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Disney guests injured after buses collide


Disney guests injured after collision

The collision of two buses at Walt Disney World has left a dozen visitors with minor injuries.

A Florida Highway Patrol reports says one Disney bus rear-ended another Thursday afternoon. A total of about 50 people were on both buses. The 12 injured passengers were taken to four nearby hospitals for treatment.

The accident comes 11 days after 21-year-old monorail pilot Austin Wuennenberg died when another train accidentally backed into his train at Disney World.


Execution back on for woman's killer

Florida can go ahead with John Richard Marek's execution for the strangulation of a woman he picked up after she had car trouble 26 years ago, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

A new execution date was not immediately set.

Marek, 47, was supposed to be die by lethal injection on May 13 for the 1983 kidnapping, rape and murder of Adella Marie Simmons, whose body was found in a lifeguard shack on a Broward County beach.

The court put the execution on hold May 11, allowing Marek time to argue that his accomplice, Raymond Wigley, was the actual killer.

In the appeal, Marek's lawyer, Martin McClain, cited new testimony obtained from six witnesses who had been in prison with Wigley.

The justices ordered a trial judge to review the appeal and he denied it.

The high court agreed with that decision in an unsigned, 7-0 opinion.


Tornado likely in storms along I-4

Investigators with the National Weather Service are in Orange County to determine what category tornado touched down during heavy storms.

A weather service meteorologist said Thursday investigators are confident it was a tornado that tore through a part of metro Orlando late Wednesday evening. The tornado ripped the roof off a south Orange County warehouse as thunderstorms pounded the Interstate 4 corridor.

Witnesses reported seeing a funnel cloud.

Disney guests injured after buses collide 07/16/09 [Last modified: Thursday, July 16, 2009 10:48pm]
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