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Serial killer who took 10 women's lives executed in Florida

May. 23, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 spree that claimed the lives of 10 women was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by the woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture. Inmate Bobby Joe Long was pronounced dead at 6:55 Thursday after a lethal...

The Latest: No last words at Florida serial killer execution

May. 23, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Execution-Serial Killer (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Convicted serial killer Bobby Joe Long had no last words before he was executed for a 1984 murder spree that claimed 10 women. Witnesses say the 65-year-old Long simply closed his eyes as the lethal injection procedure...

New Florida law bans release of mass shooting recordings

May. 23, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that prohibits Florida's government agencies from releasing photos, video or audio that record the killing of a person in an act of mass violence. The new law was signed Thursday and takes effect immediately. The bill was written after last...

Serial killer who terrorized Florida in 1984 with the slayings of 10 women has been executed

May. 23, 2019 6:57 PM EDT
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Serial killer who terrorized Florida in 1984 with the slayings of 10 women has been executed.

Minnesota woman indicted in husband's fatal shooting

May. 23, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

MANTORVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A grand jury in Minnesota indicted a 57-year-old woman who authorities allege fatally shot her husband before fleeing to Florida and killing a woman there. The Dodge County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Lois Riess on first- and second-degree murder charges. Riess is accused of...

Foles, 'Flip' reunite, could make Jaguars contenders again

May. 23, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nick Foles and John DeFilippo have bonded for life. They've spent countless hours in the same meeting room, breaking down tapes, fine-tuning game plans and exchanging ideas. Nights, weekends, holidays. They've argued and apologized. They've laughed and bemoaned. They've celebrated...

Far from border, US cities feel effect of migrant releases

May. 23, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A surge of asylum-seeking families has been straining cities along the southern U.S. border for months, but now the issue is flowing into cities far from Mexico, where immigrants are being housed in an airplane hangar and rodeo fairgrounds and local authorities are struggling to keep up with...

Theme park attendance crosses half-billion mark for 1st time

May. 23, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Worldwide attendance at the 10 biggest operators of amusement parks increased 4% last year and crossed the half-billion-visitors mark for the first time, according to an industry report released this week. The report by the Themed Entertainment Association and the Economics Practice at...

Traffic backs up on I-95 in Florida as wildfire shuts road

May. 23, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Traffic is backed up on a section of Interstate 95 in Florida after authorities closed a section of the freeway in response to a nearby wildfire. First Coast News reports that detoured traffic was backing up Thursday afternoon after the Florida Highway Patrol closed a seven-mile...

Alabama, South Florida to start three-game series in 2023

May. 23, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and South Florida will start a three-game football series in the 2023 season. The schools announced Thursday they'll play in Tampa, Florida on Sept. 16, 2023. They'll meet in Tuscaloosa the following season on Sept. 7 and again Sept. 12, 2026. Alabama and South Florida have...