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Florida teen wins $26,000 a year for life off $1 scratch-off

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Florida teen wins $26,000 a year for life off $1 scratch-off

- Daniela Leon Ruz of Orlando bought the new scratch-off ticket, named $500 A Week For Life, at her local grocery store, according to The Florida Lottery. The odds of her winning the top prize of this game were one-in-six million. But this teen beat the odds and scratched her way to score the top prize. Instead of taking the lump sum, the teen chose to receive her winnings in annual payments of $26,000 for the duration of her life, the lottery said in a statement
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Thousands could miss school over mandatory meningitis vaccination

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Thousands could miss school over mandatory meningitis vaccination

- Officials with the Polk County Health Department more than 4,000 students still need the vaccination before school starts. “We know there are 11,000 students in Polk County that need the meningitis vaccine and when school ended in June, and we touched base with all of our school nurses, we saw there was 40 percent of the students that still need this vaccine,” Nola Aigner, with the Polk County Health Department Unity Point pediatrician Dr
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Deputies: Chaos erupted after event patrons were denied entry before deadly rave shooting

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Deputies: Chaos erupted after event patrons were denied entry before deadly rave shooting

- Investigators believe man shot to death in Lake County connected to nearby rave. Deputies: Chaos erupted after event patrons were denied entry before deadly rave shooting Investigators believe man shot to death in Lake County connected to nearby rave. WEBVTT THE VICTIMS WERE FOUND ABOUT AMILE AWAY.REPORTER: A MAN FOUND SHOT TODEATH BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THISCAR, A CAR REPORTED STOLEN FROMTAMPA
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to join NBC's broadcast team next year

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to join NBC's broadcast team next year

- NASCAR's most popular driver is retiring at season's end. Associated Press NEW YORK — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join NBC Sports Group's coverage of stock car racing next year and there may be more options for NASCAR's most popular driver once he retires. The agreement with NBCUniversal will allow Earnhardt to pursue "a wide range of opportunities in the company's media businesses, including movies, television, podcasts, and other areas
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Authorities investigating possible homicide in Jefferson County

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Authorities investigating possible homicide in Jefferson County

- Authorities in Jefferson County are investigating a possible homicide over the weekend. A body was discovered shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday near the corner of Corbin Road and Rifle Road in Jefferson City, Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle said in a news release. The sheriff’s office with assistance from other agencies is investigating the incident as a possible homicide, the news release says
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Officer-involved shooting closes I-55 in Jefferson County follow - | WBTV Charlotte

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Officer-involved shooting closes I-55 in Jefferson County follow - | WBTV Charlotte

- ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – An officer-involved shooting following a pursuit has closed both directions of Interstate 55 near Route 61 in Jefferson County, according to police. Missouri Highway Patrol Corporal Juston Wheetley told News 4 a pursuit was initiated by St. Louis County. St. Louis County Police officials said the incident began at Interstate 270 and Interstate 55 following a carjacking
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UPDATE | A fire has rekindled in Thomson

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UPDATE | A fire has rekindled in Thomson

- Monday, July 24, 2017. THOMSON, Ga -- A fire has rekindled according to the McDuffie Fire County Department. MDCF is on scene and the Columbia County Fire Department has been called again for assistance. It is unclear how this fire was rekindled at the moment. COLUMBIA COUNTY & THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Columbia County fire officials believe lightning is responsible for two house fires on Wrightsboro Road and another one in Thomson
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Body found confirmed as missing Navy veteran

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Body found confirmed as missing Navy veteran

- Patricio G. Balona @PBalonaNJ UPDATE: Harold Cantrell's son has confirmed that the body found Sunday afternoon is his missing father. DAYTONA BEACH — Police are investigating the discovery of a decomposed body near where a missing Korean War veteran was last seen when he disappeared nearly three weeks ago after running away from an assisted living facility. The son of Harold Cantrell, 85, also came to the scene Sunday afternoon after learning that police were at 524 Fairmount Road after they were called about a body found in the backyard of a home, Jon Cantrell said
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23 Years After a Fla. Woman Was Fatally Stabbed in Her Driveway, Can These Clues Crack the Case?

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23 Years After a Fla. Woman Was Fatally Stabbed in Her Driveway, Can These Clues Crack the Case?

- Amy Gellert had just returned from church and pulled into the driveway of her family’s home in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on March 20, 1994, when a nightmare unfolded with savage fury. As Gellert stepped out of her car, her stepfather, Bob Lehton, sprinted from the front door of their house — drenched in blood. Running behind him was a man in a black ski mask clutching a dagger and a gun
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Man May Have Contracted Flesh-Eating Bacteria While Hiking In New Hampshire

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Man May Have Contracted Flesh-Eating Bacteria While Hiking In New Hampshire

- GRAFTON, N.H. (CBS) – A Florida man is recovering from flesh-eating bacteria he may have contracted while hiking in New Hampshire. The Union-Leader reports 32-year-old Wayne Atkins of Miami has been hospitalized since Father’s Day weekend. He spent two weeks in a coma. Doctors believe the deadly bacteria entered his body through blisters on his foot. Atkins said he got those blisters hiking Mount Garfield in Grafton County, and started feeling sick when he returned home to Florida
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The world’s oldest captive manatee dies in South Florida museum

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The world’s oldest captive manatee dies in South Florida museum

- BRADENTON, FLA — The world’s oldest-known manatee in captivity, Snooty, has died in a tragic accident, the South Florida Museum said. The beloved marine animal was found dead during a check of his enclosure Sunday morning, the museum said. “Snooty was found in an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit life support system. Early indications are that a panel that is kept bolted shut had somehow been dislodged and that Snooty was able to swim in,” the museum said in a statement
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Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

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Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

- Snooty, the longest living manatee in captivity, died Sunday, a day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday, according to the South Florida Museum.
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DeLand man dies after crash, possible medical episode, FHP says

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DeLand man dies after crash, possible medical episode, FHP says

- C. A. Bridges @cabridges An 80-year-old DeLand man died after running off the road and leaving his truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The man, who has not yet been identified pending notification of next of kin, was driving on Deerhaven Road, a dirt road along the edge of the Ocala National Forest in Lake County west of DeLand, said FHP Sgt
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Prosecutor expected to drop charges against Ray Tensing in Monday hearing

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Prosecutor expected to drop charges against Ray Tensing in Monday hearing

- CINCINNATI — Charges against former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing are expected to be dropped during a hearing Monday. Tensing, charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of unarmed motorist Sam DuBose, was tried twice in Hamilton County. Both trials ended with hung juries. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced last week that he will not try Tensing a third time
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Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

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Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

- MIAMI (AP) — Snooty, the longest living manatee in captivity, died Sunday, a day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday, according to the South Florida Museum. "Snooty was found in an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit life support system. Early indications are that an access panel door that is normally bolted shut had somehow been knocked loose and that Snooty was able to swim in," the museum said in a press release
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Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

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Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

- MIAMI (AP) — Snooty, the longest living manatee in captivity, died Sunday, a day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday, according to the South Florida Museum. "Snooty was found in an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit life support system. Early indications are that an access panel door that is normally bolted shut had somehow been knocked loose and that Snooty was able to swim in," the museum said in a press release
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  • Dozens of foreign workers sought for Trump's Florida clubs
    Dozens of foreign workers sought for Trump's Florida clubs

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    The Trump Organization is asking the federal government to grant dozens of special visas to foreign nationals to work at two of the President Donald Trump's private clubs in Florida, including his Mar-a-Lago resort. The company is seeking 35 waiters and waitresses at Mar-a-Lago along with 20 cooks and 15 maids. A listing is also posted for six cooks at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter
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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. to join NBC's broadcast team next year
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. to join NBC's broadcast team next year

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    NASCAR's most popular driver is retiring at season's end. Associated Press NEW YORK — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join NBC Sports Group's coverage of stock car racing next year and there may be more options for NASCAR's most popular driver once he retires. The agreement with NBCUniversal will allow Earnhardt to pursue "a wide range of opportunities in the company's media businesses, including movies, television, podcasts, and other areas
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  • Man May Have Contracted Flesh-Eating Bacteria While Hiking In New Hampshire
    Man May Have Contracted Flesh-Eating Bacteria While Hiking In New Hampshire

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    GRAFTON, N.H. (CBS) – A Florida man is recovering from flesh-eating bacteria he may have contracted while hiking in New Hampshire. The Union-Leader reports 32-year-old Wayne Atkins of Miami has been hospitalized since Father’s Day weekend. He spent two weeks in a coma. Doctors believe the deadly bacteria entered his body through blisters on his foot. Atkins said he got those blisters hiking Mount Garfield in Grafton County, and started feeling sick when he returned home to Florida
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  • Star Wars' Oscar Isaac Opens Up About the Death of His Mother and Naming His Child After Her
    Star Wars' Oscar Isaac Opens Up About the Death of His Mother and Naming His Child After Her

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    Oscar Isaac used Shakespeare as a method of processing grief after his mother died in February. For Isaac, 38, Shakespeare was a way of bonding with his mother and sister, he told The New York Times in a recent interview. He spent the majority of fall and winter at a hospital in Florida taking care of his mother, Eugenia. As her health worsened, Isaac began reading to her from “Hamlet
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  • The world’s oldest captive manatee dies in South Florida museum
    The world’s oldest captive manatee dies in South Florida museum

    , fox61.com

    BRADENTON, FLA — The world’s oldest-known manatee in captivity, Snooty, has died in a tragic accident, the South Florida Museum said. The beloved marine animal was found dead during a check of his enclosure Sunday morning, the museum said. “Snooty was found in an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit life support system. Early indications are that a panel that is kept bolted shut had somehow been dislodged and that Snooty was able to swim in,” the museum said in a statement
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  • Star Wars' Oscar Isaac Opens Up About the Death of His Mother and Naming His Child After Her
    Star Wars' Oscar Isaac Opens Up About the Death of His Mother and Naming His Child After Her

    , people.com

    Oscar Isaac used Shakespeare as a method of processing grief after his mother died in February. For Isaac, 38, Shakespeare was a way of bonding with his mother and sister, he told The New York Times in a recent interview. He spent the majority of fall and winter at a hospital in Florida taking care of his mother, Eugenia. As her health worsened, Isaac began reading to her from “Hamlet
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  • KU notebook: Jermaine Couisnard, another Chicago-area prospect, considering Jayhawks
    KU notebook: Jermaine Couisnard, another Chicago-area prospect, considering Jayhawks

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    Jermaine Couisnard, a 6-foot-4 combo guard out of East Chicago (Ind.) Central High School, who will be playing at Florida’s Montverde Academy during the upcoming 2017-18 season, is the latest blue-chip prospect from the Chicago area to place Kansas on his list of prospective colleges. “He loves it. Kansas is his favorite school since he was a little guy,” Couisnard’s dad, Jermaine, said Wednesday in a Facebook message to The Star
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  • Florida man pleads for return of wife's ashes stolen in burglary
    Florida man pleads for return of wife's ashes stolen in burglary

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    MAITLAND, Fla. A Maitland, Florida, man said Friday that he feels like he lost his wife a second time after her ashes were stolen in a home burglary just weeks before a planned trip to Hawaii to spread them on the beach. Four weeks ago, she died of cancer. But before she did, Nancy asked her husband to take her ashes back to the beach in Hawaii where they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary
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  • Prosecutor expected to drop charges against Ray Tensing in Monday hearing
    Prosecutor expected to drop charges against Ray Tensing in Monday hearing

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    CINCINNATI — Charges against former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing are expected to be dropped during a hearing Monday. Tensing, charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of unarmed motorist Sam DuBose, was tried twice in Hamilton County. Both trials ended with hung juries. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced last week that he will not try Tensing a third time
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  • Jamie Bell confirms marriage to Kate Mara in a romantic social media post
    Jamie Bell confirms marriage to Kate Mara in a romantic social media post

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    The Hollywood couple both shared snapshots of the big day. Jamie Bell has confirmed his wedding to Kate Mara by sharing an image of himself kissing the bride on their big day. The 31-year-old actor added the caption: "Me & Mrs B." Related Content The House of Cards star also posted the same blurry photo of the pair kissing on her Instagram page, simply writing: "Nuptials
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