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Florida Man Convicted in Multimillion-Dollar Pool Contracting Scheme Across Florida, Including Brevard County

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Attorney General Ashley Moody today announced the conviction of a Florida man on multiple felony charges for operating a multimillion-dollar pool contracting scheme. Amore’ Pools Inc. owner Brian Washburn defrauded Florida homeowners out of nearly $3 million, often leaving dangerous debris piles and gaping holes...
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Florida officials: Girl seriously injured in shark attack in Florida

AP - A teenage girl was seriously injured when a shark attacked her off Florida's Gulf Coast, authorities said.The attack occurred Thursday afternoon off Keaton Beach, according to a Taylor County Sheriff's Office news release.The 17-year-old girl had been looking for scallops in the water with her family when a 9-foot (3-meter) shark wrapped its jaws around the girl's thigh, according to a statement from her family.The girl poked the shark in the eyes and punched it before her brother, who is a firefighter, managed to fight the shark off and pull the girl onto a stranger's boat. The brother put a tourniquet on the girl's leg to slow blood loss.After she was brought to shore, the girl was airlifted about 60 miles (95 kilometers) to a hospital in Tallahassee, the state capital, officials said. Doctors told the family that the girl's leg suffered extensive damage.Officials didn't immediately know what kind of shark bit the girl.
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Fourth person dies after Adams County crash

A fourth person has died after a crash last week in Adams County. Vincent Martin, 32, of Florida, died Thursday at a hospital, according to the York County coroner's office. Pennsylvania State Police said Martin was a passenger in a vehicle that went off Pine Run Road in Hamilton Township on June 22 and hit a tree.
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Exonerated Florida man who spent 33 years in prison arrested again for attempted murder

An exonerated Florida man who was sprung from prison after wrongfully serving 33 years is back behind bars for attempted murder, authorities said. Edward Clayton Taylor, 57, was tearful and jubilant last month after a judge tossed his conviction for raping a 4-year-old girl in 1986 after his attorneys fought the conviction for more than a decade. But he now faces the prospect of another lengthy prison term after police said he shot a man during a dispute this week. Taylor’s heartbroken mother said he quickly sank back into risky associations after his release. “Oh my God. I am so numb, I am just numb,”...
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