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Police: Gunman shoots 6, including 2 children, in Florida

Six people were shot early Monday in a Florida neighborhood, the Sanford Police Department said.

The shooting was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m. at a home on Hays Drive in Sanford, police said.

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Investigators said a gunman went to the home of someone he knows and shot two adults, an 8-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy.

One adult died. The other adult and the two children were taken to a hospital in critical condition, investigators said.

Detectives said the gunman then fled the home and randomly shot two bystanders in the roadway, critically wounding them both.

An officer who was in the area was able to subdue the gunman, who was arrested, police said.

Authorities did not immediately identify the victims or the suspected gunman.

Investigators said the initial shooting appeared to be domestic in nature.

No other details were given.

Check back at WFTV.com for updates.

Dozens of dogs rescued from South Korea meat trade; arrive safe in Pittsburgh

After a 7,000-mile journey, dozens of dogs rescued from the South Korea meat trade are now safe in Pittsburgh.The animals landed at JFK International in New York and were picked up by the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team.

While eating dog is on the decline in South Korea, about 30 million are slaughtered in Asia every year.

"These dogs were in the worst deplorable conditions you can imagine and, today, they have hope. Today, they're going from danger to safety in Pittsburgh,” Jonathan Plesset, of PAART, said. 

Most of the dogs will go to South Hills Pet Rescue to be checked out, then they’ll be put up for adoption.

PAART, a not-for-profit organization that provides air and ground rescue for at-risk dogs, cats and other animals. Its mission is transporting animals from danger to safety to provide them with a second chance.

Virgin Airlines to be no more

Being named the Best Airline in North America isn’t enough to save the brand name of Virgin Airlines.

Alaska Airlines, which bought Virgin last year, has announced that it will fly both companies under the Alaska Airlines name by 2019, CNN Money reported.

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But Alaska Airlines said in last week’s announcement that it will keep the options that made Virgin Airlines a household name like its free in-flight entertainment, mood lighting and boarding music.

Alaska, which is based in Seattle, bought Richard Branson’s airline to break into the California market, making Alaska the country’s fifth-largest airline, CNN Money reported.

Library of Congress to host Gloria Gaynor disco party

Historical texts and a disco ball?  They’re two items that you wouldn’t think to put together, but The Library of Congress will be the site of a disco in a few weeks.

Gloria Gaynor, whose disco hit “I Will Survive” was added to the National Recording Registry last year, will headline the library’s “Bibliodiscotheque,” The Washington Post reported.

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The “Bibliodiscotheque” will feature lectures, films and events that will culminate with a disco party in the Great Hall in the Jefferson Building on May 6.

All of the events are free but tickets are needed. They will be available starting at 10 a.m. Thursday.

For more information, including a schedule of events, click here.

Antonio Banderas reveals he had heart attack, says it 'wasn't serious'

It’s been a tough year for actor Antonio Banderas.

According to The Associated PressTMZ and other outlets, the actor suffered a heart attack this year that left him with three stents in his arteries.

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Banderas confessed the news on a Spanish media channel. He revealed the heart attack took place on Jan. 26 and he is now in better heath. The actor added, “It wasn’t serious, and hasn’t caused any damage.”

He reportedly underwent surgery at a Swiss clinic.

“It hasn’t been as dramatic as some have written," he said.

Want a tiny house for next to nothing?

If you’re interested in a tiny home and have a tiny budget, this might be a giant opportunity for you.

A bankruptcy auction in Alabama has more than two dozen dwellings in various states of completion up for grabs.

The lots are up for bid online through April 4. Other items are available as well, including assorted tools and building materials, along with refrigerators, stoves, washer/dryer units and other appliances (presumably, they’re the size that would fit a tiny home, but check the catalogue listing for specifics).

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Now of course there are lots of caveats. The lots are sold as-is with no warranty and no guarantee. The homes, as noted, are in “various states of completion,” mean some are 70 to 85 percent done and some are basically just-started framework.

The just-started homes are going for next to nothing – as little as $425 for a framed-up model to $4,100 for one that’s much further along.

If you enter a bid, that’s a legally binding action. No retracting bids once they’re made. You can pay with cash, a wire transfer or certified check – that’s it – and payment must be made by April 7. You need to come get your new castle after April 11.

It is happening at the now-bankrupt Lil’ Lodges of Alabama in Bear Creek.

All details are here on the Pearce & Associates web site.

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Bar serves alcoholic drinks on coasters made from drunken drivers' crashed cars

A Canadian bar really wants its patrons to think twice before getting behind the wheel after a round of drinks. 

According to Fox News, Toronto's The Emmet Ray now serves drinks on coasters that read, "This coaster used to be a car. That car never made it home." They're made from cars damaged in drunken-driving crashes.

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Sober-driving organization Arrive Alive, the group behind the coasters, said it wanted to "remind people ... that there are consequences to driving drunk – and remind them to use a designated driver, take transit or download The Ride App for a safe ride home."

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Government pulls man’s license plate saying it’s too rude

A Canadian man will have to come up with a new vanity license plate, or decide to go with the standard tag, after he was told his plate could be misinterpreted.

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Lorne Grabher has had his last name on his license plate for decades, but a few months ago received a letter from the Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles has canceled the plate after 25 years, CBC reported.

That’s because others “can misinterpret it as a socially unacceptable slogan.”

Grabher is now calling out Nova Scotia officials for discrimination.

The Department of Transportation told the CBC via email that they received a complaint over the plate “as misogynistic and promoting violence against woman” and that they cannot mark that it is a name vs. an action.

Nova Scotia has made about 3,100 words not acceptable for license plates including HESHE and GOD4U2.

Teen who threw newborn baby out window won't serve any jail time

Antonia Lopez, a Nebraska teen who admitted to throwing her newborn baby out the window, won't be serving any jail timethe Omaha World-Herald reports.

On Friday, Douglas County Juvenile Court Judge Christopher Kelly ordered Lopez to be placed on probation, live in a group home, take part in individual and family therapy, delete her Facebook account and perform 50 hours of community service, according to the World-Herald.

In September, Lopez, 16, reportedly gave birth to a baby girl in her apartment, then threw the baby out the window. She then texted her boyfriend, “It was a girl by the way,” and admitted her crime to her mother, the World-Herald reported. She told police that she was unaware that she was pregnant and thought she was just having her period.

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An autopsy revealed that the infant, who later died, was still breathing at the time the blunt-force injuries were sustained. It also showed that Lopez had been pregnant for 25 to 28 weeks. 

“She’s coping the best she can,” Lopez’s defense attorney Rebecca McClung said, adding that her client thought the child was a stillborn. “The mother is coping the best she can. The grandmother is coping the best she can.”

Lopez was initially charged as an adult with felony child abuse resulting in death, which could have meant 20 years in prison. However, in February, her case was transferred to juvenile court after her mental state and lack of criminal record were considered, the World-Herald reported.

She reportedly was ordered to live in a group home because judges were concerned that she didn’t understand the severity of her actions. The Facebook deletion order stemmed from her receiving numerous negative comments on her page following her arrest, the World-Herald reported.

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Tomi Lahren booted permanently from The Blaze, report claims

The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Tomi Lahren has been booted off Glenn Beck’s The Blaze for good.

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The news comes after the contentious commentator and her show caught a weeklong suspension from The Blaze following her appearance on “The View,” in which Lahren took a pro-abortion stance. She said it was “hypocritical” for conservatives who believed in limited government to also believe it right for a government to intrude on something as personal as an abortion.

“Glenn is reminding the world of his conservative principles by sidelining Tomi after she insulted conservatives by calling them hypocrites,” one source told Page Six.

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“He just couldn’t sit by and watch as Tomi Lahren said there’s no way for conservatives to justify anything other than being pro-choice.”

The news comes as Lahren, 24, appears to be accepting the inevitable, spending time with friends and planning a next step.

Over the weekend, she posted a photograph on Instagram with the caption, “Thanks Houston for showing 2 Dallas girls some good times after a rough week.” She added the caption #gonnabeokay.

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WATCH: Jokesters make case for 12-foot Paul Walker statue at council meeting

If you’re ever trying to get a city council to listen to your proposition, opening your argument with, “What up, council?” is probably not the best way to begin. But that’s exactly what a jokester in San Clemente, California, did, and we can’t stop laughing at this guy and his fellow "surfer bro" friend.

In a now-viral video from a recent San Clemente City Council meeting, the young man identified himself as "freelance journalist" Chad Kroeger, which just happens to be the same name as the lead singer in the band Nickelback. Then he passionately made his case to have a statue of the late Paul Walker erected in the town.

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Kroeger claimed that his love for the late actor came when he was 11 and “my first love Ashley betrayed me by moving to Newport Beach.” In hopes of cheering him up, his father took him to see “The Fast and the Furious,” and he’s never looked back.

The prankster was followed by his cohort, identified as Bodhi Johnson, who added that the film "was epically life-changing."

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"It gave me the courage to ask out Shelby; it taught me to never back down, even if a super-tough crew of street racers come at you – stand tall," he said.

KCBS reported that the pair, who previously spoke at a Burbank City Council meeting, are featured in several comedic videos on YouTube.

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Tennessee bills dead teen $3K to replace guardrail that killed her

Hannah Eimers, 17, was driving her father’s car in November when she lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a guardrail on the driver’s side, killing her. Months later, Eimers’ father received a bill from the Tennessee Department of Transportation to replace the guardrail.

According to the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Steven Eimers got the $3,000 bill four months after Hannah’s death but refused to pay it and called the model of the guardrail “horribly designed.” He told the News-Sentinel that he couldn't believe that the state would “bill my daughter for the defective device that killed her.”

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Rather than deflecting the car or absorbing its impact, the guardrail, which was removed from the department’s list of approved products a week before the crash, reportedly impaled the vehicle and struck Hannah in the head and chest, killing her instantly.

“I’m shocked,” Eimers told the News-Sentinel. “The audacity. What bothers me is that they’re playing Russian roulette with people’s lives. They know these devices do not perform at high speeds and in situations like my daughter’s accident, but leave them in place.”

Mark Nagi, a spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, insisted that the bill was sent as a result of a “mistake somewhere in processing" and apologized. He also said Eimers will not have to pay the bill, which covered both the cost of labor and materials.

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Gunshots erupt after Fetty Wap nearly robbed at New Jersey deli

Three men ended up in the hospital from gunshot wounds after attempting to rob rapper Fetty Wap at a deli early Sunday. 

Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, and some friends were ordering food at a 24-hour deli around 5 a.m. when there was an attempt to rob him, according to the Paterson Times.

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A wounded 34-year-old man and a 37-year-old were found near the deli and taken to the hospital. A 33-year-old man, thought to have also been involved in the incident, went to a hospital in Hackensack. All men suffered non-fatal injuries, according to police.

Wap was not injured in the incident, police said. 

Paterson Deputy Police Chief Troy Oswald said Wap and his friends are not suspects in the shooting or the robbery, according to the Paterson Press.

Woman arrested after scaling White House fence third time

The third time was not the charm for a woman who has again tried to scale the White House fence. 

Marcia Wahl, 38, of Everett Washington, attempted to scale the wrought iron fence around 2:15 a.m. Sunday, according to The Washington Post

She was arrested and charged with unlawful entry and contempt of court, the Secret Service said. 

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This is the third time within a week Wahl has tried hopping the fence.

Her first attempt was last Tuesday when she tried to scale the south fence. At the time she said she wanted to speak with President Donald Trump. She was charged with unlawful entry and told to stay away from the White House. 

She again tried to scale the fence Friday. She was charged with contempt of court for violating the court order.

Police search for whoever’s using poisoned hot dogs to sicken dogs

Someone is tainting hot dogs with an unknown substance, wrapping the cut pieces with floss then throwing the bits in yards to sicken dogs, police say.

Now investigators are trying to find the person creating the caustic cuisine for canine consumption.

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Lake Hallie police shared images on Facebook sent to them of the harmful hot dogs as well as a suspicious person captured on camera in the area.

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones apologizes for spreading fake 'Pizzagate' story

 Alex Jones has apologized to the owner of a Washington, D.C., pizzeria for spreading the fake story last year that linked the restaurant to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and human trafficking. 

Jones, as the Austin-based host of Infowars.com, has a long history of pushing wild conspiracy theories, such as how the U.S. government perpetrated the 9/11 attacks or how the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax. 

But in a rare backtracking mea culpa, Jones apologized Friday for his role in promoting the baseless “Pizzagate” story that went viral among right-wing bloggers and media sites during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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The gist of the fake story accused Clinton and her presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta, of running a child sex abuse ring through the Comet Ping Pong restaurant owned by James Alefantis. Podesta’s comments about the pizzeria — made in Democratic Party emails exposed by WikiLeaks — became fodder for fake news web portals as well as popular user-generated content sites like Reddit and 4chan. 

Jones, in a statement he read aloud for his online audience, tried to put some distance between himself and the fake story and blamed “scores of media outlets,” “third-party accounts of alleged activities” and “accounts of (Infowars) reporters who are no longer with us” for the “incorrect narrative” he discussed several times on his program. 

“In our commentary about what had become known as Pizzagate, I made comments about Mr. Alefantis that in hindsight I regret, and for which I apologize to him,” Jones said. 

In language that was clearly sculpted by a legal mind hoping to avoid possible litigation, Jones added: “To my knowledge today, neither Mr. Alefantis nor his restaurant Comet Ping Pong, were involved in any human trafficking as was part of the theories about Pizzagate.” 

For many people, the Pizzagate conspiracy theory became part of the mainstream political discussion only in December, after 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch of North Carolina brought a gun into a Comet Ping Pong packed with customers, and pointed it at an employee in hopes of finding proof of “Pizzagate.” 

Welch surrendered to police when he found no evidence that children were being harbored there, District of Columbia police said at the time.

School burglar caught with his pants down

One man will likely think twice about his plans for the day before putting on a pair of baggy pants.

Things didn’t work out so well for the unidentified man who tried to climb over a fence Friday after allegedly attempting to break into some classrooms at Miles-Exploratory Learning Center in Tucson, Arizona, according to KOLD.

According to a locksmith at the school, the man had tried to get inside some classrooms.

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When the man realized he had been spotted, he tried to get away, but his baggy pants got caught on the spike on top of the iron fence, leaving him literally caught with his pants down.

As he hung there, a couple of passersby couldn’t resist taking pictures of the man hanging upside-down.

“I was going to help him off the fence, but by the time I got back around the block the cops were rolling up two cars deep,” Jesse Sensibar told ABC 15. “I don’t know what his story was, but it must not have been good enough. Fifteen minutes later when I went back by the other direction going home, he was cuffed up in the backseat. He smiled for the camera.”

Tucson police said they have no record of the incident.

United Airlines kicks two girls off flight for wearing leggings

United Airlines agents forbade two teenage girls from boarding a flight to Minneapolis because they were wearing leggings, according to witnesses and The Washington Post.

A third girl would have been kept off the plane as well, but she put a dress on over her leggings and was then allowed to board.

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The three teens were traveling on a United Airlines employee pass. The airline said it has a no-leggings policy for employees using their benefits to fly. A spokesman for United Airlines contacted by The Washington Post told the paper that the girls in question were “not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel.”

The spokesman says leggings are prohibited clothing for those flyers using the employee travel benefit, but did not clarify further.

Another passenger aboard the flight tweeted United about the incident.

The post has gone viral, with many on social media critical of the policy, saying its wrong to police the teen’s attire and that leggings are comfortable travel wear.

Gator eats golfer’s ball on Florida course

Gator sightings on Florida golf courses are fairly common for most residents, but one golfer didn’t intend on his golf ball becoming a snack for one.

Daniel McNamara caught the alligator eating his golf ball Saturday, news partner WPTV Channel 5 reports.

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McNamara told WPTV he was on his third hole at Long Marsh Golf Course in Rotonda West, Florida, when his ball hit a gator sitting on the shoreline of a lake.

Instead of turning away, the reptile walks up to the ball, takes it in his mouth and slowly backs into the pond.McNamara did not mention if he took the penalty or not. 

Madonna’s twins get first Barbie dolls, singer posts video

Madonna’s twins got their first Barbie dolls this weekend and the entertainer is sharing it with the world.

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The “Material Girl” posted adorable video of newly adopted twin daughters, Estere and Stelle playing with the dolls.

In the short video posted on Instagram, the girls sang the Finger Family song in unison while sitting on their beds. As they sing, the girls waved their new toys in front of the camera.

“What happens when you get your first Barbie Doll!” Madonna wrote. “Pikachu is left in the dust!”

In February, Madonna confirmed the rumor that she had adopted the girls also in an Instagram post.

“I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself walking with her girls.

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