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Sunday June 11st, 2023 day edition

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A Florida woman who fatally shot a Black neighbor during a dispute over kids playing outside admitted hurling racial slurs at the children and told detectives the victim threatened to kill her, according to an arrest affidavit.

The arrest affidavit released from the sheriff’s Office said Lorincz became “angry” that neighborhood children, including the children of the victim, were playing near her home.

When the 10-year-old asked Lorincz to return the tablet, he told the deputy, the woman threw it to the ground and yelled at him.

The child claimed Lorincz threw roller skates at him, according to the affidavit.

The defendant painted a different picture of events in her interview with a sheriff’s deputy, according to the affidavit.

Lorincz also told the deputy that Owens’ children had told her “they would kill her” in the past, according to the affidavit.

In a second interview with law enforcement, the affidavit said the defendant acknowledged using racial slurs toward children in the past. »

Florida town defiantly flies Pride Flag after mayor warns against it

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A small Florida town in Miami-Dade County has defied the wishes of its mayor to celebrate Pride Month and fly the rainbow flag.

“Pride Month is all about acceptance and inclusion,” Surfside Town Manager Hector Gomez told Local 10 news.

In 2021, the town raised the Pride flag for the first time in its history, the result of a request by gay then-Vice Mayor Tina Paul. »

Little penguin habitat in Tasmanian city of Burnie to expand into existing car park

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Little penguins are found in colonies across southern Australia The habitat for a colony of the penguins in the Tasmanian city of Burnie is being expanded.

The bright lights and loud noises of Burnie have not been a deterrent for hundreds of penguins who set up home on the foreshore in the north-west Tasmanian city.

Little penguins are found along the southern coastline of mainland Australia, but most of the population is in Tasmania. »

Sushi chain sues high school student who licked soy sauce bottle for $480,000

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A file photo showing the logo of sushi restaurant chain Sushiro, operated by Akindo Sushiro Co., outside a restaurant in Kawaguchi, Saitama prefecture, in Japan.

A sushi chain is suing a high school student for 67 million yen ($480,000) after social media footage showed him licking his finger then touching a plate of sushi as it passed him on the conveyor belt, Japan’s public broadcaster has reported.

The footage of the student also showed him licking a soy sauce bottle and a cup that he then placed back onto a communal pile. »