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Cops: Man shot, killed 2 women, fled from Ocala police
<p> Ocala police say a man shot and killed his girlfriend and her mother on Monday afternoon, sparking a police pursuit that ended with shots being fired by officers and the man's motorcycle crashing.</p><p> <a href="https://twitter.com/EvanLocal6" target="_blank">Follow reporter Evan Lambert for live updates</a></p><p> </p><p> Police said they responded to the Springwood Village Apartments on 1525 SE 25th St. after getting reports of someone pounding on the door of an apartment.</p><p> When officers arrived, they found Bonnie Motto, 34, and Julia Motto, 67, dead inside, along with a 6-year-old girl and a 22-month-old boy unharmed.</p><p> The suspect, identified as Richardo DeJesus Barrera, sped away on a motorcycle on SE 17th Street, leading to a police chase, investigators said.</p><p> During the pursuit, an Ocala police officer fired shots and Barrera crashed along the 1600 block of SE 17th Street, according to police.</p><p> It is unclear if Barrera was shot or if she also fired at police, but a spokesman said no officers were hurt.</p><p> Police said Barrera was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition.</p><p> The children inside of the home at the time of the shooting are with a victim advocate, according to police. They have been identified as the children and grandchildren of the victims.</p><p> "I lost my wife and I lost my youngest daughter," said Bill Motto, the father of Bonnie and husband of Julia Motto. "I hope he really is dead."</p><p> Bill Motto told Local 6 his daughter and Barrera had gotten into a bad argument over the weekend, ending with her moving out into the condo her parents rented from Barrera.</p><p> He said Bonnie filed for a restraining order on Monday morning, but it was denied by a judge because Barrera hadn't hurt anyone.</p><p> In Saturday's incident, Bill Motto said Barrera became enraged and broke the children's toys. Bill Motto said he also slashed tires of a car he shared with Julia Motto.</p><p> According to police, Barrera's condition has prevented investigators from interviewing him in the hospital.</p><p> Check back for more on this developing story.</p>

Seminole County deputies search for missing, endangered son of homicide victim
<p> Seminole County deputies are searching for a homicide victim's son, who deputies say is considered missing and endangered, along with a vehicle missing from the home.</p><p> Deputies said they received a call on Sunday afternoon about an unresponsive woman inside of a home on Woodley Park Place and when they arrived, they found Jacqueline Suzanne Ortiz, 45 dead at the scene.</p><p> Jacqueline Ortiz's death has been ruled a homicide, according to deputies.</p><p> Investigators are searching for Joshua Galin Ortiz, 20, who may be traveling in his mother's white 2005 Ford Mustang convertible with a tag number of "G521UU." There is noticeable damage on the front end.</p><p> Deputies said Joshua Ortiz is considered missing and endangered, as he has made suicidal statements.</p><p> Joshua Ortiz is described by deputies as a white male, last seen wearing a black shirt with the words "LA Boxing" in red and camouflage shorts.</p><p> Anyone with information on the homicide or Joshua Ortiz's whereabouts is asked to call CrimeLine 1-800-423-TIPS or the Seminole County Sheriff&#8217;s Office at 407-665-6650.</p>

Gopher tortoise found defaced with spray paint
<p> A gopher tortoise was found spray-painted with graffiti and now Florida Fish and Wildlife is asking the public's help to track down whoever did it.</p><p> Donna Gray told Local 6 she found the tortoise Monday morning at Riverside Park in Oviedo. She was led to the animal by her dog.</p><p> &#8220;I'm a big animal lover, so I don't like to see something defaced,&#8221; said Gray.</p><p> Using a red marker and neon green spray paint, someone wrote &#8220;Chapman Oaks&#8221; on the tortoise's shell.</p><p> &#8220;I don't understand why someone would do that,&#8221; said Gray. &#8220;If it was an adult, I don't think they cared.&#8221;</p><p> An FWC representative, Greg Workman, said gopher tortoises are a threatened species and possessing them is illegal. He said because someone marked it, the animal also faced harassment. The penalty is a first-degree misdemeanor, which means fines or even possible jail time.</p><p> Anyone with any information on who is responsible for the defacing is urged to contact the FWC Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-3922.</p><p> <br/></p>

Motorcyclist killed in Port Orange crash, police say
<p> Port Orange police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash on Monday afternoon.</p><p> Police said the crash occurred on the east side of the Port Orange bridge just west of the intersection of Peninsula Drive and Dunlawton Avenue.</p><p> The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead on the scene.</p><p> The identity of the driver has not been released.</p><p> Traffic was being diverted at Halifax Drive as the investigation continued.</p><p> Check back for more on this story.</p>


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

BBC Appoints Fran Unsworth As World Service Group Director
News executive will be first female director in services 82 year history, as Peter Horrocks steps down as global news head Continue reading

ABC39s 39World News39 Breaks A Ratings Streak
NEW YORK AP As it did in the morning two years ago, ABC News has broken a long running winning streak by its rivals at NBC News.

Bat Boy, Hillary Clinton39s Alien Baby, And A Tabloid39s Glorious Legacy
If youve ever waited in line at a grocery store, youve likely seen or read the Weekly World News. When a magazine adopts screaming headlines like I was Bigfoots Love Slave, Hillary Clinton Adopts Alien Baby, and Bat Child Found in Cave its hard to miss it.

David Muir Leads 39ABC World News Tonight39 To 1st Ratings Win Since 3909
Brian Williams, look out. There39s a new contender in evening news, and his name is David Muir.

CBS News Scott Pelley: Affable But Hardnosed When It Counts
The fall TV season has just kicked off, and in the broadcast news divisions of the three networks there is a lot of drama. Click to Continue


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Pro Leagues File To Stop New Jersey Sports Betting
The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to stop New Jersey39s plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers could become the first

Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule At 2 PM EDT On Monday, Oct. 20
Oct. 20 Reuters Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Monday: The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202 898 8427 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Texans at Steelers PITTSBURGH Ben Roethlisberger and the 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers entertain the 3 3 Houston Texans, who could have No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney back for the first time in six weeks.

NFL, Others File Lawsuit To Block New Jersey Sports Betting
By Steve Ginsburg Reuters The National Football League and other sports leagues filed a lawsuit on Monday in an attempt to block New Jersey from offering legalized wagering on sporting events. In calling for the injunction, the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and the NCAA are seeking to block enforcement of a law that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed on Friday, which partially

Reuters Sports Schedule At 1400 GMT On Monday, Oct 20
Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Monday: SOCCER Premier League West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United 1900 United visit West Brom eyeing fourth spot LONDON Manchester United can jump into fourth spot with a win at West Bromwich Albion after many rivals for a Champions League qualifying spot dropped points at the weekend.

Fox Sports Extends TV Contract With Anaheim Ducks
Fox Sports39 regional cable networks scored an important goal renewing a long term TV rights deal with the Anaheim Ducks hockey team.

Craig Mish Radio Expert, Sports Broadcaster Plans On Donation To Charity
The popular radio announcer and sports enthusiast, Craig Mish, recently announced his intention to donate to a charity that helps abused and neglected boys MIAMI, FL / ACCESSWIRE / October 20, 2014 / Craig

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