- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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JET SKIER FOUND DEAD; 3-YEAR-OLD LEFT ON ISLAND

Multiple news outlets report Hillsborough County Sheriff’s officials say the body of 38-year-old William “Billy” Morris was found after noon on Tuesday, in a sandy area along the south bank of the Alafia River. The search for him began Monday afternoon when he and his son, August, didn’t return home. The child’s mother called her husband’s cellphone and the little boy answered. He was on a small island in the river.

MAN GETS LIFE SENTENCE FOR SHOOTING AT DEPUTIES

A judge upheld 54-year-old Richard Braccia’s mandatory sentence Tuesday. He was convicted in September of attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, along with other charges.

FLORIDA: MORE THAN 4 MILLION RESIDENTS HAVE ALREADY VOTED

New numbers reported Tuesday to the state Division of Elections show nearly 32 percent of all registered voters in Florida have either voted early or voted by mail. Republicans are maintaining a slight edge over Democrats with a week to go before Election Day. Of 4.07 million votes cast nearly 1.65 million votes have come from registered Republicans compared to more than 1.63 million votes from Democrats. Nearly 700,000 voters registered with no party affiliation have also voted.

NO INJURIES DURING POLICE SHOOTING IN MIAMI PARKING LOT

No one was injured during the incident that unfolded Monday night. In a news release, Miami-Dade police said officers tried to stop a Cadillac with a stolen license plate, but it refused to stop. Officers followed the vehicle into an apartment complex. According to police, when the vehicle reached a dead end, the driver began pivoting it to make a U-turn, striking multiple cars in the parking lot. That’s when officers discharged their guns.

COMPETENCY HEARING SET FOR MAN IN JEWISH CENTER BOMB PLOT

A Miami judge on Monday scheduled the hearing Dec. 9 for James Medina. His attorney previously raised questions about Medina’s mental state and ability to assist in his own defense. The FBI says Medina plotted with an undercover informant to acquire a bomb to attack the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center in April. Medina was arrested after the informant provided him with a real-looking dummy bomb that could not explode.

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