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FLORIDA CITY REACHES SETTLEMENT OVER FATAL POLICE SHOOTING

A nearly five-year saga came to an end Thursday with a personal apology from Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams to the family of Davinian Williams. The two are not related. Authorities say former Officer Jeff Edwards shot Davinian Williams several times during a traffic stop in May 2012. Though Williams was found to have crack cocaine in his socks, the sheriff at the time fired Edwards, saying he failed to follow procedure.

RENOWNED HIV/AIDS RESEARCHER DIES WHILE SWIMMING IN FLORIDA

Bal Harbor police Capt. Mike De La Rosa says Dr. Mark Wainberg was in the water Tuesday afternoon when his son lost sight of him. De La Rosa says the son spotted him and began swimming back to shore with him. CPR was started and Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue crews took Wainberg to a hospital, where he was declared dead.



TRUMP GOLF RESORT ORDERED TO PAY $315,000 TO PAINT STORE

Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday the Trump National Doral Miami resort owes The Paint Spot $32,536 for paint and $282,950 in attorney fees. The appeals court upheld a lower court ruling. Trump bought the resort in 2012 for $150 million and renovated the course and hotel. The paint store claimed in a lawsuit that the resort failed to make the final payment on a $200,000 contract.

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT OK WITH HIGHER SATELLITE TV TAX RATE

Its decision Thursday overturned an appeals court ruling that said the state is unfairly taxing satellite TV at higher rate than cable providers. DirecTV and the company that operates the DISH Network sued the state over the higher rates satellite companies pay, claiming it was discriminatory. Cable service is taxed at 4.92 percent and satellite is taxed at 9.07 percent.

VIDEO CAPTURES HORSE BATTLING GATOR AT FLORIDA PARK

Krystal Berry was one of several park goers who took video of the attack at Paynes Prairie State Park Wednesday. She says she was part of a group who spotted wild horses grazing alongside a path. She says the alligator came up beside them and stopped. Video she posted to Facebook shows one of the horses kicking the alligator, which then began to move.

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