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Guy Cleared in 'Stand Your Ground' Case Shot Dead

Stray bullet hits Greyston Garcia

(Newser) - In a stunningly ironic turn of events, a Miami man who was freed just three months ago in a controversial "Stand Your Ground" case was killed by a stray bullet this week. Greyston Garcia—who was granted immunity by a judge in March after chasing down and killing a... More »

2 Cops, Suspect Killed in Fla. Firefight

Deputy marshal also wounded in St. Petersburg shootout

(Newser) - A wanted man hiding in an attic sparked a shootout with authorities, allegedly killing two officers and wounding a deputy US marshal. Officers were attempting to arrest Hydra Lacy Jr, 39, on an aggravated battery charge in St. Petersburg, Fla., this morning; officials believe Lacy was the first to shoot.... More »

Calif. Firefighters See First Sign of Progress

Humidity, cooling temperatures aid struggle against Station fire

(Newser) - Finally, some good news on the massive California wildfire: A break in the weather is helping considerably, the Los Angeles Times reports. Officially, the blaze is still only 5% contained, but that number is expected to rise substantially when re-evaluated later today. "We made progress last night, not just... More »

SC 'Serial Killer' May Be Dead: NC Cops

(Newser) - North Carolina police have shot and killed a man who may have been the shooter responsible for five deaths in a nearby South Carolina town, the Gaffney Ledger reports. Members of the 100-member task force combing through Cherokee County, SC, visited the crime scene in neighboring Gaston County, NC. “... More »

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