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JUDGE: BIEBER MUST SIT FOR DEPOSITION OR FACE ARREST, COURT

Circuit Judge Jerald Bagley issued the order Wednesday in Miami. The order compels Bieber to sit for a deposition in a lawsuit filed by a photographer who got into an altercation with one of the singer’s bodyguards two years ago in Miami Beach. The photographer’s attorney says he has been unable to get Bieber to sit for the deposition. Attorney Mark DiCowden says Bieber isn’t entitled to any special treatment just because he’s a celebrity.

MAN GETS 35 YEARS FOR KILLING, DISMEMBERING EX-WIFE

Local media reports that Steven Williams was sentenced Friday. He pleaded no contest in May to second-degree murder. Williams received an additional five years for child neglect, because he left the couple’s 2-year-old daughter alone to dump Tricia Todd’s body.



COAST GUARD: NUMBER OF CUBANS CAUGHT AT SEA SURGES HIGHER

According to a Coast Guard statement , authorities encountered 7,358 Cubans risking sea crossings to U.S. soil in the fiscal year ending Friday. That’s a 65 percent increase from 4,473 tallied in the previous year. A surge of Cubans has been fleeing the island over the last two years. Migrants fear the end of a policy allowing Cubans reaching U.S. soil to stay. Those found at sea generally are returned to Cuba.

STUDENTS DISCIPLINED FOR WEARING KKK-LIKE GARB TO SCHOOL

Pasco County Schools Superintendent Kevin Browning said Thursday that he wasn’t buying the three students’ claims that they were dressed up as ghosts during Wiregrass Ranch High School’s “spirit week.” They wore pointed hats and their faces were covered. During the week, students are encouraged to dress up in costumes.

POWER GOES OUT FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said that the cause of the power outage Friday was still being investigated. There were no injuries. Schroder says guests coming to Universal Studios were diverted to its sister theme park next door, Islands of Adventure, which never lost power.

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