STATE REGULATORS GIVE OK TO FPL PIPELINE PLAN
State regulators are signing off on a plan by Florida's largest electric company to invest in a new 600-mile natural gas pipeline. The Florida Public Service Commission on Thursday approved Florida Power & Light's contracts to purchase natural gas from the new $3.5 billion pipeline that will join two existing pipelines.
DAY 2 OF JURY DELIBERATIONS IN BOULIS SLAYING
A South Florida jury is back for a second day deliberating the fate of a man accused in the 2001 mob-style slaying of a well-known businessman. The 12-person jury began discussions Thursday afternoon in the trial of 56-year-old Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari. He faces the death penalty if convicted of arranging the shooting death by a mob hit man of Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis.
INMATE BACK IN CUSTODY AFTER ACCIDENTAL RELEASE
A Florida prison inmate is back in custody after being accidentally released form the Orange County Jail in May. Orange County Corrections reports that 29-year-old John Lanard Baker was arrested Thursday, a day after the problem was first discovered.
DETECTIVE: DEFENDANT ADMITTED SHOOTING NFL PLAYER
According to a videotaped confession played for the jury Thursday, a man on trial in the slaying of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor admitted to breaking into the NFL player's home, kicking down the bedroom door and shooting Taylor, and drew a detailed diagram of the house, labeling himself as the shooter. A Miami-Dade police detective testified that Eric Rivera Jr. came willingly to talk to authorities in Fort Myers in November 2007.
MAN WHO LEFT CELL PHONE IN RAPE VICTIM'S HOUSE CONVICTED
Jurors took four hours to convict a man of raping a woman in New Smyrna Beach. Authorities say the man left his cell phone in the woman's house after the April 2012 attack.
SUSPENDED MIAMI LAKES MAYOR VOWS TO CLEAR NAME
The suspended Miami Lakes mayor facing public corruption charges said he will plead not guilty when he gets his day in court Friday. Michael Pizzi, who allegedly received $5,000 in kickbacks for a Miami Lakes grant deal, said he did nothing wrong and vowed to clear his name.
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