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Officials: Dead Florida dolphin was speared in the head

Jul. 11, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they are investigating the death of a dolphin that was speared in the head in Florida. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a news release Thursday that a bottlenose dolphin was found dead along Upper Captiva Island in Lee County in May. A...

Jury convicts man in death of missing Wisconsin wife

Jun. 26, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted in the death of his wife, whose body has never been found since her disappearance 40 years ago in Wisconsin. Jurors in Waukesha County found 79-year-old John Bayerl guilty on Wednesday after hearing closing arguments. Bayerl was arrested in Fort Myers,...

Florida man on trial in wife's 1979 killing in Wisconsin

Jun. 24, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A jury trial is starting for a Florida man accused in the death of his wife, whose body has never been found since her disappearance 40 years ago in Wisconsin. Authorities arrested 79-year-old John Bayerl in Fort Myers, Florida, in February and he was extradited to Waukesha,...

Fake Uber driver gets 30 years for sexually assaulting teen

Jun. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who pretended to be an Uber driver to sexually assault a college student has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Willie Foust pleaded guilty to sexual battery after the victim testified at his trial. The woman was an 18-year-old Florida Gulf Coast University freshman...

Ex-Florida player charged with murder in wife's 2016 death

Jun. 9, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A former University of Florida football player, Earl Antonio "Tony" Joiner, has been arrested and charged with killing his wife in a case dating to 2016, police said. A former safety at Florida under then-Coach Urban Meyer, Joiner was arrested Saturday on a charge of second-degree...