The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 7th, 2023 evening edition

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The Marion County Sheriff's Office said Susan Lorincz, 58, was charged with manslaughter with a firearm and other offenses.

On Friday night, the office said, Lorincz got into an argument with the children and "was overhead yelling at them by a neighbor.".

During the argument, the office continued, Lorincz threw a roller skate at Owens' 10-year-old son and hit him in a toe.

Lorincz then fired one shot through the door, striking Owens in her upper chest.

When questioned by the sheriff's office, Lorincz claimed she acted in self-defense and that Owens was trying to break down her door.

The most well-known examples of the stand your ground argument came up in the trial of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman, who had a White father and Hispanic mother, told police that Martin attacked him, forcing him to use his gun in self-defense. »

Gavin Newsom suggests kidnap charges over Ron DeSantis’s migrant flights

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California Governor Gavin Newsom suggested he may be considering kidnapping charges against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis after the 2024 GOP primary candidate flew a group of migrants from Texas to Sacramento on allegedly false pretences.

Mr Newsom called Mr DeSantis a "small, pathetic man" in a tweet on Monday, and then provided a snippet of the state's laws regarding kidnapping.

The migrants are being served by a local faith-based group in Sacramento and will be processed by US immigration services, according to Deadline. »

U.S. judge blocks Florida ban on care for trans minors in narrow ruling, says ‘gender identity is real’

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Judge Robert Hinkle issued a preliminary injunction, saying three transgender children can continue receiving treatment.

The lawsuit challenges the law Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed shortly before he announced a run for president.

Transgender medical treatment for minors is increasingly under attack in many states and has been subject to restrictions or outright bans. »

'Virgin birth' recorded in crocodile for 1st time ever

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The American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) was taken into captivity in 2002 when she was 2 years old and placed in an enclosure at Parque Reptilandia in Costa Rica.

Virgin births, also known as facultative parthenogenesis (FP), is a type of asexual reproduction in species that would normally reproduce sexually.

Until now, it had never been recorded among Crocodilia — the order that includes crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gharials. »

GPS Mistake Led Driver With 400lbs of Drugs to Canada Border, Arrested

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A 60-year-old American inputted the wrong GPS coordinates and ended up at the Canadian border.

Police said an inspection uncovered 400 pounds of cannabis and more than $600,000 cash in his car.

Canadian border officials said that they found 181 kilograms, or about 399 pounds, of cannabis during the inspection that was valued from $269,775 to $539,552. »