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At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander in chief.
The unit is planning a gala to celebrate the 244th anniversary of the Marines' founding at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach on Nov. 16, according to a posting on the events website Evensi.
Florida man arrested for allegedly killing Canadian military officer stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — A Tallahassee man has been arrested for allegedly killing a Canadian military officer stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base.
Hours before fatally shooting two Kissimmee, Florida police officers, prosecutors say Everett Glenn Miller posted a status update on Facebook under the name Malik Mohammad Ali, saying "Am I the only one. [Expletive] a Cop..Racist [Expletive]."
The social media post was evidence that Miller's view of law enforcement and his community had dramatically changed after his retirement from a two-decade military career in the Marine Corps, Ocala-based State Attorney Brad King told jurors Friday at the Osceola County Courthouse.
"He says he doesn't like cops much, in polite language," King said. "This is the clearest one that expresses what Mr. Miller thought and goes along with what he did. That is the reason why you should find him guilty of two counts of first-degree murder."
Florida-based troops and their families are being urged to make hurricane preparations as Hurricane Dorian picks up speed as it careens toward the state, forcing aircraft and ships to be moved out of the storm's path.
Dorian is expected to make landfall in Florida on Monday evening as a Category 4 storm. The hurricane is expected to pack 140 mph winds and pummel the state with heavy rainfall, bringing the threat of dangerous storm surges.
An officer assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base is being held without bond in the Okaloosa County Jail on a felony charge of sexual battery.
A high school teacher is on administrative leave after telling a classroom of students that he would "be the best school shooter" and described a hypothetical strategy.
Keith Cook, a math teacher at Lakeland Senior High School since late 2014, is on administrative during the human resource department's "active investigation," a spokeswoman for Polk County Public Schools told the Daily News Saturday.