- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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HIGH COURT: FLORIDA DEATH PENALTY SYSTEM IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

The 8-1 ruling said that the state’s sentencing procedure is flawed because juries play only an advisory role in recommending death while the judge can reach a different decision.

GOV. RICK SCOTT PUSHES TAX CUTS, JOB CREATION IN STATE OF THE STATE

The Republican urged the Legislature to pass $1 billion in tax cuts he’s proposing to further help businesses. Both of his campaigns and each of his previous State of the State speeches have centered on job creation.



POLICE: MAN WHO SENT SELFIE TO REPLACE MUGSHOT IS ARRESTED

Lima, Ohio, police say Donald “Chip” Pugh was arrested Tuesday in Century, Florida, and is being held on another warrant out of Georgia. Lima police say Pugh sent them a picture of himself in a sport coat and sunglasses along with a message stating, “Here is a better photo that one is terrible.”

POLICE: CONVENIENCE STORE OWNER AT CENTER OF FRAUD RING

Wail Mari, owner of King Food Mart, was charged Tuesday with public assistance fraud, scheme to defraud and trafficking in credit cards.

3 INJURED BY COLLAPSING SHELVES AT PARTY CITY

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says seven aisles collapsed Tuesday inside a Party City near Boca Raton. The three injured people were treated for minor injuries.

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