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Local 10 Miami
Miami dump truck driver fell asleep behind wheel before causing fatal crash, report saysto be held responsible is pretty tough to take," Plummer's nephew, Shaun Yurtku
Miami dump truck driver fell asleep behind wheel before causing fatal crash, report says
Local 10 Miami / Posted yesterday
to be held responsible is pretty tough to take," Plummer's nephew, Shaun Yurtkuran said. "I do respect the decision of the State Attorney's Office." The close-out memo states that video shows Ellis slumped over and grasping the wheel with both... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Boyfriend accused of murdering Fort Myers woman releasedThe man accused of murdering a Lee County school bus driver has been released f
Boyfriend accused of murdering Fort Myers woman released
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted yesterday
The man accused of murdering a Lee County school bus driver has been released from jail. The State Attorney's Office told ABC7 they had to release Eugene Johnson because they don't have enough evidence to charge him. Investigators said Johnson shot... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Student accused of child porn possession solicited babysitting on Facebookcontact with children and he is banned from internet access as a condition of h
Student accused of child porn possession solicited babysitting on Facebook
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted yesterday
contact with children and he is banned from internet access as a condition of his bond, which was set at $22,500. The state attorney's office wanted the judge to take note, before setting bond, that Buckles' has a Facebook page advertising... Read more
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First Coast News
Man due in court for robbery has brother kill witness so he can't testify, police saydeath. First Coast News will name the alleged teen killer if and only if he is
Man due in court for robbery has brother kill witness so he can't testify, police say
First Coast News / Posted yesterday
death. First Coast News will name the alleged teen killer if and only if he is charged as an adult. According to the State Attorney's Office, his case is under review and the decision has yet to be made. Teirany Shelton (Photo: Jacksonville... Read more
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The Hill
Trump hotels agree to pay $50K in data breach settlementit is reported promptly to our office, in accordance with state law," Schneider
Trump hotels agree to pay $50K in data breach settlement
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
it is reported promptly to our office, in accordance with state law," Schneiderman said in a statement. According to the state attorney's office, banks analyzing records for hundreds of fraudulent credit card transactions last year found that the... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
5 things to know for Friday, Sept. 23SUSPECT RELEASED The man accused of murdering a Lee County school bus driver h
5 things to know for Friday, Sept. 23
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 2 days ago
SUSPECT RELEASED The man accused of murdering a Lee County school bus driver has been released from jail. The State Attorney's Office told NBC2 they had to release Eugene Johnson because they don't have enough evidence to charge him.... Read more
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First Coast News
Melissa Nelson speaks after landslide victory over incumbent Angela Coreyand allow the community and people interested in certain issues to give feedbac
Melissa Nelson speaks after landslide victory over incumbent Angela Corey
First Coast News / Posted 2 days ago
and allow the community and people interested in certain issues to give feedback and their thoughts and their ideas to the State Attorney's Office," she says. Nelson says she is a proponent of alternative forms of sentencing - something she talked... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Sheriff Judd: Impact of faulty 'expert' could impact tried caseswas testifying, that he had the credentials, is surprising no one found that al
Sheriff Judd: Impact of faulty 'expert' could impact tried cases
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 2 days ago
was testifying, that he had the credentials, is surprising no one found that along the way,” says Reiss. The Polk County State Attorney's Office tells 10News that it reviews resumes, asks experts about their background under oath, and insists it... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
UNF employee shot at home mired in series of troubling episodesfollowing two drug-addled visits to the home of the daughter’s boyfriend. The
UNF employee shot at home mired in series of troubling episodes
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 2 days ago
following two drug-addled visits to the home of the daughter’s boyfriend. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the State Attorney's Office have not disclosed whether they suspect the burglary case or restraining orders are related to... Read more
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Daytona Beach News-Journal
Witness testifies about woman's 'demonic' laugh in dog drowning attempttrying to drown her dog, Gracie, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Police charge
Witness testifies about woman's 'demonic' laugh in dog drowning attempt
Daytona Beach News-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
trying to drown her dog, Gracie, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Police charged Jones with felony animal cruelty but the State Attorney's Office has not yet filed official charges against her. She is accused of taking Gracie into the inlet at... Read more
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First Coast News
Murdered UNF employee was victim in 2015 burglary, trial was to begin this weekMcCray served a sentence for a robbery with a deadly weapon in Leon County. PHO
Murdered UNF employee was victim in 2015 burglary, trial was to begin this week
First Coast News / Posted 2 days ago
McCray served a sentence for a robbery with a deadly weapon in Leon County. PHOTO: Florida Department of Corrections The State Attorney's Office tells First Coast News that both the burglary and murder case remain "active... Read more
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First Coast News
Jacksonville man gets life in prison for child sex caseJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – According to the State Attorney's Office, 56-year-old Jame
Jacksonville man gets life in prison for child sex case
First Coast News / Posted 4 days ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – According to the State Attorney's Office, 56-year-old James Willie Holt was sentenced Wednesday morning to life in prison for his conviction of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation. In October 2014, Holt inappropriately touched the... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Attorney accused of having sexual contact with 2 inmates at jailaccused of inappropriate sexual contact with his clients. Anthony Blackburn, 4
Attorney accused of having sexual contact with 2 inmates at jail
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 4 days ago
accused of inappropriate sexual contact with his clients. Anthony Blackburn, 45, was charged with simple battery by the State Attorney's Office. Blackburn has been an attorney since 2005 and graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law.... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Miami Beach settles federal civil rights lawsuitArcher was suspended for a week without pay and later found in violation of pol
Miami Beach settles federal civil rights lawsuit
Local 10 Miami / Posted 4 days ago
Archer was suspended for a week without pay and later found in violation of police policy over the photo. The FBI and state attorney's office and internal affairs investigations that followed the June 26, 2013 incidents cleared Archer, who... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Teen pleads no contest in OPD officer hitno contest to charges of accessory after the fact and tampering with physical e
Teen pleads no contest in OPD officer hit
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
no contest to charges of accessory after the fact and tampering with physical evidence, according to the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office. The Nissan Maxima Nieves was riding in accelerated toward Officer William Anderson when he tried... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Casey Anthony Case: New Caylee Marie Anthony cell phone photos releasedMarie Anthony and related to the search for her. They are part of the discovery
Casey Anthony Case: New Caylee Marie Anthony cell phone photos released
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
Marie Anthony and related to the search for her. They are part of the discovery evidence released Sept. 4, 2009, by the State Attorney's office in the Casey Anthony criminal case. It is unknown who took the photos. Casey Anthony is charged with... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Murder on the Florida Space Coast: Did he do it?Miller of the Innocence Project of Florida, the group that helped free Dedge an
Murder on the Florida Space Coast: Did he do it?
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 8 days ago
Miller of the Innocence Project of Florida, the group that helped free Dedge and Dillon, said it was typical for the State Attorney's Office to fill in their less-than-convincing cases with jailhouse snitches and the dog handler. “I got... Read more
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USA Today
Murder on the Space Coast: Did he do it?Miller of the Innocence Project of Florida, the group that helped free Dedge an
Murder on the Space Coast: Did he do it?
USA Today / Posted 8 days ago
Miller of the Innocence Project of Florida, the group that helped free Dedge and Dillon, said it was typical for the State Attorney's Office to fill in their less-than-convincing cases with jailhouse snitches and the dog handler. “I got... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Gators WR Tyrie Cleveland gets probation in BB gun shootingthe plea Friday, one week after teammate and fellow freshman Rick Wells signed
Gators WR Tyrie Cleveland gets probation in BB gun shooting
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 8 days ago
the plea Friday, one week after teammate and fellow freshman Rick Wells signed a deferred prosecution agreement with the State Attorney's Office in the same case. The charge was reduced Sept. 6 from a felony to a misdemeanor. Cleveland was not... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Key Largo woman tries to run over 2 people while driving drunk, deputies sayon charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and aggravated assault. "
Key Largo woman tries to run over 2 people while driving drunk, deputies say
Local 10 Miami / Posted 9 days ago
on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and aggravated assault. "The Sheriff's Office is discussing with the State Attorney's Office the possibility of a potential enhancement of the aggravated assault charge due to the racial slurs... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Grand jury finds shooting death of Gainesville teen 'justified'Dentmond's mother left the pulpit in tears. The meeting was arranged by the Sh
Grand jury finds shooting death of Gainesville teen 'justified'
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 10 days ago
Dentmond's mother left the pulpit in tears. The meeting was arranged by the Sheriff's Office, Gainesville police and the State Attorney's Office, along with the NAACP, the Gainesville Ministerial Alliance, the National Organization of Black Law... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Backyard battle between Sweetwater commissioner, neighbor spreads throughout communitybeen taken if Diaz wasn't a commissioner. "I don't know whether to go to the (
Backyard battle between Sweetwater commissioner, neighbor spreads throughout community
Local 10 Miami / Posted 10 days ago
been taken if Diaz wasn't a commissioner. "I don't know whether to go to the (Florida Department of Law Enforcement] or state attorney's office where they are using city funds to defend a private individual," Lopez said. Diaz also retained... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Woman arrested for DUI Manslaughter 16 months after crashvehicle. According to police, it took several months for toxicology reports to
Woman arrested for DUI Manslaughter 16 months after crash
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 10 days ago
vehicle. According to police, it took several months for toxicology reports to come back. Then, it took more time for the State Attorney's Office to review the case. A warrant for James' arrest was issued in June. Police say efforts to quickly... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Family demands answers in deputy-involved shooting that left man deadFDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) was not given access to the crime
Family demands answers in deputy-involved shooting that left man dead
Local 10 Miami / Posted 10 days ago
FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) was not given access to the crime scene until that Monday," Rand said. The State Attorney's Office confirmed to Local 10 News that they were not called to the scene after the shooting. "The State... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Man gets 20 years for shooting at store clerkFla. - A 30-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting at a
Man gets 20 years for shooting at store clerk
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 10 days ago
Fla. - A 30-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting at a gas station clerk in Jacksonville, the State Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. Maurice Eugene Sanders was convicted last month of aggravated assault and... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
'Celeste Guap' to hold news conference from Floridabattery, a misdemeanor. She had originally been arrested on suspicion of felony
'Celeste Guap' to hold news conference from Florida
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted 11 days ago
battery, a misdemeanor. She had originally been arrested on suspicion of felony aggravated battery. The Martin County state attorney's office has offered a plea deal to Guap, but it's not clear whether she will accept it. Prosecutors declined... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Mom furious man who shot pellets at her son won't face chargescould have killed my son," Greene said. The Pinellas Park police department sa
Mom furious man who shot pellets at her son won't face charges
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 11 days ago
could have killed my son," Greene said. The Pinellas Park police department said they looked into the case, contacting the State Attorney's Office and they were told a crime had not been committed. According to police, while the man used poor... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
State attorney to investigate Riggins shootingThe shooting of a unarmed black man during a drug bust will be investigated by
State attorney to investigate Riggins shooting
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 11 days ago
The shooting of a unarmed black man during a drug bust will be investigated by the State Attorney's Office in another jurisdiction, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. The Hillsborough County state attorney's office recused itself... Read more
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First Coast News
Jacksonville man sentenced for 2011 slaying of womanto mandatory life in prison for the 2011 slaying of a woman found dead in her f
Jacksonville man sentenced for 2011 slaying of woman
First Coast News / Posted 11 days ago
to mandatory life in prison for the 2011 slaying of a woman found dead in her front yard next to a used condom, the State Attorney's Office said. In May 2011, 48-year-old Delilah King was found with blood coming from her head in her front... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Murdered baby Chance case may never get justiceimagine, make her look like the one who did this," the attorney said. That's e
Murdered baby Chance case may never get justice
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 12 days ago
imagine, make her look like the one who did this," the attorney said. That's exactly what the defense may do -- and argue her guilt led her to kill herself. The state attorney's office says they will rework how they present their case as a re... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
No charges for Lee County mom in drugs, weapons caseand was assigned a public defender. Nearly a month later, her scheduled arraig
No charges for Lee County mom in drugs, weapons case
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 12 days ago
and was assigned a public defender. Nearly a month later, her scheduled arraignment was canceled. We reached out to the State Attorney's Office, who determined they would not file charges in the case. We asked for an explanation as to why, but... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Murdered baby Chance case may never get justiceimagine, make her look like the one who did this," the attorney said. That's e
Murdered baby Chance case may never get justice
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 12 days ago
imagine, make her look like the one who did this," the attorney said. That's exactly what the defense may do -- and argue her guilt led her to kill herself. The state attorney's office says they will rework how they present their case as a re... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Domestic Violence Repeat Offender Arrested AgainThat's how many times Michael D. Pencola, 40, has been arrested for Domestic Vi
Domestic Violence Repeat Offender Arrested Again
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 12 days ago
That's how many times Michael D. Pencola, 40, has been arrested for Domestic Violence related crimes this year. The State Attorney's Office says two of those cases have been dropped because the victim's have decided not to prosecute, a... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
No charges for Lee County mom in drugs, weapons caseand was assigned a public defender. Nearly a month later, her scheduled arraig
No charges for Lee County mom in drugs, weapons case
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 12 days ago
and was assigned a public defender. Nearly a month later, her scheduled arraignment was canceled. We reached out to the State Attorney's Office, who determined they would not file charges in the case. We asked for an explanation as to why, but... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
Celeste Guap charged with battery in rehab guard attackbattery, a misdemeanor. She had originally been arrested on suspicion of felony
Celeste Guap charged with battery in rehab guard attack
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted 12 days ago
battery, a misdemeanor. She had originally been arrested on suspicion of felony aggravated battery. The Martin County state attorney's office has offered a plea deal to Guap, but it's not clear whether she will accept it. Prosecutors declined... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Seminole Tax Collector will not face charges for scuffleThe State Attorney's Office will not file charges against longtime Seminole Cou
Seminole Tax Collector will not face charges for scuffle
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
The State Attorney's Office will not file charges against longtime Seminole County Tax Collector Ray Valdes after political blogger Jacob Engels said Valdes angrily grabbed his wrist and snatched his cellphone during a political event last... Read more
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Newser
Firefighter Charged in Young Son's Hot Car Deathwas no evidence that impairment from drugs or alcohol was a factor in Lawson's
Firefighter Charged in Young Son's Hot Car Death
Newser / Posted 13 days ago
was no evidence that impairment from drugs or alcohol was a factor in Lawson's death, Gualtieri said. The Pasco-Pinellas state attorney's office will decide whether to prosecute after doing its own investigation, said spokesman Bruce... Read more
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FOX News
No evidence boy was deliberately left in hot truckwas no evidence that impairment from drugs or alcohol was a factor in Lawson's
No evidence boy was deliberately left in hot truck
FOX News / Posted 13 days ago
was no evidence that impairment from drugs or alcohol was a factor in Lawson's death, Gualtieri said. The Pasco-Pinellas state attorney's office will decide whether to prosecute after doing its own investigation, said spokesman Bruce... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Tampa Police clash with protestorsHospital. Deputy Johnson is on paid administrative leave, waiting for an admin
Tampa Police clash with protestors
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 15 days ago
Hospital. Deputy Johnson is on paid administrative leave, waiting for an administrative review to be completed. The State Attorney's office is investigating as well. "We're here to get this attention (brought) to this situation because... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Man sentenced to 30 years in Zaxby's armed robberyin 2013 was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison, which includes a 10-year ma
Man sentenced to 30 years in Zaxby's armed robbery
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 15 days ago
in 2013 was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison, which includes a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence, according to the State Attorney's Office. Joshua Antwan Meeks was convicted last month of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Orlando police still holds reports in fatal Glitz nightclub shootinghappened at a nightclub near International Drive where three off-duty officers
Orlando police still holds reports in fatal Glitz nightclub shooting
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
happened at a nightclub near International Drive where three off-duty officers worked as security. The Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office in June charged three men with second-degree murder in connection with the February shooting that... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Gators WR Rick Wells signs deferred prosecution agreementGAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida receiver Rick Wells has signed a deferred prosecuti
Gators WR Rick Wells signs deferred prosecution agreement
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 15 days ago
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida receiver Rick Wells has signed a deferred prosecution agreement with the State Attorney's Office, meaning he can avoid a conviction on his record if he meets a number of conditions. Wells and fellow freshman Tyrie... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Florida WR Rick Wells signs deferred prosecution agreementGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida receiver Rick Wells has signed a deferred prosec
Florida WR Rick Wells signs deferred prosecution agreement
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 15 days ago
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida receiver Rick Wells has signed a deferred prosecution agreement with the State Attorney's Office, meaning he can avoid a conviction on his record if he meets a number of conditions. Wells and fellow freshman Tyrie... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Florida WR Rick Wells signs deferred prosecution agreement(AP) Florida receiver Rick Wells has signed a deferred prosecution agreement wi
Florida WR Rick Wells signs deferred prosecution agreement
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 15 days ago
(AP) Florida receiver Rick Wells has signed a deferred prosecution agreement with the State Attorney's Office, meaning he can avoid a conviction on his record if he meets a number of conditions. Wells and fellow freshman Tyrie Cleveland were... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
110 days later, what we still don't know about the Vernell Bing police shootingAttorney's Ofice has not been able to provide a timeline for when that initial
110 days later, what we still don't know about the Vernell Bing police shooting
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 16 days ago
Attorney's Ofice has not been able to provide a timeline for when that initial investigation will be completed. ■ When the State Attorney's Office eventually makes its decision, it issues a letter to the Jacksonville Sherrif's Office. That's when a... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Driver in crash that killed teen gets license suspended, $1K finefamily calling on state lawmakers to make changes. "We need to get out there i
Driver in crash that killed teen gets license suspended, $1K fine
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 16 days ago
family calling on state lawmakers to make changes. "We need to get out there in front of the people who change laws," said Mayhew. "And get laws and acted where this doesn't happen again." FHP says the State Attorney's Office is still investiga... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Man, 52, convicted of sexually abusing child, sentenced to life in prisonJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man convicted of sexually abusing a child has been sente
Man, 52, convicted of sexually abusing child, sentenced to life in prison
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 16 days ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man convicted of sexually abusing a child has been sentenced to mandatory life in prison, the State Attorney's Office said. James Gallagher, 52, was sentenced Thursday afternoon for two counts of sexual battery, and one count... Read more
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Daytona Beach News-Journal
Police return to South Daytona shooting death sceneinvestigators checking grass with rakes and a metal detector, and looking at th
Police return to South Daytona shooting death scene
Daytona Beach News-Journal / Posted 16 days ago
investigators checking grass with rakes and a metal detector, and looking at the side a house, and around a car. The State Attorney's Office released heavily redacted incident reports from officers who arrived to find Green's body. The... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
10-old arrested in 2-old cousin's deathwould have taken excessive force to create and ruled the child's death a homici
10-old arrested in 2-old cousin's death
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 16 days ago
would have taken excessive force to create and ruled the child's death a homicide. Detectives reviewed the case with the State Attorney's Office and determined the charges would be appropriate, MCSO said. The 10-year-old was booked into the... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Driver in crash that killed teen gets license suspended, $1K finein court, and his attorney did not wish to speak to NBC2. He did not receive j
Driver in crash that killed teen gets license suspended, $1K fine
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 17 days ago
in court, and his attorney did not wish to speak to NBC2. He did not receive jail time because the charge is considered a moving violation, which a civil infraction -- not a criminal one. FHP says the State Attorney's Office is still investig... Read more
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