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  • Broward legislators begin shaping priorities

    Broward legislators begin shaping priorities
    Broward County's state legislative delegation on Tuesday started to shape priorities for the coming session. The group formed five subcommittees that would each focus on one issue, including healthcare, insurance, the environment, charter schools, and...
  • Smuggling opportunities abounded for inmates at city jail, gang leader testifies

    Smuggling opportunities abounded for inmates at city jail, gang leader testifies
    The way Tavon White describes it, being sent to the Baltimore City Detention Center was no reason for Black Guerrilla Family gang members to stop hustling. Key to keeping the money flowing, however, was recruiting corrections officers to smuggle tobacco,...
  • Texas stirs controversy with plans to execute schizophrenic man

    Attorneys and a politically diverse coalition of supporters are fighting to stop Texas from executing a schizophrenic man this week, arguing that to do so would be unconstitutional. Scott Panetti, 56, is scheduled to be executed 6 p.m. local time...
  • 'Alligator whisperer' arrested in the Everglades

    'Alligator whisperer' arrested in the Everglades
    A Florida man who calls himself the "Alligator Whisperer" was arrested after officials received complaints that he was swimming with and kissing gators in the Everglades, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife. FWC officials had been tracking posts on...
  • Florida prison hosts daddy-daughter dance

    Florida prison hosts daddy-daughter dance
    In an effort to help inmates strengthen their family bonds, a prison in Florida decided to host a daddy-daughter dance on Nov. 4, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Inmates wore suits and tuxedos while the girls arrived in frilly dresses with...
  • U.S. Navy sailor doesn't remember being shot, mother says

    U.S. Navy sailor doesn't remember being shot, mother says
    The U.S. Navy submariner who was shot in North Lauderdale on Thanksgiving is talking, his mother says, and the man accused of shooting him remains jailed without bond. Sandra Adams, 51, said her critically wounded son Anthon Adams, 29, is off a...
  • Tavon White has 'napalmed' his BGF ties by testifying, attorney says

    Tavon White has 'napalmed' his BGF ties by testifying, attorney says
    Defense attorneys in the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption trial got their first crack at questioning Black Guerrilla Family leader Tavon White after prosecutors concluded their questioning Wednesday, but the trial won't resume until Dec. 11....
  • Teen suspect in slaying of Oakland Park woman returned to Broward

    It was late on a June night when an intruder awoke 19-year-old Nicole Franco as she lay beneath the covers in her bed. The burglar stabbed the aspiring chef with one of her own knives and watched her call 911 before fleeing with her wallet. Those are...
  • In Theory: Should we abolish capital punishment?

    Speaking in late October to delegates from the International Assn. of Penal Law, Pope Francis called for the abolition not only of capital punishment, but also of life in prison, which he called a “hidden death penalty” and maximum security...
  • Prop. 47 passes, reducing some crime penalties

    Prop. 47 passes, reducing some crime penalties
    Proposition 47, to reduce sentences for some crimes, passes, AP reports.   Penalties for common drug and theft crimes in California will be reduced from potential felonies to misdemeanors, shortening the time some offenders spend behind bars.   Crimes...
  • John Goodman attorneys file motion seeking new trial

    The jury has spoken, but John Goodman's attorneys are still fighting. With the Oct. 28 guilty verdict and defeat still raw, the Wellington polo executive's defense team on Wednesday filed a request for a new trial — Round Three, if granted —...