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Florida briefs: Man dies on Turnpike after car shot up, crashes


man dies after car is shot up and crashes

Florida's Turnpike was closed in both directions in Broward County for almost four hours following a shooting that left one man dead Friday. Police were called after learning multiple shots were fired at a man driving north. The driver of a shot-up car crashed and died, police said, but they did not yet know whether the shooting or the crash killed the unidentified driver.


Army officer killed in Afghan bombing

Capt. John Tinsley, 28, of Tallahassee died Wednesday in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, after a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle, according to the Defense Department. Tinsley was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group.


'Nurse-in' protests call to cover up

About 30 mothers from around Central Florida gathered Friday for a "nurse-in" at a Chick-fil-A in Winter Park after a manager on Tuesday gave a breastfeeding mom towels and asked her to cover herself. Chick-fil-A said the manager made a mistake, as state law allows public breastfeeding. "Everyone makes mistakes and I made a doozy, and I'm sorry that I did," said manager Virginia Piter, who asked Chylain Krivensky to cover up. While satisfied with the response, Krivensky and other mothers gathered to raise awareness of breastfeeding moms' rights.

Times wires

Florida briefs: Man dies on Turnpike after car shot up, crashes 08/14/09 [Last modified: Friday, August 14, 2009 10:42pm]
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