- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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5 FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS ACCUSED OF GANG RAPE

A 16-year-old says she was raped in a patch of woods near school in November as she walked with the football players to a fast-food restaurant. Two Winter Springs High School students will be charged as adults. Each faces one count of sexual battery with multiple perpetrators, a first-degree felony. Three other students have been charged as juveniles. They have pleaded not guilty.

KENTUCKY TEEN IN CRIME SPREE SAYS GIRLFRIEND’S ABUSIVE FAMILY WAS MOTIVE FOR RUNNING

Dalton Hayes tells The News Herald of Panama City that the family of his 13-year-old girlfriend was beating her. The 18-year-old says the pair were trying to make it to Miami when authorities caught up with them late Saturday in Panama City Beach. The sheriff in couple’s home county in Kentucky says he was unaware of any previous accusations of abuse. Meanwhile, Cheyenne Phillips’ mother has been arrested in Kentucky for allegedly taking the 13-year-old from her father’s house when she did not have the custodial rights to do so.

2 MEN IN SAME-SEX WEDDING LAWSUIT WILL ATTEND THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, invited Jeff and Todd Delmay of Hollywood to be her guests Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech. Todd Delmay says the congresswoman called the newlyweds with the invitation herself. He says he hopes “that every same-sex family feels like we have them there with us in our heart.” The Delmays’ wedding was among the first same-sex weddings performed in Miami on Jan. 5, a day before same-sex marriages became legal statewide.

FLORIDA’S NEW PRISONS CHIEF PROMISES WIDE-RANGING CHANGES

Florida’s new prisons chief is promising wide-ranging changes amid the suspicious deaths of dozens of inmates in the state’s prisons. Corrections Secretary Julie Jones outlined many of the changes Tuesday during a presentation before state legislators concerned about the ongoing scandals in Florida’s prisons. Dozens of prison deaths are currently investigation.

DAYCARE WORKER CHARGED AFTER VIDEO CAPTURES KICKING

A Tampa Bay area daycare worker is facing child abuse charges after authorities say video captured the woman kicking a 16-month-old girl several times. The child’s mother reportedly noticed abrasions when she picked the girl up Saturday and called the authorities. Deputies responded and reviewed the surveillance video.

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