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Girl critical after animal attack in Cocoa, Brevard deputies say
<p> A 5-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was attacked by an animal in Cocoa, according to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office.</p><p> Deputies received a 911 call about a girl who was found hurt and bleeding at 4 p.m. Thursday on Burgess Avenue.</p><p> The girl was found in the yard with serious injuries to her body that were consistent with an animal attack, deputies said.</p><p> There were no witnesses. Deputies said the girl was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital in critical condition.</p><p> The dogs that may be responsible for the attack were quarantined until a determination is made, the Sheriff's Office said.</p><p> Anyone with information regarding the attack is asked to call Agent Joe Martin, of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, through the sheriff's communication center at 321-633-7162, or Crime Line at 800-423-TIPS (8477). Deputies said all calls to Crime Line are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and can be eligible for a reward.</p>

Women claim Casselberry police chief sexually harassed them
<p> Several women have come forward claiming Bill McNeil sexually harassed them and created a work environment that made them fear for the physical safety while he worked as police chief of Casselberry, Local 6 has learned.</p><p> The allegations caught the city manager's attention Wednesday, which prompted him to place McNeil on administrative leave and start an internal investigation.</p><p> A city spokesperson said McNeil resigned after finding out about the investigation.</p><p> In a statement sent Thursday night to Local 6, the attorney for the women said the behavior has been going on for years:</p><p> "Chief McNeil has abused his position of power over our clients, and has engaged in years of open and obvious intimidating and abusive behaviors that have detrimentally impacted our clients' emotional well-being and standing within the organization."</p><p> Carlos Burruezo cited specific examples of the sexual harassment, which include inappropriate text messages, "selfie-style" pictures of his penis and a videotape of him masturbating while using "vulgar sexual language."</p><p> "Unfortunately, this and other inappropriate behavior on the part of the chief has gone on unchecked for quite some time without any repercussions," said Burruezo.</p><p> Local 6 went to McNeil's home Thursday night to get his reaction to the claims. No one came to the door.</p><p> His neighbors said they had no idea he had resigned his position as chief, noticing his police cruiser was no longer in the driveway.</p><p> It's not clear if the city of Casselberry will respond to an invitation from the women's attorney to discuss the allegations.</p><p> Burruezo said if he does not hear back from the city, his clients will "proceed accordingly."</p>

Political flyer names voters who don't vote
<p> Political flyers are nothing new, but a flyer that's landing in peoples mailboxes has some citizens steaming.</p><p> On one side, it has a picture of a waste basket and reads "Don't throw Away Your Vote."&#160; On the other side it reads, "Every year thousands of your neighbors fail to vote.&#160; We think it's too important. This year we are providing the names of your neighbors and their voting record.</p><p> "It's my privacy whether I vote or not," Sonia Flores said.</p><p> Flores lives in Orange County and thinks the flyer goes too far since it shows the name, address and whether the person voted in 2010, 2012 or if you've already voted this year.</p><p> "If I do decide to vote, its my personal business.&#160;&#160; I don't think it should be displayed out there," Flores said.</p><p> The Orange County Supervisor of Elections has also heard from ticked-off citizens, but says the information on the flyers is public record.</p><p> "State law states that the voter registration list is a public record, so anybody can come in and buy a voter list," Bill Cowles said.</p><p> Speaking of public records---that's exactly what we used to find out who's sending them.</p><p> In small print the flyer reads, "Sponsored by Citizens for a Better Florida, Inc.</p><p> Local 6 looked up the organization and found it has given over $900,000 this year to Realtors Political Advocacy at 7025 Augusta National Drive in Orlando.</p><p> Local 6 found that address is the office of Florida Realtors.</p><p> Local 6 called and emailed three different people including the CEO at Florida Realtors but no one responded.</p><p> Citizens like Flores say they should stand behind what they're sending out.</p><p> "That's going to an extreme, honestly. I totally disagree with it," she said.</p>

Dogs for sale: Do you know what you're buying?
<p> Little Bella loves to play. She is a lively peekapoo, full of energy, but when Robert Kusserow first brought little Bella home, he says she barely moved.</p><p> [WEB EXTRA: <a href="/news/web-extra-what-to-know-about-buying-a-pet-from-private-seller/29440246" target="_blank">Info to know before buying your pet</a> | POLL: <a href="http://www.clickorlando.com/station/-/1636714/24697864/-/hmjoso/-/index.html" target="_blank">Where did you get your pet?</a> ]</p><p> Her "puppy for sale" ad captured Robert&#8217;s heart, so he called the breeder.</p><p> "The breeder said she had recently been robbed by someone that had come to look at a dog so she wouldn't let people go to her house," Robert said.</p><p> So Robert agreed to meet the breeder, Judith, in the parking lot of a Winn Dixie in Oviedo.&#160;</p><p> He says Bella seemed healthy, so he bought her on the spot. An expert Local 6 spoke to says if you're buying a dog, not only do you want to make sure they look healthy but are also active.</p><p> "If your noticing anything like the dog is lethargic the eyes are runny the nose is running," Diane Gagliano, of Seminole County Animal Services, said. "If you have any red flags going up go with your gut. There might be something going on."</p><p> Within 48 hours of bringing Bella home and a trip to the vet, Robert discovered his puppy was not well.</p><p> "They did testing on Bella. They came back and she said she had the worst case of hook worm she had ever seen in a puppy, so we immediately knew she was very sick," Robert said.</p><p> According to a vet report from Winder Garden Animal Hospital, Bella had no appetite, was lethargic and at one point had to receive a blood transfusion. She was hospitalized for 10 days.</p><p> But Robert couldn't utilize Florida's Pet Lemon Law to recoup some of the vet fees. That's because according to the vet, the health certificate given to Robert by the breeder is a fake.&#160;</p><p> According to Florida Department of Agriculture's pet law, a valid certificate of veterinary inspection must be given to the owner showing all the vaccines administered by veterinarian licensed by the state.</p><p> Bella didn't have that.</p><p> Gagliano says the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is vital to your pet&#8217;s health.</p><p> "Without that paper stating what has been done to the animal you can't take that animal to your vet and get what the animal needs," she said. "You don't want to over- vaccinate a dog if they have already had the proper vaccines or under-vaccinate and not give it what it needs."</p><p> Bella's road to recovery was long and expensive, with vet bills over a thousand dollars.</p><p> Robert says he called Judith a number of times before finally speaking to her.</p><p> "Her response was very defensive, 'There is nothing wrong with the dog. She was fine when I gave it to you,'" he said.</p><p> Local 6 called Judith a number of times and left a message with a woman who said she was her mother, but Judith never returned Local 6's calls.</p><p> Local 6 also did some digging and found Seminole County Animal Services inspected Judith&#8217;s dogs in September.&#160;</p><p> Their report says all 10 dogs looked healthy, but she was issued a written warning for no proof of rabies vaccinations and pet licenses. She has since complied.</p><p> Robert said he wishes he had done his due diligence. Although he would never give Bella up, if he had the proper paperwork it would have been nice to recoup some of the money he spent.</p>


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

Why US News Named Harvard The Best College In The World, But Not In America
U.S. News World Report released their

World Of Speed And Other Auto News
World of Speed adds NASCAR display Work is continuing on the World of Speed, the motorsport museum and education center scheduled to open at 27490 S.W. 95th Ave. in Wilsonville on April 24, 2015. Most recently, workers completed hanging four genuine NASCAR race cars on a Daytona themed banking display wall

ABC World News Tonight Ratings: No. 1 In News Demo Race, Season To Date, For First Time In Seven Years
For the first time in seven years, ABC39s World News Tonight is the top evening newscast in the news demo, season to date. The David Muir anchored newscast is top rated in the demo for the first five weeks of the season and is up in the age bracket every week of this season, compared to same time last year. NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams is delivering its best start to a TV season since

The 20 Best Universities In The World, According To US News World Report
U.S. News World Report released their

FIFA Boss Blatter Opposes Russia World Cup Boycott
World football boss Sepp Blatter on Tuesday opposed any boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and backed the huge preparations undertaken by President Vladimir Putin39s government for the mega event. quotA boycott will never give any positive effect,quot the FIFA president told the R Sport news agency in comments translated into Russian. quotWe trust the country, its government,quot added Blatter who was


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Universal Sports Network And NBC Sports Group Announce U.S. Broadcast Plans For IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 With One Year
Universal Sports Network and NBC Sports Group today announced multi platform coverage plans for next year39s IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 one year out from the tournament final at Twickenham Stadium in London,

Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule At 2 PM EDT On Thursday, Oct. 30
Oct. 30 Reuters Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday: The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202 898 8427 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Saints at Panthers CHARLOTTE First place is on the line between underachieving NFC South teams as Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints meet Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule At 2 PM EDT On Wednesday, Oct. 29
Oct. 29 Reuters Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Wednesday: The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202 898 8427 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Giants, Royals go 7 KANSAS CITY, Mo. Only the second World Series Game 7 in a decade brings to a dramatic conclusion the back and forth series as the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals meet at Kauffman Stadium.

Reuters Sports Schedule At 0600 GMT On Thursday, Oct 30
Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday: BASEBALL Giants beat Royals in Game Seven to win World Series KANSAS CITY, Missouri The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 3 2 on Wedensday to win their third World Series title in five seasons.

Reuters Sports Schedule At 1400 GMT On Wednesday, Oct 29
Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday: SOCCER Serie A all 1945 Atalanta v Napoli Cagliari v AC Milan Fiorentina v Udinese Genoa v Juventus Inter Milan v Sampdoria Palermo v Chievo Verona AS Roma v Cesena Torino v Parma Leaders Juventus visit Genoa MILAN Leaders Juventus, who have dropped two points in their opening eight games, visit Genoa while second placed AS Roma host

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