Author Archives: Associated Press
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours. […]
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.
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.
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.
Police and paramedics surrounded a terminal on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport because of a reported shooting.
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.
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.
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.
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.