Bones Found in 1974 May Be Linked to Serial Killer, Authorities Say

Genetic genealogy was used to identify skeletal remains as those of a 15-year-old girl who went missing in Florida in 1972. The authorities believe she was the victim of an ex-police officer convicted in 1973 of two murders.

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Man Held for Five Days in Jail Over Mistaken Identity, His Lawyer Says

Leonardo Silva Oliveira, 26, was arrested last week on a warrant out of Palm Beach County for a man with the same name and similar age who was wanted for probation violation charges.

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Florida City Sued Over Mural Depicting First Black Female Firefighter as White

Latosha Clemons, who rose to the rank of deputy fire chief in Boynton Beach, Fla., said the mural’s misrepresentation of her had caused her mental and emotional harm.

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Gunman in Florida Publix Shooting Did Not Know Victims, Sheriff Says

Timothy J. Wall wrote on Facebook that he wanted to “kill people and children” before fatally shooting a woman and her toddler grandson last week, the authorities said.

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3 Dead in Shooting at Publix Supermarket in Florida

A woman, a child and a man were found dead from gunshot wounds inside a Publix grocery store in Palm Beach County on Thursday morning, the authorities said. The dead included the person with the gun, they said.

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Trump Returns to Palm Beach, Where His Support Is Shaky

If former President Donald J. Trump intends to live in South Florida full time, he is likely to encounter some friction. (Though his fans are thrilled.)

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Florida Principal Who Wouldn’t Call Holocaust ‘Factual’ Is Fired Again

William Latson was fired last year after an email exchange about staying “politically neutral” about Holocaust education became public. After being rehired last month, he was fired again on Tuesday.

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