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Local 6 talks with passengers from threatened Atlanta flight

<p> Local 6 spoke with three passengers on the Delta flight escorted to the ground by fighter jets after a bomb scare at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.</p><p> [RELATED: <a href="/news/fighter-jets-escort-two-flights-after-bomb-threat/30901486" target="_self">Fighter jets escort two flights after threat</a>]</p><p> The passengers ended up taking a later connecting flight into Orlando after they missed connections while their plane was evacuated and searched Saturday afternoon.</p><p> "It was alarming because you read about it you see about it on the news and all that. You never expect it to happen to you," said Steve Thacker.</p><p> Thacker and fellow passenger KC Mink explained the evacuation happened in groups of about 10. Passengers were taken off the plane and then searched, along with their luggage, before being cleared.</p><p> "Individually you got sent to a person where you had to drop your bag on the Tarmac and the dogs came up and cleared the bags," said Mink.</p><p> According to the FBI, the threats originated on Twitter and named Delta Flight 1156 and Southwest Flight 2492. Both planes landed safely and no bombs were found after searches.</p><p> Passengers on the Delta flight said they touched down and had no idea their plane was involved in the bomb scare for at least an hour.</p><p> They said most passengers remained calm during the evacuation and search process. They praised the airline for their smooth handling of the scare.</p>

Published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:51:35 GMT

Orange County deputies seek suspect vehicle involved in shootout

<p> A man is in custody and another is at large after a deputy witnessed a shootout Saturday morning between two cars on Goldenrod Road, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.</p><p> A deputy in the area near the intersection of Goldenrod Road and Curry Ford Road spotted someone in the black Cadillac and a driver in a silver Ford Focus exchange gunfire while driving, the Sheriff's Office said.</p><p> Deputies said the driver of the Ford Focus eventually crashed into a sign in front of a CVS store at the intersection of Goldenrod and Curry Ford.</p><p> </p><p> Witnesses told deputies they saw the driver of the Ford Focus get out of the car and run into a wooded area behind a nearby Winn-Dixie.</p><p> A K-9 tracked the man and he is now in custody, deputies said.</p><p> The Sheriff's Office said the black Cadillac involved was last seen heading east on Curry Ford Road.</p><p> Police said they are also looking for a gray pickup truck that was seen driving behind the Cadillac during the shooting.</p><p> Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).</p>

Published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:01:40 GMT

Report finds suspect fatally shot by US Marshals was unarmed

<p> A new report finds a man shot and killed by U.S. Marshals last year was unarmed at the time, but was charging at officers.</p><p> The report out Friday from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement says officers believed their lives were in danger when they shot and killed 24-year-old Corey Levert Tanner in August in Espanola, north of Daytona Beach.</p><p> Tanner was being sought in connection with a murder. FDLE's report says he came charging out of a door with his arm raised and carrying a black object.</p><p> They now say that object was a bottle of cologne. He was shot five times.</p><p> The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports prosecutors have said officers were justified in the shooting.<br/></p>

Published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:00:52 GMT

Police fatally shoot Fla. man accused of ramming patrol car

<p> A South Florida man has been fatally shot by police.</p><p> The Broward Sheriff's Office said officers from the Lauderhill Police Department were responding to a call about a stolen vehicle Friday.</p><p> Authorities say 29-year-old suspect Demaris Turner rammed a police car as officers tried to apprehend him.</p><p> An officer and a police dog were in the patrol car, and one detective fired at Turner.</p><p> Turner was later pronounced dead at a hospital. The detective in the rammed car was not injured; the police dog is hospitalized.</p><p> Lauderhill police asked the Broward Sheriff's Office to investigate. That investigation is ongoing.</p>

Published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:32:51 GMT

Man shot by security guard, Orlando police say

<p> A man was critically injured when he was shot by a security guard early Saturday, police said.</p><p> Police found the wounded man behind a fast-food restaurant near the intersection of John Young Parkway and Colonial Drive.</p><p> Investigators said a security guard from Maxwell Terrace Apartments called 911 to report the shooting.</p><p> The security guard told police he shot the man after a confrontation over reckless driving.</p><p> Officers said the man was shot in the upper stomach.<br/></p><p> He was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition.<br/></p>

Published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:43:42 GMT

Notable deaths of 2015

<p> Take a look at the most notable deaths of 2015.</p>

Published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:26:47 GMT

Worst passwords of 2015

<p> From its annual compilation of 3.3 million passwords leaked online, <a href="http://splashdata.com/press/worst-passwords-of-2014.htm" target="_blank">SplashData has pulled the most common </a>-- and therefore least secure -- not-so-secret codes.</p>

Published: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:08:45 GMT

Orlando Lucky Money player wins $500,000 jackpot

<p> One ticket matched all four "Lucky Money" numbers plus the Lucky Ball to win $500,000.</p><p> Lottery officials said Saturday that the winning ticket was purchased in Orlando.</p><p> Additionally, five tickets matched 4-of-4 numbers for $1,228.50; 44 tickets won $306 each for picking 3-of-4 plus the Lucky Ball; 640 tickets won $61.50 each for picking 3-of-4; 1,368 tickets won $20 each for matching 2-of-4 numbers plus the Lucky Ball; 13,411 tickets won $2.50 each for picking 1-of-4 plus the Lucky Ball; 20,775 tickets won $2 each for matching 2-of-4 numbers and 32,738 won a free Quick Pick ticket for matching the Lucky Ball.</p><p> The numbers drawn Friday night were 01-18-22-39 and the Lucky Ball was 17.</p>

Published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:51:06 GMT

Black bear mauls woman at Tampa Bay-area wildlife sanctuary

<p> Authorities say a 400-pound black bear mauled a woman's arm at a Tampa Bay area wildlife sanctuary.</p><p> The Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports that the bear -- named Abner -- was in his cage Friday afternoon when the woman reached in to pet him.</p><p> Deputies and rescue workers responded to the Wildlife Haven Animal Sanctuary in Dade City, and the woman was flown to a Tampa hospital with severe injuries to her right arm.</p><p> The sheriff's office confirmed that the victim was not the owner of the licensed nonprofit organization, but it wasn't immediately clear whether the woman was a worker or a guest of the animal sanctuary.</p>

Published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:49:56 GMT

St. Cloud Fantasy 5 player wins $76K jackpot

<p> A "Fantasy 5" player in Central Florida has selected all five winning numbers to win a jackpot of $76,632.20.</p><p> Florida Lottery officials said Saturday that the winning ticket was purchased in St. Cloud. Two other Florida winning tickets were purchased in Orange Park and Royal Palm Beach.</p><p> A total of 349 tickets matching four numbers won $106 each. Another 10,511 tickets matching three numbers won $9.50 each and 101,997 tickets won a Quick Pick ticket for picking two numbers.</p><p> The numbers drawn Friday night were 01-07-12-28-32.</p>

Published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:44:03 GMT

Elon Musk drops lawsuit vs. Air Force

<p> A spacecraft company run by billionaire Elon Musk has dropped a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Air Force improperly awarded a contract to launch military satellites to a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin.</p><p> Musk's SpaceX filed the lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in April after Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. landed the lucrative deal through United Launch Services.</p><p> Musk contended the Air Force set up a bidding process that gave United Launch an unfair advantage.</p><p> In a joint statement late Friday, Space X and the Air Force said they reached an agreement that "improves the competitive landscape and achieves mission assurance for national security space launches."</p><p> Court records show former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft mediated the settlement talks.</p>

Published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:53:44 GMT

Documentary about loud music killing case scheduled to air at Sundance

<p> A documentary about the case of a Jacksonville teenager fatally shot by a white man after an argument over loud music was set to premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.</p><p> The film "3 1/2 minutes" was scheduled to air Saturday at the well-known festival in Utah.</p><p> The documentary comes after the recent first-degree conviction of 48-year-old Michael Dunn for the November 2012 slaying of Jordan Davis.</p><p> The Florida Times-Union reports that Dunn fired 10 times at the SUV Davis was riding in after the two had argued over the loud rap music coming from 17-year-old's vehicle.</p><p> Dunn was at the gas station on his way back to his hotel after attending his son's wedding, where he had been drinking.</p><p> He was sentenced to life in prison.<br/></p>

Published: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:14:03 GMT

On this day: January 25

<p> The Winter Olympics are born, the Battle of the Bulge comes to an end, Charles Manson is found guilty, the Iran hostages arrive home, and Egypt begins rising up, all on this day.</p>

Published: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Photos: Recent Fla. mugshots

<p> Here's a look at some of the individuals who have been arrested recently in the Sunshine State.</p>

Published: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:54:35 GMT