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RICK SCOTT EDGES CHARLIE CRIST FOR SECOND TERM; WHAT’S NEXT
Florida’s election left two questions, which Rick Scott will govern over the next four years and who can Democrats turn to in a statewide election after failing with a former Republican? Like 2010, Scott was elected with less than half the votes cast after spending millions of his own money to win. Unlike 2010, when he ran as a tea party conservative promising to slash government spending and pass an Arizona-like immigration law, this year he ran on the promises of boosting spending on education and the environment in a year he also signed a bill to let illegal immigrants get in-state tuition rates. So which governor will he be now that he doesn’t have to face re-election?
LAWYER: A-ROD ADMITTED STEROID USE TO DEA
A lawyer for the University of Miami’s former pitching coach says Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids. Attorney Frank Quintero Jr., who represents Lazaro Collazo in his defense of charges of conspiracy to distribute performance-enhancing drugs, told The Associated Press that the New York Yankees third baseman confessed to steroids use, according to Drug Enforcement Administration documents provided by the government to lawyers in the case.
3 CHARGED WITH FEEDING HOMELESS IN FORT LAUDERDALE
A 90-year-old man and two South Florida ministers have been accused of breaking a new ordinance that severely restricts public feeding of the homeless in Fort Lauderdale. Police arrested homeless advocate Arnold Abbot and ministers Dwayne Black and Mark Sims on Sunday as they handed out food to homeless people in a Fort Lauderdale park. The city ordinance took effect Friday.
MAN CONVICTED OF PLANNING TERROR ATTACK SENTENCED
The Pinellas County man convicted of trying to buy weapons in 2011 for a planned terror attack in Tampa has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison. Sami Osmakac was sentenced in federal court Wednesday. In May, jurors found Osmakac guilty of the federal charges of attempted possession of a weapon of mass destruction and possession of an unregistered machine gun.
WOMAN GETS 20 YEARS FOR DUI
A 31-year-old woman who killed two sisters in a DUI crash has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. On Tuesday, Circuit Judge R. Michael Hutcheson also ordered that Terra Goodier’s prison term will be followed by 10 years of probation during which she cannot drink alcohol or go to bars. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Goodier’s blood alcohol content was 0.106 percent when she drove the wrong way down a highway and crashed into a car carrying Linda Johnson and her sister Christine Enright on Jan. 12, 2012.
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