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FLORIDA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO BUYING ECSTASY ON UNDERGROUND WEBSITE USING BITCOINS
A southwest Florida man has pleaded guilty to using bitcoins to buy a massive amount of drugs via the now-shuttered Silk Road website. Federal authorities say 34-year-old Angel Quinones imported at least 9,193 grams of MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, from a Dutch supplier between 2012 and 2013, with the intention of selling it in the U.S.
FLORIDA GOVERNOR, CABINET VOTE IN FAVOR OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANT AND POWER LINES FOR SOUTH FLORIDA
Florida's largest power company has received the go-ahead from state officials to construct two nuclear reactors in South Florida, a project vehemently opposed by officials in several cities in Miami-Dade County. Gov. Rick Scott voted in favor of a plan that would allow Florida Power & Light to add nuclear generators to its existing Turkey Point facility near Homestead. The project would add approximately 2,200 megawatts of power, enough for about 750,000 homes.
VIDEO SHOWS FLORIDA OFFICER KICK CHILD TO THE GROUND WHILE BOY IS RESTRAINED
Boynton Beach police are investigating after a video surfaced of one of their officers kicking a child's legs from under him while the child's hands appear to be restrained behind his back. A police spokeswoman says one officer has been placed on administrative duty after the footage was found online Tuesday. The video shows two boys apparently being arrested. An officer approaches one and appears to kick him, causing the boy to fall to the ground.
ACLU CHALLENGES HILLSBOROUGH'S SINGLE-SEX CLASSES IN COMPLAINT
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint with the federal Department of Education challenging Hillsborough County's single-sex classrooms. The complaint says the single-sex classrooms violate federal law prohibiting discrimination based on gender in schools that receive public funding. A spokesman for the Hillsborough County Public Schools says parents can choose whether or not to send children to single-sex schools.
FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL COACH CHARGED WITH STEALING MONEY FROM STUDENTS' WALLETS
A Florida high school football coach has been arrested after authorities say he repeatedly stole money from students' wallets. Volusia County sheriff's officials said they used invisible luminescent powder sprinkled on decoy money to catch Rodney Barnes. After several thefts in the boys' locker room, the school bought an ultraviolet theft detection kit and the sheriff's office launched "Operation Sticky Fingers."