- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

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SHERIFF: 16 IN CUSTODY AFTER REACHING FLORIDA BY BOAT

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says federal agents took 14 adults and two children into custody after their arrival at Jupiter Island. Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Christine Weiss says the group is made up of six males and eight females, including one who is pregnant and was taken to a hospital for observation.

MOTORCYCLE POLICE OFFICER INJURED IN CRASH WITH TAXI CAB

A Miami-Dade police news release says the crash occurred Monday. The release says the motorcycle officer was traveling on a Miami International Airport service road, normally reserved for commercial vehicles, when he was involved in a crash with a taxi cab. The officer was transported to a Miami trauma center, but his injuries weren’t considered life-threatening. The cab driver was not injured.

BLACK FILM STUDIO IN FLORIDA GIVEN HISTORIC LANDMARK STATUS

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Monday said that Norman Film Studios in Jacksonville has been given the honor. The studio is now owned by the city of Jacksonville, which is working to partially restore the studio. The studio’s late owner, Richard Norman, was among the first filmmakers to produce movies that catered to African-Americans in the 1920s.

NEW FLORIDA HOUSE SPEAKER RIPS INTO SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran used a Monday speech before a business organization to sharply criticize several justices. Corcoran, who recently became one of the most powerful people in state government, said that the high court “over and over again” uses rulings to rewrite Florida law.

FLORIDA PANHANDLE CATCH GIVES NEW INSIGHT INTO TIGER SHARKS

Scientists say a fisherman’s recent catch and release of an 11-foot-5-inch tiger shark in the Florida Panhandle has given them new insight into the behavior of the marine predators. Aangler Zach Wolk’s catch has helped scientists understand how large the sharks can grow and that the sharks have locations they like to return to over their lives.


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