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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 / SpaceX's new crew capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday, acing its second milestone in just over a day (March 3).

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YouTubbe download / AP video / Highlights of this day in history: Rodney King beaten in Los Angeles; Inventor Alexander Graham Bell born; 'The Star Spangled Banner' becomes the U.S. national anthem; 'Time' first hits newsstands; Steve Fossett's non-stop global flight (March 3).

 

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YouTube download / AP video / America's newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX (March 2).

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YouTube download / AP video / Declaring climate change the nation’s most pressing issue, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee launched his 2020 Democratic presidential bid with a promise to refocus American government and society (March 1).

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Drums, dragons and dancers paraded through New York's Chinatown Sunday to usher in the Year of the Pig in the metropolis with the biggest population of Chinese descent of any city outside Asia. (Feb. 17)

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YouTube download / AP video / Police say the fired worker who killed five people at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, was able to buy the gun he used because an initial background check didn't catch that he had a prior felony conviction in Mississippi. (Feb. 16)

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