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Proud Boys leader who burned BLM flag gets 5 months in jail

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press The leader of the Proud Boys extremist group was sentenced to more than five months in jail on Monday for burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington and bringing two high-capacity firearm ...

Police: Woman stabbed husband, teen, self; baby found dead

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman is facing multiple charges after police said she stabbed her husband and teenage daughter in their home near Miami. Police were called to the home Monday night and found the man on the front lawn and the 16-year-old daughter at a neighbor's house. Inside the ...

Troopers: Wrong-way crash kills 1, injures 2 near Miami

MIAMI (AP) — A vehicle traveling the wrong way on Interstate 95 near Miami crashed into a sports utility vehicle early Tuesday, sending it plunging off an overpass, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. The SUV caught fire, killing the driver, troopers said. The crash happened along the ...

Diner leaves $10,000 tip for workers at Florida restaurant

GAINESVILLE (AP) — A diner at a north Florida restaurant gathered the staff of 10 together to thank them for their hard work before leaving them a $10,000 tip to share. It happened last Tuesday night as the man, his wife and son finished their dinner at the Wahoo Seafood Grill, the ...

FACT FOCUS: Florida doctors did not walk off the job

By JUDE JOFFE-BLOCK and ALI SWENSON Associated Press A news conference held by doctors in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to urge the public to get vaccinated amid a statewide surge of COVID-19 was undermined online as false reports claimed the physicians had walked off the job. Doctors who ...

Candidate pleads guilty in alleged Florida vote scam

By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A sham candidate for the Florida Legislature pleaded guilty Tuesday to being part of a vote siphoning scheme in last year's election and will testify against a former Republican state senator who prosecutors say ran it. Alex ...

Disney reaches vaccination agreement with union workers

By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Florida's Walt Disney World will now require union employees as well as non-union and salaried workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to keep their jobs at the theme park. The company also said Wednesday it would soon require ...

Florida mask debate split-screen: courtroom vs. classrooms

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG  (AP) — The coronavirus is disrupting more classrooms in Florida while lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis argue against school mask mandates in a Tallahassee courtroom. Three more school districts announced hearings Tuesday to discuss stricter ...

Judge: School officer who hid during shooting facing charges

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The former school resource officer accused of hiding during a South Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead will have to convince a jury that he wasn't criminally negligent, a judge ruled Thursday. Broward Circuit Judge Martin Fein declined to dismiss ...

Miami-Dade school board fires officer over drunken incident

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami-Dade school board has fired a 34-year-old sergeant with district's police agency following a fight with police officers while she was off duty earlier this year. Dubraska Guevara asked board members on Wednesday to spare the job she's held since 2014, but they approved ...