Cruz Nuz: Who Gives A Flugtag? We Do!

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Happy Columbus Day! Here’s the latest from the Q105 Newsroom: A Clearwater cop has broken the law. Police are on the look-out for a beer thief. And, the Flugtag was a flying success.

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Willy Wonka’s Amazing Flying Adventure is a two-time Flugtag winner. About three dozen homemade, uniquely decorated, flying machines participated in this year’s event in Tampa, over the weekend. Flugtag means “flying day” in German. 

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Pinellas Park police officer, David Janovich, is facing a charge of domestic battery after a confrontation at his home in Largo. According to investigators, Janovich closed a cabinet door on his wife’s hand, causing minor injuries. The police department has not yet said if his arrest will impact his employment status.
     
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The Clearwater Police Department is investigating a stabbing at a motel that sent a couple to the hospital last night. Police   are looking for the suspect, who may be driving the victim’s car. According to Bay News 9, the injured man and woman were airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center, after being stabbed at the Gulfway Inn on Gulf to Bay Boulevard. Both victims remain in critical condition. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Clearwater Police Department.

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A thirsty thief in Jacksonville recently decided to bypass the simple convenience store robbery and go straight to the source. According to WTSP.com, the Anheuser-Busch plant is missing a truck with almost two-thousand cases of beer worth about 30-thousand dollars. Police are still looking for the beer-napper.
  
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Two men suspected of killing the clerk at a Haines City video store are now in custody. Over the weekend, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office says that Jacroy Waddell was arrested at a hotel in Tampa. His alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Jadarius Wilson was also taken into custody, yesterday. The two allegedly robbed the Video Latino store on Hinson Avenue on Friday morning and killed the store owner’s son, Jaime Magana, who worked there as a clerk. 

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Here’s some good news: Gas prices are dropping. The average price for a gallon of gas has fallen more than 12-and-a-half cents over the past two weeks.

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Casey Anthony still isn’t talking, after being questioned this weekend, in connection with the civil case that’s been filed against her. Anthony wore a wig, sunglasses, and a hat when she appeared via video to give a deposition in the case brought by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez. Anthony answered some questions, but mostly took the Fifth Amendment, during the hour-long deposition. Zanny the Nanny says the 25-year-old ruined her life. She’s suing Anthony, because she claimed that a woman with the same name abducted her daughter in 2008. 

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Smoke from an engine in the elevator room is being blamed for triggering an evacuation at The Palladium Theater in downtown St. Petersburg, yesterday. More than 300 people were at the theater for a jazz concert when the alarm sounded. A small amount of smoke generated by the overheated motor was enough to activate the smoke detectors. The concert resumed after a 45-minute delay.

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Boxing robots slugged their way to the top of the box office. “Real Steel” starring Hugh Jackman sold 27-point-three-million dollars worth of tickets. Political thriller “Ides of March” starring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling came in second. Last week’s number one, the family film “Dolphin Tale,” slipped to third place. 

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In sports: The San Francisco 49ers blew out the Buccaneers, 48-3, yesterday. And, the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles were both weekend losers.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are back on the ice this evening, as they continue a season-opening five-game road trip against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center. The Bolts are 1-and-1 on the season, after a season-opening win to Carolina and most recently a 4-1 setback to Boston on Saturday.

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Wall Street will start the week with a keen eye on third-quarter earnings and ongoing protests. Thousands of anti-greed demonstrators have been taking part in “Occupy Wall Street” protests across the country. Many of the demonstrators promise to continue their effort through the winter. 

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The Secret Service says a man arrested outside the White House will be charged with assaulting a police officer. A protest organizer claims the man was trying to toss a shoe over the White House fence, when it struck the officer. About 100 people gathered outside the White House to voice their opposition to the military activity in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

 

 

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