- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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MORE REMAINS EXCAVATED AT FLORIDA REFORM SCHOOL

Researchers say the remains of 55 people have been excavated at a former reform school with a history of abuse. The University of South Florida researchers began surveying the graveyard at the now-closed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna in September. On Tuesday, they said they’ve found the remains of five more bodies than they previously thought they’d find.

HEARING ON RETRIAL OF ‘BIG TONY’ IN BOULIS KILLING

A judge has called a hearing on the retrial of Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello in the mob-style slaying of a prominent South Florida businessman. Moscatiello was dismissed from last year’s trial in the 2001 slaying of Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis because his attorney became ill. Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes set a hearing for Tuesday morning to discuss a second trial.

JUSTIN BIEBER HAS VALENTINE’S DAY ARRAIGNMENT

Singer Justin Bieber has a Valentine’s Day date with a South Florida judge on charges of DUI, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license. Officials say Bieber may not be required to attend.

FEBRUARY PRISON RELEASE DATE FOR 1 OF ‘CUBAN 5’ SPIES

One of the so-called Cuban Five spy ring convicted in the U.S. is scheduled for release next month from a federal prison in Arizona. U.S. Bureau of Prisons records show that 50-year-old Fernando Gonzalez - known in the U.S. as Ruben Campa - is set for release on Feb. 27. Gonzalez had his 19-year sentenced reduced on appeal and because of good behavior.

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE ON THE RISE

Florida’s consumer confidence is going up. The monthly University of Florida survey released Tuesday shows the confidence level was 78 in January, up slightly from December.


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