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Florida man accidentally shoots passing 12-year-old, then immediately shoots himself

A Florida man claims he was showing a friend how to clean a gun when he discharged the weapon and struck a 12-year-old girl in a passing car, then accidentally shot himself. The Orlando Sentinel reported that 60-year-old Ventura Santos Matteo was in his garage on Friday when his gun-safety…

Florida man mistakenly shoots himself during road rage incident

A Florida man is under investigation after he told Orlando police that he accidentally shot himself during a road rage incident on Monday. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the man said he had been driving toward Orlando on Interstate-4 when another driver allegedly flashed a weapon after the two had…

Florida man Tasered in eyeball outside bar called ‘One Eyed Jack’s’

A gun-wielding Florida man was taken to the hospital by police after a Taser dart pierced his eyeball. According to the Orlando Sentinel, officers used the stun gun on James Rodriguez, 22, outside a sports bar in downtown Orlando called One Eyed Jack’s. Police were called to the scene on…

Controversial Florida pastor Terry Jones arrested with kerosene-soaked Korans

A controversial Florida pastor was arrested before he planned to burn almost 3,000 copies of the Koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, US media reported. Terry Jones, 61, was detained in the town of Mulberry, near Tampa, and faces charges of transporting fuel illegally and openly carrying a…

Forensic experts: Zimmerman was not crying for help on 911 tapes

Two forensic voice experts have told The Orlando Sentinel Saturday that neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was not the voice crying for help in the 911 calls after he shot Trayvon Martin. Tom Owen, a forensic consultant for Owen Forensic Services LLC and a court-qualified expert witness, used software called Easy…

George Zimmerman expelled from Seminole State College

The accused gunman in the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin has been asked not to return to Seminole State College, where he is currently enrolled, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel. The Sentinel quotes college officials as saying, “Due to the highly charged and high-profile controversy involving…

Fire destroys 3,500-year-old tree, arson suspected

Authorities in Florida suspect that an arsonist destroyed one of the oldest cypress trees in the world. The 3,500-year-old tree, known locally as “The Big Tree,” went up in flames early Monday morning, according to The Orlando Sentinel. It was officially named “The Senator” after former state Sen. Moses Oscar…

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