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FLORIDA INVESTIGATES CYBER-ATTACK ON SCHOOL TESTING PROGRAM
The state’s top law enforcement agency is investigating cyber-attacks that caused several school districts to suspend standardized tests. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Department of Education announced the investigation Monday, a week after school districts started reporting problems with the tests. Administrators were having problems logging into the testing system and some students were being logged out before completing tests.
2 PANHANDLE DEPUTIES CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING MINOR
Two Florida Panhandle deputies face charges of sexually assaulting a minor and arrest warrants have been issued for two paramedics also linked to the case. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said during a news conference Monday that Walter Michael Thomas and Mark Gene Smith have been placed on unpaid administrative leave and are being held in jail. They have both been charged with sexual assault on a victim over the age of 12. Authorities are searching for Okaloosa County paramedics Leah and Douglas Manning.
DEPUTIES: JETS’ JOHNSON WAS UNCOOPERATIVE AFTER SHOOTING
New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was uncooperative with deputies who responded over the weekend to a fatal shooting that left him and a friend with bullet wounds and the driver of their car dead. An Orange County Sheriff’s Office report released Monday also suggested the men may have been at a nightclub before the shooting at a stoplight in Orlando. Chris Johnson was shot in the right shoulder when someone pulled up next to their Jeep and started firing.
CONGRESSMAN’S ANNULMENT HEARING ON BIGAMY CLAIM IS CONTINUED
Florida Rep. Alan Grayson will have to wait to find out whether he gets an annulment based on his bigamy claim against his wife. After hearing from one witness Monday, Judge Bob LeBlanc continued proceedings between Grayson and his wife, citing a need for more time for attorneys to present evidence. Monday’s hearing lasted three hours. LeBlanc expects completion of testimony to take one day. He didn’t schedule a date.
FLORIDA TEEN ARRESTED AFTER MURDER-FOR-HIRE CONTRACT FOUND
A Florida teen has been arrested after police say a murder-for-hire contract to kill the boy’s family was found in his room. Port St. Lucie police say the note was an agreement between the teen and a friend that the friend would kill the boy’s father, stepmother and stepbrother for $1,200. Under questioning, police say the 14-year-old was plotting for the family members to be killed in a burglary-gone-bad scenario.