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One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Three injured pit bulls and a puppy, suspected of being used in illegal dog fighting, have been rescued, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. The dogsMore >>
Three injured pit bulls and a puppy, suspected of being used in illegal dog fighting, have been rescued, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office.More >>
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - West Palm Beach police are investigating a report of shots fired near Jog Road and Florida's Turnpike. No one was hit. Jeaga Middle School and Grassy Waters Elementary areMore >>
Lockdowns at Jaega Middle School and Grassy Waters Elementary have been lifted.More >>
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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (KKTV/CNN) – Two Colorado parents are facing charges after police say they found the couple's autistic teen in deplorable conditions. Police said they discovered the 13-year-old boyMore >>
Two Colorado parents are facing charges after police say they found the couple's autistic teen in deplorable conditions.More >>
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Aldo Alvarez, the man investigators say was shot by off duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy Joshua McGehee, is now being represented by West Palm Beach attorney Wayne Richter. RichterMore >>
Aldo Alvarez, the man investigators say was shot by off duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy Joshua McGehee, is now being represented by West Palm Beach attorney Wayne Richter.More >>
WASHINGTON DC (WFLX) - Patrick Murphy went to Capitol Hill Tuesday for freshman orientation. It is reserved for newcomers to Congress, and Murphy has every intention of being a new Democrat in the House.
That is the confident tone he sounded even as legal arguments get louder in the contested District 18 congressional race between Murphy and Republican Allen West.
Murphy said, "I'm excited to be here. I've been talking to voters back home in District 18 and they are ready to put the campaign behind them. It was a long, dirty campaign. I am here to get to work. I have a lot to learn and I want to hit the ground running come January."
West and his supporters have plenty of legal arguments that say otherwise, but Murphy is unfazed and believes his lead in the final vote count will withstand any court scrutiny. His mood was buoyed by the warm embrace from his party's minority leader, Nancy Pelosi.
At a news conference for freshmen Democrats she singled out Murphy to say a few words.
Murphy told me, "It was an honor to be chosen to do that. I'm the youngest new member of Congress and she wanted to show the diversity of the newly elected members. I think, most importantly, she wanted to show there is a new wave of moderation in our country and defeating Allen West, defeating one of the leaders of the Tea Party sends a message not only to the American people but to this Congress that extremism is over."
Murphy says he's ready to reach and work across the aisle. He is still waiting to see if the outcome of his election allows him the chance to do just that.