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3 FLORIDA MEN CHARGED WITH TRYING TO JOIN ISIL

A criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami says 52-year-old Gregory Hubbard, 50-year-old Darren Arness Jackson and 31-year-old Dayne Atani Christian have been charged with knowingly conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources to the terrorist group ISIL. The Palm Beach County men were arrested Thursday, and a detention hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday.

COUNTY WORKER ACCUSED OF THREATENING FLORIDA AG PAM BONDI

A Florida Department of Law Enforcement report says 51-year-old Kevin Cunningham was arrested Thursday after sending the threat from his work computer to a complaint feature on the Attorney General’s website. The report says Cunningham was upset by Bondi’s appearance Wednesday at the Republican National Convention, and wrote that he’d use firearms, knives or his bare hands to get rid of her if he ever sees her.

POLICE: MEN FACE HATE CRIME AFTER 3 TEENS PEPPER SPRAYED

Pinellas Park police Sgt. Mike Lynch said in a statement that Peter-Austin Afentakis and Corey Knous, both 19, and 18-year-old John Schmidt were arrested Thursday. Police say Schmidt spotted two black teens, ages 13 and 15, and a 14-year-old white teen. He says an argument began between the two groups and Schmidt got out of a car and pepper sprayed all three in their faces and torsos.

STUN GUN USED ON ‘POKEMON-GO’ PLAYER WHO RESISTED ARREST AT TAMPA PARK

Lt. Ricardo Ubinas said in a news release that everyone except 20-year-old David T. Mastrototaro-Baermude complied with officers’ commands to leave the park around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Ubinas says when police attempted to arrest him, he grabbed an officer’s arm and pushed off. He continued resisting, almost pulling an officer to the ground. That’s when the stun gun was used.

FLORIDA’S JOBLESS RATE REMAINS STEADY, NO CHANGE IN JUNE

State officials on Friday announced that the state’s jobless rate was 4.7 percent in June. That’s the same rate as it was in May, although it’s lower than the national jobless rate of 4.9 percent. Florida added 9,800 jobs in June. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics listed 10 other states that added more jobs.


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