- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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MISSING FLORIDA BOY’S MOM PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD NEGLECT

She could be called to testify against her boyfriend who was also arrested after the 21-month-old Jacksonville boy disappeared in July.

FEDERAL JUDGE HEARS CASE CHALLENGING DECISION TO INCLUDE PRISONERS IN VOTING DISTRICTS

Judge Mark Walker heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, which claims Jefferson County used “prison-based gerrymandering” that diminished the voting power of black residents.

FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES PASSING SCORES, REVAMPS GRADING FORMULA

The State Board of Education on Wednesday approved new passing scores for what students should earn on tests in reading and math, as well as end-of-course exams given in Algebra and Geometry.

DEPUTY PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER

Broward Sheriff’s deputy peter Peraza entered the plea Wednesday. He’s charged with fatally shooting a man carrying a real-looking air rifle he had just purchased across his shoulder in 2013. The deputy faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

2 WOMEN, 1 MAN FATALLY SHOT IN LAKELAND

Polk County Sheriff’s officials say they’re investigating a triple fatal shooting that took place early Wednesday. One man was shot in the face and is in critical condition in a hospital.


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