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In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Jeffrey Epstein, center, sits with attorneys Martin Weinberg, left, and Marc Fernich during his arraignment in New York federal court, Monday, July 8, 2019.
Elizabeth Williams via AP
July 09, 2019 - 9:11 am
By Curt Anderson, AP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There is only one Justice Department, but two of its largest U.S. attorneys' offices came to vastly different conclusions about what to do with financier Jeffrey Epstein over allegations he sexually molested dozens of underage...
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Cori Gauff
Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
July 01, 2019 - 10:32 am
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) -- American tennis prodigy Cori "Coco" Gauff, 15, just became the youngest player in the Open era to advance through qualifying to reach Wimbledon's main draw where she will play compatriot Venus Williams. The Delray Beach, Florida, resident, who's been touted as the next...
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This combination of booking photos provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office shows Courtney Irby on June 15, 2019, and her husband Joseph Irby on June 14.
Polk County Sheriff's Office via AP
June 24, 2019 - 9:38 am
UPDATED: 1 p.m. By Mike Schneider, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's effort to protect herself from domestic violence has become a flashpoint in the debate over gun rights and victims' safety. Courtney Irby gave her estranged husband's guns to police after he was charged with...
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State Attorney Mike Satz announced that 56-year-old Peterson faces child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury charges.
Broward County Public Schools via AP, File
June 04, 2019 - 4:17 pm
By Curt Anderson and Terry Spencer MIAMI (AP) — The former Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman during last year's Parkland school massacre was arrested Tuesday on 11 criminal charges related to his actions, prosecutors announced. Broward State Attorney Mike Satz said in a statement that...
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Alligator breaks in.
Clearwater Police Department/Twitter
May 31, 2019 - 6:27 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an 11-foot alligator busted through a kitchen window and broke several bottles of red wine in a Florida home before it was captured. Police tweeted that the gator was removed from Mary Wischhusen's Clearwater condominium early Friday. No one was injured. See...
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Disney firefirghters
John Raoux/AP
May 31, 2019 - 5:20 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters for Walt Disney World's private government say they're understaffed and that poses a safety risk as the Florida theme park resort grows even bigger with this year's openings of a new Star Wars land and air gondolas. "We just don't have enough firefighters...
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Shannon Westmoreland
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
May 28, 2019 - 1:39 pm
BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A former youth football coach who ran off to Florida before his trial in October 2018 was back in court Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three children. Shannon Westmoreland, 49, pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to rape, involuntary...
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"Temple of Time"
Wilfredo Lee/AP, file
May 20, 2019 - 7:39 am
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A wooden temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting was set ablaze Sunday in a symbolic gesture of healing. The "Temple of Time" public art installation was set afire at a ceremony hosted by the cities of Parkland and Coral Springs...
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Shawn Felmey
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Tim Jimenez
May 16, 2019 - 7:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County man was arrested in Florida on Wednesday. Authorities say he's facing charges for murdering his girlfriend's toddler son back in December. Falls Township Police and Bucks County detectives made a thousand-mile trip to arrest Shawn Felmey, 45, in...
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A small alligator is seen at the San Francisco Zoo June 13, 2003 in San Francisco.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
May 07, 2019 - 8:54 am
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a Florida woman pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop. The Charlotte County sheriff's deputy stopped a pickup truck Monday afternoon after it ran a stop sign and 22-year-old driver Michael Clemons told him he and his 25-...
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