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  • VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

    VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:47:49 GMT
    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone
    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone
  • 'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:37:35 GMT
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Photo of cat at gunpoint on Facebook sparks investigation

    Photo of cat at gunpoint on Facebook sparks investigation

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:00:28 GMT
    Animal Control officers are investigating a post that sparked outrage on Facebook - it was a picture of a man holding a cat by its scruff and pointing a gun at it, NBC-2 reported.
    Animal Control officers are investigating a post that sparked outrage on Facebook - it was a picture of a man holding a cat by its scruff and pointing a gun at it, NBC-2 reported.
  • Woman impales herself on cemetery fence; says she was running from attacker

    Woman impales herself on cemetery fence; says she was running from attacker

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:53:18 GMT
    A woman claims she was running from an attacker and tried to jump a five foot fence when she became impaled. Firefighters had to use power saws and a grinding saw to cut her free, all while she was conscious. After 30 minutes she was transported to an area hospital for surgery to remove the spike sticking out of her thigh. It happened at Vine Cemetery in Hazleton. She said the nearest gate was locked. Witnesses backed...
    A woman claims she was running from an attacker and tried to jump a five foot fence when she became impaled. Firefighters had to use power saws and a grinding saw to cut her free, all while she was conscious. After 30 minutes she was transported to an area hospital for surgery to remove the spike sticking out of her thigh. It happened at Vine Cemetery in Hazleton. She said the nearest gate was locked. Witnesses backed...
  • Amazon hopes new phone catches fire

    Amazon hopes new phone catches fire

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:21:54 GMT
    The Fire phoneThe Fire phone

    The Amazon Fire goes up for sale Friday.  It's the first smart phone created by the online giant.

    The Amazon Fire goes up for sale Friday.  It's the first smart phone created by the online giant.

  • VIRAL: Silly kitten attacks statue

    VIRAL: Silly kitten attacks statue

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:55:04 GMT
    Image from Marina Didone Facebook videoImage from Marina Didone Facebook video
    If you've ever had a kitten, you know how silly they can be when it comes to playtime. A video of a super silly kitten has gone viral on social media with more than 330,000 shares on Facebook 
    If you've ever had a kitten, you know how silly they can be when it comes to playtime. A video of a super silly kitten has gone viral on social media with more than 330,000 shares on Facebook 
  • Kid banned from doughnut shop because of question

    Kid banned from doughnut shop because of question

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:20:42 GMT
    A young boy in Monroe, Connecticut was banned from his favorite doughnut shop because of a question he asked.
    A young boy in Monroe, Connecticut was banned from his favorite doughnut shop because of a question he asked.
  • Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard

    Sarasota man finds 4-ft-long Tegu lizard

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:44:09 GMT
    Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home.Billy Baden caught a Tegu lizard behind his home.
    A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
    A four-foot lizard that a Sarasota man spotted outside his home shows how much of a problem invasive Tegu lizards have become. Billy Baden caught the Tegu lizard behind his home in the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.
  • NC mom explains Craigslist ad asking people to 'take my 5 kids'

    NC mom explains Craigslist ad asking people to 'take my 5 kids'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:14:17 GMT
    A pregnant, homeless, single mother of five in Durham says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed. Now, Moshimalee Johnson says she's fighting to get her children back and clear her name.
    A pregnant, homeless, single mother of five in Durham says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed. Now, Moshimalee Johnson says she's fighting to get her children back and clear her name.
  • 'Katharine' moves north, outside of Daytona Beach

    'Katharine' moves north, outside of Daytona Beach

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:12:54 GMT
    Photo: OCEARCH FacebookPhoto: OCEARCH Facebook
    'Katharine' the great white continues her way north up the east coast of Florida, now pinging outside Daytona Beach.
    'Katharine' the great white continues her way north up the east coast of Florida, now pinging outside Daytona Beach.
  • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
  • 'Extraordinary' little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother

    'Extraordinary' little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:52:34 GMT
    (Photo: Courtesy Today.com via Aldrich Family)(Photo: Courtesy Today.com via Aldrich Family)
    Never underestimate the power of brotherly love. Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month.
    Never underestimate the power of brotherly love. Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month.
  • Thieves in undies steal cookout fixins from restaurant

    Thieves in undies steal cookout fixins from restaurant

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:48:47 GMT
    Surveillance photoSurveillance photo
    Police in Southwest Florida are looking for three men who were only wearing underwear, when they broke on their into a restaurant and stole fixins for an early morning cookout. Surveillance cameras recorded images of the men, one of whom was clad in tightie whities.
    Police in Southwest Florida are looking for three men who were only wearing underwear, when they broke on their into a restaurant and stole fixins for an early morning cookout. Surveillance cameras recorded images of the men, one of whom was clad in tightie whities.
  • Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

    Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:00:09 GMT
    Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
    Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
  • Pit Bull devoted to injured Chihuahua pal

    Pit Bull devoted to injured Chihuahua pal

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:51:25 GMT
    Joni the Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua.  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photoJoni the Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photo
    The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her Chihuahua sidekick who has an injured eye is melting the hearts of people all across the country.
    The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her Chihuahua sidekick who has an injured eye is melting the hearts of people all across the country.
  • St. Pete mother of missing teen looks for answers 2 years later

    St. Pete mother of missing teen looks for answers 2 years later

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-07-25 09:06:33 GMT
    The mother of a missing teenager will be handing out flyers in South St. Petersburg this morning. 
    The mother of a missing teenager will be handing out flyers in South St. Petersburg this morning. 
  • Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

    Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:09:24 GMT
    (Photo: WikiCommons)(Photo: WikiCommons)
    An Alabama man who went into surgery for what was supposed to be a routine circumcision filed a lawsuit contending doctors mistakenly amputated his penis, but a hospital said Thursday the claims were without merit.
    An Alabama man who went into surgery for what was supposed to be a routine circumcision filed a lawsuit contending doctors mistakenly amputated his penis, but a hospital said Thursday the claims were without merit.
  • Road rage karma: Florida man run over by own truck

    Road rage karma: Florida man run over by own truck

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:50:09 GMT
     Caption: Joseph Carl, 48. Alachua Co. Jail booking photo Caption: Joseph Carl, 48. Alachua Co. Jail booking photo
    A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.
    A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.
  • One struck by lightning in Clearwater

    One struck by lightning in Clearwater

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:48 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:48:51 GMT
    One person has been struck by lightning at Sand Key Park in Clearwater.
    One person has been struck by lightning at Sand Key Park in Clearwater.
  • Stunning twist in Tampa baby throwing trial

    Mother to take stand in Tampa baby throwing trial

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:15 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:15:39 GMT
    Jasmine Bedwell, the woman who caused a mistrial in the Richard McTear case last year, testifies Wednesday.
    Jasmine Bedwell, the woman who caused a mistrial in the Richard McTear case last year, testifies Wednesday.
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    Shannon Behnken is an award-winning reporter who specializes in real estate, property rights and consumer issues.
    Shannon Behnken is an award-winning reporter who specializes in real estate, property rights and consumer issues.
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