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  • University of Central Florida Student Says Fraternity Rejected Him Based on Sexuality

    University of Central Florida Student Says Fraternity Rejected Him Based on Sexuality

    (ORLANDO, Fla.) — The Greek system at the University of Central Florida is the subject of harsh scrutiny after a student claimed a fraternity rejected him because of his sexuality. George Dumont, 19, said representatives of Beta Theta Pi made it clear he wasn’t going to join because he is gay. “It nearly broke me, to be honest,” Dumont said. “…I’ve been through a very dark period where, you know, I probably wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for a couple of really close friends.” The former UCF cheerleader took to social media to bring attention to his case,… Read more

  • Computer Glitch Delays Florida Exam for Thousands of Students

    Computer Glitch Delays Florida Exam for Thousands of Students

    (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — A computer glitch caused several Florida school districts to cancel exams Tuesday, delaying the administration of the yearly Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. More than 20,000 students across five counties were affected by the technical troubles. Overall, 26 school districts were hit by the server crash. In Orange County, a total of 12,000 kids couldn’t take the test at all. Pearson, the company involved, claims the problem is resolved and says it is working with districts to set up make-up test dates. A national issue with Internet service is blamed. Students prepared for the exam months in advance,… Read more

  • Stowaway Teen Said He Ran Away From Home After Argument with Parents

    Stowaway Teen Said He Ran Away From Home After Argument with Parents

    (SAN JOSE, Calif.) — The teenager who miraculously survived a five-hour journey in the unpressurized wheel well of a jetliner said he ran away from home because he was angry about an argument he had with his stepmother and his dad, an airport official in Hawaii who spoke with the boy told ABC News on Tuesday. Maui Airports District Manager Marvin Moniz said he spent some time with the stowaway on Sunday after an airport worker found the 15-year-old wandering the tarmac disoriented. The teen told Moniz that he hadn’t seen his biological mother since he was 2 years old… Read more

  • New Details in North Carolina Kidnapping Plot, Assistant District Attorney Targeted

    New Details in North Carolina Kidnapping Plot, Assistant District Attorney Targeted

    (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Nine people are charged in an indictment handed down Tuesday involving the kidnapping of a 63-year-old man. A prosecutor was the intended target of the abduction but instead, suspects accidentally took her father. Frank Janssen, father of Wake Forest assistant district attorney Colleen Janssen, was taken from his North Carolina home on April 5. He was driven to Atlanta and held for five days before being rescued by a high-level FBI team. Kelvin Melton, an inmate at the Polk Correctional Institution in North Carolina, was previously prosecuted by Janssen’s daughter. In March, he devised a plan to… Read more

  • Eli Young Band’s Mike Eli Celebrates Wedding Anniversary Eating Roast by Candlelight in Front of the TV

    Eli Young Band’s Mike Eli Celebrates Wedding Anniversary Eating Roast by Candlelight in Front of the TV

    Eli Young Band front man Mike Eli didn’t spring for a fancy night out to celebrate his recent wedding anniversary. Instead, Mike and his wife celebrated very simply at home. He tells Country Aircheck, “We celebrated in front of the television with two bar stools, a roast and a candlelight on the bar stools in front of us.” Since Mike is out on the road so much touring, we’re sure his wife enjoyed the quiet night at home. Eli Young Band continues their opening spot on Darius Rucker‘s True Believers tour this weekend with shows in Florida and Alabama. Copyright… Read more

  • George Strait Adds June 5 Stop in Hidalgo, TX to The Cowboy Rides Away Tour

    George Strait Adds June 5 Stop in Hidalgo, TX to The Cowboy Rides Away Tour

    George Strait has added a June 5 show in Hidalgo, TX to his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour schedule. The concert at State Farm Arena is just two days before his massive tour-ending concert at Dallas’s AT&T Stadium on June 7. Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Eric Church, Vince Gill and Martina McBride are on the bill for the sold-out Dallas date. Tickets for the June 5 date go on sale to the public Friday, May 2. Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

  • Pa. Patient Arrested for Allegedly Dealing Heroin from ICU Bed

    Pa. Patient Arrested for Allegedly Dealing Heroin from ICU Bed

    (PITTSBURGH) — A Pennsylvania woman will be charged Tuesday with allegedly dealing heroin from her bed in the intensive care unit of a Pittsburgh area hospital, police said. The 38-year-old woman, whose name is being withheld until she is officially charged, is suspected of selling $1,400 worth of heroin from her room in the Excela Westmoreland Hospital ICU. “She will be charged with possession with intent to deliver, delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and probably a paraphernalia charge as well,” Greensburg Police Chief Captain Chad Zucco told ABC News on Tuesday. Hospital staff became suspicious… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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