News archive from 12 June 2015

Police: Two adults, one child injured in Winter Garden crash

Two adults and a child were injured in a car crash at State Road 434 and Tuscora Drive in Winter Springs Thursday afternoon, police said. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for details. glotan@orlandosentinel.com or 407-420-5774...

 

911 calls show passers-by came to rescue after lightning struck child

When a lightning bolt struck 11-year-old Bowen Tyre's head on Daytona Beach Shores Tuesday, it ripped the bright green mesh on the back of his baseball cap. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office released the 911 calls from the incident on Thursday....

 
Twitter gets rid of 140-character limit in private messages

Twitter gets rid of 140-character limit in private messages

SAN FRANCISCO — Nothing is more sacrosanct than brevity on Twitter, the purveyor of the short and sweet 140-character messages. But the social media platform has decided to give users a break from that enforced brevity in one spot: private messages....

 

Chargers retiring LaDainian Tomlinson's No. 21

SAN DIEGO (AP) — No one will wear No. 21 for the San Diego Chargers again. The team will officially retire star running back LaDainian Tomlinson's jersey during a Nov. 22 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The team made the announcement on Thursday...

Usa Today, 19:22 in Sport
 
Can cops confront open-carry advocates? Courts say yes

Can cops confront open-carry advocates? Courts say yes

DETROIT — When a man armed with a loaded assault pistol strapped to his leg, dressed in camouflage, and singing to himself began walking in front of a Grand Rapids church one snowy Sunday morning in March 2014, an alarmed churchgoer called 911. When...

 
Catch up with 'Orange Is the New Black'

Catch up with 'Orange Is the New Black'

Goodbye, Vee, hello healing? After an epic conclusion to the dark and stormy Season 2 of Orange is the New Black, what's in store for our favorite inmates? USA TODAY talks to four key cast members of the Netflix hit about a new season rooted in faith...

 
'Orange Is the New Black' is in transition

'Orange Is the New Black' is in transition

The storm has passed. Thanks to the abrupt departure of Orange Is the New Black's latest head hen, Vee (Lorraine Toussaint), Litchfield Prison finds a new world order in Season 3, which debuts on Netflix Friday. Last season, Vee loomed large, wreaking...

 
What does Rupert Murdoch own? A little bit of everything

What does Rupert Murdoch own? A little bit of everything

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch got his start in a chain of Australian newspapers. But few consumers realize today how expansive his empire has become. With 84-year-old Murdoch handing over control of daily operations at 21st Century Fox to his son James...

 
Former female friend testifies Holmes talked about killing

Former female friend testifies Holmes talked about killing

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- A woman who dated the Aurora theater shooting defendant says she never felt he was dangerous but suggested he see a therapist after he talked about killing people. Testifying in open court, Gargi Datta said she dated James Holmes...

 
Coyotes start legal processes following city's arena vote

Coyotes start legal processes following city's arena vote

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes are used to having an uncertain future. Unlike the four years of waiting for a new owner to step forward, the team has gone on the offensive in the latest twist to this ongoing saga. The Coyotes on Thursday...

Usa Today, 19:44 in Sport
 
Costolo's departure was inevitable

Costolo's departure was inevitable

SAN MATEO, Calif. — The end of Dick Costolo's embattled stint as Twitter CEO was as unremarkable as anything coming out of the social media company lately. While Facebook was wowing reporters and analysts with a virtual-reality demonstration of Oculus...

 
Gay pride: Iggy Azalea is out, Nick Jonas is in

Gay pride: Iggy Azalea is out, Nick Jonas is in

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nick Jonas is replacing Iggy Azalea as the headline performer at a Pittsburgh gay pride event. Azalea withdrew from Saturday's Pride in the Street concert amid criticism for making anti-gay and racist remarks on social media. Jonas...

 
'Black Madam' gets 10-20 years for fatal butt injection

'Black Madam' gets 10-20 years for fatal butt injection

The so-called "Black Madam" who called herself "the Michelangelo of butt injections" has been sentenced to at least 10 years in jail for the murder of a British dancer. Padge-Victoria Windslowe, 43, could spend up to 20 years in...

 
Firefly Music Festival crowd could be 90,000 strong

Firefly Music Festival crowd could be 90,000 strong

DOVER, Del. -- The organizers of Delaware's Firefly Music Festival, spanning June 18-21, expect "up to 90,000" attendees at this year's event, Firefly director Greg Bostrom said Wednesday. Red Frog Events, which has put on Firefly since its...

 
Was life sentence just deserts or miscarriage of justice?

Was life sentence just deserts or miscarriage of justice?

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's longest-serving female prison inmate gets a mostly sympathetic look in a television profile that airs Friday as her attorney works on a new push in a two-decade-long fight to win her freedom. The segment of Facing Evil with...

 

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