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Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.More >>
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Southwest Florida investigators are looking into a disturbing photo posted online. It shows a man holding a cat by it's "scruff" and pointing a gun at its head. The FacebookMore >>
Southwest Florida investigators are looking into a disturbing photo posted online. It shows a man holding a cat by it's "scruff" and pointing a gun at its head.More >>
At the beginning of the Hickory Grove Christian School basketball season, 10-year-old Whit Miller was not exactly the star player. That's a fact he readily admits, "I was really not that great at the beginning of the season," Whit said.
Good or not, Whit came up with a plan to earn money from his middle school games. A dollar for a rebound, 2 dollars for a score. Friends and family would sign up pledges. And that's the plan he pitched to his parents.
"We thought he wanted to collect money for himself, and we were like 'no you can't do that!" Whit's Mom Teri didn't know exactly what he was pitching.
Whit wasn't suggesting the money would go to line HIS pockets. Instead, he wanted to use it to buy toys for sick kids cooped up at Levine Children's Hospital.
"I want to change the community and how people look at basketball and how people look at me," Whit said.
More noble words don't often come from a 10-year-old, even less often, an effort as sincere.
The kid who started the season with a less-than-stellar performance, Finished with stats befitting the NBA.
"37 points, 43 rebounds, and 11 assists," Whit's season stats roll off his tongue.
Hard work on the court, and the huge heart in his chest, earned $1,120 to buy something even better to Whit, than basketball.
"Possibly seeing a huge smile come across their face, and to see them hug a teddy bear."