- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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GIRLS HELD IN BROTHER’S SHOOTING COULD GET LESSER CHARGES

Charges could be dropped or greatly reduced against two young north Florida sisters accused in the fatal shooting of their 16-year-old brother, the lead prosecutor on the case said Tuesday. Third Circuit State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said he’ll make a final decision about charges after a Thursday court hearing, which will also address options for the girls’ care, given both of their parents are being held in jail.

MIAMI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TO BEAR GOLF GREAT’S NAME

A decade after Jack Nicklaus began a foundation aimed at children’s health, a Miami children’s health system is changing the name of its main hospital to the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Miami Children’s Health System and the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation on Tuesday announced a $60 million pledge. Part of the money will be used to build a 212,000-square-foot pediatric facility.

CENTRAL FLORIDA MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING 5 GATORS

A central Florida man faces charges after illegally killing five small alligators for his Super Bowl dinner. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 30-year-old Richard Nixie was arrested Sunday afternoon. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say Nixie admitted to trapping alligators less than five feet in length and cutting off their tails for his Super Bowl dinner. He’s accused of possession and taking alligators without a proper tag.

OFFICIALS: SUSPECT NABBED DURING SEARCH; SNORING GAVE IT AWAY

Officials say a Florida man suspected of stealing a car took off on foot from a traffic stop and briefly eluded deputies while he grabbed a nap under a nearby trailer. The Pensacola News Journal reports that deputies followed the sound of 37-year-old Kevin Lee Barbour’s snoring - described as a “snorting wild boar” - to discover him Sunday night in Santa Rose County. Officials say deputies tried to stop Lee, of Pensacola, after noticing his vehicle didn’t have tag lights.

FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GETS PERFECT SCORE ON AP EXAM

A student from Gainesville’s Buchholz High School earned a perfect score on an Advanced Placement microeconomics exam. Kevin Huang graduated from Buchholz last spring and is now a freshman at Yale University. Huang answered all multiple-choice questions correctly and earned the maximum number of points for each essay.

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