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Published: Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
Police: Trenton woman's death is a homicide 2006 events honoring MLK
The resident, whose identity was unknown, was found in the laundry room of the home. Few details were available late Wednesday. Trenton Police Chief Billy Smith did not return several calls from The Sun. Gilchrist County Sheriff David Turner said the Sheriff's Office was assisting in the investigation, but said he could not comment on the police department's case and referred all questions to Smith.
State Attorney's Office spokesman Spencer Mann said he knew about the case, but said he could not comment on another agency's investigation.
The investigation was handed over late Wednesday to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, according to the Sheriff's Office. FDLE spokeswoman Sharon Gogerty said she had no information about the incident and that the special agent investigating the case had not returned several calls from her seeking comments and details.
Williston man dies in Lawtey accident
Ivory W. Morris, 40, was driving a semi east on County Road 225 at 6:39 a.m. and approached a school zone at the intersection of County Road 200A, troopers said. Another semi driven by Christopher J. Miller, 28, of Williston, had slowed for the school zone, but Morris did not. Morris' semi rammed into the back of Miller's semi, troopers said.
Morris, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, the FHP said. Miller was not injured.
SFCC wants religious fair participants
Any interested religious organization is invited to display its information and greet SFCC students and staff. To reserve a table and two chairs at no charge, call Kari Mattox at 381-3787 or e-mail her at email@example.com by Wednesday.
The fair will be in the E Building breezeway of the Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd St.
Gainesville removed from 'meanest' list
The group annually ranks cities based on local laws that impact the homeless, such as ordinances dealing with sleeping in public places or panhandling.
Sarasota topped the list this year and is the only Florida city among the 20. Sarasota passed three laws that target the homeless, according to the group's report.
Gainesville and Alachua County leaders have recently developed a long-term plan to end homelessness here.
Jacksonville taxi driver found dead in trunk
Denise Manning, 48, was found just hours after she was reported missing, said Rick Graham, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief.
Manning's last known fare was around 1 a.m. Wednesday. At 3:18 a.m. she was reported missing and was found at 5:45 a.m. at a community center.
Graham said authorities did not have any suspects. He also did not say if Manning used a phone or any other warning that she was in trouble.
Manning worked for the Gator City Taxi Yellow Cab and they said authorities have asked them not to release information about the incident.
- The Associated Press
Lethal injection called cruel and unusual
D. Todd Doss, representing death row inmate Clarence Hill, asked the justices for a hearing to examine new evidence he said shows that the same procedure has resulted in painful executions.
Inmates are injected with drugs to deaden the pain and paralyze their bodies in addition to the lethal chemical, potassium chloride. A study published last year in The Lancet medical journal indicates the pain killer, sodium pentathol, wares off before the inmates die. "Essentially, they are aware, they're conscious and they're able to feel pain, yet they can't say anything whatsoever in regards to what's going on," Doss said.
Hill, 47, is scheduled for execution Jan. 24 for fatally shooting Pensacola police officer Stephen Taylor during a 1982 bank robbery.
- The Associated Press
Stiff penalties advance for violent video game sales
The bill (SB 492) would require such games to be identified by white stickers with the number 18 outlined in black. Selling a violent game to someone under 18 could result in a 60-day jail term and $500 fine while subsequent violations could bring a year in jail and $1,000 fine.
"With violent video games, you are an active participant," said the bill's sponsor, Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami. "You're actually the one engaging in committing the act, whether it's decapitation, whether it's murder, whether it's maiming, whether it's raping."
The committee approved the bill 7-1 and it next goes to the Criminal Justice Committee. A similar bill is awaiting its first committee hearing in the House.
Opponents argued that such a restriction would violate the free speech and press guarantees of the First Amendment.
- The Associated Press
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