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Monday, May 25, 2015

Crime & Courts

Naked man rescued from raised Fort Lauderdale drawbridge

Naked man rescued from raised Fort Lauderdale drawbridge

A naked man who had been swimming in a Fort Lauderdale river was rescued after he got stranded atop a raised rail drawbridge.
Published: 05/22/15
After week in jail, mom agrees to son’s circumcision

After week in jail, mom agrees to son’s circumcision

A Boynton Beach woman’s yearslong battle against her child’s father over the 4-year-old’s circumcision ended Friday with her agreeing to the procedure in exchange for her release from the Palm Beach County jail.
Published: 05/22/15
Holiday man accused of killing dad moved to Pasco jail

Holiday man accused of killing dad moved to Pasco jail

Patrick Clarke Jr., suspected of fatally shooting his father at their Holiday home, has been moved to a Pasco County jail after his May 11 arrest in Key West.
Published: 05/22/15

Scott signs bill to let children secretly record their rapists

TALLAHASSEE – Children will now be able to secretly record people who rape them under a bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott.
Published: 05/22/15

Tampa man sentenced in string of bank robberies

A Tampa man was sentenced to 10 years, 10 months in federal prison today after pleading guilty to a series of armed bank robberies in the Tampa area.
Published: 05/22/15

USDA files complaint over treatment of circus elephants

Sarasota-based Royal Hanneford Circus is accused in a federal complaint of mishandling elephants during two shows in Missouri and Pennsylvania.
Published: 05/22/15
I-75 ramp at I-4 reopens after semi overturns

I-75 ramp at I-4 reopens after semi overturns

The exit from northbound Interstate 75 to eastbound I-4 has been reopened to traffic after a semitrailer overturned this morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Published: 05/22/15
Judge: Cement company not at fault in Polk girl’s bullying death

Judge: Cement company not at fault in Polk girl’s bullying death

A judge in Polk County has tossed a portion of a lawsuit that alleged negligence against a cement company in the suspected suicide of a 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick in 2013.
Published: 05/22/15
Lawyers accused in DUI setup case offer little defense

Lawyers accused in DUI setup case offer little defense

CLEARWATER — Three lawyers facing possible punishment over allegations they orchestrated an opponent’s DUI arrest presented little defense Thursday in their administrative trial.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Polk deputies arrest suspect in copper wire thefts

Polk deputies arrest suspect in copper wire thefts

Polk County sheriff’s deputies said they arrested a woman who stole hundreds of dollars worth of copper wire from area businesses, then sold it to a recycling company.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15