HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell the game online after being dumped by PayPal. Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of "Active Shooter" were temporarily suspended as it tried to resolve issues with PayPal. Acid's Twitter postings included the hashtags "QuitCensoringUs" and "WeWillBeBack." A PayPal spokeswoman said Wednesday it doesn't allow its services to be used to promote violence.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida city fired a school resource officer for social media posts the police department deemed "offensive, insulting, and derogatory." The Gainesville Sun reports Jason King is appealing his April firing from the Gainesville Police Department. King told investigators he realized many posts were "taboo" but he was "creating an opportunity to have dialogue." Investigators said King's posts undermined trust among officers and within the community.
MAITLAND, Fla. (AP) - One of Florida's largest property insurers is delaying a plan to raise its rates. The board that controls Citizens Property Insurance voted to delay a vote on rate hikes until December. Citizens staff had recommended an overall 7.9 percent hike for homeowners, condominium owners and renters.
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two swimmers drowned in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida within hours of each other in separate incidents. Panama City Beach Police officials say a 15-year-old from Tennessee was pronounced dead at a hospital after being pulled from the surf around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. A 60-year-old man was pronounced dead on the white sands behind a different resort about 3 miles (5 kilometers) down the beach about three hours later.
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