- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

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PLAINCLOTHES OFFICER FIRED AFTER HE FATALLY SHOT ARMED MAN WAITING BY DISABLED SUV IN FLORIDA

A press release Thursday said that the police department has terminated the employment of Officer Nouman Raja. The officer was hired in April and the city said he was still on probation.

FLORIDA GOVERNOR CHALLENGES STATE COLLEGES TO IMPROVE GRADUATION RATES

Scott on Thursday challenged Florida’s 28 public colleges to boost the number of students who graduate. Scott said that currently 43 percent of students graduate with an associate degree within three years. The governor wants that number to more than double to 100 percent.

MARRIED COUPLE FOUND DEAD IN HOME; BOTH SUFFERED FROM UPPER-BODY TRAUMA

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports getting a call Thursday morning after a family member found 70-year-old Virgil Best and 69-year-old Shirley Best dead in their Riverview home.

OFFICIALS: SUNKEN CARGO SHIP’S BRIDGE DECK LOCATED OFF BAHAMAS, SEARCH CONTINUES FOR RECORDER

The NTSB said Thursday that the search continues by Navy remote underwater vehicles for the EL Faro’s voyage data recorder or “black box” that is attached to the bridge deck. The recorder should contain information shedding new light on the 790-foot ship’s doomed voyage.

FLORIDA SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER FACES FIRING, TRIAL AFTER SHOVING MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT

The incident occurred in May at Kissimmee Middle School. Kissimmee police spokeswoman Stacie Miller says Officer Mario Badia will meet with Chief Lee Massie on Nov. 20 to discuss the department’s intent to fire him.

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