 miles south of Seattle. “I heard two bangs. It sounded like gunshots to me,” witness Robert Berwick said. 'I looked down the aisle and saw a person running.”  That’s when Berwick ran, too. There was chaos in the parking lot, and he said the shooting suspect tried to carjack another man. That’s when the suspect was shot. >> On KIRO7.com: 2 shot in Washington state Walmart parking lot; suspect killed “I thanked him for saving my life,” Berwick said of the attempted carjacking victim who shot the suspect. “He didn’t look like he had any regrets. I hope he doesn’t have any.” Another witness to the shooting, Megan Chadwick, said her husband saw the civilian take down the shooter. 'He said he watched him (the shooter) take his last breath,' Chadwick said. 'There were three civilians going after him (the shooter) to shoot him and two of them had their guns up – and then the third guy shot him through the window of the car.' >> Read more trending news  Chadwick said her husband was armed, as well. She was inside the Walmart during the shooting with her multiple children. 'I looked over and saw hundreds of people running out. ... Just a flood of people and everyone was screaming and frantic. ... When we got about to the door, I heard someone say, 'Gun. Shooter.' And I knew something was serious,' Chadwick said.
  • Two people were shot and the suspect killed at a Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater, Washington state, police said Sunday. >> Watch the news report from KIRO7.com here >> Visit KIRO7.com for the latest on this developing story Here are the latest updates: Update 10 p.m. PDT June 17: Police responded to a shooting just after 5 p.m. PDT at a Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater, Washington on Sunday night. Tumwater is about 65 miles south of Seattle.  The Tumwater Police Department said officers originally responded to a report of a car driving in the wrong direction near Israel Road and Tyee Drive, but as the officers were in route they were dispatched to reports of a carjacking nearby with shots fired.  Officers arrived at the corner of Israel Road and Tyee Drive and found a 16-year-old female victim who suffered non-life threatening injuries.  >> On KIRO7.com: PHOTOS: Police respond to shooting at Tumwater Walmart Police then located the 16-year-old's stolen car in the Walmart parking lot at 5900 Littlerock Road S.W. in Tumwater.  Around 5:30 p.m. Thurston County Dispatch began receiving calls of shots fired 'in or around the Tumwater Walmart and parking lot,' according to police.  The suspect from the earlier carjacking of the 16-year-old entered the Walmart store and fired shots at a display case, police said. No customers or employees inside the store were injured. Police say the suspect then exited the store and attempted to carjack another car in the parking lot, shooting an adult male occupant of the car in the process. The adult male victim was treated for gunshot wounds and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. His condition is not known at this time.  Police say the suspect then attempted another carjacking in the Walmart parking lot, and was approached by two armed civilians. One of the armed civilians shot the suspect, and the suspect died at the scene.  >> On KIRO7.com: Police: Armed civilian took down shooter at Washington state Walmart KIRO 7 has crews at the scene and we will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. For a live report at 11, watch KIRO 7 News on-air or here.  Update 7:39 p.m. PDT June 17: KIRO 7's Deedee Sun explains that the Fire Department's request to call the shooting a 'mass casualty incident' was out of precaution. Update 7:31 p.m. PDT June 17: Tumwater Police Department public information officer Jen Kolb confirms that a man who was an attempted carjacking victim shot and killed the suspect at the Walmart in Tumwater. Click here to read more. Update 7:01 p.m. PDT June 17: A witness to the shooting, Megan Chadwick, told KIRO 7's Deedee Sun her husband said he saw an armed civilian take down the shooter. 'He said he watched him (the shooter) take his last breath,' Chadwick said. 'There were three civilians going after him to shoot him and two of them had their guns up and then the third guy shot him through the window of the car.' Chadwick said her husband was armed, as well. >> Read more trending news  Update 6:49 p.m. PDT June 17: A witness to the shooting, who was inside the Walmart at the time with her kids, told KIRO's Deedee Sun that she took her kids and hid in the parking lot behind a vehicle after fleeing the store. Update 6:43 p.m. PDT June 17: 'I looked over and saw hundreds of people running out. ... Just a flood of people and everyone was screaming and frantic. ... When we got about to the door, I heard someone say, 'Gun. Shooter.' And I knew something was serious,' a woman who was inside the Walmart at the time of the shooting tells KIRO 7's Deedee Sun. Click here to hear more from the witness. Update 6:30 p.m. PDT June 17: KIRO 7's Deedee Sun is at the Tumwater Walmart and interviewed a witness of the shooting on-air. Watch on KIRO 7 News or at this link. The scene extends to both outside of the Walmart and inside. Crime tape was seen near a car with its door flung open.  Update 6:16 p.m. PDT June 17: KIRO 7's Deedee Sun has arrived at the shooting scene at the Tumwater Walmart. Update 6:10 p.m. PDT June 17: KIRO 7's Deedee Sun is on the way to the scene and Chopper 7 has been called. Deedee and Chopper 7 will be live on KIRO 7 when they get to the Walmart Supercenter in Tumwater. For updates and to watch a livestream, go to the KIRO 7 News App. We’ll also send push alerts as we get major updates.  Update 6:05 p.m. PDT June 17: KIRO 7's Deedee Sun spoke to someone who was inside the store. Deedee Sun is working to gather more information for a live report on KIRO 7 News on-air or here. Update 5:57 p.m. PDT June 17: KIRO 7's Deedee Sun is headed to the scene and is working to gather more information. Update 5:55 p.m. PDT June 17: People identified as witnesses told KIRO 7 they heard multiple gunshots and the scene involved at least one carjacking and a hit and run. Police were not immediately available to confirm the account, but were expected to give details Sunday evening.  Update 5:50 p.m. PDT June 17: Thurston County Dispatch confirms to KIRO 7 that police are responding to reports of shots fired inside and outside of the Walmart in Tumwater. Police say seven agencies are responding, and cannot confirm if anyone was hit.
  • A male and a female suspect involved in a home invasion burglary have been arrested Sunday morning. Shortly after 2 am, Winter Springs police received a call from a resident on Keith Court in the Highlands area of the city who reported an armed male intruder in the home. Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim/resident on the rooftop who gave additional information to the officers. Gunshots were heard from inside the house, and then the officers noticed the male suspect, 16 year old Garyan D. George running away in a vehicle driven by a female suspect, 25 year old Ashley L Coston.  They crashed the car near the intersection of Shephard Rd. where the suspects were found and arrested. No one was hurt during the incident. Money and drugs were found at the scene and police believe that this was a targeted drug related incident.  Coston has been charged with Home invasion Robbery and Fleeing/Eluding police, and George has been charged with Home Invasion Robbery.
  • A 54-year-old Indonesian woman is dead after villagers say a 23-foot python swallowed her whole. >> Severed rattlesnake head bites Texas man According to The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse, Wa Tiba of Muna Island disappeared Thursday after leaving her village, Persiapan Lawela, to tend to her garden. The next day, searchers discovered a 'snake with a bloated belly' and some of Tiba's things near the garden, said the village's chief, known by the single name Faris, the AP reported. Faris said villagers killed the python and cut it open, the AP reported. They then 'found Tiba's body still intact with all her clothes,' Faris said. Graphic photos and videos posted online appeared to show the woman's body being extracted from the dead python. >> Read more trending news  This isn't the first time a python has swallowed a person in Indonesia, where such snakes are common, AFP reported. A farmer died under similar circumstances in March 2017 on the island of Sulawesi, according to the news service. Read more here or here.