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A woman in Florida had to be airlifted to the hospital after being bitten during an alligator attack on Saturday, according to officials.

Brevard County Fire Rescue said on Twitter the incident happened in the area west of Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Port Saint John, located between Titusville and Cocoa.

Fire officials said the woman suffered “significant bite injuries,” and had to be flown to an area trauma center.

GEORGIA FAMILY FINDS MASSIVE ALLIGATOR ‘SUNNING HIMSELF’ IN FRONT YARD

A woman had to be airlifted after sustaining "significant bite injuries" in an alligator attack in Florida on Saturday, according to officials.

A woman had to be airlifted after sustaining “significant bite injuries” in an alligator attack in Florida on Saturday, according to officials. (Brevard County Fire Rescue)

Photos posted to Twitter show officials loading the woman into a helicopter.

Witnesses told FOX35 the woman was wounded on her side and thigh. Officials told the television station that her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

ALLIGATOR BITES BIGGER, BELLOWING GATOR IN FLORIDA, VIDEO SHOWS: ‘IT WAS EXCITING TO SEE’

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), alligators begin courting in early April and mate in May or June.

Aside from roaming farther from their lagoons, warmer temperatures also rev up alligators’ metabolism, making them more active and aggressive as they hunt for prey and mate.

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The FWC recommends not swimming during dusk or dawn — an alligator’s most active hours — keeping animals on a leash and away from water and keeping a safe distance if they come into contact with the large creature.

FWC officials told FOX35 that the gator in Saturday’s incident will now have to be removed and euthanized.

Fox News’ Ann W. Schmidt and Allie Raffa contributed to this report.

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A woman in Florida had to be airlifted to the hospital after being bitten during an alligator attack on Saturday, according to officials.

Brevard County Fire Rescue said on Twitter the incident happened in the area west of Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Port Saint John, located between Titusville and Cocoa.

Fire officials said the woman suffered “significant bite injuries,” and had to be flown to an area trauma center.

GEORGIA FAMILY FINDS MASSIVE ALLIGATOR ‘SUNNING HIMSELF’ IN FRONT YARD

A woman had to be airlifted after sustaining "significant bite injuries" in an alligator attack in Florida on Saturday, according to officials.

A woman had to be airlifted after sustaining “significant bite injuries” in an alligator attack in Florida on Saturday, according to officials. (Brevard County Fire Rescue)

Photos posted to Twitter show officials loading the woman into a helicopter.

Witnesses told FOX35 the woman was wounded on her side and thigh. Officials told the television station that her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

ALLIGATOR BITES BIGGER, BELLOWING GATOR IN FLORIDA, VIDEO SHOWS: ‘IT WAS EXCITING TO SEE’

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), alligators begin courting in early April and mate in May or June.

Aside from roaming farther from their lagoons, warmer temperatures also rev up alligators’ metabolism, making them more active and aggressive as they hunt for prey and mate.

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The FWC recommends not swimming during dusk or dawn — an alligator’s most active hours — keeping animals on a leash and away from water and keeping a safe distance if they come into contact with the large creature.

FWC officials told FOX35 that the gator in Saturday’s incident will now have to be removed and euthanized.

Fox News’ Ann W. Schmidt and Allie Raffa contributed to this report.

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A Tennessee man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the brutal 1986 murder of 38-year-old Eveline Aguilar, officials said.

Danny Lynn Emitt, 50, is accused of murdering Aguilar on July 14, 1986. Her body was found in a Winter Park, Florida, apartment with multiple stab wounds on her upper body and hands, police said. Officials also concluded she may have been sexually assaulted.

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A warrant was issued for Emitt’s arrest after samples from the 33-year-old murder case were entered into a national database and Emitt was revealed to be a match, according to Knox News. Emitt was in the database because he had submitted DNA for an unrelated case in 2005, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Danny Emitt was arrested in the cold-case murder of Eveline Aguilar.

Danny Emitt was arrested in the cold-case murder of Eveline Aguilar. (Knox County Sheriff’s Office)

“There is no perfect ending, but this is as good as we can get – holding the person that’s responsible accountable for their actions,” Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma said at a news conference Thursday, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Lemma said at least 50 people had been interviewed in the case before Emitt’s arrest.

Eveline Aguilar was found dead in her Florida apartment.

Eveline Aguilar was found dead in her Florida apartment. (Seminole County Sheriff’s Office)

Emitt had been arrested more than 30 times in connection with burglaries, possession of firearms and possession of knives, according to Lemma. Knox News reported he’d also been convicted of driving under the influence and driving without a license.

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In the Aguilar case, Emitt was charged with first-degree premeditated murder and burglary. Knox News reported Emitt was booked into the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility in Tennessee, where he awaits extradition to Florida.

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A 4-month-old girl died Wednesday after she was left in a scorching hot van outside a Florida day care center for nearly five hours, authorities said.

Jacksonville police received a call around 1 p.m. from a day care employee who said she’d discovered the infant “still strapped in her child seat unresponsive,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

The employee had checked the van after the infant’s mother called the day care to make after-school arrangements, but the infant hadn’t been checked-in that morning, the release said.

The girl, who had been left in the van since approximately 8:25 a.m., was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, the sheriff’s office said. Temperatures in Jacksonville on Wednesday had reached 92 degrees, according to reports.

BABY DIES AFTER BEING LEFT IN HOT CAR IN INDIANAPOLIS

The van’s driver and daycare co-owner, 56-year-old Darryl Ewing, was arrested and booked into jail on child neglect charges, the sheriff’s office said.

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Investigators said Ewing was responsible for maintaining a driver’s log documenting all of the children in the van. Ewing had logged the two of the victim’s siblings, but not the victim, the release said. An investigation is ongoing.

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A 4-month-old girl died Wednesday after she was left in a scorching hot van outside a Florida day care center for nearly five hours, authorities said.

Jacksonville police received a call around 1 p.m. from a day care employee who said she’d discovered the infant “still strapped in her child seat unresponsive,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

The employee had checked the van after the infant’s mother called the day care to make after-school arrangements, but the infant hadn’t been checked-in that morning, the release said.

The girl, who had been left in the van since approximately 8:25 a.m., was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, the sheriff’s office said. Temperatures in Jacksonville on Wednesday had reached 92 degrees, according to reports.

BABY DIES AFTER BEING LEFT IN HOT CAR IN INDIANAPOLIS

The van’s driver and daycare co-owner, 56-year-old Darryl Ewing, was arrested and booked into jail on child neglect charges, the sheriff’s office said.

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Investigators said Ewing was responsible for maintaining a driver’s log documenting all of the children in the van. Ewing had logged the two of the victim’s siblings, but not the victim, the release said. An investigation is ongoing.

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An endangered African painted dog pup was accidentally killed at a Florida zoo after it was crushed by a falling metal door, officials said Monday.

The 4-month-old female died instantly when “a solid metal guillotine door” fell on the pup, Zoo Miami said in a statement. The accident occurred during a “routine transfer of the pack,” which included the pup’s parents and four siblings.

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“For an as of yet unknown reason, a cable that supported a solid metal guillotine door separated and the door then fell on the animal causing instant death,” the zoo said. The guillotine doors allow zoo staff to remotely regulate the animals’ access to holding areas and exhibit the habitat.

She was one of five puppies — four females and one male — born at the zoo in January.

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The species, also known as the African wild dog or Cape hunting dog, are native to the sub-Saharan regions of Africa, according to National Geographic. The animal’s fur features patches of red, black, brown, white and yellow. Unlike other canines, the dog has four toes on each foot instead of five and rounded ears.

Only about 6,000 of the animals remain in the wild, according to the African Wildlife Foundation.

Only about 6,000 African wild dogs, also called African wild dog or Cape hunting dog, remain in the wild, according to the African Wildlife Foundation.

Only about 6,000 African wild dogs, also called African wild dog or Cape hunting dog, remain in the wild, according to the African Wildlife Foundation. (iStock)

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Zoo officials have launched an investigation to find out what caused the “equipment failure.”

“Initial indications are that the cable itself snapped,” zoo spokesman Ron Magill told the Miami Herald. “Now, we just need to find out why.”

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The Chinese woman charged with trying to illegally enter President Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida surprised a federal judge Tuesday when she asked to fire attorneys and represent herself.

Yujing Zhang, 33, was at a routine status hearing regarding whether to delay her trial — which is scheduled to start next week — when she told U.S. District Judge Roy Altman that she wished to dismiss her public defenders.

“I don’t need the attorneys, thank you,” Zhang told Altman through an interpreter at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale.

WOMAN ARRESTED AT MAR-A-LAGO HAD CASH, SIGNAL DETECTOR IN HOTEL ROOM, PROSECUTORS SAY

Altman then asked if Zhang wanted to represent herself or if she wanted a different lawyer.

Yujing Zhang, seen in this April 15, 2019 file court sketch, told U.S. District Judge Roy Altman on Tuesday that she wants to fire her attorneys and represent herself.

Yujing Zhang, seen in this April 15, 2019 file court sketch, told U.S. District Judge Roy Altman on Tuesday that she wants to fire her attorneys and represent herself. (Daniel Pontet via AP)

“Today, I don’t want the attorney,” Zhang replied through the translator. She didn’t offer an explanation as to why she wanted to make the change.

Altman tried to dissuade Zhang, telling her, “You understand, I’ve been a lawyer for a long time and I think this is a very bad decision?”

“I understand, but I hope I can have this opportunity,” she replied.

Zhang, a Shanghai-based business consultant, faces up to five years in prison on charges of unlawful entry and making false statements after trying to enter Mar-A-Lago on March 30. Secret Service agents previously said Zhang arrived in the U.S. just days before the Mar-a-Lago tri. She has pleaded not guilty.

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The 33-year-old speaks some English, according to court documents, but the extent of her language skills are in dispute. One of Zhang’s federal public defenders also raised questions about her mental health to the judge, according to the Miami Herald.

Altman said he would not allow Zhang to dismiss her attorneys until she has been examined by a psychiatrist. If deemed competent, the judge said, she could represent herself.

“I don’t want to see a doctor,” Zhang told the court.

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The public defenders had asked Altman to postpone the trial’s scheduled May 28 start, saying they haven’t had enough time to fully prepare her defense, as many of the documents they’re reviewing are written in Mandarin. Prosecutors were not opposed and Altman indicated he would grant the request, according to the Associated Press.

Prosecutors have said Zhang was carrying four cellphones, a laptop and an external hard drive when she entered Mar-a-Lago. She reportedly told agents she feared the items would be stolen if she left them in her hotel room. However, when agents searched her room at a nearby hotel, they say they discovered $8,000 in U.S. and Chinese currency in addition to a signal detector meant to spot hidden cameras, according to federal prosecutors

​Yujing Zhang being led into federal court in West Palm Beach, Fla., in April.

​Yujing Zhang being led into federal court in West Palm Beach, Fla., in April. (William Hennessy Jr./CourtroomArt.com)

Zhang’s public defenders have said she came to Mar-a-Lago believing there would be a dinner that evening for a United Nations group. The event was reportedly part of a $20,000 travel package Zhang said she purchased from a man named “Charles,” whom she only knew through social media. Her lawyers have pointed to a receipt Zhang received from Charles Lee, a Chinese national who promotes such events at Mar-a-Lago, and a flyer she had promoting it.

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Lee ran the United Nations Chinese Friendship Association, which is not affiliated with the U.N., and was photographed at least twice with Cindy Yang, a Republican donor and former Florida massage parlor owner. Yang made news earlier this year after it was learned she allegedly promised Chinese business leaders, via her consulting firm, access to Mar-a-Lago where they could mingle with the president.

The president was visiting Mar-a-Lago the weekend of Zhang’s arrest but was golfing at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach when she arrived and was never near her.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah,  Lukas Mikelionis, Samuel Chamberlain, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A Florida man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for his wife’s cold-case murder — a crime their son witnessed when he was only 3 years old and helped crack as an adult.

“Daddy shot Mommy,” the boy told a child welfare worker in 1993 after the death of his 23-year-old mother Bonnie Haim in Jacksonville, according to an arrest affidavit.

Just over two decades later, in 2014, a 24-year-old Aaron Fraser dug up his mom’s remains in the backyard of his childhood home.

MAN GUILTY OF KILLING WIFE AFTER SON FINDS BODY YEARS LATER

The gruesome discovery led to the arrest of 52-year-old Michael Haim, who was found guilty of the murder in April.

Michael Haim was sentenced to life behind bars for the cold-case murder of his wife Bonnie Haim in 1993

Michael Haim was sentenced to life behind bars for the cold-case murder of his wife Bonnie Haim in 1993 (Fox 30 Jacksonville)

His sentence was meted out in Duval County Court.

“For 26 years, we wanted justice. And now we have it,” Bonnie Haim’s sister, Liz Peak said after the sentencing, according to WJXT-TV. “We got justice. But we don’t have Bonnie.”

MAN GUILTY OF KILLING WIFE AFTER SON FINDS BODY YEARS LATER

Fraser, who was adopted after the murder, stood behind his aunt as she delivered her remarks.

“I always knew my mom was buried, I just didn’t know where,” Fraser said last week at a pre-sentencing hearing, according to FOX30 Jacksonville

He was awarded his childhood home in a wrongful death lawsuit against his father.

A water leak led him to dig up the backyard searing for the source, and, under a concrete slab, he found the badly decomposed remains. DNA tests confirmed the remains were those of Bonnie Haim and a medical examiner concluded she died from a homicide “by unspecified means,” according to the arrest affidavit.

Family portrait of the Haim family before Bonnie Haim's murder.

Family portrait of the Haim family before Bonnie Haim’s murder. (Fox 30 Jacksonville)

A spent shell casing found where Bonnie Haim was buried was the same type of caliber as a rifle that Haim owned, the affidavit said.

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At his trial, Haim testified in his own defense, telling the jury that he loved his wife and that he would never hurt her.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A Florida man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for his wife’s cold-case murder — a crime their son witnessed when he was only 3 years old and helped crack as an adult.

“Daddy shot Mommy,” the boy told a child welfare worker in 1993 after the death of his 23-year-old mother Bonnie Haim in Jacksonville, according to an arrest affidavit.

Just over two decades later, in 2014, a 24-year-old Aaron Fraser dug up his mom’s remains in the backyard of his childhood home.

MAN GUILTY OF KILLING WIFE AFTER SON FINDS BODY YEARS LATER

The gruesome discovery led to the arrest of 52-year-old Michael Haim, who was found guilty of the murder in April.

Michael Haim was sentenced to life behind bars for the cold-case murder of his wife Bonnie Haim in 1993

Michael Haim was sentenced to life behind bars for the cold-case murder of his wife Bonnie Haim in 1993 (Fox 30 Jacksonville)

His sentence was meted out in Duval County Court.

“For 26 years, we wanted justice. And now we have it,” Bonnie Haim’s sister, Liz Peak said after the sentencing, according to WJXT-TV. “We got justice. But we don’t have Bonnie.”

MAN GUILTY OF KILLING WIFE AFTER SON FINDS BODY YEARS LATER

Fraser, who was adopted after the murder, stood behind his aunt as she delivered her remarks.

“I always knew my mom was buried, I just didn’t know where,” Fraser said last week at a pre-sentencing hearing, according to FOX30 Jacksonville

He was awarded his childhood home in a wrongful death lawsuit against his father.

A water leak led him to dig up the backyard searing for the source, and, under a concrete slab, he found the badly decomposed remains. DNA tests confirmed the remains were those of Bonnie Haim and a medical examiner concluded she died from a homicide “by unspecified means,” according to the arrest affidavit.

Family portrait of the Haim family before Bonnie Haim's murder.

Family portrait of the Haim family before Bonnie Haim’s murder. (Fox 30 Jacksonville)

A spent shell casing found where Bonnie Haim was buried was the same type of caliber as a rifle that Haim owned, the affidavit said.

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At his trial, Haim testified in his own defense, telling the jury that he loved his wife and that he would never hurt her.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Palm Beach County Judge Joseph Marx ruled Monday that prosecutors cannot use the surveillance footage video that allegedly shows the 77-year-old New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor, according to a report.

Lei Wang, 40, and Hua Zhang, 58, who both have pleaded not guilty, face more than a dozen charges after they were allegedly taped providing sexual services to clients at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa, The New York Post reported.

Marx agreed with previous rulings.

ROBERT KRAFT VIDEO EVIDENCE TO REMAIN SEALED FOR TIME BEING, JUDGE RULES

Palm Beach County Judge Joseph Marx ruled Monday that prosecutors can’t use the surveillance footage video that allegedly shows the 77-year-old New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor, according to a report. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Palm Beach County Judge Joseph Marx ruled Monday that prosecutors can’t use the surveillance footage video that allegedly shows the 77-year-old New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor, according to a report. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)

Last week, a judge wrote that detectives did not do enough to minimize the invasion of privacy of customers who did not commit crimes. Prosecutors say the warrant obtained to install the cameras was legal and aimed at stopping a felony-level prostitution operation.

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Kraft has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor solicitation of a prostitute.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. His email is Frank.Miles@foxnews.com.

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