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WATCH: Girl's reaction to shooting first deer goes viral

A video of a 7-year-old Texas girl shooting a deer for the first time has gone viral.

Video uploaded to Facebook by Cory Klapper on Monday shows his daughter, Lilly, focusing on her target, before successfully pulling the trigger and shooting a deer in front of her. Lilly, excited about the result, then has a huge grin on her face as her father celebrates the shot.

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“I respect and understand that this video may not be for everyone. If you think that you might be offended by this video that has my daughter shooting a deer with a modern hunting rifle, please keep scrolling,” Klapper wrote on Facebook.

Thousands of people have commented on the video, pointing out Lilly's reaction as well.

“Cody, I don’t know you but I can tell you that the discipline and concentration that young lady shows while waiting on the shot far exceeds some adults I know,” one commented wrote. “And her gun safety by keeping her finger off the trigger until ready to make the shot, and immediately putting the safety on after the shot is awesome and is a testimate (sic) to you as her Dad and mentor. You are doing it right sir! Congrats! That is a special moment indeed!”

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“The smile on her face was priceless! She did great!” another commenter wrote.

According to KDFW, Lilly has been working on her shooting skills since she was 5.

The video has been viewed more than 2.4 million times and has been shared more than 45,500 times.

Child, 3, run over by float at Christmas parade

A 3-year-old boy was in critical condition Saturday night after being seriously injured after falling from and being hit by a Christmas parade float.

The boy somehow fell from the float while it was in motion and was hit by the tires on the trailer, Valdosta police Lt. Adam Bembry told WALB.

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Emergency crews were on scene almost immediately and the boy was taken to Shands Hospital in Florida, according to the Valdosta Daily Times.

“We’re praying for the child and hoping for the best,” Valdosta police Chief Brian Childress told the Times.

 Authorities are investigating the incident.

Florida woman narrowly escapes Tennessee wildfire

A St. Augustine, Florida, woman had to leave her car behind and run down a mountain after flames spread to her neighborhood near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Cathy Johnson Conner said she and another woman were at home in Wears Valley when the electricity went out.

They had just gone outside to walk their dogs but the wind was strong so they decided to go to bed, Conner said on Facebook.

Then they got a phone call from their builder, who told them the mountain they were on had caught fire.

Conner said they got in the car and tried to drive down the mountain, but most of the homes in the neighborhood were on fire and the exit was blocked by flames.

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They left the car and started running down the mountain, Conner said. Three minutes after they fled the home, Conner said she got a text from her home security system that said the house was on fire.

Conner said they saw Wears Valley firefighters trying to help as they were fleeing the flames.

"I have so many emotions right now but most of all I thank God we are alive," Conner wrote on Facebook.

In all, 13 people were killed, about 85 were injured, and nearly 1,000 homes and businesses were charred or destroyed in the fires near Gatlinburg.

Statue of Fred Rogers unveiled in Pennsylvania hometown

A life-size bronze statue of Fred Rogers was unveiled Saturday morning in America’s beloved neighbor’s hometown.

The statue was dedicated during a public ceremony at James H. Rogers Park, named for Rogers’ father.

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Originally scheduled to be dedicated in June, the statue's debut was put on hold when the sculptor, Jon Hair, became ill. Hair was in attendance for Saturday’s ceremony, as was Rogers’ sister, Nancy Rogers Crozier.

"I am so excited about this," Crozier said. "We've been waiting a long time."

Fred Rogers died Feb. 27, 2003, after a battle with stomach cancer.

Pete Rose bookie found dead in apartment

A Franklin man best known as Pete Rose’s one-time bookie was found dead in his apartment last month.

The Warren County Coroner’s Office said Ronald Peters was found dead in the bedroom of his apartment about 5 p.m. Nov. 19 during a welfare check by Franklin police. Coroner’s investigator Doyle Burke said police were called to the apartment building after residents complained of strange odors. Burke said the last time Peters was seen alive was Nov. 8

He said there were no signs of foul play and that an official cause of death is pending until toxicology tests are completed.

Burke said Peters received an indigent cremation and the remains were turned over to his family. The two-sentence death notice only said that he had passed away, with services at the convenience of the family.

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“The last few years were really tough on him,” said David Chicarelli, a Franklin attorney who represented Peters over the years. “He had a lot of major illnesses and tried to work … . The last time I saw him was six to eight months ago.”

Chicarelli said Peters traveled setting up car auctions for dealerships and had always kept a place in Franklin.

“He was very personable and was a very good, confident golfer,” Chicarelli said. “Everyone liked him.”

He said Peters had owned Jonathan’s Cafe, a downtown Franklin bar that was the place that everyone went to in the 1980s. The bar has since been razed. It was at that bar where Rose, baseball’s hit king, has admitted to placing bets with Peters through Thomas Gioiosa and Paul Janszen, who were Rose’s associates.

The three were the primary witnesses in the 1989 investigation by baseball lawyer John Dowd that led to the agreement in which Rose accepted a lifetime ban. As the concerns about Rose’s gambling were investigated, Peters claimed to have taken bets from the former Cincinnati Reds All-Star and manager exceeding $1 million during a two-year period. Chicarelli said that Peters was never bitter toward Rose.

Chicarelli said that while Peters regretted what happened to him and Rose, he felt Rose should be in the Hall of Fame.

When Rose finally admitted to betting on baseball in his 2004 book, Chicarelli said, “This whole thing was about everybody calling Ron a liar. Well, when I say everybody, Major League baseball believed him. If you want to use the word vindication, (Peters) told the truth.”

Chicarelli said Peters had said in the past that Rose bet on baseball, but never said he bet on the Reds.

In 1989, Peters agreed to a plea bargain and was convicted and sentenced to 24 months in prison on federal charges of cocaine distribution and making a false statement on his 1985 income tax return.

In 2001, Peters was sentenced to six months in prison for owing $39,000 in dependent support. He previously served a year in prison, from April 1998 to March 1999, for a theft conviction, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

In June 2004, Peters was shot in the head outside a Dayton grocery store parking lot. A security guard for a nearby church told police he heard two shots, then saw another man get out of a Thunderbird and run.

Chicarelli believes that the shooting may have contributed to his death. He had a number of illnesses afterward.

He said nearly two years ago that Peters asked him to review a contract and had received an advance for a book deal. However, Chicarelli said he never heard what had become of that deal.

Jeff Foxworthy pays for woman's groceries

A woman got a nice surprise when someone she thought was just another stranger offered to pay for her groceries.

Robin McFadden said she was in line with her three sons at a Publix grocery store in Johns Creek, Georgia, trying to get her coupons in order.

She said a few items were not ringing up properly and she was scrambling to figure out what was wrong as her children fussed.

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Behind her someone asked, “How much is she short?”

McFadden said she turned around and gasped when she realized the person asking was comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

Before she could say anything, Foxworthy paid for her groceries.

“I told him that he was going to make me cry and then I took the photo. I’m so thankful for him,” McFadden said.

Car, Bibles stolen from World War II veteran

Paul Cassarino was 22 when he served with the 447th Bomb Group of the 8th Army Air Corps, flying 30 bombing missions over Germany during World War II.

After the war, he married his wife, Phyllis; the two were togther for 69 years until she died of dementia two years ago, according to WVIT.

He visits her gravesite twice a day until two weeks ago when his car was stolen from his garage as he prepared to go to the cemetery.

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He wrote an open letter to whoever took his vehicle and his most valued possessions, the Bibles he and his wife used to read from.

"My car is my survival for transportation to empty trash at the landfill, to go to the grocery store, go to my church, and to go to the cemetery every day to visit, talk and read the Bible to my late wife. In my car were my Bibles that my wife and I read together and that I would take to the cemetery to read to her; my tools that I have had for over 50 years; my personal belongings and other memorabilia that is priceless to me. My English version daily reader of the Vulgate Bible New Testament was especially dear to her and me. I read it to her every day when we were together and took it every day to the cemetery to read to her.

"I appeal to you to return my car together with its contents of my walker, tools, glasses, sun glasses, umbrella and 3 bibles. Please."

Body of woman, children recovered in Gatlinburg wildfire

The bodies of a mother and her children burned in the wildfires in Tennessee were recovered, extinguishing a grandfather's hope that his family was safe.

Chloe and Lilly Reed, the granddaughters of Grant Reed, as well as his daughter Contance Reed, were found dead following the wildfires in Tennessee.

“With profound sadness that is now a part of my soul I am sorry to share the passing of Constance, Chloe and Lily,” Grant Reed, of Centerville, Ohio, wrote on Facebook. “Please continue to pray for my son Michael and his son Nicholas.”

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Saturday was the fifth day Grant Reed’s daughter-in-law Constance and his granddaughters — Lily, 9, and Chloe, 12 — were missing.

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Department told the family it was apparent Constance had been fleeing the fire on foot when she died, according to WHIO-TV affiliate WVLT-TV. She and her daughters became separated from her husband, Michael Reed.

Constance Reed’s mother told WVLT-TV she was told there were two bodies found around Constance. They have not been identified as the daughters by officials, but the family has confirmed the deaths.

The Reeds' church established a fund for the family.

“We received confirmation through the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department that the body of Constance has been discovered,” said pastor Phillip Morris, of Parkway Church of God in Sevierville, Tennessee. “We appreciate the outpouring of love from around the nation and specifically here in Sevier County. Your strong support means so much, and this family is going to really need your support even more in the days and weeks to come.”

Large fire burns several Cambridge buildings

Firefighters have contained a 10-alarm fire that raged for several hours Saturday, burning about a dozen buildings in Cambridge.

There were several minor injuries during the fire, but no one was taken to the hospital. The Cambridge fire chief credits that to the fire starting in the daytime. 

"People were awake and available. We are just very fortunate right now," Chief Gerald R. Reardon said.

The fire started about 2:55 p.m. at a building under construction and then spread to 11 buildings, including mostly apartments. One of them sustained a major collapse.

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"It's the spacing of the buildings and getting the ladders and apparatuses in this area of the city," Reardon said. 

About 140 firefighters from 17 fire department helped battle the blaze.

Smoke could be seen across the city before the sun set, as high winds stoked the fire. A crowd gathered as the fire destroyed cars and homes in between Kendall and Inman Square.

Officials said most of the apartments affected are low-income housing. The Red Cross is helping and a shelter has been set up at Cambridge High School and War Memorial Center. Anyone who needs help or a place to sleep is welcome to go there.

"I'm in shock. There's no place for these people to go now and I don't know how to help," said one neighbor, Paula Sousa, who has lived in the area for years. 

The Cambridge mayor's office set up a GoFundMe account to help families as well. 

Cambridge police and the Fire Marshal's Office are at the scene investigating the cause. 

Oakland warehouse fire: 5 things to know

A massive fire broke out at a warehouse party in California Friday night, causing extensive damage and killing at least nine people.

Here is what we know about the incident.

1.) Authorities are preparing for a “mass casualty” event: Nine people have been confirmed dead, but dozens remain missing. According to the sheriff, authorities are preparing for up to 40 deaths. Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloche-Reed told The Associated Press that 50 to 100 people were inside the building when the fire broke out.

2.) The cause of fire is unknown at this time: While a cause for the fire has not been determined yet, Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloche-Reed said in a news conference that the way the warehouse was set up, with wood pallets used as a staircase to an upper floor, may have facilitated how quickly the fire spread throughout the building. The warehouse was divided into makeshift artist studios, according to Deloche-Reed, and potential exits were cluttered with art supplies.

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3.) Search is ongoing: Fire officials are attempting to secure the building before continuing their rescue and recovery mission. The roof collapsed during the fire, hampering search efforts. Heavy debris need to be moved so firefighters can complete a search of the building. 

Authorities have removed nine bodies for the coroner to identify. Crews are working slowly, pulling debris and searching for more victims.

4.) Facebook Safety Check is active: People are using the Facebook Safety Check feature to post and seek information on family and friends who may have been at the party. The Alameda County Sheriff's Coroner's Bureau, at 510-382-3000, is also fielding calls from concerned family members.

5.) Building may have been unsafe before fire: According to the East Bay Express, the warehouse’s property owner had received "habitability" complaints as recently as last month. The city’s investigation was ongoing at the time of the fire.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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