Now Playing
K92.3
Last Song Played
Orlando's Country
On Air
No Program
Now Playing
K92.3
Last Song Played
Orlando's Country

news

200 items
Results 11 - 20 of 200 < previous next >

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Midday' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Florida Lottery's "Pick 3 Midday" game were:

8-4-6

(eight, four, six)

Anthony Bourdain’s mother plans to get memorial tattoo

Anthony Bourdain’s mother revealed that while she was “never really a fan” of her son’s tattoos, she plans to get one in his memory.

Gladys Bourdain told the New York Times that she plans to get “Tony” tattooed in small letters on the inside of her wrist some time next week, and use his tattoo artist.

>> Read more trending news 

The 61-year-old chef and host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” was found dead on June 8 in a hotel room in France.

Investigators say he hanged himself.

On Friday, a prosecutor said Bourdain had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system. 

The famous chef had several tattoos, getting his first at 44.

Bourdain told Maxim in August 2017 that each tattoo marks a significant moment in his life.

“I don't overly place importance on them, but [tattoos] do commemorate in a way that photographs can't,” Bourdain said. “I stopped taking photographs a long time ago when I travel. There's this realization that the lens is inadequate to capture the moment, so maybe I'm just looking to mark time in another way that's very personal.”

Gladys Bourdain said that a private ceremony will be held soon, adding, “He would want as little fuss as possible.”

A Bourdain family spokesperson told the BBC the family has no plans for a public memorial at this time.

The Latest: Fort Worth protesters chant: 'No baby jails!'

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local):

4:05 p.m.

During a rally at Texas Democratic Party convention in Fort Worth, people carried signs that read "Family rights are human rights" and "Reunite the families."

The Dallas Morning News reports that speakers at the rally Saturday urged the crowd to make their voices heard in November. The crowd chanted "Families belong together" and "No baby jails!"

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez says she teared up when she heard audio of children crying in detention families. She says, "No child should ever have to cry like that for something that we can avoid."

Houston Rep. Ana Hernandez became an unauthorized immigrant in the country as a child when her family overstayed their visas. She says she can't imagine being torn from her mother's arms. She says, "That's not the America that we know. That is not what we stand for."

Hernandez, who became a citizen at 18, urged fellow Democrats to speak up for immigrant families.

___

2:25 p.m.

A group of immigrant rights protesters has blocked a bus carrying immigrant children outside a U.S.-Mexico border processing facility.

Local and state police were called in Saturday to help disperse the crowd and enable the bus to proceed.

The bus eventually left the area. Border patrol agents did not say where it was headed.

The incident occurred amid an uproar over the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant families caught on the southwest border. President Donald Trump signed an order this week to keep families detained together during immigration proceedings.

___

2:10 p.m.

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and four of the state's Democratic House members are touring a detention center where about 100 immigrant children taken from their parents are being held.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz told reporters Saturday in Homestead, Florida, that she and Nelson should have been allowed access on Tuesday when they first went to the facility but were turned away. She said being told to come back four days later prevented them as members of Congress from performing their duty to oversee government operations. She said at most they should have been kept out for a few hours.

Rep. Darren Soto said the decision by the facility's administrators to deny Nelson and Wasserman Schultz access earlier made him wonder what they were hiding.

Those three plus Reps. Frederica Wilson and Ted Deutch took 50 red, white and blue balloons with them inside. Wilson said the balloons were to show the children that the American people care about them.

___

12:30 p.m.

An attorney in Texas has been trying to reunite parents at an immigration detention facility with their children after U.S. authorities separated them on the southwest border.

Lawyer Jodi Goodwin said Saturday that another attorney identified the parents at criminal court hearings in McAllen, Texas.

She has been reaching out to the parents at a detention facility in Port Isabel, Texas, to collect information about their cases and their children.

She says she has been inundated with requests for help from the parents and the list is still growing. She says she doesn't know how many parents she has connected with so far.

She says Immigration and Customs Enforcement has asked her for a list of names to assist in the process.

___

11:55 a.m.

More than two dozen Democratic U.S. House members are touring immigration facilities for a firsthand look at the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.

Speaking to reporters Saturday after visiting a Customs and Border Protection processing facility in the U.S-Mexico border city of McAllen, they described seeing children sleeping behind bars, on concrete floors and under emergency "mylar" heat-resistant blanks.

California Congressman Jackie Speier says, "It is, for all intents and purposes, a prison."

More than 2,300 children were taken from their families in recent weeks under a Trump administration "zero tolerance" policy in which people entering the U.S. illegally face being prosecuted. Parents and children were being detained separately. But after public outcry, President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered that they be brought back together.

The Democrats said they haven't seen a coherent system for reuniting parents and children. They also said that even when parents and children aren't separated, they're often housed in adjacent cells that keep them apart.

___

11:15 p.m.

Protests and rallies focused around the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border are scheduled this weekend, while more than two dozen congressional Democrats plan to visit detention facilities in Texas.

More than 2,300 children were taken from their families in recent weeks under a Trump administration "zero tolerance" policy in which people entering the U.S. illegally face being prosecuted. Parents and children were being detained separately. But after public outcry, President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered that they be brought back together.

Confusion has ensued, with parents left searching for their children.

Events planned include a rally Saturday in Fort Worth, where the Texas Democratic Convention is being held, and a protest in Homestead, Florida.

The Democratic lawmakers plan to visit detention facilities Saturday in McAllen and Los Fresnos.

___

See AP's complete coverage of the debate over the Trump administration's policy of family separation at the border: https://apnews.com/tag/Immigration

Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicked out of Red Hen restaurant in Virginia on ‘moral’ grounds

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she and seven members of her family were kicked out of The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia on Friday night.

TMZ first reported that the restaurant’s owner kicked out Sanders and her family out of “moral conviction.” 

>> Read more trending news 

A waiter posted on Facebook that Sanders was in the restaurant for “a total of two minutes” before being asked to leave.

Sanders confirmed the incident on Twitter.

“Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left,” Sanders tweeted Saturday. “Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”

Sanders’ father, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, tweeted his support, saying it was an act of “bigotry.”

The Red Hen’s Facebook and Yelp pages were bombarded with reviews from people from both sides.

While some praised the restaurant, many others said the owner was being “intolerant.”

This comes after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen bolted from a Washington, D.C. Mexican restaurant after protesters confronted her at her table -- with the blessing of the manager.

Watch: Driver plows into crowd of protesters in Pittsburgh, police hunt for driver

Police in Pittsburgh are searching for the driver of a dark sedan who drove through a crowd of protesters on Friday night. 

Officials told WPXI no one was hurt. 

This happened during the third straight night of protests related to the police shooting death of Antwon Rose, 17, who was killed during a traffic stop earlier in the week.

>>Read: Protesters gather in Pittsburgh for third straight night

The car plowed into the crowd near PNC Park, where fans were leaving a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game.

>>Read: LIVE UPDATES: Car drives through crowd of protesters at PNC Park

One person at the scene Friday night tweeted, “Someone tried to drive through us, police responded in riot gear.”

Allegheny County police officials said that Rose was a passenger in a vehicle stopped in East Pittsburgh Tuesday night, because it fit the description of a car seen fleeing the area of a shooting in the nearby borough of North Braddock. 

As an officer handcuffed the driver of the car, which investigators said had bullet damage to the back window, Rose and a second passenger got out of the car and ran. 

Rose, who police officials said was shot three times, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Police are now investigating reports that Rose may have fired a weapon during a drive-by shooting before his death, and he had gun powder residue on his hands.

In a statement to WPXI, Coleman McDonough, Allegheny County Police superintendent, stated that those claims are “false.”

“While ACPD does have a video showing the North Braddock incident, that video does NOT show Antwon Rose firing a gun. The information about gunshot residue is also false. Crime Lab reports are still pending and have not yet been issued,” McDonough said.

The East Pittsburgh police officer who fatally shot Rose has been identified as Michael Rosfeld.

>>Read: Officer was sworn in hours before killing unarmed teen, mayor says

He was sworn into the department just hours before the shooting, but has worked for several police forces, including the University of Pittsburgh.

No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

Lawmakers, demonstrators want immigrant families reunited

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Democratic lawmakers on Saturday said they aren't convinced the Trump administration had any real plan to reunite immigrant families caught along the southwest border, while demonstrators gathered to protest the separation of parents from their children by U.S. border authorities.

After 25 Democratic members of Congress toured a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in the U.S.-Mexico border city of McAllen, Texas, they described seeing children sleeping behind bars, on concrete floors and under emergency "mylar" heat-resistant blankets.

Even when parents and children aren't separated, they are often housed in adjacent cells that keep them apart, the lawmakers said. They added they hadn't seen a clear federal system for reuniting those who were split up, since everyone - even infants - is assigned "A'' or alien numbers, only to be given different identification numbers by other federal agencies.

"There are still thousands of children who are out there right now untethered to their parents and no coherent system to fix that," Rep. Joe Courtney, a Democrat from Connecticut, told reporters after the tour.

After the lawmakers left, dozens of immigrant rights demonstrators temporarily blocked a bus carrying immigrants from leaving the facility, and shouted "Shame! Shame!" at border agents. Protests were also planned for Fort Worth, where the Texas Democratic Convention is being held, and Homestead, Florida.

The Trump administration's separation of immigrant families on the border has stoked an outcry from immigrant and children's advocates and many lawmakers. In recent weeks, more than 2,300 children were taken from their families under a "zero-tolerance" policy in which people entering the U.S. illegally face prosecution.

After the public response, President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered that they be brought back together. But confusion has ensued, with parents left searching for their children.

Evelyn Stauffer, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services, said her agency is trying to help reunite families or place unaccompanied immigrant children with an appropriate sponsor.

At an immigration detention facility in Port Isabel, Texas, attorney Jodi Goodwin has been trying to bring families together. Another lawyer identified parents separated from their children at criminal court hearings in McAllen, and Goodwin then followed up with them in custody to collect information about their cases and their children.

Goodwin said she has been inundated with requests from the parents, and the list is still growing.

"Once you end up talking with one parent they tell you that there are 70 other parents in their dorm that are also separated and can I help them," she said, adding that immigration authorities had asked her to share the information so they could assist. "We haven't tapped out on the number of adults that have been separated."

Tens of thousands of immigrants traveling with their families have been caught on the U.S.-Mexico border in recent years, many fleeing gang violence in Central America. About 9,000 such family units have been caught in each of the last three months, according to U.S. border authorities.

The Trump administration announced plans in April to prosecute all immigrants caught along the southwest border with illegally entering the country. Parents were jailed and children were taken to government-contracted shelters.

Now, the administration says it will continue with prosecutions and seek to detain families together during their immigration proceedings. That move has also sparked an outcry from advocates who say children don't belong in jail.

Immigration officials have said they could seek up to 15,000 beds in family detention facilities, and the Pentagon is drawing up plans to house as many as 20,000 unaccompanied immigrant children on military bases.

The Trump administration is also seeking changes to a decades-old settlement governing the detention of immigrant children to try to be able to keep children with their parents in custody for longer periods of time.

On Saturday, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and four of the state's Democratic House members toured a center where about 100 immigrant children taken from their parents are being held. The group brought red, white and blue balloons with them inside to show children that the American people care about them.

In McAllen, the visiting lawmakers said they believed border agents were handling the situation as well as could be expected at the facility for immigrants recently apprehended along the border.

But Rep. Barbara Lee of California called what she witnessed "shocking and outrageous" and said lawmakers saw no evidence children were receiving counseling or mental health care to cope with the stress of being in federal custody.

"It is, for all intents and purposes, a prison," said Rep. Jackie Speier, of California.

___

AP photographers David J. Phillip in McAllen, Texas and Brynn Anderson in Homestead, Florida, and writer Amy Taxin in Santa Ana, California contributed to this report.

Guard pleads guilty to punching inmate for sneaking cookies

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - A former Florida prison guard is facing a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to punching an inmate in the face for trying to sneak cookies back to his cell.

Former Sgt. Anthony Sheffield pleaded guilty recently to punching an inmate identified only as B.G. in 2014 at the North West Florida Reception Center.

The Panama City News Herald reports that Sheffield and another guard took the inmate into a room without video cameras, where Sheffield punched him twice. He then cleaned the blood from the inmate's face, but other prison employees noticed the cuts, swelling and bruising.

Sheffield is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.

___

Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, http://www.newsherald.com

U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington seriously hurt in wrong-way crash

Katie Arrington, a Republican congressional candidate in South Carolina is in the hospital with serious injuries after she was involved in a deadly wrong-way car crash Friday night.

Arrington was traveling in the passenger seat with a friend, when another driver traveling in the wrong direction hit their car, WSOC reports.

>> Read more trending news 

The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene, according to Sheriff's Capt. Roger Antonio. The driver of Arrington’s car, her friend Jacqueline Goff, also sustained serious injuries.

Arrington and Goff were driving to Hilton Head, where Arrington was scheduled to receive an award Saturday morning, her campaign posted on Twitter.

Arrington has suffered a fracture to her back, broken ribs and a partial collapse of a main artery in her leg.

She will have undergo surgery and will require more procedures and weeks of recovery, CNN reports.

Arrington is alert and recovering at the Medical University of South Carolina and her family is by her side.

President Donald Trump expressed his sympathies to Arrington via Twitter.

Arrington defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid last week.

Sanford also expressed his well-wishes to Arrington on Twitter.

Arrington’s Democratic opponent, Joe Cunningham, announced Saturday morning that he's suspending his campaign out of respect for Arrington's recovery.

“As we all know, Katie Arrington is an extremely strong woman and has tremendous faith and an incredibly supportive family," her campaign said on Twitter.

No charges for 5 teens who mocked drowning man, didn't help

COCOA, Fla. (AP) - Five Florida teenagers will not be prosecuted after they videotaped and mocked a disabled man as he drowned and didn't help.

Prosecutors told Florida Today the teens could not be prosecuted because there is no state law that requires a bystander to help or get assistance for someone who is in danger.

The teens spotted 31-year-old Jamel Dunn struggling in a pond last July, but instead of helping they videotaped him and then posted it online.

In the video, the teens are heard laughing and yelling at Dunn, telling him that he is going to drown and that they are not going to help him. They call him "dumb."

State Attorney Phil Archer said in a statement Friday called the teens "callous" but under the law they couldn't be prosecuted.

___

Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com

200 items
Results 11 - 20 of 200 < previous next >