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  1. Mysterious sale at horse auction sparks scandal in PolandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | The Miami Herald

    Anette Mattsson had bid 200,000 euros for a prized gray Arabian mare but soon stopped. With the price rising rapidly and no sign of other bidders, she sensed that something strange was going on at the annual Pride of Poland sale on Aug. 14. In this Aug. 14, 2016 photo mare Emira is presented during the yearly Arabian Horse Auction "Pride of Poland" in Janow Podlaski, Poland.


  2. Lawsuit over audits seeks $5B from PricewaterhouseCoopersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 1 | The Miami Herald

    Jury selection is beginning in Miami for trial of a lawsuit seeking more than $5 billion in damages from the PricewaterhouseCoopers accounting firm over its audits of a now-defunct bank. The lawsuit going to trial beginning Monday was filed on behalf of creditors, employees and investors in a shuttered mortgage company called Taylor, Bean and Whitaker that was based in Ocala, Florida.


  3. Pilot faulted in plane's crash while filming zombie movieRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    Federal investigators have faulted a pilot for the 2014 crash of an experimental plane while filming a zombie movie in Florida. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the April 2014 crash in Marion County killed 65-year-old pilot Dennis W. Monroe of Summerfield and 70-year-old passenger Joseph Lewis Sardinas of The Villages.


  4. Grand jury: former sheriff's leadership 'lax, incompetent'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A grand jury has found that a north Florida sheriff facing perjury and misconduct charges related to excessive use of force cases in his department made decisions that encouraged inappropriate behavior. A grand jury report found that Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair was "lax and incompetent in his leadership" and recommended a number of changes meant to improve accountability.


  5. Male officer at womena s prison faces sex-with-inmates chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    An officer with a history of misconduct complaints was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sexually abused two inmates at Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala, authorities said. The arrest marks the first time that an officer at the prison has been charged with a sex-related crime, and is the sixth arrest of a Lowell officer since the Miami Herald published a series in December about female prisoners who had been abused, threatened or forced to have sex with guards.


  6. North Florida school board supports transgender bathroom banRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    A school board in north Florida plans to restrict access to school bathrooms based on a person's biological gender. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the Marion County School Board reached a consensus on Thursday on a resolution that would ban transgender students from using bathrooms for the gender with which they identify.


  7. Jury acquits white ex-deputy in black suspect's 2014 beatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    An all-white federal jury has found a white Florida sheriff's deputy not guilty in the beating of an unarmed black man who was being arrested. Jesse Alan Terrell was one of five former Marion County Sheriff's deputies prosecuted by the federal government for beating Derrick Price during a 2014 arrest on drug charges. 1 comment

  8. Prison healthcare contract to cost Florida another $34 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    The abrupt cancellation of a prison healthcare contract for 82,000 Florida inmates will cost taxpayers $34 million more next year but may result in better oversight and higher quality care, a top state prison official told a Senate subcommittee Wednesday. Department of Corrections Chief of Staff Stacy Arias told the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Civil and Criminal Justice that the decision by Corizon Health to cancel its $1.2 billion contract to provide medical care to state prison inmates three years early forced the agency to sign a new compact that will cost the state more money.


  9. Monkeys continue to explore beyond Ocala state parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    The trees overlooking the sapphire water of the Silver River are home to a long-armed species that is one of Florida's wonders. For more than 75 years, monkeys native to Central and East Asia have inhabited Silver Springs State Park in Ocala and become ingrained in its lush ecosystem.


  10. Florida Senate redistricting trial ends as judge weighs optionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2015 | The Miami Herald

    After eight rulings by the Florida Supreme Court and an admission of guilt by legislators, the Senate redistricting trial ended Thursday with a Tallahassee judge asking the parties to tell him their top choices for a new Senate map. Leon County Circuit Court Judge George Reynolds now must decide whether to accept one of four proposals offered by the challengers - a coalition of the League of Women Voters, Common Cause of Florida and a group of Democrat-leaning individuals - or a map drawn by Senate staff but never voted on by the Legislature.


  11. Department of Corrections criticizes Miami Herald series on LowellRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | The Miami Herald

    Prompted by a short video promoting a Miami Herald investigative series on problems at Lowell Correctional Institution, the Florida Department of Corrections issued a statement Thursday denouncing the series in advance. The video and still-unpublished series are both titled Beyond Punishment.


  12. Church usher pleads not guilty to stealing from collectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 | The Miami Herald

    A north Florida church usher accused of purloining cash from the congregation's collection basket has entered a plea of not guilty. The 60-year-old Condis was arrested Nov. 8 after the Marion County Sheriff's Office says it collected surveillance video of him stealing.


  13. 5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2015 | The Miami Herald

    A jury was seated Monday to hear evidence in the case of 33-year-old Derek Medina in the August 2013 killing of 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso. Opening statements are scheduled Tuesday in Miami-Dade circuit court.


  14. In the end, it wasna t Anthony Barsottia s demons that killed himRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2015 | The Miami Herald

    Anthony Barsotti, Jr. and Luann Barsotti hold a picture of their son, Anthony Barsotti III, who died from head trauma while a resident of North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center after an employee pushed him into a concrete wall. "Only God knows what really happened that night.


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