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OFFICER DISPATCHED TO WRONG HOME CHARGED WITH SHOOTING

Suspended Ocoee police officer Carlos Anglero was charged Thursday with unlawfully shooting into an occupied home. Authorities say Anglero and officer Stephanie Roberts responded to a domestic disturbance last Feb. 6, but the dispatcher had mistyped the street name and sent them to a home about a half a mile away. When the confused resident answered the door with a gun, authorities say, the officers opened fire.

2 MEN GET 10 YEARS FOR FLORIDA SPRING BREAK SEXUAL ASSAULT

Ryan Austin Calhoun and Delonte Martistee were sentenced Friday. They were convicted last month of sexual battery by multiple perpetrators. Besides prison time, both men have been designated as sex offenders. During the trial, jurors watched several versions of a video that showed the victim lying on a beach chair while the two former Troy University students fondled her.

3 PEOPLE FOUND DEAD IN CAR MAY BE LINKED TO MIAMI DEATH

Collier County sheriff’s deputies found the bodies of a man, woman and girl in the vehicle Thursday afternoon. Miami police spokesman Lt. Freddie Cruz told reporters his department was contacted by Collier County authorities to check on the well-being of a woman. When officers went to her apartment, they found her dead.

FLORIDA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REMAINED THE SAME IN SEPTEMBER

State officials on Friday announced the state’s jobless rate was 4.7 percent in September. That’s the same rate as it was in August, although it’s lower than the national jobless rate of 5 percent. The unemployment rate has hovered around the same place for much of this year. Florida added 23,000 jobs in September. That was the third highest total in the nation behind Texas and California.

RECORD TURTLE NESTING SEASON ALONG FLORIDA PANHANDLE BEACHES

According to data collected by National Park Service biologists and volunteer turtle monitors, more than 6,600 turtle hatchlings have made their way from 104 nests to the Gulf of Mexico along a 30-mile stretch in Florida’s Panhandle since May 1. The busy nesting season occurred during major sand-pumping and dredging projects along the area’s beaches.


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