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YouTube download / AP video / An alligator expert from Florida has caught Chicago's elusive Chance the Snapper just 36 hours after arriving in Illinois.

CHICAGO -- Frank Robb, owner of Crocodilian Specialist Services in St. Augustine, made headlines in Chicago when he answered the call from the authorities in the Windy City in capturing an alligator dubbed "Chance the Snapper" that had been on the loose at a local park for several days.

Robb took care of business early Tuesday when he captured the animal in the Humboldt Park lagoon.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Two Medal of Honor recipients, both representing the U.S. Army, will be honored during the 61st annual Coke Zero Sugar 400 Weekend (July 4-6) at Daytona International Speedway.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A crash that brought out the safety car in the final race of the 1997 Formula 3 racing season in Fuji, Japan, where a young driver moving up fast from the back, Takashi Yokoyama, had failed to slow down in time, hitting a car in front of him and launching his own racing machine into the air before it tore through a signboard killing him instantly.

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Surfer, 18, bitten on foot by a shark Sunday in New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- An 18-year-old surfer from Merritt Island suffered a shark bite to his foot Sunday while surfing in the waves near the South Jetty, Volusia County Beach Safety officials said.

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Father's Day no joy for dozens stung by jellyfish at the World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- More than 70 swimmrs were treated on site for jellyfish stings on Father's Day at the World's Most Famous Beach.

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New Year's Feature: Top 10 entrants for inaugural Headline Surfer Wall of Shame

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Is it possible for any elected politician or wannabe politician in East Central Florida who has outdone Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood with his incessant personal attacks on those he sees as his mortal enemy and labeling them "Scumbags?" 

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Volusia County School Board approves new math materials for k-5 students next year

DELAND, Fla -- The Volusia County School Board has approved the purchase of math materials for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grades.

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YouTube download / AP video / Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America's Appalachian region. Jackson County, Ohio, for example, has been a ground-zero of sorts for the past seven years.

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YouTube download / AP video / Highlights of this day in history: Test of the world's first nuclear weapon; President Richard Nixon's White House taping system revealed; John F. Kennedy, Jr., his wife and her sister die in a plane crash; Apollo 11 lifts off for Moon.

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YouTube donload / AP video / Nevada emergency officials say they continue to fight a wildfire that has threatened about 100 homes near Reno. At last report, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District said the fire had burned about 1.8 square miles. 

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YouTubre download / AP video / Good clean fun meets down-and-dirty during Mud Day in a suburban Detroit park (July 9).

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YouTube download / AP video / David Gilmour of the seminal rock band Pink Floyd will be auctioning off more than 120 guitars through Christie's auction house in New York City on June 20 (June 14).

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YouTube download / Headline Surfer video / A crash involving two semi-trucks scattered cocoa powder and batteries on a freeway in northwestern Indiana and caused a massive traffic jam (June 14).

-- Henry Frrderick, Headline Surfer, Daytona Beach, Sanford, Orlando

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