FLA Grandfather Accused of Killing Daughter and Six Grandkids, Weekend WX, Home Depot Credit Breach Update

Don Spirit (Source: Florida Dept. of Corrections)
Don Spirit (Source: Florida Dept. of Corrections)

BELL, FL (RNN) – A grandfather in a small Florida town shot his daughter and six grandchildren before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Thursday. Police responded to a residence in Bell, FL, about 40 miles west of Gainesville. The children ranged from 3 months old to around 10 years old. Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz said the gunman, identified as Don Charles Spirit, 51, had a criminal history. "At this time we are asking for prayers as we continue to investigate," a post on the department's Facebook page said. While police didn't elaborate on his criminal record, a 2003 story by the Orlando Sentinel shows a man by the name Don Charles Spirit was sentenced to three years in prison for a felony firearms violation. The sentencing came after a 2001 hunting accident in which Spirit's 8-year-old son was killed.

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(RNN) – The home improvement store Home Depot announced that 56 million consumer credit and debit cards were affected during a data breach. In a statement published on its website on Thursday, Home Depot says the breach  happened between April and September of this year. "On Sept. 8, we confirmed that our payment data systems were breached, which could potentially impact customers who used a payment card at our U.S. and Canadian stores in 2014, from April to September. Today, we are able to tell you that the malware used in the recent breach has been eliminated from our U.S. and Canadian networks," the statement said. The retailer says customers "will not be liable for any fraudulent charges" made during the breach and free identity protection services will be provided.

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