- Associated Press - Monday, December 21, 2015

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PASSENGERS NO LONGER STUCK ON SKY TOWER AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

The park said in a news release that crews managed to lower the ride’s cabin Monday afternoon after it malfunctioned more than two hours earlier. The release says the cabin stopped about a quarter of the way up the pole with 50 guests and two employees aboard.

POLICE: 2 TEENS ACCIDENTALLY DIE IN SUV IN FLORIDA GARAGE

In a news release Monday, St. Petersburg police said a woman found her 17-year-old son with his 14-year-old girlfriend in the family’s garage, which was not attached to their apartment.



ELDERLY FLORIDA MAN ON LAM 37 YEARS FOUND INCOMPETENT

U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke on Monday ordered treatment at a prison hospital for 82-year-old Robert Anton Woodring, who jumped bail in 1977. Woodring’s attorney says the man is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

CORPS PLANS MORE WALLS TO STABILIZE LAKE OKEECHOBOEE DIKE

Herbert Hoover Dike rehabilitation project manager Tim Willadsen said Monday that the plans drafted through a dam safety modification report could cost about $400 million. The plans include 24.5 miles of cutoff walls along the freshwater lake’s western edge, from Lake Harbor to Moore Haven. Construction would begin in 2019.

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO TRAFFICKING IN ELEPHANT IVORY

The U.S. Attorney’s Office reports in a news release that 54-year-old Raymond J. Reppert Jr. entered his plea in Miami federal court Monday. He faces up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 in fines at his Feb. 25 sentencing.

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