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Florida sheriff arrested following sex scandal investigation

JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A Florida sheriff facing a primary contest within days was arrested Thursday following a sex scandal investigation at his previous job, authorities said. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels turned himself in to the jail in nearby Jacksonville on a felony charge of ...

Miami businessman pleads guilty in Vermont ski fraud case

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Miami businessman accused of being the mastermind behind the largest fraud case in Vermont's history pleaded guilty on Friday over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using tens of millions of dollars in foreign investors' money. Ariel Quiros, 64, the former ...

Mail-in ballots sent to Trump, First Lady in Florida

PALM BEACH (AP) — President Donald Trump has requested a mail-in ballot for Florida's Tuesday primary election, despite weeks of criticizing the practice. Ballots were mailed on Wednesday to both the president and First lady Melania Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort, which Trump lists as his ...

Philadelphia won’t send kids to nonprofit after report

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has stopped sending local children to facilities operated by a nonprofit health organization where at least 41 intellectually disabled children have reported sexual assaults over the past quarter-century. Several City Council members have also demanded that ...

Health officials: 7 new cases of West Nile virus in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Thirty three Miami-Dade County residents have now been infected with the West Nile virus, health officials said. On Thursday the county's Florida Department of Health said seven additional residents have contracted the mosquito-borne illness from local transmission. The ...

Stein Mart files for bankruptcy; to close nearly 300 stores

By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — National discount department store chain Stein Mart filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday after 112 years in business, and announced that it will close most, if not all, of its 280 stores. "The combined effects of a challenging retail ...

Florida sheriff bans masks for deputies with some exceptions

By TAMARA LUSH and MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG  (AP) — A central Florida sheriff says his deputies won't be allowed to wear face masks except under some conditions, and neither will visitors to the sheriff's office. Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods said in an email to ...

Sheriff: Woman killed by ex during daughter’s online class

INDIANTOWN  (AP) — A Florida man stormed into a house and fatally shot his ex-girlfriend as her 10-year-old daughter took an online class, with the girl's teacher and other students hearing part of the commotion before the slaying, authorities said. The school year's first day of ...