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Jogger with stroller attacked by man with bat in Naples

Authorities are searching for a man they say hit a woman with a baseball bat while she was jogging in East Naples. The woman told Collier County sheriff’s deputies she was jogging in a park with her toddler in a stroller on Monday when a man jumped out of the bushes and hit her with a small baseball bat. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Michelle Batten says the woman was struck in the head and shoulder. Batten says the victim sought medical care on her own. She says the case is being treated as an attempted robbery because the victim’s cellphone is missing. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Home alone: One boy dies, sibling escapes Lauderhill fire, police say

By By Wayne K. Roustan and Tonya Alanez , Sun Sentinel Home alone when a pre-dawn fire erupted Monday, an 8-year-old boy died while his brother, 9, made a dramatic escape by leaping from a second-story bedroom window, officials said. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
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Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage, has steadily extended his administration’s advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Americans. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Man apologizes after repeatedly cursing at judge

A South Florida man has apologized to a judge after he repeatedly cursed at him during a hearing last week. Judge John “Jay” Hurley originally sentenced Christopher Colon, 27, to 364 days in jail, but suspended the sentence to time served Friday after the apology. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Great white shark numbers are surging, study says

A report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks finds their numbers are surging in the ocean off the Eastern U.S. and Canada after decades of decline — bad news if you’re a seal, but something experts say shouldn’t instill fear in beachgoers this summer. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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