- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

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GOV. SCOTT REFUSING TO DISCLOSE FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to turn over financial information that could answer whether he is flouting a state ethics law. Lawyers for Democrat George Sheldon want Scott to turn over detailed information about his various holdings. They also want information on investments controlled by First Lady Ann Scott. Scott’s attorneys maintain the information is confidential. A spokeswoman for Scott called the request a “frivolous partisan attack.”

POLICE SAY FLORIDA 3-YEAR-OLD SHOT AND WOUNDED MOTHER

Police say a 3-year-old South Florida boy shot and wounded his mother with a gun he found in the home. Davie police Capt. Dale Engle said officers were called to the family’s home around 3:45 a.m. Monday. The unidentified woman was wounded in the leg and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Engle says her injuries are not considered life-threatening.



CHURCH HEADED BY CONTROVERSIAL PASTOR BURNS

Tampa firefighters battled a blaze at a church led by controversial pastor Dr. Henry Lyons. Officials said Monday the fire broke out at the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church. The cause of the fire is under investigation. New Salem Missionary Baptist Church faced foreclosure in 2011 and filed for bankruptcy the next year.

ST. PETE TEEN DIES IN SKATEBOARDING CRASH

A St. Petersburg teenager is dead after hitting his head while skateboarding. Police say 15-year-old Austin Demauro was holding on to the back of a Mercedes sedan when he let go, lost control of his skateboard and hit his head. The teen’s 15-year-old friend was driving the car.

POLICE: OCALA TRIED TO CIRCUMCISE YOUNG NEPHEW

Police say a 24-year-old Ocala man is accused of aggravated domestic battery after trying to circumcise his 20-month-old nephew. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the child’s father went to the grocery store Saturday evening and left his two brothers-in-law with the sleeping boy. According to police, the child was bleeding when the father returned. Larry Leroy Floyd told the father he circumcised the boy. Floyd left the apartment and the father took his child to a hospital. His condition was not available.

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