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Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 5:01 am

MIAMI (AP) — Federal wildlife officials are moving forward with a status review of the manatee following a petition from a libertarian legal group representing some north Florida business owners. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced yesterday that it will begin a more detailed status review and analysis.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man seeking to practice law even though he was brought illegally to the U.S. from Mexico by his parents as a young boy is a step closer to becoming an attorney. Jose Godinez-Samperio confirmed yesterday the Florida Board of Bar Examiners recommended his admission to the state Supreme Court.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida says a 2014 sports calendar featuring former Gator and New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez was approved before he was charged with killing three men. School spokesman Daniel Apple said yesterday that officials approved the calendar last spring.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier is hoping to find a home with the Orlando Magic. Fournier, who was dealt to the Magic in a draft night that sent Arron Afflalo back to Denver, was formally introduced yesterday. Fournier appeared in 76 games averaged 8.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game as a Nugget last season.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) removed seven reptiles from an unlicensed man last week. FWC investigators charged Nick Mitchell with unlawful possession of seven venomous reptiles and several other violations related to the care, keeping and labeling of his animals. The animals, including a gila monster, black monocled cobra, rhino viper, dusky pygmy rattlesnake, black neck spitting cobra and two banded cobras, were seized and placed at a local licensed facility.

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