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Daytona Beach commissioner arrested

<p> Daytona Beach Commissioner Robert Gilliland was arrested Saturday after allegedly getting into an altercation with a man and punching him.</p><p> Gilliland reportedly told police when he arrived to the gate of his neighborhood there was a 2013 Corvette in front of his vehicle that wouldn't move. Gilliland honked his horn, the car pulled forward through the gate and then stopped again.</p><p> Police said the driver of the Corvette, Alan Robinson, got out of his vehicle, walked over to Gilliland's and removed his keys, accusing Gilliland of being intoxicated.</p><p> Police said Robinson told them a similar story, but that he state Gilliland was honking the horn and yelling, "Get the (expletive) out of the way."</p><p> Robinson told police that he removed Gilliland's keys from his car, believing that he was intoxicated.</p><p> Police said the argument escalated and Gilliland punched Robinson in the right side of his head, leaving his ear red and his eye red and bloodshot.</p><p> Robinson's son, who was in his car at the time of the incident, also confirmed Robinson's story.</p><p> Robinson reportedly told police that he would be filing charges against Gilliland.</p><p> In his arrest Saturday night, Gilliland was charged with battery on a person 65 years old or older, a felony charge.</p><p> Calls and e-mails to Gilliland, the mayor and the city's public information officer have not been returned.</p><p> According to the city charter, a felony conviction could result in losing a commissioner's seat, but Gilliland is so far only charged with felony battery.</p>

Published: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:30:22 GMT

Deputies: Gunman sought in fatal Indialantic shooting

<p> Deputies are investigating after an emergency call led them to a home in the 300 block of Riviera Boulevard where one man was found shot to death. A second man at the location, who was also shot, was transported to a hospital in critical condition.</p><p> Deputies told Local 6 they believe the two men may have been targeted. They said it appears the shooting may have been drug related and part of a robbery attempt.</p><p> No other details were immediately released.</p><p> Anyone with any information on this shooting is asked to contact the Brevard County Sheriff's Office at 321-633-7162.</p><p> Stay with Local 6 News and refresh for updates on this developing story.</p>

Published: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:09:05 GMT

Brevard County Sheriff's Office search for missing endangered teen

<p> Brevard County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing endangered teen.</p><p> According to the Sheriff's Office, 14-year-old Bali Siems was last seen Sunday at the Devereux Facility in Viera. The Sheriff's Office said she suffers from a medical condition and does not have her medications.</p><p> Bali has blond hair, blue eyes, she is 5 feet  and 3 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds. She was last seen wearing a light-colored sweatshirt and black yoga pants.</p><p> Anyone with information is asked to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).</p>

Published: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:48:02 GMT

Police: Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Club arrested

<p> Police arrested two members of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club Saturday night for reportedly possessing firearms in the Bad Boys Bar at 149 North Blvd.</p><p> Police were initially called to the bar in reference to a disturbance. Once other club members left the area police were left talking to Jeremy D. Untermeyer, 25, and John P. Mahlow, 34.</p><p> Police said a loaded handgun was found on Untermeyer, who was found to have a valid Florida concealed weapons permit.</p><p> Two guns were reportedly found on Mahlow, who also had a concealed weapons permit.</p><p> However, because the men were armed while inside a business licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption of the premises, which is not legal, they were both arrested.</p><p> Untermeyer was charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon into an establishment.</p><p> Mahlow was charged with two counts of carrying a concealed weapon into an establishment.</p>

Published: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:04:39 GMT

Early voting begins Oct. 20 in 4 Central Florida counties

<p> Early voting is scheduled to begin this week in Central Florida.</p><p> Thirteen centers in Orange County are available to eligible voters starting Monday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Nov. 2.  The Orange County supervisor of elections said hours of operation each day are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.</p><p> For a list of early voting locations visit <a href="" target="_blank">Orange County Votes</a>.</p><p> Early voting in Seminole County begins Monday, Oct. 20 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Eligible voters can go to seven locations. For a list, visit <a href="" target="_blank">Vote Seminole</a>.</p><p> Registered voters in Lake County can vote early staring Monday, Oct. 20.  Locations will be open every day through Saturday, Nov. 1.  For a list of locations and hours of operation visit <a href="" target="_blank">Supervisor of Elections website</a>.</p><p> Flagler County early voting begins Monday, Oct. 20 at three locations: Supervisor of Elections Office, Flagler County Library and Palm Coast Community Center.  Eligible voters can vote 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Saturday, Nov. 1.</p><p> Early voting begins in Sumter County on Tuesday, Oct. 21.  For early voting sites visit <a href="" target="_blank">Supervisor of Elections website</a>.</p><p> Osceola and Marion counties start early voting Thursday, Oct. 23. Six centers in Osceola County will be open until Saturday, Nov. 1. For hours of operation visit <a href="" target="_blank">Vote Osceola</a>.</p><p> Early voting for Brevard and Volusia counties begin Saturday, Oct. 25.  Brevard County has eight centers available to eligible voters.  Visit <a href="" target="_blank">Vote Brevard</a> for locations and hours of operation. The six early voting centers in Volusia County will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  For a list of locations visit <a href="" target="_blank">Volusia Elections</a>.</p><p> Florida law requires voters to present signature and photo identification when checking in to vote early, officials said.</p><p> Early voting is one of three voting options available to voters. Officials said voters also have the option to vote by mail, by requesting an absentee ballot, or to vote on election day at their assigned polling place.</p>

Published: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:37:55 GMT

PICS: The Powersports industry comes to town

<p> If it had anything to do with motorcycles or power sports, it was most likely represented at this convention. AIM (American International Motorcycle) Expo 2014 was held at the Orange County Convention Center over the weekend. Local 6 Meteorologist, Tom Sorrells was on hand to intro a few of the speakers and to check out all the new stuff. Join us as we walk around this event.</p>

Published: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:24:15 GMT

12 kids' symptoms you should not ignore

<p> The wait-and-see approach is fine for some kids' health problems. But not these 12 symptoms you should never ignore.</p>

Published: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

Study links soda to premature aging

<p> Soft drinks are a $61 billion a year business in the U.S., but could drinking soda shorten your life?</p>

Published: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:35:23 GMT

Detectives: 2 out of 3 suspects admit to committing 80-90 burglaries

<p> The Marion County Sheriff's Office said two out of three burglary suspects who were arrested Saturday morning admitted to committing 80-90 burglaries.</p><p> Detectives said 18-year-old Zach St. Pierre and 15-year-old Michael Dawson told them they were responsible for the burglaries, along with 16-year-old Alan Page.</p><p> According to the sheriff's office, deputies spotted St. Pierre riding his bike nearby while responding to a residential and vehicle burglary at a home on 165th Avenue Road in Ocala.</p><p> The sheriff's office said deputies were able to match the soles of St. Pierre's shoes with shoe prints taken from the victim's yard.</p><p> According to the sheriff's office St. Pierre told deputies Dawson and Page were also involved and took detectives to several locations they burglarized together. </p><p> The sheriff's office said deputies were able to find stolen items from the residences at St. Pierre's home and a stolen handgun at Dawson's home.</p><p> The sheriff's office said the soles of Dawson and Page's shoes also matched shoe prints left at the scene.</p><p> All three were charged with six counts of burglary and grand theft.</p><p> According to deputies the victims of the home burglarized Saturday claimed close to $1,300 of property and cash was taken from their garage and car.</p><p> Because of St. Pierre's and Dawson's statements on committing close to 80-90 burglaries, detectives are expecting more charges to be filed against these three individuals.</p>

Published: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:47:21 GMT

Winless no more: Jaguars snap 9-game losing streak with 24-6 victory over Browns

<p> With Jacksonville on the verge of its first win of the season, the team mascot dived into one of the pools at EverBank Field.</p><p> Denard Robinson and the Jaguars' defense could have done the same. Then again, they had already made a huge splash.</p><p> Robinson ran for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown, the defense came up big in the red zone, and the Jaguars snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 24-6 victory against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.</p><p> Jacksonville (1-6) won for the first time since beating Houston on Dec. 15, 2013.</p><p> "The last time I carried the ball 20 times I was in college," said Robinson, a star quarterback at Michigan. "It's a great feeling. We knew it was coming. We've just got to stack them and up and get back to work."</p><p> Blake Bortles connected with fellow rookie Allen Robinson for a 31-yard score and the game's first touchdown. It was really all the Jaguars needed on a day in which coach Gus Bradley's defense delivered time and time again.</p><p> The Browns (3-3) settled for field goals in two trips inside the 20-yard line and failed to convert on fourth-and-1 at the 24. Equally frustrating for Cleveland was managing just three points off Bortles' three interceptions.</p><p> "When you get turnovers, you've got to turn them into points, not field goals," Browns coach Mike Pettine said. "When you're only kicking field goals, you start to press."</p><p> Cleveland, which entered the game with the league's third-best rushing attack, was held in check most of the day. The Browns ran 30 times for 69 yards, including 36 by Ben Tate.</p><p> "You build your game plan off the run," Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks said. "If you can run the ball, you can impose your will on them and do almost anything you want to. So that's big for us to go out and stop them, knowing they're a running team."</p><p> Jacksonville, meanwhile, ran 35 times for 185 yards — the most in Bradley's two seasons.</p><p> Robinson's 8-yard TD scamper in the fourth quarter provided some cushion, and rookie Storm Johnson added a 4-yard scoring run a few minutes later — the exclamation point in Jacksonville's third home victory in the last three seasons.</p><p> "We felt like in previous weeks we were within reach of getting wins," Jaguars left tackle Luke Joeckel said. "We talked all week about finishing. We had to make plays at the end of the game, finish it and go win it."</p><p> The Browns certainly helped.</p><p> Jordan Poyer fumbled a punt return with about six minutes remaining, and Jacksonville's LaRoy Reynolds recovered for the team's best field position of the day. Robinson scored on the next play.</p><p> Brian Hoyer lost a fumble that led to a field goal in the third quarter and threw an interception in the fourth. He completed 16 of 41 passes for 215 yards, perhaps rekindling debate about how long first-round draft pick Johnny Manziel will stay on the sideline. Hoyer had been solid all season, but that was with a dynamic running game.</p><p> The Browns made two changes along their offensive line in an effort to replace Pro Bowl center Alex Mack. Mack broke his left leg last week and had season-ending surgery. Right guard John Greco slid to center, and Paul McQuistan, who was with Seattle last season, stepped in at guard.</p><p> The Jaguars took advantage, getting steady pressure up the middle.</p><p> "When you don't have the best center in the NFL, you have someone that's less than the best," Browns left tackle Joe Thomas said. "But if we had played to our standard, I think we would have been OK."</p><p> Jacksonville seized momentum late in the second quarter with a fourth-down stop at the 24-yard line. The Browns oddly opted to throw on fourth-and-1. Red Bryant pressured Hoyer, who floated the ball to tight end Jordan Cameron. He couldn't come down with it, and Jacksonville needed just three plays to go 76 yards the other way.</p><p> Bortles connected with Robinson twice, the second going 31 yards for his first career touchdown.</p><p> So instead of heading into the locker room up 9-0 or maybe 13-0, the Browns trailed 7-6.</p><p> "This is disappointing," Thomas said. "That's the nature of this league. You win one game and you're crowned Super Bowl champions. You lose a game and you're announced as the worst team in the league. I hope we have the perspective to know that's the way it goes in the NFL."</p><p> NOTES: Browns failed to score 21 points for first time this season. ... Jaguars have allowed two touchdowns in their last three games. ... Jaguars DE Andre Branch (groin) left the locker room on crutches. ... Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny will have an MRI on his right shoulder.</p>

Published: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:45:03 GMT

Ryan Tannehill throws for 2 touchdowns as Miami Dolphins beat Chicago Bears 27-14

<p> Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins had the perfect response to a heartbreaking loss. They went right back to work.</p><p> The result was a clinical performance for the quarterback and a big road win for his team.</p><p> Tannehill threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns, and the Dolphins got back on track with a 27-14 victory over the listless Chicago Bears on Sunday.</p><p> "We were making plays on offense. I think the guys were getting open, and we were able to hit them," he said. "That's the name of the game is to have protection, the guys get open and me make the throw. We were able to put it together today as an offense."</p><p> Tannehill connected on his first 14 passes and was 25 of 32 overall, helping Miami bounce back from a brutal 27-24 loss to Green Bay. It looked as if the Dolphins were on their way to a big win over the Packers before Aaron Rodgers threw a 4-yard touchdown pass in the final seconds.</p><p> Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said he felt good about his team's mindset after it had a great practice on Tuesday.</p><p> "That kind of set the tone for the week," he said. "Guys came in the building, had great workouts, great meetings, the work on the practice field was very good, so I think all of us had a lot confidence the team was going to play well."</p><p> Lamar Miller also had a 2-yard touchdown run for the Dolphins (3-3), who had lost three of four since an opening victory over New England.</p><p> The Bears (3-4) remained winless in three home games and have dropped five of their last seven at Soldier Field dating to last year. Matt Forte scored two touchdowns and Jeremiah Ratliff finished with a career-best 3 1/2 sacks.</p><p> "This was a very, very disappointing loss to our football team," coach Marc Trestman said.</p><p> That frustration was evident in the postgame locker room, where there was some sort of shouting match before the media were allowed into the room. It was unclear who was involved, but the raised voices could be heard in the concrete corridors of Chicago's longtime home.</p><p> "It's unacceptable. We're 3-4. It's halfways into the season," wide receiver Brandon Marshall said. "It's unacceptable. Want me to say it again? Unacceptable."</p><p> Jay Cutler threw an interception and lost a fumble as Chicago dropped to 0-4 when he throws at least one pick. He was 21 for 34 for 190 yards after he threw for 381 yards in last Sunday's 27-13 victory at Atlanta.</p><p> The Bears trailed 14-0 before Cutler passed to a wide-open Forte for a 10-yard touchdown on their first possession of the second half.</p><p> Miami responded with a 13-play, 81-yard drive that ended with Miller's fourth rushing touchdown in the last three games. Tannehill set up the key score with a 30-yard run on fourth-and-1.</p><p> Forte added a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth, but that was it for the Bears. Cameron Wake had a strip, sack and fumble recovery, and Caleb Sturgis kicked two field goals to help the Dolphins put it away.</p><p> "Coming off a really tough loss last week, we had to turn the page," Wake said. "We had a great week of practice, great week of preparation. I think the confidence just ran the locker room as a whole."</p><p> Miami got off to an inauspicious start when Tannehill was sacked by Ratliff on its first play from scrimmage. But the Dolphins quickly made up for lost time.</p><p> Tannehill threw for 176 yards in the first half, picking apart Chicago's defense with ease. He found tight end Charles Clay for 13-yard score, and then had a 10-yard TD pass to Mike Wallace in the back of the end zone.</p><p> The Bears, Meanwhile, looked listless and out of sorts. Linebacker Shea McClellin, back after being sidelined since Week 2 by a hand injury, slipped in coverage on Clay's TD, and the offense was hurt by curious play calling and Cutler's seventh interception.</p><p> NOTES: The Bears lost rookie CB Kyle Fuller to a hip injury in the third quarter. He was first announced as questionable to return, but the Bears announced in the fourth that he would miss the rest of the game. ... Miami improved to 4-1 at Chicago. The Dolphins also won in their previous trip to Soldier Field, 31-13 on Nov. 5, 2006.</p>

Published: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:43:57 GMT

Tennessee boy dead in US 27 crash in Leesburg, troopers say

<p> Troopers are investigating a crash involving a bucket truck that killed a 5-year-old Tennessee boy, and sent a man and woman to the hospital.</p><p> The fatal crash happened in the southbound lanes of U.S. 27 near Plantation Boulevard in Leesburg.</p><p> Troopers said 28-year-old Channing Strong, of Cookeville, Tennessee, was driving southbound on U.S. 27 in his 2010 Kia Soul with 29-year-old Lena Strong and 5-year-old Olan Strong riding as passengers.</p><p> A bucket truck owned by Sumter Electric Cooperative Inc. driven by 59-year-old David Raber, of Howey in the Hills, Florida, was traveling southbound on U.S. 27 behind the Kia, according to FHP.</p><p> For an unknown reason, Raber did not slow down and struck the rear of the Kia, troopers said.</p><p> Channing and Lena Strong were flown to Leesburg Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. FHP said Olan Strong was flown to Arnold Palmer Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Raber suffered minor injuries in the crash.</p><p> FHP said everyone involved in the crash wore a seat belt. Alcohol was not involved in the crash.</p><p> The intersection of U.S. 27 was blocked off for traffic homicide investigation by FHP.</p><p> The crash remains under investigation. Troopers said charges are pending.</p>

Published: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:26:17 GMT

On this day: October 20

<p> Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines, Nixon sets off the "Saturday Night Massacre," Jackie Kennedy remarries, the Sydney Opera House opens, tragedy strikes Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Muammar Gaddafi is killed, all on this day.</p>

Published: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:00:00 GMT

Photos: Florida mug shots

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

Published: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:56:09 GMT