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Jury finds man guilty of murder of Florida law professor

Oct. 11, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A jury found a Florida man guilty of first-degree murder Friday but deadlocked on a second defendant in the killing of a Florida State University law professor whose contentious child custody battle framed the two-week courtroom drama. Prosecutors welcomed the murder conviction...

Florida jury ponders fate of 2 in law professor's slaying

Oct. 10, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida jury on Thursday began deliberating the fates of a man and woman facing murder charges in the killing of a Florida State University law professor who was entangled in a messy divorce and bitter child custody battle when he was gunned down five years ago in his garage....

Federal judge weighs felon voting rights in Florida

Oct. 8, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge urged voter advocates and Florida officials Tuesday to resolve their dispute over the rights of felons to regain the vote, as he decides whether to temporarily block a state law requiring ex-prisoners to settle outstanding fines and other legal obligations before...

Federal judge hears case to restore vote to Florida felons

Oct. 7, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether Florida lawmakers exceeded their authority by requiring former felons to pay fines and settle other legal debts as a condition of regaining their right to vote. The case is one of several ongoing legal battles that underscore Florida's...

NC State, Florida State meet seeking consistency, QB answers

Sep. 27, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State and North Carolina State are searching for consistency on offense, which starts with their quarterbacks. The Seminoles (2-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have had red-hot starts, scoring 21 points in the first quarter against both Boise State and Louisville. "If...

Prosecutors make case in law professor murder-for-hire trial

Sep. 26, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors built their case Thursday against a man and woman who they say helped carry out a murder-for-hire plot that killed a Florida law professor embroiled in a messy divorce and custody battle. On the trial's opening day, prosecutors and defense attorneys presented Leon...

Anxious and wary, voters buckle up for impeachment ride

Sep. 26, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

EXTON, Pa. (AP) — Evie Burt has long thought Donald Trump deserved to be impeached, even before the allegations that the president tried to squeeze a foreign leader for damaging information about a political opponent. But that doesn't mean Burt, a 23-year-old independent in this wealthy Philadelphia...

Louisville, Florida State look to get back on track in ACC

Sep. 20, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State and Louisville are programs rich in football tradition. The Seminoles won a third national title in 2013, while the Cardinals were led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in Lamar Jackson in 2016. But both have recently fallen on hard times. Louisville didn't win a...

Suspect in Florida stabbings worried about getting fired

Sep. 12, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who's accused of stabbing five people at his workplace has been charged with five counts of attempted murder, as authorities said his rampage was triggered when he feared he was about to be fired. Five people were hospitalized with multiple stab wounds, including the...

5 people stabbed in Tallahassee, suspect in custody

Sep. 11, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man ordered to leave a construction-supply business after quarreling with co-workers returned minutes later and stabbed five employees Wednesday in Florida's capital, seriously wounding one of them, authorities said. Police in Tallahassee were still trying to determine what set...