FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say they've arrested a man in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion (Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN). The Broward Sheriff's Office said in a news release sent Thursday morning that 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday. The 20-year-old rapper was ambushed by two suspects as he left an upscale motor sports dealership Monday afternoon. Williams is charged with first-degree murder without premeditation.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida sheriff is being sued by three juvenile suspects who say they were unjustly jailed in solitary confinement while they await trial as adults. The Human Rights Defense Center filed suit Thursday in federal court against the Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw on behalf of the juveniles.
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is facing manslaughter charges after authorities say a child he was watching drowned in a backyard pool while he smoked marijuana with a teenager in the front yard. Bay County Sheriff's Officials say 45-year-old Charles Lee was arrested Wednesday. The News Herald reports the 1-year-old boy drowned May 31 at a Panama City Beach home.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - North Florida counties led the state in the growth rate of Florida's Hispanic population last year, but traditional bastions in South and central Florida led in pure numbers. New figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau offer a snapshot of how Florida's Hispanic population changed from July 2016 to July 2017. The new figures fail to capture the impact of a wave of Puerto Ricans moving to Florida after last September's Hurricane Maria.
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