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January 22, 2011

Tanker crash kills two in Brevard County, Florida

Tanker crash kills two in Brevard County, Florida

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

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A tanker crash in Brevard County, Florida on the Beachline Expressway — also know as State Road 528 — killed two people and caused officials to close sections the expressway. Firefighters and Police personnel are currently on the scene and residents were evacuated due to toxic smoke.

The tanker collided with a pickup truck on an overpass at approximately 3:40 pm EST (2040 UTC) and subsequently burst into flames. Officials are reporting that both the driver of the tanker and truck were killed. Reports also suggest that there is significant damage to the overpass.

Florida Highway Patrol Sargent Kim Montes commented that the expressway could be closed for a while. Florida Department of Transportation officials are currently on the scene assessing the damage and motorists are being advised to take alternate routes. The school district is advising that school bus service may be delayed for certain schools.



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February 21, 2010

Train accident kills three girls in Central Florida

Train accident kills three girls in Central Florida

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Three teenage girls were killed in Florida after they were hit by a train while crossing a narrow bridge. The accident occurred Saturday night at around 1830 local time (2330 UTC) in Melbourne, Brevard County. The names of the girls have not been released, as the next of kin are still to be notified.

A boy had walked ahead, and successfully made his way across the bridge. When the other girls began to cross, they had not noticed a train was coming. Melbourne Police Department spokesman Lieutenant Marc Claycomb said “They were unable to get out of the way in time and they were struck by the train.”

Witness John Vallee said he heard the train operated by Florida East Coast Railway make a sudden stop after the incident. He then came the the bridge and made the discovery, and called 9-1-1.

“It’s tragic,” Lieutenant Claycomb said. “There’s no other way to put it.”



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September 30, 2008

Woman slashed to death, man steals $6 for beer

Woman slashed to death, man steals $6 for beer

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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A teenager slashed a woman to death as he attempted to steal $6 off her—to buy beer. The 16-year-old boy, Alan Tanguay, now faces a first degree murder charge over the death of 58-year-old Patricia Kaliszeski from Palm Bay, Florida.

Tanguay told investigators he was approached by Kaliszeski with a knife as he was burgling the house. He took it from her and used it to attack her, before hitting her over the head with a lamp.

Tanguay is currently being held in a juvenile holding area but he could face an adult charge over the incident.

When police accessed his account on a social networking web site, they found statements describing how he enjoys gory violence, “like people getting their neck slit and tounge [sic] pulled out”.

One witness told police that the teenager claimed to have killed before and also that “he has a rule—if he finds someone in the house during a burglary, he has to kill them”.

It is not known whether Tanguay has already appeared in court or when he is scheduled to appear, according to police.



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February 15, 2008

Independent candidate calls it quits, without Ron Paul as possible running mate

Independent candidate calls it quits, without Ron Paul as possible running mate

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Friday, February 15, 2008

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Wikinews was notified last night that Frank Zilaitis is switching gears, by dumping his Presidential campaign, and going after a seat in Congress, for Florida’s District 15. He has launched a “Frankly Frank” campaign.

Cquote1.svg Why am I happy to close my presidential campaign? Two reasons: 1) The week before last, my U.S. Representative announced that he would not seek re-election; and 2) After Super Tuesday, the viability of conducting an independent petition drive for president became impossible; especially since my choice for running mate, Dr. Ron Paul, effectively announced last week that he was not interested in working outside of the Republican Party. Cquote2.svg

He says that he has always intended on running for the position, no matter whether the incumbent was returning or not.

Just weeks ago, Zilaitis told television reporters from Central Florida News 13 that “I actually believe — and I have no choice but to believe — that I can be the next 44th president of the United States of America.”

Previously, in 2006, Zilaitis ran for circuit judge in Group 20 of the 18th Judicial Circuit, in Florida’s Seminole and Brevard counties.

At least three more Central Florida remain, and there are apparently 30 Floridians seeking the White House altogether.



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