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Man accused of fatally beating uncle’s dog with a shovel

Nov. 20, 2019 7:15 AM EST

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 34-year-old Florida man is accused of fatally beating his uncle’s dog with a shovel and then tossing the 10-pound animal in a canal. The Palm Beach Post reports the 65-year-old uncle found the Shih Tzu floating in the canal behind his Boynton Beach mobile home park....

Florida Walmart evacuated after person climbed into ceiling

Nov. 20, 2019 5:09 AM EST

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Walmart has been evacuated after a person was found inside the crawl space above its ceiling. News outlets report the New Port Richey store was evacuated Tuesday morning as Pasco County deputies worked to get the person out. A sheriff’s statement says the...

Florida man convicted of killing ex-girlfriend, 3 children

Nov. 20, 2019 4:52 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been convicted of killing the mother of his child and her three children. The Tallahassee Democrat reports that 41-year-old Henry Segura was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder. Jurors will return to recommend life in prison or the death penalty....

Inmate gets 2nd death sentence for killing fellow inmate

Nov. 20, 2019 4:46 AM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prison inmate already on death row for killing a fellow inmate has received another death sentence for killing a different inmate. The Pensacola News Journal reports that 41-year-old Rocky Ali Beamon received his new sentence last week. He pleaded guilty in August to...

Stamkos focused on team success, not personal milestones

Nov. 20, 2019 2:17 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos celebrated another milestone in a stellar career with grace and humility. The long-time captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored his 400th goal last weekend, joining an elite group that includes eight other active players — Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Marian...

No. 2 Baylor women win 1st true test 58-46 over No. 22 USF

Nov. 19, 2019 11:28 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Defending national champion Baylor finally got tested this season. The No. 2 Lady Bears still won by double figures without their preseason AP All-American. Queen Egbo had 16 points and 10 rebounds, NaLyssa Smith had 12 points and Baylor finally pulled away late in a 58-46 win over No....

Andrews, Lovett lift FIU over Cleveland St. 107-61

Nov. 19, 2019 10:48 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Devon Andrews had 16 points to lead five Florida International players in double figures, Osasumwen Osaghae had a double-double, and the Panthers rolled past Cleveland State 107-61 on Tuesday night. Osaghae finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Eric Lovett added 14 points, Isaiah Banks...

Barkov, Connolly lead Panthers over Flyers 5-2

Nov. 19, 2019 10:43 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are heating up. Aleksander Barkov and Brett Connolly each had a goal and an assist to lift the Panthers over the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Panthers are 6-2-1 in their past nine games. “We’re getting better every day. It was good to...

No. 23 Lady Vols beat Stetson 73-46 to remain unbeaten

Nov. 19, 2019 9:22 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rennia Davis scored 15 points and Rae Burrell had a double-double as the 23rd-ranked Lady Volunteers rolled to a 73-46 victory over Stetson on Tuesday night. Burrell had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Horston scored 14 points, Jazmine Massengill had 12 and Kasiyahna Kushkituah...

Miami and Nashville stock rosters in expansion draft

Nov. 19, 2019 7:52 PM EST

Major League Soccer expansion teams Nashville and Miami filled out their rosters for next season via the league’s expansion draft Tuesday. The two teams selected five players each from a pool of 222 left unprotected by their current MLS teams. Miami added defender Ben Sweat, a Florida native, from NYCFC...