- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

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BATTLE OVER FLORIDA BOY’S CIRCUMCISION ENTERS FEDERAL COURT

Arguments that a Florida boy’s impending circumcision amounts to a constitutional issue are being seen with skepticism as a federal judge weighs whether to proceed with the case. Thirty-one-year-old Heather Hironimus has been behind bars since Thursday in a long-running dispute over the removal of her 4-year-old child’s foreskin. She went missing with the boy nearly three months ago and ignored a state judge’s warning she would be jailed if she didn’t appear in court and give consent for the procedure to proceed.

NAPLES CONSTRUCTION WORKER DIES AFTER BEING HIT BY LIGHTNING

Relatives say a Naples man who was struck by lightning at a home under construction in Bonita Springs has died. The News-Press of Fort Myers reports 36-year-old Rigoberto Diaz-Segura died Saturday night. A family member says he had been taken off life support Friday at Lee Memorial Hospital and died the following day. A hospital spokesman says Diaz-Segura had been taken off the patient registry but could not confirm the death.

JUDGE: FUGITIVE ON LAM SINCE ‘59 WILL BE SENT BACK TO OHIO

A judge is sending a fugitive who’s been on the lam since walking away from a prison farm in 1959 back to Ohio after his recent arrest in Florida. Judge Rhonda Babb released her ruling Monday. Seventy-nine-year-old Frank Freshwater appeared in court last week to contest the move. Freshwater had already signed papers agreeing to be extradited, but attorney Bryan Savy asked Babb to void them. Freshwater testified that he “wasn’t thinking straight” when he signed. But Babb says Freshwater “knowingly and voluntarily” waived his right and “was not confused.” Babb had promised to rule by Tuesday, when Ohio officials have arrangements to fly him back.

FAMILY’S $55 MILLION DONATION TO UM HELPS SCHOOL REACH $1.6B GOAL

An unexpected $55 million donation to University of Miami helped lift the school over its $1.6 billion fundraising goal a year early. The donation came from longtime UM supporters the Miller family and will help build a new medical education building on the campus of the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. An additional $5 million will support the music school. The fundraising campaign, launched in 2012, raised over $210 million for scholarships and student support, and more than $226 million for buildings and equipment.

MAN GETS 50 YEARS FOR DECAPITATING GIRLFRIEND

A southwest Florida man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for decapitating his girlfriend and sticking her head on a pole. As part of a deal with Collier County prosecutors, 38-year-ole Christopher Serna pleaded guilty to murder Friday. Deputies found Serna in his North Naples apartment, covered in blood, in July 2011. Next to him, deputies saw Bishop’s severed hear with a metal rod shoved through the bottom. Her body was found in a bedroom.

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