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Florida firefighter adopts baby left in safe haven box - - state Florida - city Ocala, state Florida
Florida firefighter adopts baby left in safe haven box
OCALA, Fla. - In a heartwarming tale of compassion, a Florida firefighter has opened his heart and home to a newborn baby girl he discovered in the station’s Safe Haven drop box in December. According to the Ocala Fire and Rescue Station in Florida, the firefighter heard the alarm and discovered the baby inside the state’s first Safe Haven Baby Box (SHBB) – a device that legally permits a mother in crisis to safely, securely, and anonymously surrender a newborn who cannot be cared for. Both he and his wife had reportedly been trying for a child for years, according to FOX News Digital. When the baby was sent to the local hospital for evaluation, the firefighter sent a special note explaining his situation and described the couple’s desire and clearances to adopt through the state. (Credit: Zoey's parents, FOX News Digital, Ocala Fire Rescue) After a few long and stressful days, Zoey was in her new loving home with the firefighter and wife – her new parents. "It’s a gift from God, that’s all it is. There’s nothing else to explain it," the firefighter told NBC’s Today in an exclusive interview last month.Zoey’s family said they want to share her story with the hopes of Zoey’s birth parents seeing their little girl in a safe and loving home thanks to their brave decision. The inside of the Safe Haven Baby Box at the fire station in Ocala, Florida.
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Rideshare driver shot in head while taking passenger through North Philadelphia, police say
PHILADELPHIA - A rideshare driver on route taking a passenger through North Philadelphia was shot and severely injured on Wednesday night, authorities say. According to police, the incident happened just after 11 p.m. in the area of Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue. Officials say when officers arrived on scene, they saw the vehicle, a Honda CRV, that jumped the curb and struck a utility pole. A 34-year-old driver was slumped in the driver's seat with a gunshot wound to the head, law enforcement officials said. Police investigate scene of crash involving rideshare driver shot in the area of Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue.  MORE LOCAL HEADLINESThe driver was transported to Temple University Hospital, where he is in extremely critical condition, according to authorities. Chief Inspector Scott Small told FOX 29 the rideshare driver was going westbound on the 1300 block of Lehigh Avenue after picking up an 18-year-old female passenger a few blocks away. Officials say the passenger told detectives she heard about five or six gunshots before the vehicle's windshield broke, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, jump the curb and crash. According to investigators, at least one bullet went through the driver's rear headrest. Small says the passenger is extremely lucky she was not also struck by gunfire. Police say six spent shell casings were discovered on scene. Investigators do not know if the rideshare driver was targeted or was struck by stray gunfire, Small says. Police are investigating after a rideshare driver was shot while driving as passenger in North Philadelphia, authorities say.
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Prince Harry a no-show on 1st day of phone hacking trial with British tabloid
FILE - Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice on March 30, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images) LONDON - Prince Harry’s phone hacking trial against the publisher of the Daily Mirror kicked off without him present in court — and the judge was not happy.Harry's lawyer said the Duke of Sussex would be unavailable to testify after opening statements because he'd taken a flight from Los Angeles on Sunday after the birthday of his 2-year-old daughter, Lilibet."I'm a little surprised," Justice Timothy Fancourt said, noting he had directed Harry to be in court for the first day of his case.RELATED: Prince Harry lawsuits: What to know as court fight begins with British tabloid publisherMirror Group Newspaper's lawyer, Andrew Green, said he was "deeply troubled" by Harry’s absence on the trial's opening day.Harry was scheduled to testify Tuesday, but his lawyer was told last week the duke should attend Monday's proceedings in London's High Court in case the opening statements concluded before the end of the day.The case against the publisher of the Daily Mirror is the first of the prince's several lawsuits against the media to go to trial, and one of three alleging tabloid publishers unlawfully snooped on him in their cutthroat competition for scoops on the royal family.Harry, 38, will be the first member of the British royal family in more than a century to testify in court.