(NEW YORK) -- Christine Franke was a 25-year-old college student when she was shot dead in her Orlando, Florida apartment on Oct. 21, 2001.Though DNA was left behind at the crime scene, years went by without an arrest.The kill...

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(NAPLES, Fla.) --  Colleen Gill walks the beaches in Naples, Florida regularly, a scarf or mask covering her mouth and armed with a camera and cell phone.For months Gill has been documenting the effects of the red tide, specifically...

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(MIAMI) -- A South Florida college student who became confined to a wheelchair after suffering a debilitating spinal injury was able to walk during his graduation ceremony.Venezuela native Aldo Amenta broke his neck when he dove into the...

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(LOS ANGELES) -- Two nuns at a Catholic church in Southern California are suspected of embezzling up to $500,000 in school funds, allegedly using some of the money to go on trips and gamble at casinos, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Los Angele...

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(NEW YORK) --  Surveillance video shows the dramatic moment an elderly woman in Florida was almost run over by a driver who allegedly had just stolen her purse.The woman had walked outside of a McDonald's in Okeechobee to confront th...

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(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) -- The search for a young Colorado mother who vanished on Thanksgiving Day is intensifying with local police enlisting help from law enforcement nationwide and worried loved ones asking for prayers that she be found safely....

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(CROSS LANES, W.Va.) -- She impressed beauty pageant judges with her fiddle playing and tugged at hearts with her personal battle with multiple sclerosis, but now former Miss Kentucky Ramsey Bearse is back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons....

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(WORCESTER, Mass.) -- A Worcester, Massachusetts, firefighter died early Sunday while battling a massive fire in a three-story building -- the latest in a sad history of firefighter deaths in the city.Firefighters responded to a fire at 7...

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(NEW YORK) -- A major storm that dumped over 10 inches of snow on Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday is moving into the Southeast on Sunday with heavy rain on the southern side and as much as a foot of snow in western North Carolina and Virginia....

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(LACEY, Wash.) -- Federal authorities in Washington state are investigating the latest in a troubling series of arson cases at worship halls for Jehovah's Witnesses.The latest fire broke out Friday at a Kingdom Hall for Jehovah's Witnesse...

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(EL DORADO HILLS, Calif.) -- A 13-year-old boy with autism died in Northern California last week after becoming unresponsive at school while staff physically restrained him, authorities said.The boy became violent and needed to be restrai...

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(NEW YORK) -- The nation saw multiple, unprecedented natural disasters this year, from the deadliest wildfire in California's history to the worst hurricane to hit the East Coast since 1969.Reports from the National Centers for Environmen...

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(NEW YORK) -- A sea of purple filled a school gymnasium in Lumberton, North Carolina, on Saturday afternoon -- purple flowers, purple ribbons, purple balloons, people wearing purple shirts and dresses.Purple was Hania Noelia Aguilar's fav...

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(NEW YORK) -- An inmate in Mississippi managed to hop out of a prison van while handcuffed and shackled and drive away from police -- all while pausing to honk at his dumbstruck fiancee looking on.Timothy Clinton Moudy, 46, from Canton, M...

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