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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 / The United States enters World War One; First modern Olympic Games open in Athens, Greece; Harry Houdini is born (April 6).

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YouTube / AP video / Washington, D.C.'s famed cherry blossoms reached their peak bloom on Monday, drawing tourists from around the world. The National Park Service says the trees should be in blossom for seven to 10 days (April 2). 

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YouTube download / AP video / The numbers of sea turtles washing up on New England beaches has spiked significantly, many stunned and unable to escape the region’s cooling winter waters (March 28). 

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YouTube download / AP video / Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks became the first woman inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Janet Jackson, The Cure, Radiohead, Def Leppard, Roxie Music and The Zombies on Friday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (March 30).

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YouTube download / AP video / A man was seen running towards the car carrying the King of Morocco Saturday as the motorcade with the king and Pope Francis drove down a main road in the Morrrocan city of Rabat (March 30). 

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YouTube download / AP video / Tear gas was fired as crowds of Palestinians demonstrated Saturday near the Israeli border fence to mark one year of weekly protests in the Gaza Strip (March 30).

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