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Massachusetts man killed by bus at Disney World resort

ORLANDO

Man hit, killed by bus at Disney World resort

A tourist from Massachusetts was killed when he walked in front of a bus at a Walt Disney World resort.

Authorities say 69-year-old Robert Krueger of Yarmouth Port, Mass., stepped in front of a Disney bus traveling through the parking lot at the Port Orleans resort Sunday afternoon. Krueger died at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

There were passengers on the bus, but no one aboard was injured. An investigation is continuing, but authorities said Krueger was not in the crosswalk and the bus had the right of way.

In April, a St. Petersburg boy was hit and killed by a bus while riding his bike at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort campground.

NAPLES

Dozens of panther kittens born in 2010, officials report

State wildlife officials say there were 29 documented Florida panther kittens born in 2010, and another 30 to 40 likely were born to unmonitored panthers.

That compares to just 11 documented kittens born in 2009.

The numbers may indicate a big leap in panther population growth — especially compared with 23 documented panther deaths this year — but not all of the kittens survive.

Scientists believe fewer than 120 Florida panthers remain in the wild, though they are running out of habitat. Only 24 of those big cats have radio collars. Of those two dozen, 11 of those are females who had litters this year.

HIALEAH

Carbon monoxide suspected of killing 5 teens in motel

Five teens have been found dead at a South Florida motel from what authorities believe was carbon monoxide poisoning.

A Hialeah fire spokesman said an employee from the Presidente Motel called 911 Monday after looking through a window and seeing several of the men unconscious.

Police say the group had rented the room Sunday to celebrate one teen's 19th birthday. A car that had needed a jump-start earlier was left running in a closed garage underneath the room. A door leading to a staircase up to the room had been left open, and high levels of carbon monoxide were found inside.

Associated Press

Massachusetts man killed by bus at Disney World resort 12/27/10 [Last modified: Monday, December 27, 2010 10:49pm]

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