- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

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FINAL 3 DEFENDANTS TO BE SENTENCED IN FAMU HAZING DEATH

The final three defendants convicted of hazing in the death of a FAMU drum major are set to be sentenced. Benjamin McNamee, Aaron Golson and Darryl Cearnel face up to 20 years in prison Friday after being convicted in April of manslaughter and hazing in the beating death of Robert Champion, who was from Decatur, Georgia. Attorneys for all three men have asked Judge Renee Roche in court filings to deviate from imposing a maximum penalty.

THEMED AREA TARGETING GIRLS OPENS AT LEGOLAND FLORIDA

Girls are the focus of Heartlake City, the latest expansion of Legoland Florida. The new area opens Friday. It’s themed to the Lego Friends line of products that revolves around the lives and friendship of five young girls. The line was introduced in 2012. Building sets such as a juice bar, a hair salon, shopping mall and Emma’s lifeguard post are available. Heartlake City includes a live stage show, a high-flying horse-themed ride, an interactive fountain featuring musical instruments and assorted photo opportunities.

OVER 70 CUBAN, HAITIAN MIGRANTS RETURNED HOME BY COAST GUARD

U.S. Coast Guard officials say homemade vessels recently used by Cuban migrants attempting to reach Florida shores are a “recipe for disaster.” U.S. authorities returned 55 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Thursday. Coast Guard officials say four of the five vessels carrying those migrants were homemade with no navigation or lifesaving equipment on board. The fifth vessel was a fishing boat that was caught about 12 miles south of Key West with 18 Cuban migrants aboard.

SNOOTY, THE ELDERLY MANATEE, RECOGNIZED AS RECORD HOLDER

Snooty, the beloved manatee, has had plenty of honors in his long life. Now he has a new one: Guinness World Records says Snooty is the “World’s Oldest Manatee in Captivity.” The South Florida Museum announced the news Thursday. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the oldest wild Florida manatee was 59 years old. Snooty will turn 67 on July 21.

MAN GETS 95 YEARS FOR SHOOTING INTO HOME, INJURING TODDLER

A man convicted of injuring a toddler after shooting into a northeast Florida home has been sentenced to 95 years in prison. A Duval County judge sentenced 30-year-old Joseph Patrick Chambers on Thursday. He was convicted in May of four counts of second-degree attempted murder and one count of shooting deadly missiles. Prosecutors say he fired shots at the house because of a dispute with someone who lived there.

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