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Police: 3 injured in shooting at family gathering in Florida

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Three people were injured Sunday night when someone began shooting at a group gathered outside during a family gathering in Homestead, police said. A police officer for the Miami-Dade County school system who was attending the party returned fire, news outlets ...

$5 million grant will help restore Keys coral reef

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A $5 million grant will help restore one of the major coral reefs located in federally protected waters around the Florida Keys. The Miami Herald reports that the project at the Eastern Dry Rocks reef includes planting more than 60,000 corals and employing professional ...

Florida woman gets 5 years in prison in accidental shooting

DAYTONA BEACH (AP) — A Florida woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for what authorities say was the accidental fatal shooting of her boyfriend more than two years ago. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Saturday that a Volusia County judge imposed the sentence on ...

Search on for man who fell overboard in Florida river

JACKSONVILLE (AP) — The Coast Guard and other agencies searched Sunday for a Florida man who fell overboard in St. John's River near Jacksonville. Authorities say the man fell into the water about 3 a.m. Sunday while moving between the Tugboat Pop and a barge. The 42-year-old man's name was ...

Sheriff: Florida rapper made music, then fatally shot 2 men

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida rapper spent an evening recording music in a makeshift studio and then fatally shot two men who were with him, authorities say. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a news release that Billy Bennett Adams III, 23, was arrested Saturday on two ...

Sheriff: Officer shot, gunman killed after high-speed chase

NEW SMYRNA BEACH (AP) — A police officer in Florida was shot and the gunman was killed by other officers after an attempted traffic stop led to a high-speed chase, authorities said Sunday. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood identified the suspect during a news conference as 25-year-old ...

Florida town fines protesters who use noisy megaphones

NEW PORT RICHEY (AP) — A Florida town has fined people involved in recent racial justice protests thousands of dollars for using megaphones police say violate a local noise ordinance. The Tampa Bay Times reports that officials in New Port Richey have issued 14 citations that total about ...

Miami officials ban late-night music for some establishments

MIAMI (AP) — Miami city officials have banned late-night outdoor music from establishments adjacent to residential areas — or at least some of them. The vote last week by the Miami City Commission was for a measure directing that music must stop between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. in certain areas. ...

Rapper Lil Wayne charged with federal gun offense in Florida

By CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Lil Wayne was charged Tuesday in Florida with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a federal offense that carries a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Documents filed in Miami federal court ...

Virus worries latest hurdle in Florida school shooting case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Concerns about the coronavirus in jail emerged Tuesday as the latest roadblock in the death penalty case against Nikolas Cruz, who is accused in the 2018 massacre that killed 17 people at a Florida high school. Defense attorneys said at a hearing they want ...