Jul 10th, 2012 - National News
MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teenager has lost his right arm below the elbow to an attacking alligator.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino told Fort Myers television station WBBH (http://bit.ly/NljdlO ) the teen's arm was still inside the 11-foot alligator when it was hunted down and killed Monday evening.
The television station reports 17-year-old Kaleb Langdale was rushed to a Fort Myers hospital but the arm couldn't be reattached.
Langdale was swimming in the Caloosahatchee (kal-oos-ah-HAT'-chee) River near Moore Haven when the attack occurred.
Matt Baker says the gator swam straight at Langdale. It bit the teen's arm and pulled him under water.
Another friend, Gary Beck says Langdale popped out of the water, screaming "my arm is gone."
Officials say it's alligator mating season and attacks are not uncommon.
May 16th, 2013 - Local News
— An event featuring President George W. Bush has raised $400,000 to support the West Michigan Aviation Academy.
Bush spoke Wednesday to a crowd of roughly 900 during the second annual Leaders of...
May 15th, 2013 - Local News
The West Michigan Aviation Academy is preparing for a special Gala tonight that will take place in a hangar at the Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. The featured speaker for this year's fun...
May 16th, 2013 - State News
— The average electric customer of Consumers Energy will start paying $1.67 more per month.
The $89 million rate increase was approved Wednesday by state regulators. It's less than a $110 million...
May 15th, 2013 - State News
— Law enforcement agencies statewide are holding events to mark National Police Week.
Ceremonies planned for Wednesday include the Port Huron Department of Public Safety, which will honor its pol...
May 16th, 2013 - National News
— Parts of North Texas have been slammed by tornadoes with at least six people killed.
The spring tornado outbreak destroyed or damaged dozens of homes and injured dozens of people. Officials say...
May 15th, 2013 - National News
— The House Agriculture Committee is set today to consider small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program in an effort to appease conservatives who say the food aid has become too expensiv...
May 16th, 2013 - International News
— NATO says two of its service members and four civilian contractors were killed when a suicide car bomber struck a convoy belonging to the military alliance in the Afghan capital today.
May 15th, 2013 - International News
— Air India says the cockpit door of one of its planes got jammed during a flight while the captain was using the toilet, forcing an unscheduled landing by the co-pilot in central India.
May 16th, 2013 - Sports News
— Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger scored in the third period, Corey Crawford made 20 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in the opener of their second-round playoff serie...
May 15th, 2013 - Sports News
— Miguel Cabrera homered, Doug Fister pitched seven impressive innings and Andy Dirks gave the Tigers a lift for a second straight night in Detroit's 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday. ...
Apr 30th, 2013 - Health News
— Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer.
The Food an...
Apr 1st, 2013 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar.
The agency cleared J&J'...