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OPENING REMARKS START IN LOUD MUSIC KILLING CASE
Jurors are scheduled to hear opening statements in a Jacksonville courtroom as the retrial of a white Florida man accused of killing a black teenager during an argument over loud music outside a convenience store begins. Proceedings in the first-degree murder trial of 47-year-old Michael Dunn are scheduled to start early Thursday afternoon. Prosecutors say Dunn killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta, Georgia, in November 2012 by firing a gun 10 times into an SUV with four teens inside.
2 MORE SETS OF REMAINS FROM REFORM SCHOOL IDENTIFIED
University of South Florida researchers say they have identified two more sets of remains buried on the grounds of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. A news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday. In August, researchers said they had identified George Owen Smith as the first of 55 bodies they exhumed from the grounds of the renamed Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys.
ORLANDO SANFORD AIRPORT SHIFTS TO PRIVATE SECURITY
Orlando Sanford International Airport will soon have a private company handling its security. The Transportation Security Administration selected Trinity Technology Group as the airports private security contractor under the agency’s Screening Partnership Program. The $24 million contract runs for five years if all options are exercised. It begins Sept. 30.
MAN WINS APPEAL IN DRUG SALES NEAR CHURCH CASE
Paul David Wilder was found guilty of possessing and selling oxycodone painkillers within 1,000 feet of a church. But a Florida appeals court reversed the conviction even though the distance itself wasn’t in dispute. The 4th District Court of Appeal decided Wednesday the state failed to show that the Ryanwood Fellowship Church in Vero Beach was holding regularly scheduled services when the November 2011 crime was committed.
ARREST IN 1995 KILLING MADE IN CALIFORNIA
Palm Beach County deputies have made an arrest in a nearly 20-year-old murder case. The sheriff’s office reports that detectives arrested 47-year-old Antonio Calvillo in the 1995 death of 27-year-old Shirley Laseter of Belle Glade. A warrant was issued for Calvillo’s arrest less than two weeks after Laseter’s death, but police said he had fled for Mexico. He was located last week in San Francisco.