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Police Identify Shooter as FSU Alumnus

By on November 20th, 2014 | Last updated: November 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm

The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University’s library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

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Federal Judge Strikes Florida Drug Test For Welfare Applicants

By on January 1st, 2014 | Last updated: January 1, 2014 at 8:48 am

A federal court struck a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing. Gov. Rick Scott has vowed to appeal the ruling.

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Zimmerman Arrested on Assault Charges Outside Girlfriend’s House

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

The man acquitted of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has been charged with assault and battery following his arrest at the home where he lived with his girlfriend in Florida.

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Possible Shooting Reported at Los Angeles Airport

By on November 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Police and paramedics surrounded a terminal on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport because of a reported shooting.

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Authorities Suspect At Least Six Inmates Attempted Escape With Forged Documents

By on October 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Police are seeking several suspects, but have not made any arrests in the escape of two inmates from Florida prisons who used forged documents to secure their release.

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Convicted Murderers Accidentally Released From Franklin County Prison, Eventually Recaptured

By on October 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 10:56 am

Two convicted murderers escaped from a Franklin County prison in late September and early October. Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker were released using forged documents.

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George Zimmerman’s Wife Opts Not To Press Charges After Couple’s Dispute

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

George Zimmerman’s estranged wife called police officers to her father’s house in Florida Monday, saying the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of murder threatened her with a gun.

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Three Bodies Found At Home In Brooksville In Apparent Murder-Suicide

By and on September 6th, 2013 | Last updated: October 26, 2013 at 9:23 pm

According to a news release sent Friday morning, a concerned citizen called deputies Thursday evening and requested a welfare check at the home, which is in the Hernando Oaks Subdivision.

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Third Victim Dies In Lake Butler Area Shootings

By and on August 27th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 9:21 am

A third victim, David Griffis, has died after being shot by a former trucking company colleague. Griffis was 44.

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Former Florida Lieutenant Gov., Current University System Chancellor Frank Brogan Heads To Pennsylvania

By on August 7th, 2013 | Last updated: August 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Brogan has been the chancellor of the State University System of Florida since 2009 and, before that, was president of Florida Atlantic University from 2003-2009.

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