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  1. 911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'


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  2. "He is schizophrenic:" Deputies release 911 call, body-cam footage of Pasco shootout (w/video)


    PORT RICHEY — A woman called Pasco County emergency dispatch on Thursday to report that her son had shot someone inside their garage. The son was having a "schizophrenic episode," she told dispatchers, and was now outside. "Hurry," she said, according to a recording of the call released Monday. …

    Brian DiSario, who engaged in a standoff with Pasco deputies Thursday, is seen in a frame from a deputy's body camera footage. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  3. 'I'm intact,' Tillerson says, brushing off drama with Trump


    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday ducked, danced and sidestepped the question of whether he truly called President Donald Trump a "moron," dismissing the brouhaha as the "petty stuff" of Washington. Though they keep coming, Tillerson insisted the persistent queries aren't hindering his mission as the nation's top diplomat.  …

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brushed off talk of him insulting Trump as “petty stuff.”
  4. Texas couple survives being stranded 6 days in rural Utah


    SALT LAKE CITY — A Texas couple who set out for a day trip to Lake Powell while on vacation in southern Utah ended up narrowly surviving six harrowing days stranded on a rocky, desolate dirt road that was impassable in their rental car, authorities said Friday.  …

    Photos courtesy of Kane County Search and Rescue via Associated Press
ABOVE: The desolate dirt road in southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was impassable in the Texas couple’s rental car. AT TOP: The couple made an SOS sign out of rocks and flowers while they were stranded.
  5. They survived six hours in a pool as wildfire burned their neighborhood to ground


    SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Jan Pascoe and her husband, John, were trapped. The world was on fire, and Jan was hyperventilating from fear. Then they remembered their neighbors' pool. "You've got to calm down, Jan," she told herself. "You can't go underwater and hyperventilate." …

    John and Jan Pascoe survived the firestorm by running out of their home and jumping into their neighbors' swimming pool in Santa Rosa, Calif. They spent six hours there as their neighborhood burned around them. [Brian van der Brug | Los Angeles Times via TNS]
  6. Killer of Tarpon Springs police officer pleads guilty


    LARGO — Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., charged with the shooting death of Tarpon Springs police Officer Charles Kondek in December 2014, pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder. …

    Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., top, shot Officer Charles Kondek in 2014.
  7. Prosecuters still seek death penalty in retrial of Jabil executive


    LARGO — A 911 call captured the final moments of Elizabeth Evans and Gerald Taylor before they were shot to death on Dec. 20, 2008. Someone told them to sit on a bed. They begged the intruder to put the gun down. And before shots rang out, Elizabeth Evans said the word "Rick." …

    Patrick Evans talks with Allison Miller, one of his three public defenders, Wednesday before jury selection in his murder trial.
  8. Police on spot over Vegas discrepancies


    Pressure mounted Wednesday for Las Vegas police to explain how quickly they reacted to what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history after two hotel employees reported a gunman spraying a hallway with bullets six minutes before he opened fire on a crowd at a musical performance, killing 58 people, then himself.  …

  9. Busch Gardens offers free admission to first responders, family discounts


    Busch Gardens is giving first responders free admission through Nov. 24, with discounted tickets for their friends and family.  …

    Busch Gardens new ride Cobra's Curse ride.
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  10. Las Vegas police defend shifting time line of shooting, warn it could change again


    Since the Las Vegas gunman opened fire from his 32nd floor hotel suite, killing 58 people at a country music festival last week and injuring hundreds more before shooting himself, questions have swirled around the attack. …

    In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, shooting instructor Frankie McRae demonstrates the grip on an AR-15 rifle fitted with a "bump stock" at his 37 PSR Gun Club in Bunnlevel, N.C. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed the lawsuit on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, against the makers and sellers of "bump stocks," which use the recoil of a semiautomatic rifle to let the finger "bump" the trigger, allowing the weapon to fire continuously. The devices were used by Stephen Paddock when he opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing dozens of people. [Associated Press]
  11. New disclosure shows a casino guard alerted hotel to gunman before Las Vegas massacre began


    Before the Las Vegas massacre began, a wounded Mandalay Bay hotel security guard called hotel officials to warn them about a gunman on the 32nd floor, an investigator told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday. …

    Susan Melton cries before the funeral for her son Sonny Melton on Tuesday at Big Sandy High School in Big Sandy, Tenn. Melton was one of 58 killed in Las Vegas by gunman Stephen Paddock.
  12. At least 10 die as wildfires scorch California (w/video)


    SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A swarm of fires supercharged by powerful winds ripped through Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties on Monday, killing at least 10 people, injuring dozens of others, destroying more than 1,500 homes and businesses, and reducing prominent wineries to ash. …

    A home in Glen Ellen, Calif., is engulfed in flames Monday as an out-of-control wildfire moves through Northern California.
  13. Don't fight, Ivana and Melania


    Things are getting a little Real Housewives around the White House. …

    FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, first lady Melania Trump smiles during an event in the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Melania Trump appears to becoming more at ease with her role as first lady. She is beginning to speak out more about how she envisions using her platform to help children in ways beyond cyberbullying.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WX201
  14. Ivana Trump says she's the 'first lady.' Melania Trump's office responds.


    WASHINGTON - Things are getting a little "Real Housewives" around the White House. …

    FILE - In this May 9, 2016 file photo, Ivana Trump, ex-wife of President Donald Trump, attends the Fashion Institute of Technology Annual Gala benefit in New York. First lady Melania Trump is pushing back at Donald Trump's first wife for referring to herself as first lady. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
  15. Armed with a new approach, police and medics stormed through the Las Vegas gunfire, saving lives


    LAS VEGAS - Joe Geeb didn't know if there was one shooter, or 30. …

    Capt. Joe Geeb, 43, of the Clark County Fire Department, was one of the first responders to the shooting scene and worked with police to use a new lifesaving tactic. Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges
  16. Patriots-Buccaneers Scouting Report: Tom Brady, third downs and magic pajamas


    You've seen the movie before. The bogeyman chases the babysitter through the house. She stabs him. He falls to the floor. She reassures the children. He sits up. He chases her through the house again. …

    Tom Brady's quarterback rating on third and fourth downs is an NFL-best 138.5. Bucs opposing quarterbacks have a 109.6 rating on third and fourth downs. [Getty Images]
  17. Things to Know in the U.S. for Oct. 5


    Nevada Vegas killer's girlfriend says he left her in the dark …

    Bits of pottery and a tobacco pipe were recovered from a site that experts believe contained an outhouse likely used by Paul Revere. Gross.
  18. Trump lauds Vegas victims, doctors: 'Amazing people'


    LAS VEGAS — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump met privately with victims of the Las Vegas shooting at a hospital Wednesday, praising them and the doctors who treated them as he visited a city still reeling from the worst gun massacre in modern U.S. history. …

    President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Las Vegas to visit with victims and first responders affected by the worst mass shooting in American history. [Associated Press]
  19. Plant City police officers cleared in fatal shooting of 35-year-old father of four


    PLANT CITY — A man fatally shot by Plant City police officers in July came at one in a "shooting stance" with a glass pipe and a rolled-up shirt in his hands, but officers feared he was holding a gun. …

    Ruth Beltran (in blue), community organizer for Black Lives Matter Tampa, speaks during a press conference at the parking lot of the Plant City Police Department on Jul 15 after two Plant City police officers, Gerald Baker and Derek Hartmann, fatally shot Jesus Cervantes. [CHARLIE KAIJO  |  Times]
  20. St. Petersburg man, 24, faces murder charge in shooting of 31-year-old woman


    ST. PETERSBURG — A 24-year-old man was arrested Thursday night after police said they linked him to the shooting death of a 31-year-old woman last weekend. …

    Donele Bowens, 24, was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder in the fatal Sept. 24 shooting of Allison Leigh Boyke, according to St. Petersburg police. [Courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]

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