Five Things to Know in Florida for July 8

FLORIDA JUDGE WHO PUNISHED VICTIM WILL BE REPRIMANDED

The state Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that Seminole County Judge Jerri Collins take an anger management class and attend a domestic violence course. Collins will also be publicly reprimanded. Last year, Collins sentenced a Lake Mary woman to three days in jail for contempt.

FLORIDA HOMEOWNER SLASHES WOULD-BE ROBBER WITH MACHETE

Authorities say Heather and Steven Aiosa woke up early Tuesday and saw 31-year-old Robert James Alcalde in their bedroom. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says Alcalde was acting paranoid, and crouched in the corner before throwing things off shelves.

REMAINS OF MISSING FLORIDA MAN IDENTIFIED 41 YEARS LATER

Polk County Sheriff’s deputies told Diann Wells last week that remains found in the north Florida woods in 1977 were recently matched to her brother, 19-year-old Mark Duane Woodard. Woodard went missing on April 14, 1975. His body was spotted by two people in a heavily wooded area about 70 miles north of Lakeland in March 1977.

FLORIDA JUDGE WHO TRIED TO AID VETERAN WILL BE REPRIMANDED

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Circuit Judge Gregory Holder has engaged in misconduct in his bid to assist a former U.S. Army Green Beret. Army Staff Sgt. Clay Allred was kicked out of the University of South Florida after he was convicted of charges stemming from an incident where he fired his gun outside a Tampa gas station.

4 CHARGED IN FRAUD SCHEME RUN FROM MIAMI PRISON

A grand jury indictment released Thursday says two men incarcerated in the downtown Miami Federal Detention Center used fake email addresses to impersonate employees of Sony Music Entertainment and a music recording company.

 

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