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March retrial set for 2 in 2001 mob-related Florida slaying

Dec. 13, 2019 2:23 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A March 23 retrial date has been set for two men who were previously convicted in a notorious 2001 mob-related Florida slaying but were given a new trial by a Florida appeals court because of errors in their original trials. Court records show the new date was set Friday for...

Woman accidentally shot by toddler in parked SUV

Dec. 12, 2019 7:49 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A woman was accidentally shot by her toddler Thursday in the parking lot of a Florida shopping center, authorities said. One of two children in a parked SUV got hold of a gun and shot the woman, police said. The father was present, but it wasn't clear where he was at the time...

Florida deputy fired for slamming teen's head into pavement

Dec. 11, 2019 6:32 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy has been fired after cellphone video showed him violently slamming a teen's head into the pavement and punching him moments after the teen was pepper-sprayed. An internal investigation recommended that Deputy Christopher Krickovich be exonerated, but Broward...

Schools director gets 7-day suspension for flasher costume

Dec. 11, 2019 10:31 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An administrator for a Florida school district has been suspended for seven days because she showed up for work on Halloween dressed as a flasher. The Broward School Board decided at a meeting Tuesday that Mary Coker’s decision to wear the costume didn’t warrant a...

Judge to consider delaying trial start in Parkland massacre

Dec. 10, 2019 4:26 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The judge overseeing the case of Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz said Tuesday she will consider a defense request to delay the start of trial beyond late January. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer set a Dec. 19 date for arguments on the motion by defense...

Flasher costume may cost schools director pay cut, demotion

Dec. 10, 2019 10:31 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An administrator for Broward County schools faces a demotion and a nearly $44,000 pay cut because she showed up for work on Halloween dressed as a flasher. A complaint filed with the school district said Mary Coker, 46, showed up at a school for adult students and at an...

Florida man faces prison for defying 'red flag' gun law

Dec. 7, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man faces up to five years in prison for refusing to surrender his weapons to authorities under the state's “red flag" law. It took a Broward County jury less than an hour to find 33-year-old Jerron Smith guilty last week, the South Florida Sun Sentinel...

Chinese woman who trespassed at Mar-a-Lago in ICE custody

Dec. 4, 2019 7:11 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and lying to federal agents has been handed over to immigration officials. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement records showed Wednesday that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang was...

Chinese woman sentenced to 8 months for Mar-a-Lago trespass

Nov. 25, 2019 7:43 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Chinese businesswoman to eight months in prison for trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents. U.S. District Judge Roy Altman also ordered that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang be turned over...

Chinese businesswoman gets eight-month prison sentence for trespassing at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying

Nov. 25, 2019 5:45 PM EST
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Chinese businesswoman gets eight-month prison sentence for trespassing at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying.