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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 >>
A group committed to honoring firefighters who have died in the line of duty made a special announcement today at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation exists to "honor and remember America's fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives."
Today the foundation announced that it plans to put the name of fallen Asheville Fire Captain Jeffrey Bowen on the No. 1 Chevrolet driven by Jamie McMurray in the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
I think it's so special because he paid the ultimate sacrifice," McMurray told WBTV. "NASCAR does a really good job, I think, of telling these
great stories helping put good memories and good times in people that have had
a tough past."
The car is owned by Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates and is sponsored by Liftmaster. Captain Bowen's name will appear above the right side door.
"For you to honor him in this way he's up there looking
at this going why am I not here?" Bowen's mother said. "You know, he loved this, so we were both, we've
always been big NASCAR fans so for you to honor him in this manner is an honor
for me to be here and partake in all of this."
In recent years the foundation has also acknowledged the service related deaths of local firefighters, including Justin Monroe and Vic Isler who died fighting a mill fire in Salisbury in 2008, and Harrisburg firefighter Josh Early.