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Ky. man dies after motorcycle hits deer near Myakka River State Park


Ky. man dies after cycle hits deer

Authorities say a 67-year-old Kentucky man has died after crashing into a deer with his motorcycle. The Florida Highway Patrol says George Taylor of Harrodsburg, Ky., swerved to try to avoid the deer, but the two collided anyway on Saturday night near Myakka River State Park. The impact threw Taylor off his Harley, causing fatal injuries. Fellow rider, 65-year-old James Roe of Lexington, Ky., was also injured as he veered away from Taylor and the deer. Both men were taken to Bayfront Medical Center. Traffic was backed up for several hours.


Ex-Pakistani leader seeks support

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has reached out to Pakistani expatriates in Central Florida in his effort to stage a political comeback. Musharraf told a crowd of about 300 Saturday at Lake Mary he wants to bring economic recovery to Pakistan. The event was hosted by the Florida chapter of Friends of Pakistan First. The crowd gave him a standing ovation. Musharraf stepped down as president in 2008 amid protests and under threat of impeachment. He formed a new political party this year and is targeting a presidential run in 2013. He has not said when he will return to Pakistan.


Greyhounds found dead in Panhandle

Authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 20 dogs at a greyhound park in the Panhandle. The Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested the dogs' trainer, Ronald Williams, on Friday and charged him with animal cruelty. A local greyhound adoption group alerted authorities that Williams had brought in eight underweight dogs, triggering an investigation by the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering. It's unclear exactly how many dogs were found dead at Ebro Greyhound Park. The park's assistant general manager Mark Hess says Williams' dogs were healthy during the season, which ended Sept. 25. Hess says Williams continued to come to the track every day to let out two dogs for exercise and told other trainers he had only those two left.

Ky. man dies after motorcycle hits deer near Myakka River State Park 10/31/10 [Last modified: Sunday, October 31, 2010 9:08pm]
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