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15-year-old girl fatally shot by boyfriend in Spring, sheriff says

15-year-old girl fatally shot by boyfriend in Spring, sheriff saysSheriff Ed Gonzalez says the 17-year-old was playing with a rifle when he accidentally shot the victim.



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The Latest: Sheriff to return shooting suspect to Louisiana

The Latest: Sheriff to return shooting suspect to LouisianaGONZALES, La. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in Louisiana that killed five people (all times local):



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The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 response

The Latest: Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 responseBARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents (all times local):



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Jayme Closs: Wisconsin sheriff whose team worked flat out on case tells of joy at finding her

Jayme Closs: Wisconsin sheriff whose team worked flat out on case tells of joy at finding herWhen Jayme Closs, 13, appeared along a rural Wisconsin road Thursday, she ended an 88-day search by hundreds of investigators. Chris Fitzgerald, the sheriff of Barron County, Wisconsin — where Jayme’s parents were found dead in their home on the night Jayme disappeared — was at the helm of that desperate search, which drew thousands of tips from around the country. On Saturday, a day after Fitzgerald announced that Jayme was safely back, and that a suspect, Jake T. Patterson, 21, was being held on suspicion of murder and kidnapping, many details about what happened remained unknown, even for Mr Fitzgerald.



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Embattled Florida Sheriff Scott Israel Suspended for Response to Deadly Parkland Shooting

Embattled Florida Sheriff Scott Israel Suspended for Response to Deadly Parkland ShootingIsrael served two terms as Broward County Sheriff



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'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captor

'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captorJake Patterson was charged on Friday with kidnapping and with murdering James and Denise Closs with a shotgun.



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Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting response

Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting responseFlorida’s governor on Friday suspended the sheriff who oversaw the response to last year’s Parkland school shooting over failings in his handling of the massacre. Governor Ron DeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had “repeatedly failed” and “demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership” following shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Fort Lauderdale airport in 2017.



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'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captor

'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captorThousands of volunteers and hundreds of law enforcement officers had searched around the clock around the small town of Barron after Jayme Closs’ parents were found shot dead in their home, the front door open and the girl gone. Relying on what Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald called “the will of a kid to survive,” a disheveled Closs escaped a house in the tiny town of Gordon where she had been held captive, about 60 miles (100 km) north of Barron. “Jayme is the hero in this case.



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New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacre

New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacreFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, saying he "repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership."



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'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captor

'Jayme is the hero' sheriff says of Wisconsin girl who escaped captorThousands of volunteers and hundreds of law enforcement officers had searched around the clock around the small town of Barron after Jayme Closs’ parents were found shot dead in their home, the front door open and the girl gone. Relying on what Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald called “the will of a kid to survive,” a disheveled Closs escaped a house in the tiny town of Gordon where she had been held captive, about 60 miles (100 km) north of Barron. “Jayme is the hero in this case.



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