News Minute: Here is the latest Florida news from The Associated Press

News Minute: Here is the latest Florida news from The Associated Press

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Tampa woman who shot her 7-year-old grandson after mistaking him for an intruder probably won't face charges. Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials say the shooting on Tuesday has been labeled an accident but an investigation continues. Sixty-three-year-old Linda Maddox told deputies she was on high alert because her son was working late and she was alone with her twin grandsons.

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama schoolteacher is suspended without pay after being accused of having students re-enact the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida. Dallas County School Superintendent Don Willingham says the sixth-grade social studies teacher used poor judgment during a lesson on current events. Officials haven't identified the teacher.

MIAMI (AP) - The father of a 4-year-old South Florida boy who was mauled to death by dogs now faces child neglect charges. Miami-Dade police said today they've arrested Javon Dade Sr. and his girlfriend, Alessandra Carrasco.

MILTON, Fla. (AP) - The Department of Juvenile Justice is closing a residential youth program in the Florida Panhandle because of safety and security concerns. The agency canceled its contract with the Santa Rosa Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Milton, effective today.

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