- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

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FLORIDA MAN GETS 343 YEARS IN PRISON FOR TRYING TO KILL JUDGE

Media reports show the 343-year sentence was imposed Friday by a Jacksonville judge on 27-year-old Aaron Richardson. A jury convicted Richardson in March of 24 charges stemming from the June 2013 attempt to shoot U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan.

SOUTH FLORIDA MAN SAYS HE’S DIDN’T KILL FSU PROFESSOR

Sigfredo Garcia appeared in a Leon County court on Friday as his attorney sought his release on bail until trial. A grand jury last week indicted Garcia and Luis Rivera on first-degree murder charges in the July 2014 shooting of Daniel Markel.

3 FLORIDA NFL TEAMS UNITING TO GIVE $400,000 TO ONEORLANDO FUND

The Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars are uniting to help those affected by the June 12 shooting. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer started the OneOrlando Fund to support the survivors and the victims’ families.

FLORIDA MAN SEEKS INSPECTION AFTER GATOR KILLS SERVICE DOG

The attack happened in April in LaBelle when the service dog named Precious jumped in front of Robert Lineburger as the alligator tried to attack him at the Port LaBelle Marina. Lineburger had the dog because he suffers seizures.

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IS DROPPING IN FLORIDA

The monthly University of Florida consumer sentiment released Friday measured confidence at 89, or down a point from May. This is the lowest level it has been since September 2015. The consumer sentiment is rated on a scale of 2 to 150 benchmarked to 1966 at a value of 100.

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