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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.
A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: Ocala ban on voluntary burns, Dove World Outreach Center property, South Florida lottery generosity, gay rights hearings, Cypress banks reopen.
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens visited the Levin College of Law to speak with student and faculty.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke with University of Florida law students about education and his own experiences.