FLORIDA PRISONS

Reports of deadly prison abuse prompts changes

Florida’s embattled Department of Corrections says it is making changes to ensure that mentally ill inmates are no longer abused.

Coral Gables

Seven charged with trespassing in Ray Allen incident

The seven young adults who invited themselves into Ray Allen’s home last week in the middle of the night have been charged with trespassing of an occupied structure— a first-degree misdemeanor that carries up to a year in jail, $1,000 fine, and a year’s probation, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

Environment

State: Port dredging is damaging coral

State inspectors have found large areas of the bay bottom coated with sediment that is smothering coral beyond the dredging work in the main shipping channel.

Colombia

Pervert police fight transit gropers

Colombia’s capital is putting undercover cops on the mass transit system to catch those who use the cramped conditions to cop a feel.

Campaign 2014

Insurer pours money into judicial elections

A political committee formed and funded by United Auto Insurance, which frequently faces off against personal-injury lawyers, is donating to selected candidates.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate experts urge Scott to act

Scientists arrived hoping for a ‘leadership’ moment from Gov. Rick Scott on climate change. They left concerned that he still will do nothing.


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