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Attorney General Moody Hails Governor DeSantis’ Signing of Legislation Combating Organized Retail Theft

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed legislation to help Florida prosecutors dismantle organized retail theft rings. During the 2022 Florida Legislative Session, Attorney General Ashley Moody worked with lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 1534 to provide more tools to prosecute members of organized retail theft rings. Prior to the start of session, retail theft…

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DeSantis Announces Payment Increase for Law Enforcement, Says New COVID Lockdowns “Not Going to Happen”

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced new legislation to increase payment for both local and state law enforcement, as well as new bonuses for all first responders in the state, during a press conference at the Florida Highway Patrol headquarters in Orlando. DeSantis criticized other states that have sought to defund different…

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State Attorney Monique Worrell Launches Narcotics Unit to Prosecute Drug Trafficking Cases

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (FNN) – Orange-Osceola County State Attorney Monique H. Worrell, flanked by law enforcement officials, held a press conference Monday outside of the Osceola County Courthouse to announce the launch of a new Narcotics Unit to crack down on drug trafficking. Worrell said the Narcotics Unit will promote a fair and equitable administration of justice,…

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Petito Case Renews Call to Spotlight Missing People of Color

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the three months since 62-year-old Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay vanished, the haunting unanswered questions sometimes threaten to overwhelm her niece. Seraphine Warren has organized searches of the vast Navajo Nation landscape near her aunt’s home in Arizona but is running out of money to pay for gas…

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1 Killed and 5 Wounded in Shooting in Oakland; Motive Sought

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 22-year-old man was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting in Oakland near the city’s Juneteenth celebration, though it wasn’t known whether the violence was connected with the event, police said. The unidentified man was pronounced dead at a hospital after gunfire erupted Saturday evening near Lake Merritt,…

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US has Recovered Ransom Payment Made After Pipeline Hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has recovered the majority of a multimillion-dollar ransom payment to hackers after a cyberattack that caused the operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline to halt its operations last month, officials said Monday. The operation to recover the cryptocurrency from the Russia-based hacker group is believed to be the…

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Police: 3 Hurt in Florida Mall Shooting, Suspects in Custody

MIAMI (AP) — A shooting at an upscale South Florida shopping mall that began as a fight between two groups of people left three people injured Saturday afternoon and sent mall patrons fleeing and ducking for cover, police and local news reports said. Live aerial televised news footage showed mall patrons running from the Aventura…

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