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2 PANTHER DEATHS DISCOVERED IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Two juvenile Florida panthers have been killed, continuing a trend that led to record mortality rates in 2012. A record 26 of the endangered cats died in 2012; a record-tying 17 were killed by vehicles.

GROUP OFFERS REWARD FOR ARREST IN HATE CRIME

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot a man in the face because he believed the victim was from the Middle East.

SOUTH FLORIDA PRISON HEALTH WORKERS GET PINK SLIPS

Health care workers at nine South Florida prisons are getting termination notices because their jobs are being outsourced. The Department of Corrections reported Thursday that notices began going out this week to nearly 400 employees.

MAN FACES 15 YEARS FOR STEPSON'S FATAL BEATING

A central Florida man faces up to 15 years in prison for beating his toddler stepson to death. As part of a deal with Polk County prosecutors, 31-year-old Marcus Brown pleaded no contest to manslaughter Thursday.

FLORIDA STATE'S WERNER TO ENTER 2013 NFL DRAFT

Florida State says All-American defensive end Bjoern Werner will forego his senior season and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. The school announced Werner's departure Thursday, two days after the Seminoles' 31-10 Orange Bowl victory.