ORLANDO — A teenager with a history of medical problems has died at Walt Disney World.
A spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office says the teen was found dead Wednesday morning at the Port Orleans resort.
Spokesman Jim Solomons says the 16-year-old boy had a history of medical problems and the case is being handled as a routine unattended death.
Attorney disputes evidence in Casey Anthony case
ORLANDO — Attorneys for Casey Anthony, the mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter, have filed motions asking a judge to stop prosecutors from seeking the death penalty and dismiss first-degree murder and child abuse charges against her.
The motions were filed Wednesday, a day after the State Attorney’s Office released hundreds of pages of documents related to the case.
Anthony’s attorneys say that, given the evidence, prosecutors can’t prove first-degree murder was committed or that Anthony ever abused her daughter.
The 23-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty and claimed that a baby sitter kidnapped Caylee.
Man charged for taking weapons into police station
FORT PIERCE — A Florida man is facing charges after authorities say he walked into a police station with a gun and two knives to ask about concealed weapons laws.
Keith Dale Parrish has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Police say the 49-year-old was arrested after he brought the weapons in a backpack into a Fort Pierce police station Monday.
The arrest affidavit shows Parrish asked to talk to a detective about a robbery. He spoke to an officer and at least one other person for about 10 minutes before police say he told them that he had a handgun in his bag. The revolver wasn’t loaded, but authorities say nine rounds of ammunition were found inside the backpack.
Sheriff seeks video of cops playing game in raid
BARTOW — A central Florida sheriff is trying to obtain a full copy of a video that shows investigators caught on camera playing a video game while executing a search warrant.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Tuesday his office wants to get the full video before starting an internal investigation of the incident.
The video was obtained by WFLA-TV in Tampa and shows various officers enthusiastically playing a Nintendo Wii bowling game after storming the house near Lakeland armed with a search warrant in March.
Unbeknownst to the officers of the anti-drug task force, video surveillance had been set up in the home of convicted drug dealer Michael Difalco, who was already in custody.
11 sharks found dead off shore of Marco Island
NAPLES — Officials are trying to determine why 11 sharks were among the sealife that washed ashore dead in southwest Florida.
Nine bonnethead sharks and two black tip sharks were found dead Tuesday on a stretch of beach on Marco Island.
Collier County pollution control specialist Rhonda Watkins says water samples show oxygen and salinity levels were normal.
Fish tissues and water samples were collected for analysis. Water results are expected later this week.
Officials say it’s possible the sharks were netted and dumped as bycatch, but the sharks didn’t wash up in the same place.
— Herald wire services