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Florida sheriff sued for jailing teen suspects in solitary

Jun. 21, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A civil rights group filed suit Thursday against a Florida sheriff and school district, claiming that juvenile suspects are unjustly kept in solitary confinement without cause and denied a proper education as they await trial as adults. The Human Rights Defense Center filed...

Alliance spring league adds San Antonio as 8th franchise

Jun. 21, 2018 2:20 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Alliance of American Football completed its awarding of franchises Thursday by placing a team in San Antonio. Former San Diego Chargers coach Mike Riley will be the head coach and former Dallas Cowboys fullback Darryl "Moose" Johnston is the general manager. San Antonio joins...

Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death

Jun. 21, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murder days after the killing of rising rap star XXXTentacion, who was fatally shot in his luxury BMW electric car as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Florida. Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was...

The Latest: Suspect in rapper's slaying held without bond

Jun. 21, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting death (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A Florida judge has ordered a suspect in the killing of rapper XXXTentacion (Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN) to be held without bond. Twenty-two year old Dedrick Williams of Pompano...

911 Call: Mom said ex-boyfriend had gun, 4 kids with him

Jun. 21, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who escaped her apartment after her ex-husband started beating her told a 911 dispatcher she didn't want to leave her four children alone with him too long "because he might do something." When Orlando police showed up just before midnight on June 10, Gary Wayne Lindsey...

Hearing postponed in Florida school shooting case

Jun. 21, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A hearing has been postponed on motions by attorneys for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz asking a judge to order investigators to preserve most evidence in the case, except for the building where the Valentine's Day massacre took place. The hearing was reset until...

Deputies: Man smoked weed while child drowned in pool

Jun. 21, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is facing manslaughter charges after authorities say a child he was watching drowned in a backyard pool while he smoked marijuana with a teenager in the front yard. Bay County Sheriff's Officials say 45-year-old Charles Lee was arrested Wednesday. The News...

Florida authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion.

Jun. 21, 2018 9:13 AM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion.

Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

Jun. 21, 2018 8:29 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. The expected announcement Thursday at Orlando International Airport alarms some...

The Latest: New Jersey's Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy as MVP

Jun. 20, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on NHL awards show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (all times local): 7:15 p.m. New Jersey forward Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. Hall beat out Los Angeles captain Anze Kopitar and Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon in a contest between three...