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Florida man accused of killing girlfriend, attacking deputy

BARTOW (AP) — A Florida man was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend after he confessed to his mother and she called police, sheriff's officials said Monday. Jason Robinson was arrested Saturday night after a struggle in which he removed a Polk County Sheriff's ...

1 arrested in banquet hall shooting that killed 3 near Miami

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that killed three people and injured 20 others outside a banquet hall in May. Davonta Barnes, 22, of Miami Gardens, was arrested late Thursday. He is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and 20 ...

North Florida sheriff’s deputy shot during traffic stop

CALLAHAN, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was in critical condition early Friday following a shooting during a traffic stop in north Florida, officials said. The shooting happened shortly after 2:30 a.m. Friday in Callahan, which is northwest of Jacksonville on Florida's Atlantic Coast, the ...

Boyfriend of slain Gabby Petito charged with bank card fraud

By MATTHEW BROWN and CURT ANDERSON Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The boyfriend of Gabby Petito, whose body was found at a national park in Wyoming after a cross-country trip with him, was charged with unauthorized use of a debit card as searchers continued looking for him Thursday ...

Man’s best friend: Dog alerts neighbor when owner has stroke

Eds: UPDATES: With AP Photos. By KRISTIN BAUSCH and MELISSA HERNANDEZ DE LA CRUZ, Fresh Take Florida Fresh Take Florida, a news service of the University of Florida GAINESVILLE  (AP) — The stroke came suddenly. He didn't remember falling, but the bump seen later on his head was evidence ...

State seeks death penalty for ex-Marine in family’s deaths

LAKELAND (AP) — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a 33-year-old former Marine accused of massacring a Florida family under the delusion that they were child sex traffickers. In a news release sent Friday, the state attorney's office said the killings of a Lakeland man, his ...

Tampa revamps police program alerting landlords to arrests

TAMPA (AP) — The mayor of Tampa says officials will revamp a program that allowed police officers to notify landlords when their tenants had been arrested, even in cases where charges were later dropped. The decision to reform Tampa's Crime-Free housing program was announced by Mayor Jane ...

Bodies of boy, adult man recovered from Florida beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH (AP) — Sheriff's deputies on Sunday recovered the body of a 9-year-old boy who went missing along with an adult man while swimming off a beach in the Florida Panhandle. Deputies found the boy in the surf off Panama City Beach. The boy and the 28-year-old man were last seen ...

FBI searches Florida home of Gabby Petito’s boyfriend

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press NORTH PORT  (AP) — FBI agents and police Monday swarmed the home of the boyfriend wanted for questioning in the disappearance of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, whose body was apparently discovered over the weekend at a Wyoming national park months after the ...

Bodycam: Gabby Petito argued with boyfriend before vanishing

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — Police video shows a Florida woman who disappeared during a cross-country journey in a converted camper van had an emotional fight with her boyfriend in a Utah tourist town before she vanished. The video released by the Moab Police ...