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POLICE: 15 INJURED IN MIAMI NIGHT CLUB SHOOTING
Police are looking for suspects after 15 people were wounded in a shooting at a Miami nightclub. Many of the victims were teens. The youngest is 11 years old. Victims were scattered inside and outside the club called The Spot early Sunday. It’s unclear how many shooters there were or what caused the shooting. Investigators are interviewing witnesses who are hospitalized.
DOCUMENTS SHOW GOV. SCOTT WAS WILLING TO GIVE ADDED GAMBLING CONCESSIONS TO SEMINOLE TRIBE
Newly released documents show Gov. Rick Scott was willing to let the Seminole Indian tribe add roulette and craps at its South Florida casinos. Those same documents also show Scott was willing to let the tribe build a casino on its Fort Pierce reservation. The compact also likely would have blocked the construction of any Las Vegas-styled casinos in Miami for the next seven years. In exchange, the Republican governor would have gotten $2 billion for the state. The deal was never finalized because top legislators opposed it.
PANHANDLE MOM, SON CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH KILLING STORE CLERK
A mother and her teenage son have been arrested in connection with the killing of the owner of a convenience store in the Florida Panhandle. Nineteen-year-old Dontonio Diaz Thornton was charged Friday with homicide and robbery and his 39-year-old mother, Willie Mae Thornton, was charged with battery, burglary and violating probation. Escambia County Sheriff’s officials said the duo also stole the store’s surveillance video, which hampered the investigation.
CUBAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION TO HELP UNACCOMPANIED MINORS
The Cuban American Bar Association is lending its expertise to the growing number of unaccompanied minors headed to immigration court in Florida. More than 63,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the U.S. border this year. Without a lawyer representing them, few will have any chance of winning a request for asylum or other protection. The association’s attorneys have interviewed more than 200 children and placed at least 80 with pro bono lawyers. Nearly a dozen of those youth have received permanent residency.
UPSTART AIRLINE FLYING FROM WEST PALM BEACH HALTS SERVICE UNTIL MID-OCTOBER
Virginia-based PEOPLExpress had been flying from West Palm Beach, but the low-cost airline says it’s suspending service until mid-October due to maintenance issues, and aircraft and crew availability. The upstart airline is halting service less than two months after getting off the ground. PEOPLExpress will issue refunds for passengers ticketed to fly through Oct. 15. It plans to relaunch on or around Oct. 16. The airline also serves St. Petersburg and previously announced plans to expand to Orlando.