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Chadwick Banks Executed By Lethal Injection For Double-Murder

Undated arrest photo of Chadwick Banks.

Chadwick Banks became the 20th person executed under Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday. The 43-year-old was put to death after being convicted in the 1992 slaying of his wife, Cassandra Banks, as well as the rape and murder of his 10-year-old stepdaughter, Melody Cooper. Eighty-nine people have been put to death in Florida since executions resumed in the state in 1979.

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Grace Marketplace To Open Indoor Shelter

One of the two community bedrooms in the new indoor dorm at Grace Marketplace.

Grace Marketplace will open an indoor dorm on Wednesday after submitting a Safety and Security policy to the city commission. The shelter will provide beds for 20 guests who are trying to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. In order to stay at the shelter, candidates must meet one of several criteria: …

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