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Saturday, Apr 18, 2015
Gyrocopter pilot is heading home to Ruskin
A U.S. Capitol police officer on bike follows a gyrocopter loaded on a police trailer, after a man landed on the west lawn of the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
A mail carrier who was arrested after landing his gyrocopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn is driving back to his Ruskin home to await his next hearing.
Gerald McCoy said he’s doubled his normal training regimen, turning it into an all-day affair that lasts for four straight days before he takes a three-day break to recover.  ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
Bucs Beat: McCoy turns up heat on offseason training
A judge sentenced Uriel Hernandez   to four years in prison for the death of his 2-year-old daughter, who was left in a hot car for five hours last summer. SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Sarasota dad gets four-year sentence in hot-car death
Caged puppies on van roof trigger 911 calls in Ohio
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FloridaMan touches down on hot topic

Tom Jackson Let’s get this out of the way at the top: Of course the fellow who landed a one-man gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn was from Florida. Of course he was, or there’s not a lively Twitter feed that goes by the handle “@_FloridaMan.”

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