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WOMAN SHOT BY 4-YEAR-OLD SON AVOIDS PROSECUTION
Under a deferred prosecution agreement announced Friday by the state attorney’s office in Sanford, 31-year-old Jamie Lynn Gilt agreed to complete a gun safety course, install a mounted holster in her vehicle and provide proof of safe storage of firearms in her home. The news release says Gilt must also give 10 speeches about the March 8 shooting.
FLORIDA SPENT NEARLY $6,000 ON RADIO AD RIPPING CALIFORNIA OVER $15 MINIMUM WAGE
The state’s economic development agency on Friday released a final figure on how much it cost to produce and run radio ads in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Stephen Lawson, a spokesman for Enterprise Florida, said the total was $5,747. Florida aired the ads ahead of a three-day trade mission by Gov. Rick Scott to California. The ads contended that a new law gradually raising the Golden State’s minimum wage would result in large job losses.
FLORIDA GRAND JURY INDICTS CHARTER SCHOOL MANAGEMENT COMPANY
The charges of grand theft, money laundering and aggravated white collar crime were announced Thursday by State Attorney Bill Eddins against the management company, Newpoint Education Partners, as well as three other vendors. No individuals have been charged so far, but the case could have ripple effects across the state.
JEB BUSH SAYS HE’S NOT VOTING FOR TRUMP OR CLINTON
In a Facebook post Friday, Bush says Trump has not demonstrated the temperament or strength of character needed to serve as president. Of Clinton, he says the former secretary of state is untrustworthy. He adds that he’s not optimistic either candidate will put the country on a better course. He says he plans to “support principled conservatives at the state and federal levels” this fall.
2 TAMPA STUDENTS ARRESTED AFTER GUN FOUND ON CAMPUS
Tampa police spokesman Stephen Hegarty said in a news release Friday that 19-year-old senior Raeqwon McDonald and a 15-year-old freshman were both charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds and disruption of a school function. The school was placed on a lockdown about 8:55 a.m. Friday. It ended around 12:30 p.m.
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