- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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COURT TO BE CLOSED TO MEDIA, PUBLIC IN FLORIDA TERROR CASE

A South Florida courtroom will be closed to the media and public when undercover FBI employees testify in an upcoming terrorism support case. U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro recently granted prosecutors’ request to keep the public out during the undercover testimony in the case of Kenyan Mohamed Said. Said faces trial in June on eight charges of conspiracy and attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida and other terror groups. The FBI testimony will be piped in to another courtroom for the media and public.

ROUND 2 FOR REP. GRAYON’S BIGAMY HEARING

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is trying to convince a judge again that his 24-year marriage to his wife should be voided because she was married to another man when they wed. The outspoken Democratic congressman from Orlando is back in a Florida courtroom on Tuesday to continue his bigamy claim against his wife. A hearing on the matter was held last month, but it was continued so lawyers could have more time to prepare.

DEAL TO CLOSE TUESDAY ON SALE OF FORMER ATLANTIC CITY CASINO

After nearly nine months of wrangling, failed deals and waiting in vain for a higher price, the sale of Atlantic City’s former Revel casino is expected to be finalized. The closing of the deal will come Tuesday, a day after a bankruptcy judge formally authorized its sale on the fifth attempt. Florida developer Glenn Straub’s Polo North Country Club is buying the casino for $82 million. Straub has floated a wide variety of proposed uses for the Revel site.

OCALA POLICE OFFICER FATALLY SHOT DURING TRAINING

An Ocala police spokeswoman says Officer Jared Forsyth was participating in firearms training at the Lowell Correctional Institution shooting range Monday afternoon when the accident occurred. Police say Forsyth was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, where he died from his wounds several hours later. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement was called to investigate.

UCONN LOOKS TO WIN 10TH WOMEN’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

UConn’s Geno Auriemma could win his 10th women’s basketball national championship and tie the record by former UCLA men’s coach Jon Wooden with a win Tuesday night in Tampa. Notre Dame is trying for its second championship. The Irish won their lone title in 2001. They’ve been to the championship game in four of the past five seasons now, but fell short each time. With a victory by UConn, it would be the third time in NCAA history that a team won three straight titles.

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