Two girls face threats after torturing and killing turtle in Florida

Two girls face threats after torturing and killing turtle in Florida

ORANGE PARK, Fla., July 17 (UPI) --A household is receiving death threats on Facebook after two girls posted videos of themselves torturing and killing a gopher tortoise -- a threatened species.
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Florida bear attack: Black bear mauls woman's face

Florida bear attack: Black bear mauls woman's face

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Florida officials are still searching for the black bear that wounded a 54-year-old Florida woman on Monday.
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Florida woman mauled by bear

LONGWOOD, Fla., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has set traps in a neighborhood where a woman walking her dog was severely injured in an apparent bear attack.

Broussard sentenced to 46 months

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Louisiana politician Aaron Broussard was sentenced to 46 months in prison on bribery charges, his ex-wife and former parish attorney receiving probation.

Cake-stealing bear killed

MACCLENNY, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Florida wildlife officials said the black bear that entered a home and stole a birthday cake was tracked down and killed with a shot to the head.

Authorities seek cake-stealing bear

MACCLENNY, Fla., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Florida wildlife authorities said they were on the hunt for a black bear accused of breaking into a home and stealing a birthday cake.

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Man forwarded nude pics of Internet lover

GLOUCESTER, England, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A Gloucester, England, man who e-mailed nude pictures of a woman he met through the Internet to everyone in her address book could face time behind bars.

Jumping fish hurt Florida boaters

BRANFORD, Fla., July 4 (UPI) -- It's the season for sturgeon to jump from Florida's Suwanee River -- and boaters sometimes suffer serious injuries as a result.

Bear spotted in Jacksonville tree

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 4 (UPI) -- Students at a Jacksonville, Fla., elementary school were shut inside Friday morning when a 350-pound black bear was spotted in a nearby oak tree.

Wanted: alligator with pocketknife in head

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A trapper in Florida is looking for a 6-foot alligator with a knife stuck in the top of its head, the Gainesville Sun reported Friday.

Karen L. Parker, the first African-American woman undergraduate to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was born in Salisbury, North Carolina and grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Parker worked for the Winston-Salem Journal before attending UNC-Chapel Hill. She majored in journalism, was elected vice-president of the UNC Press Club, and served as editor of the UNC Journalist, the School of Journalism's newspaper in 1964. After graduating in 1965, Parker was a copy editor for the Grand Rapids Press in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She also worked for the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers before returning to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Ellyn Bache used Parker's diary when conducting research for her 1997 novel The Activist's Daughter about student activists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1963.

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