- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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FLORIDA WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FAKE-ANTHRAX LETTERS

A Florida woman has pleaded guilty to mailing fake-anthrax letters to the offices of U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville said Monday in a news release that 47-year-old Kathryn Cohen Allen pleaded guilty last week. She faces up to 10 years in prison. According to the release, Allen admitted mailing letters containing a non-hazardous, white, powdery substance to the senators’ offices in June 2011.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION DISCUSSES NEW STANDARDS

Experts told the state Board of Education on Tuesday that new laws should make it easier for parents to see how their children’s schools and districts are doing compared to others in Florida. Bills recently signed by Gov. Rick Scott change the way schools and districts are graded. Florida is also overhauling standardized tests given to students in various grades.

ORLANDO IS MOST DANGEROUS CITY FOR PEDESTRIANS

A new report says Orlando is the most dangerous metro area for pedestrians. Three other areas - Tampa, Jacksonville and South Florida - are also at the top of the list. Memphis is in the fifth spot.

VEHICLE KILLS CROSSING GUARD IN CLEARWATER

A 70-year-old crossing guard is dead and two young girls are injured following a crash in Clearwater on Tuesday morning. A speeding Cadillac ran through a red light and hit a Honda, which spun into the crossing guard. The driver of the Cadillac fled the scene on foot, leaving behind the 2 and-4-year-old girls. The driver was later arrested and is being questioned. The guard is a former Clearwater police officer.

JURY ACQUITS MAN IN IRAN-URANIUM CASE

A South Florida jury has acquitted an African man on charges of attempting to illegally broker uranium ore shipments to Iran. The West Palm Beach jury reached its verdict Monday afternoon. Patrick Campbell of Sierra Leone was arrested last August at a New York airport on his way to a meeting with thte undercover agent.