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Gunman at Florida yoga studio had been accused of harassment

A gunman who killed two women at a Florida yoga studio and wounded five other people before taking his own life had previously been accused of harassing young women, police said on Saturday. Authorities said they do not know why Scott Beierle, 40, opened fire on Friday afternoon after posing as a customer to join the class at the Hot Yoga studio in Tallahassee. Detectives are searching for links between him and the victims. The two women who died were identified as a student and a faculty member from Florida State…

Two women killed in Florida yoga class shooting

TALLAHASSEE: Two women were killed when a gunman opened fire in a Florida yoga studio before class members fought back and the attacker killed himself, police said on Saturday. The women, identified as Nancy Van Vessem, 61, and Maura Binkley, 21, were shot and killed on Friday afternoon when Scott Beierle, 40, opened fire at the Hot Yoga studio at an upscale shopping center in Florida’s capital, Tallahassee, the city’s police department said in a statement. Four other people were injured in the shooting, along with a…

Search teams comb debris for victims of deadly Hurricane Michael

FLORIDA: Search and rescue teams on Friday faced a second day of sifting through the ruined landscape left by furious Hurricane Michael as it devastated coastal communities in the Florida Panhandle. With the death toll at six, Michael, now a tropical storm, sped east over Virginia and was close to reaching the Atlantic. It left a stunning swathe of destruction behind. In Mexico Beach, a seafront town where the hurricane made landfall, houses had been razed by a storm surge, boats had been tossed into yards and the…

Evacuations ordered as Florida braces for Hurricane Michael

FLORIDA: Residents of northwest Florida had until early Tuesday to leave their homes ahead of Hurricane Michael, forecast to crash ashore midweek as a major Category 3 storm with "life-threatening" flash flooding possible. Governor Rick Scott's office said mandatory evacuation orders were in place for parts of Bay County, which includes the popular Panama City beach resort, and areas in nearby Gulf and Franklin counties. "EVERY FAMILY must be prepared. We can rebuild your home, but we cannot rebuild your life," Scott…

Hunters catch and kill massive gator in Florida

FLORIDA: A group of hunters in Florida caught a massive alligator weighing around 750 pounds and it took them almost four hours to net the huge reptile. Brandon Barfield and Brandon Cutchins said they were hunting gators in Bay County when spotted the big reptile and the chase began. "When it came upside the boat, we realized we needed a bigger boat," Cutchins told CBS Miami. The men said they chased the alligator for over four hours and it was another 30 minutes of wrangling before they were able to reel the…

Mass shooting takes place at a tournament in Florida

JACKSONVILLE: Multiple people have been killed and others injured at a mass shooting during a Madden 19 tournament at the GLHF Game Bar in Jacksonville, Florida. Details of what happened are still incoming, but the incident took place in the middle of a qualifying round and reportedly left at least four dead, one of which includes a suspect who appears to have shot themselves. One of the wounded includes CompLexity Gaming competitor Drini Gjoka, who escaped with a grazed thumb. There was no confirmed motive as of…