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The calls for help from Pulse came by phone, text, FaceTime and social media

The first few 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando came from clubgoers, family members and neighbors reporting gunshots and wounds, but answer few questions about that night. The calls are from the Orange County Sheriff.

Hurricane

If a hurricane did hit, how would you communicate?

Telecom technology has improved immensely since hurricanes Katrina and Wilma hit Florida in 2005, the last major hurricanes to hit the state. But sometimes old-school tech still works best during a storm. Low-tech landlines and battery-powered radios may work better than your cellphone. Remember Hurricane Andrew.

Elections 2016

Senate primary between Marco Rubio and Carlos Beruff already looks over

You might not be able to tell that there’s an election Tuesday by watching the two top Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate over the past week. Carlos Beruff, the self-funding homebuilder hoping to take out incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio, has had just one campaign appearance in the last six days. In Rubio’s last three speeches, he barely mentioned the primary.

Florida

Gator takes stroll through Florida yard

An alligator taking a stroll through the yard of a home in Land O' Lakes, Florida, was caught on camera on Monday. The gator, first spotted lounging casually in a neighbor's driveway, got up and wandered off when Randy Spencer appeared at the scene with his camera.

Florida

After cannibalistic attack, he told cops: ‘You won’t find any drugs’

Austin Harrouff told police “Test me, you won’t find any drugs,” when Martin County Sheriff deputies found him chewing on the face and stomach of John Stevens. It wasn’t until after his arrest that his mom told Jupiter Police her son was missing. Harrouff is still sedated and under guard at a hospital, but police expect to charge him soon for murder, attempted murder and armed burglary.

Florida

Surveillance video shows Austin Harrouff in Duffy's restaurant before brutal attack

Austin Harrouff is shown in this surveillance video inside of Duffy’s restaurant in Jupiter before he stormed out, trekked three and a half miles in the August heat to brutally attack a middle-aged couple, John Stevens and Michelle Mishcon Stevens, whom he encountered in their garage hangout in their Tequesta home. Three police deputies had to wrestle down Harrouff, grunting and making animal-like noises as he gnawed at Stevens’ face.

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911 calls from Orlando nightclub shooting reveal chaos of the night

The Orange County Sheriff’s office has released the 911 calls from the Pulse nightclub shooting in June that left 49 dead and 53 injured. On Tuesday, the calls were released in accordance with Florida law.
Audio from Orange County Sheriff's Office; editing by McClatchy
911 calls from Orlando nightclub shooting reveal chaos of the night 2:32

911 calls from Orlando nightclub shooting reveal chaos of the night

Gator takes stroll through Florida yard 0:37

Gator takes stroll through Florida yard

Surveillance video shows Austin Harrouff in Duffy's restaurant before brutal attack 0:08

Surveillance video shows Austin Harrouff in Duffy's restaurant before brutal attack

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Punta Gorda police officer lets K9 loose on bicyclist

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