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Protest held after Volusia deputy shoots, kills man
<p> Several people gathered Friday morning to protest the death of an unarmed man who was shot in the face and killed earlier this week by a Volusia County deputy.</p><p> [FOLLOW:&#160; <a href="/news/mark-lehman-twitter-feed/29187128" target="_blank">Updates from Local 6 reporter Mark Lehman</a> | PHOTOS: <a href="/news/protest-held-after-volusia-deputy-shoots-kills-man/31649364" target="_blank">Protest</a>]</p><p> The protest began after 7:30 a.m. in DeLand, with a march to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office scheduled.</p><p> Derek Cruice, 26, (pictured below) was killed early Wednesday after being shot in the face while deputies served a search warrant at his Deltona home.</p><p> The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Deputy Todd Raible, 36, shot and killed Cruice when he was met with resistance as he entered the home.</p><p> The protesters posted a list of demands, including wanting Raible to face formal charges, an apology from the Sheriff's Office to Cruice's family and a policy change in connection with raids geared toward non-violent suspects wanted on marijuana charges.</p><p> The incident remains under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.</p><p> A man who was inside the home said the shooting happened in a matter of seconds.</p><p> "A bunch of guys came around the corner and they're pushing me down," said Matthew Grady. "As I'm going to the ground a gunshot went off."</p><p> Steve Cochran, who was also inside during the shooting, said Cruice was unarmed and did not resist.</p><p> </p><p> "Nobody resisted. There were no weapons," said Cochran. "Nobody was making any kind of resistance or trying to keep anybody from doing their job."</p><p> Deputies said 217 grams of marijuana, a scale, a drug ledger and about $3,000 in cash were found inside the home.</p><p> Raible was placed on administrative leave after the shooting, which is standard procedure.</p><p> On Wednesday, Sheriff Ben Johnson said the full details of the investigation will be revealed once the FDLE investigation is complete.</p>

Boy with weak bladder denied test break, dad says
<p> An outraged father said his son's school is forcing him to make an impossible choice: ignore his need to go to the bathroom or fail the state standardized test.</p><p> The father, who asked to be named only as Mr. Taylor, said his fourth-grade son suffers from a weak bladder, which causes him to have accidents at school, Local 6 News partner WJXT-TV reports.</p><p> He gave the school a doctor's note for his son to take bathroom breaks during the Florida Standards Assessment tests that rolled out this week, but he said administrators wouldn't accept it.</p><p> &#8220;I don't want him to be sitting there in the middle of testing and have an accident, embarrassing him in front of everybody,&#8221; Taylor said. &#8220;And they said if he has an accident and leaves the room, he fails.&#8221;</p><p> The boy would be automatically disqualified if he leaves the test room to use the restroom, Taylor said.</p><p> Administrators at Woodland Acres Elementary School said state law requires a diagnosis of a medical condition for a child to get bathroom breaks during the two-hour FSA tests.</p><p> &#8220;I went to the doctor and got the doctor to write a note stating to let him go to the bathroom whenever he needs, even during testing -- that was on the note, and I figure that was all,&#8221; Taylor said.</p><p> But Taylor said school administrators spoke to him Thursday and said they needed to know his son's specific medical condition.</p><p> Administrators and a Duval County Public Schools spokesperson said they are working with Taylor and his son's doctor to get the right documentation to acknowledge his condition, then they can make accommodations</p><p> But Taylor still wants to know why a note from his doctor isn't enough.</p><p> &#8220;They shouldn't have to get all his medical conditions and everything,&#8221; Taylor said. &#8220;There's no need for them to know that.&#8221;</p><p> Right now, the school is waiting to hear back from the doctor's office. Once the doctor sends them the student's diagnosis, the school will be able to allow for extra testing time for the child.</p>

2 women arrested in fight at Orlando elementary school
<p> Police arrested two women after witnesses say they beat a mother who had arrived at an Orlando elementary school to pick up her child.</p><p> Investigators with the Orlando Police Department told Local 6 the fight happened around 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Eccelston Elementary School.</p><p> Police said the mother arrived at school and found out her son had been hit by another boy.&#160; She told police she went outside to find her son to make sure he was safe, when she was confronted by Sandra Rivera.</p><p> The woman said she exchanged words Rivera, who punched her, and they began to fight, according to Orlando police.&#160; She said a large group gathered around them, and another woman, Amy Lorraine Vannest, 38, pulled out a knife, according to police.</p><p> Witnesses told police that the three women fought, pulling hair and yelling threats, as an 11-year-old boy swung a large stick at the women.</p><p> Police arrived and broke up the fight.&#160; They determined that Vannest and Rivera were at the school to pick up their nieces when the fight broke out.</p><p> Vannest and Rivera were arrested and booked in the Orange County Jail on aggravated battery charges.</p><p> The victim's condition was not known.</p>

Man accused of biting Home Depot worker -- for 1 minute
<p> A man accused of shoplifting bit a loss-prevention officer at Home Depot for over one minute, according to the Orlando Police Department.</p><p> Willie Clark, 36, was arrested on allegations of shoplifting $956 worth of merchandise from Home Depot near the Mall at Millenia.</p><p> When confronted by loss-prevention officers, Clark bit one of them, causing puncture wounds, police said.&#160; Clark refused to release his bite for about one minute, according to police.</p><p> Clark is a registered sex offender convicted of two sexual batteries and was also on felony probation. He refused to consent for a blood draw.</p><p> The officer was treated at Dr. Phillips Hospital for his injuries.</p><p> Police said Clark was charged with violation of felony probation, retail theft over $300, felony battery and resisting a merchant.</p>


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World News Update, What You Need To Know
World News Update, what you need to know

Law Unto Itself Thai Junta Fuels Doubt By Churning Out Legislation
BANGKOK Reuters It usually meets just twice a week, and many of its 220 members have little or no experience of making laws. But that hasn39t slowed down Thailand39s interim parliament,

ABC News Names Cecilia Vega And Tom Llamas World News Tonight Weekend Anchors
ABC News named Cecilia Vega and Tom Llamas as its weekend World News Tonight anchors, network president James Goldston announced Monday. The duo has been serving in the role since David Muir became the weekday anchor of WNT. From the battleground states, the primaries, the conventions, the debates and all the way to election night, our team will deliver the whole picture in new and

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Reuters To Conduct Exclusive Interview With President Obama On Monday, March 2nd
NEW YORK, MARCH 1, 2015 Today Reuters, the worlds largest international multimedia news provider, announced that it will conduct an exclusive on camera interview with President Barack Obama. The interview,

Cecilia Vega Tom Llamas New ABC World News Tonight Weekend Anchors
ABC News made it official this morning, naming Cecilia Vega and Tom Llamas anchors of ABC World News Tonight s Saturday and Sunday editions. ABC News chief James Goldstons memo to staff: Team, I have exciting news to share about our World News Tonight weekend broadcasts and our 2016 political team. Cecilia Vega and Tom Llamas will become anchors of World News Tonight Saturday and Sunday


World Sports: Top Stories

Reuters Sports Schedule At 1400 GMT On Friday, March 6
Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Friday: CRICKET World Cup to 29 India v West Indies, Perth 0630 PERTH India beat West Indies by four wickets to qualify for quarter finals. CRICKET WORLD/, moving shortly, 400 words Pakistan still trying to solve opener issues Two comfortable wins after losses in the first two matches have given a more settled look to the Pakistan side

Sports Direct39s Ashley Eludes British Lawmakers
A British parliamentary committee wanting to question retailer Sports Direct39s founder Mike Ashley over the treatment of workers at its fashion chain USC has been told he is unavailable, but said they have not given up yet. The Scottish Affairs Committee said late on Thursday that it had agreed with Sports Direct to hear evidence from its chairman Keith Hellawell on March 25 but still wanted to

Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule At 2 PM EST On Thursday, March 5
March 5 Reuters Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday: The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202 898 8427 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Buccaneers trapped in QB guessing game There is a simple reality facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and any other team hoping to mine gold at the league39s most important position in the 2015 NFL Draft there are no guarantees, and most

Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule At 2 PM EST On Wednesday, March 4
March 4 Reuters Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Wednesday: The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202 898 8427 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NFL free agency previews for all 32 teams The Sports Xchange sets the stage for the start of 2015 free agency with team by team previews. FBN TEAMNAME NEWS/, reports will move this evening, The Sports Xchange, 500 words per team

Reuters Sports Schedule At 0600 GMT On Thursday, March 5
Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday: CRICKET World Cup to 29 Bangladesh v Scotland, Nelson Iqbal leads Bangladesh to important win over Scotland Tamim Iqbal came agonisingly close to scoring Bangladesh39s first World Cup century as his side completed a six wicket win over Scotland in their Pool A clash at Saxton Oval in Nelson.

Reuters Sports Schedule At 1400 GMT On Thursday, March 5
Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Thursday: CRICKET World Cup to 29 Iqbal leads Bangladesh to important win over Scotland Tamim Iqbal came agonisingly close to scoring Bangladesh39s first World Cup century as his side completed a six wicket win over Scotland in their Pool A clash at Saxton Oval in Nelson on Thursday.

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