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  1. US judge grants 'personhood' to laboratory chimps in landmark caseRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | The New Zealand Herald

    ... complex to be held in captivity, and should instead be transferred to the Save the Chimps sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Florida. The sanctuary, composed of 13 artificial islands on a lake, is home to about 250 chimpanzees and is, according to the NhRP, ...

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  2. Gang shootings prompt more police presenceRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- A Fort Pierce community is on high alert and in fear after a 2-year-old was among those shot in a string of three gang-related shootings Monday night, according to Fort Pierce Police.

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  3. Two Chimpanzees Given the Right for Writ of Habeas Corpus as Legal PersonsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | JD Journal

    Summary : Two chimpanzees used at a university for biomedical tests have been given the status of legal persons for a cause and writ of habeas corpus case. After being dismissed in two previous courts, the Nonhuman Rights Project was awarded by a judge the right to show cause and writ of habeas corpus on behalf of two chimpanzees being used at Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York.

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  4. Judge: Lab Chimps Have Right to Fight for FreedomRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The River 105.9 FM

    ... omedical experiments, says its ultimate goal is to have the animals released to the Save the Chimps sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Fla., per the NhRP's website . 4 comments

  5. In Historic Ruling, Pair of Chimpanzees Recognized as 'Legal Persons'Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | Common Dreams

    For the first time in U.S. history, a judge has effectively recognized two chimpanzees as legal persons, in an order Monday which will allow a pair of research primates-Hercules and Leo-to seek relief from unlawful imprisonment. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe on Monday granted the chimps a writ of habeas corpus that will require Stony Brook University, where they are being kept for biomedical experiments, to appear in court and explain why the school has "unlawfully detained" Leo and Hercules.

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  6. Apes are people too? NY judge grants human rights to chimpanzeesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    Chimpanzee and human DNA differ by only about 1 percent - but should chimps be given human rights? A US judge said "yes" on Monday, ruling that apes held at a New York university are covered by the same laws that let humans challenge their detention. New York Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe said a pair of chimpanzees held at Stony Brook University are covered by a writ of habeas corpus - a legal principle that lets people challenge the credibility of their detention.

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  7. Prelude event to Annual Music Festival to benefit Punxsutawney Area OrganizationsRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | PRLog US Entertainment

    ... and presents music of multiple genres in front of small town audiences. In July of 2015, Playas Mob Radio of Fort Pierce, Florida and Shorty Produkshins of Orlando will join forces yet again to bring the Punxsy Plugged-in experience back to ...

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  8. Police engagement key to community relations, B-CU professor tells Daytona groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Examiner.com

    Daytona Beach Police and local civic organizations held a discussion regarding Law Enforcement and Community Relations over the weekend at Daytona State College, as news stories continued to focus on controversial interactions between police officers and citizens. Even as this Examiner worked on this story Tuesday afternoon, the Associated Press reported on a Justice Department probe of the death of a black man in police custody in Baltimore this month, the plea in court of a reserve deputy in Oklahoma to a second-degree manslaughter charge in the shooting death of a suspect this month, and the not-guilty plea of an officer in Detroit accused of prisoner mistreatment after a traffic stop in January.

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  9. US judge grants 'human rights' to a pair of laboratory...Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Independent

    ... complex to be held in captivity, and should instead be transferred to the Save the Chimps sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Florida. The sanctuary, composed of 13 artificial islands on a lake, is home to about 250 chimpanzees and is, according to the NhRP, ...

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  10. For the first time in U.S. history, chimpanzees have been granted certain Constitutional rights.Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | TheDenverChannel

    Animal rights activists hoping to get a judge to declare that chimpanzees are legal persons and should be freed from captivity are a step closer to their goal. The chimpanzees -- Hercules and Leo -- are lab animals at Stony Brook University, according to Science Insider .

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  11. Chimps get NYC court hearing to decide if they're 'persons'Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    ... Leo and Hercules have been "unlawfully detained" and to send the male apes to Save the Chimps, a sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Fla. "Hercules and Leo are 'persons' entitled to the New York common law right to bodily liberty protected by New York common ...

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  12. Chimpanzees recognized as "legal persons" for first time in historyRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Salon

    For the first time ever, two research chimpanzees were recognized as legal persons by a New York court on Monday. The chimps, Hercules and Leo, are currently housed at Stony Brook University on Long Island, where they are used for biomedical research.

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  13. 2-year-old girl in critical condition after shooting in Fort PierceRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    A toddler is fighting for her life after she was injured Monday night during a drive-by shooting in Fort Pierce.

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  14. Watch This Pilot Somehow Crash And Fly Away At The Same TimeRead the original story

    Sunday | Jalopnik

    ... another day. This pilot somehow managed to make a series of bad choices and still managed to keep on flying. in Fort Pierce, Florida with the landing gear still retracted. The before landing checklist is pounded into every pilot's head. Its a simple ...

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  15. Judge Recognizes Two Chimpanzees as Legal Persons: A FirstRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Psychology Today

    Many people have been waiting for the moment when a nonhuman animal would be recognized as a "legal person." And, now it has finally happened.

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  16. Florida State football recruiting: Offensive line needs after Andrew BoselliRead the original story

    Monday | Tomahawk Nation

    Florida State's 2016 recruiting class is currently No. 1 in the country per the 247Sports Composite, ahead of Miami and Ohio State.

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  17. B-CU mourns student, offers grief counseling after beach search in DaytonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Examiner.com

    Bethune-Cookman University announced today that the body of Damian Parks "a was found on the beach shore early this morninga ." The Volusia County Beach Patrol had been looking for Parks since he was reported missing in the Sun Splash Park area in Daytona Beach around 3 a.m. Sunday.

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  18. Ormond man killed in car crash and rollover Saturday night in VolusiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Examiner.com

    An Ormond Beach man was killed in a rollover accident on State Road 40 late Saturday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol . FHP spokesperson Sgt.

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  19. Search for B-CU student off Sun Splash Park in DaytonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Examiner.com

    The Volusia County Beach Patrol has been searching for a Daytona Beach college student in the area of Sun Splash Park since early Sunday morning. According to a press release from Bethune-Cookman University, the search for B-CU student Damian Parks started around 3 a.m. Sunday, when he was reported missing.

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  20. The nation's weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | Star-Telegram.com

    A low pressure system will advance eastward over the Mississippi Valley on Sunday, while a ridge of high pressure will persist over the West Coast. A vigorous area of low pressure will slide east northeastward across the Mississippi Valley.

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