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Florida’s iconic palm trees threatened by invasive disease

Florida’s iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill.Spread by a rice-sized, plant-hopping insect, lethal bronzing has gone from a small infestation on Florida’s Gulf Coast to a nearly statewide problem in just over a decade…….

SUV belonging to El Paso woman killed in massacre is stolen, vandalized

Soon after a man buried his longtime partner in a funeral attended by hundreds of strangers last week — in the wake of the massacre inside an El Paso, Texas, Walmart — it emerged that her SUV had been stolen and vandalized.Antonio Basco, 61, of El Paso, made headlines when he invited the public to attend the funeral……

Texas woman pleads guilty to making up illnesses of son who had 323 medical visits

A Texas woman accused of exposing her son to unneeded medical tests and procedures — including taking him to hospitals more than 320 times — has pleaded guilty to recklessly causing injury to a child, according to a report.Kaylene Bowen-Wright pleaded guilty this past Thursday in Dallas County court, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reportedSentencing for the 35-year-old,……

Florida man accused of mass shooting threats after texts emerge

A man in Florida was arrested on Friday after investigators were alerted to text messages in which he allegedly detailed plans “to shoot as many people as he could in a large crowd,” according to a local sheriff’s office. Tristan Scott Wix, 25, of Daytona Beach, was charged with making threats to commit a mass shooting, the Volusia County……

Ohio man accused of threatening to attack Jewish community center

An Ohio man has been arrested and charged with online harassment after he allegedly threatened to attack a Jewish community center, according to a local sheriff’s office. James Reardon, 20, was being held on a $250,000 bond on charges of aggravated menacing and telecommunications harassment, Sgt. Scott Wilson with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Fox……

Coast Guard searching for firefighters who vanished in fishing trip off Florida

The Coast Guard was continuing its search Sunday for two missing firefighters who failed to return from a boating trip off Florida’s coast Friday.Justin Walker and Brian McCluney left Port Canaveral — 50 miles east of Orlando — Friday morning in a 24-foot center console vessel to head toward the “8A” reef to fish, the Coast Guard said in……

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Police look to grill cheese bandit after $187G theft, officials say

Canadian authorities are searching for a suspect accused of a stinky crime — allegedly swiping $187,000 worth of cheese.An unidentified man went to a business in Ontario around 7:45 a.m. Friday and provided paperwork that the cheese would be shipped to New Brunswick. Investigators say $187,000 worth of cheese was stolen in Canada on Friday. (iStock)A……

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