WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a police officer will face no criminal charges after being videotaped kicking a boy's legs out from under him while his hands are restrained. The state attorney's office in Palm Beach County said yesterday that Officer Germaine Jones of the Boynton Beach Police may have "poorly executed" his attempts to restrain the 13-year-old boy, but deserves no prosecution.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida panther was killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 1-year-old uncollared female was found yesterday along Corkscrew Road in Lee County.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Florida man who removed his electronic monitoring bracelet and fled after being convicted in an $18 million fraud case has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy says Osama Mustafa of Tampa remains a fugitive and wasn't present for his sentencing Tuesday in federal court in Roanoke.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Thursday night's NBA draft is a big moment for Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and the future of franchise. The first-time general manager has stockpiled draft assets since his arrival in 2012, and holds the No. 4 and No. 12 overall picks.