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January 15, 2018 2:31 AM Casino shuttle boat caught fire in Florida, dozens safely evacuated

A casino shuttle boat caught fire Sunday afternoon in Port Richey, Florida, forcing dozens to evacuate -- some into the frigid canal on the area's coldest day of the year, authorities said. There were about 50 people aboard the vessel, which ferries people to a casino boat about three miles offshore in the Port Richey canal, according to the Pasco County 17

January 15, 2018 1:25 AM Casino ship catches fire with 50 passengers onboard off Florida coast

A fire breaks out on a Sun Cruz casino boat at Port Richey, Fla., on Sunday. A casino ship went up in flames Sunday, forcing dozens of passengers to jump overboard off the coast of Florida, authorities said. About 50 passengers were on board the Sun Cruz casino boat when a fire broke out at around 4:20 p.m. as the ship was near Tampa’s bay, WTSP-TV reported 22

January 15, 2018 12:30 AM Casino boat catches fire off Florida with 50 passengers aboard

The boat carrying 50 passengers caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida. (Pasco County Sheriff's Office) A casino boat went up in flames Sunday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida, with 50 passengers on board -- and more than a dozen were rushed to the hospital, according to reports. Authorities responded to the scene around 4:00 p.m. after 20

January 12, 2018 10:29 PM South Carolina deputy shoots, kills suspect after chase

GASTON, S.C. – Authorities say a sheriff's deputy has shot and killed a South Carolina man who pulled a gun on deputies after a car chase. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a news release that deputies tried to pull over 44-year-old Justin Adkins on an attempted murder warrant from Orangeburg County about 10 p.m. Thursday. Koon said the car was stopped 18

January 12, 2018 6:52 PM Religious group accused of child labor in fish markets

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – North Carolina authorities investigating the use of child labor by what they're calling an "alternative religious group" have arrested four more people. Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright announced Friday that the four suspects had turned themselves in. Two were charged with involuntary servitude of a minor, among other charges 17

January 12, 2018 4:20 AM Search Continues for Missing After Mudslides in California

Number of people being investigated as missing rises to 43; sheriff says ‘searching for a miracle’ MONTECITO, Calif.—Officials raised the number of people being investigated as missing after deadly mudslides in the area to 43 and ordered residents here out of their homes to ease movement for crews, reflecting a treacherous rescue effort. Santa Barbara 11

January 11, 2018 5:14 PM Florida man charged in killing of twin brother

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Florida man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his twin brother, whose name was nearly identical. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced on Twitter that Prince Terrill Mitchell was arrested Wednesday. He's accused in the Sept. 5 death of Prince Tirrell Mitchell. Lt. Craig Waldrup told news outlets that the shooting 17

January 11, 2018 4:13 AM Two deputies cleared of shooting man on ground captured on video

Two deputies from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in North Florida were cleared of any wrongdoing in a shooting that left a man injured last year. Last week, the State Attorney’s Office serving Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties released video of the Oct. 27 incident and a memo stating the shooting was justified. In the shooting 17

January 10, 2018 3:23 AM BSO investigating fatal shooting near Dillard High

Who fatally shot a 21-year-old not far from a high school? BSO is trying to find out. The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 21-year-old man was shot to death not far from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale Monday. Deputies responding to a report of a shooting at 2721 NW 14th St., near Fort Lauderdale, found Vincent Woodard with at least 12

January 10, 2018 12:45 AM Sheriff: Colorado gunman monitored deputies before shooting

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – A sheriff says the gunman who killed a suburban Denver deputy and wounded four other officers used video surveillance equipment in and outside his apartment to monitor authorities responding to a complaint before he opened fire. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said Matthew Riehl fired a shotgun, an M16 rifle, a pistol and an M4 rifle 13