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DNA on Beer Cans Helps Solve 25-Year-Old Murder

Kenneth Stough Jr. is accused of killing a convenience store manager in Orlando in 1996

(Newser) - A discarded Budweiser beer can has led authorities to a man accused of stabbing a convenience store manager 73 times in 1996. Terrence Paquette, 31, was preparing to open the Lil' Champ Food Store in Orlando, Fla., before 6am on Feb. 3, 1996, when he was gruesomely attacked, per KIRO...

Man Accused of Entering Missing Teen's Home Is Found Dead
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Missing Student's Remains Found

Miya Marcano, 19, had disappeared a week ago in Florida

(Newser) - Update: The body of a college student who had been missing for a week has been found in Florida, authorities said Saturday. Authorities discovered Miya Marcano's remains at an apartment building, the AP reports. Orange County Sheriff John Mina said the cause of death is not yet known. Cellphone...

Nearing Retirement? This State Looks Tempting

4 Fla. cities, including Orlando, make WalletHub's top 10 list for the best places to retire

(Newser) - Whether you're decades away from retirement or right around the corner, where you head after you clock out for the last time may already be percolating. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of America's cities, analyzing metrics in four main categories: affordability (cost of living, taxpayer friendliness, and...

The Other Orlando Airport Has to Change Its Name

Florida had 2 with the name, but Melbourne operation must tweak for clarity

(Newser) - After years of fighting and litigation over who can include “Orlando” in the name of their central Florida airport, Orlando International Airport officials and Orlando Melbourne International Airport officials have tentatively agreed that the latter will tweak its name to Melbourne Orlando International Airport, per the AP . The Melbourne...

Memorial Day Travelers Can Expect Airport Lines

Numbers are back up around pre-pandemic levels

(Newser) - Americans hit the road in near-record numbers at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, as their eagerness to break free from coronavirus confinement overcame higher prices for flights, gasoline and hotels, per the AP . More than 1.8 million people went through US airports on Thursday, and the number...

Woman Allegedly Tried on $15K Ring, Walked Out With It

Jannet Novelo-Aqela faces felony charge of grand theft

(Newser) - A Florida woman has been arrested almost a month after she allegedly snagged a $15,000 diamond ring from a jewelry store in Key West. The manager of Gold Silver Creations says that on Feb. 10 a female shopper in a floral jumpsuit tried on a three-diamond, 14-karat white gold...

Former MLB Player Faces DUI Charge
Johnny Damon
Faces DUI Charge

Johnny Damon Faces DUI Charge

Police report says officers saw SUV swerving on road, hitting a guardrail

(Newser) - Former Major League outfielder Johnny Damon was charged with driving under the influence in Florida early Friday after police said they saw his SUV swerve on the road, then hit a curb and guardrail. His wife, Michelle Mangan-Damon, also was arrested, TMZ reports, on charges of committing battery on an...

Looking to Retire? These US Cities Beckon

Nearly half of the top 10 are in one state

(Newser) - Unless you plan on living indefinitely on a cruise ship when you retire (not a bad idea, but maybe a little impractical for most of us), you may be looking ahead to where it would make the most sense to settle in for your golden years. Toward that end, WalletHub...

This Is the Worst US City to Drive In

Oakland is no smooth ride, but you'll be cruising right along in Lincoln, Neb.

(Newser) - While more of us are telecommuting during the pandemic, WalletHub notes that many prefer to drive rather than take public transportation in the COVID-19 era, so it looked at the 100 largest cities in the country to see where driving is the best—and the worst. The site examined 31...

Guy Worked at Burger King 3 Days When Shot for Slow Order

Shooting in Orlando, Fla., followed parking lot fight

(Newser) - Desmond Joshua Jr. had just started working at a Florida Burger King when he was shot and killed over a delayed order, according to police. A 37-year-old man is facing murder charges after his girlfriend was caught up in a long line at an Orlando location around 7:30pm Saturday,...

'Take This Virus Seriously,' Quarantined NBA Star Says

Russell Westbrook tested positive but reports he's feeling fine

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets have arrived in Orlando to prepare for the resumption of the NBA season, but without Russell Westbrook. The league's 2017 MVP tested positive for the coronavirus before the team left for Florida, the Guardian reports. Westbrook tweeted that he feels fine and is "looking forward...

10 Top US Cities for Staycations
10 Top US Cities
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10 Top US Cities for Staycations

Being stuck close to home during the pandemic doesn't mean you can't take a break from it all

(Newser) - Even, or maybe especially, amid a pandemic, thoughts of vacation are bubbling up—and the idea of a "staycation" is looking more likely for most of us. WalletHub decided to figure out which US cities are the most appealing for those remaining close to home, looking at more than...

Footage of 6-Year-Old's Arrest: 'Please, Give Me 2nd Chance'

Florida police officer fired after restraining, arresting Kaia Rolle after a tantrum

(Newser) - A police officer's bodycam shows a 6-year-old Florida girl crying and begging officers not to arrest her as zip ties are fastened around her wrists at a charter school. The video Kaia Rolle's family shared with the Orlando Sentinel and other outlets Monday shows the girl being arrested...

Grandma, Mom, 2 Kids on Disney Vacation Killed in Crash

4 other family members survive crash near Orlando, Fla.

(Newser) - A family vacation to Disney World came to an unimaginable ending Tuesday night when four members of the Massachusetts family were killed in a crash on a Florida highway. Grandma Josephine Fay, 76, mom Julie Smith, 41, and daughter Scarlett Smith, 5, died at the scene; son Jackson Smith, 11,...

Florida-Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Jersey

Crew smelled smoke on United Airlines flight just minutes after takeoff

(Newser) - A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at a New Jersey airport after the crew reported smelling smoke in the cockpit. Officials say Flight 800 had departed from Newark Liberty International Airport early Monday and was headed for Orlando, Fla., when the problem arose, per the...

He Arrested 2 6-Year-Olds. Now, the Police Chief's Decision

Dennis Turner terminated after 2 separate incidents at same school in Orlando

(Newser) - A school resource officer in Orlando who was suspended after arresting two young children last week has been fired. Orlando police are required to get a supervisor's approval before arresting any minor younger than 12 years old, but Dennis Turner didn't do that on Thursday when he took...

Thinking of Retiring? Keep These Cities on Your Radar

The Sunshine State looks especially tempting for your golden years

(Newser) - Already thinking ahead on where you want to kick back once you stop punching a time clock for good? WalletHub scrutinized more than 180 US cities to suss out which ones seem most appealing for retirees, looking at nearly four dozen key metrics across four categories: affordability (including cost of...

Parents Target Uber After 12-Year-Old Kills Herself

Benita Diamond's family says ride-sharing company should never have transported her to suicide site

(Newser) - Uber has a clear-cut policy listed on its site about transporting minors: If you're under 18, you can't ride without someone 18 or over, and drivers should turn away anyone they think might be underage. That policy is why a Florida mom and dad are now urging the...

America's 10 Best Cities for 'Staycations'

Honolulu is No. 1

(Newser) - Looking to start your vacation as soon as you clock your last hour at work? WalletHub looks at the best cities for "staycations," looking at more than three dozen metrics in the "Recreation," "Food and Entertainment," and "Rest and Relaxation" categories. Virginia Beach,...

10 Best US Cities for Business Startups

Orlando tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - Anyone stuck in a cubicle at a dead-end job has dreamed of either hitting it big in the lottery or of starting a business—and for the latter, there are certain US cities that may be just the ticket to making that dream become reality. WalletHub examined startup opportunities in...

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