A north Florida man faces charges after fatally shooting a red-bellied woodpecker that was eating the plums from his trees.
State wildlife officials say 51-year-old John Wayne Miller shot the bird with a pellet rifle. He was arrested Tuesday and released after posting a $250 bond.
The woodpecker is protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act but officials decided not to pursue federal charges.
In an interview with ITV, Ingrid Loyau-Kennett of Cornwall says that she was not scared for herself when she approached the two men responsible for the brutal killing of a British soldier in London. 'There were more and more mother's with children stopping around,' she says. 'Better me than a child'.
(College Park, MD) -- Weather experts are predicting a very active hurricane season. Government forecasters with NOAA say that an above-average to extremely active storm season will start on June 1st. During the six-month period, NOAA predicts 13 to 20 named storms will form in the Atlantic with seven to 11 of those reaching hurricane strength. Of those, three to six will become major category three storms or higher with winds over 111-miles-per-hour. NOAA's administrator says the seasonal forecast should serve as a reminder for coastal residents to get storm-ready. The annual hurricane season runs through the end of November.
Charley Reese, a retired Orlando Sentinel columnist who for decades argued forcefully for less government and more personal freedom, died Tuesday. He was 76.
Reese, who lived in Seminole County, died of respiratory failure after a long illness, family members said.
A self-described "constitutional purist," he started working for the Sentinel in 1972 and two years later began writing a column that would continue through 2001.
"He was more concerned with the individual, and he felt that the government should be more of a servant of the people," said Manning Pynn, a friend and a retired Sentinel editorial page editor.
Reese's writing developed an intensely loyal following during a time when metropolitan Orlando was a decidedly more conservative region than it is today.
Colleauges remember Reese: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/os-ed-charley-reese-tribute-20130522,0,2305377.story
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The verbal sparring between Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods continued Wednesday after Woods tweeted back at Garcia in response to comments made by Garcia that could be perceived as a racial reference aimed at the world's No. 1 player.
On Wednesday morning, Tiger tweeted this: "The comment that was made wasn't silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate.