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LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) - A man who shot at George Zimmerman during a confrontation along a busy central Florida road has been ordered by a judge to turn in his weapons and avoid contact with Zimmerman.
Matthew Apperson made his first appearance before a judge Saturday. The Orlando Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/mnjmmmc ) reports he was released on $35,000 bond after being charged Friday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and firing a missile into an occupied conveyance.
Zimmerman's attorney said the former neighborhood watch volunteer was driving to a doctor's appointment Monday when Apperson intentionally fired his gun into Zimmerman's truck without provocation.
The passenger window of Zimmerman's pickup had a bullet hole in it, and Zimmerman suffered minor injuries from flying glass and debris.
Zimmerman and Apperson were involved in a road-rage episode last September.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/
Friday, May 15, 2015
The National Transportation and Safety Board revealed Thursday that the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night was accelerating seconds before it entered a sharp turn and crashed.Eight passengers have been confirmed dead, and more than 200 were injured.
Robert Sumwalt of the NTSB said his team was building a timeline of what happened leading up to the crash based on video footage that cut out seconds before the crash. At 43 seconds before the end of the video, the train's speed exceeded 80 miles per hour, Sumwalt said. Thirty-one seconds before the end, the train was going over 90 miles per hour, and 16 seconds before the crash, the train was going over 100 miles per hour.
The NTSB also said the train's engineer, Bradon Bostian, applied emergency brakes seconds before the crash.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - Gunfire that struck a Montana bartender as he carried his injured dog outside his house after a shift likely would have killed him if it didn't hit the pit bull first, the man's brother said this week.
The dog died after a bar customer opened fire early Saturday because he was angry that his neighbor and bartender Joe Lewis made his red beer with Clamato instead of tomato juice, according to court records.
Monte Hanson, 59, who is charged with attempted deliberate homicide and animal cruelty, said drinking Clamato, which is tomato juice flavored with clam broth, is against his Jewish religion, according to documents.
Lewis' brother, Mike Lewis, said Tuesday that a gunshot hit the dog, Jackson, in the head. He said that if his brother had not been carrying the pit bull, who was in a cast after having a toe removed, the shot could have hit Joe Lewis in the head.
"Joe's alive today, because he was carrying Jackson to go to the bathroom, and when he was shot at, Jackson blocked the bullet that would have hit Joe," Mike Lewis said.
Mike Lewis has set up a GoFundMe account to help his brother with expenses after the shooting.Click here to find out more. Photo: GoFundMe/Michael Lewis
A second shot hit Joe Lewis in the ribs and went out his back, missing any major organs.
"He's doing all right now," Mike Lewis said of his brother. "He's just in a lot of pain is all. He's staying strong. He's out of the hospital."
But "he's pretty broken up about his dog," he added.
Family and friends are trying to raise money to get Joe Lewis another red nose pit bull. They also hope to raise enough to cover about three months' worth of living expenses until he can return to work.
Hanson is jailed, with bail set at $250,000. Public defender Ron Piper did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press on Wednesday morning seeking comment on behalf of his client.