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Good morning. It's Wednessday, Feb. 12, 2014.

The New York Times' Lizette Alvarez is in Jacksonville:

At times teary, his feet shackled, Michael Dunn, the man accused of fatally shooting a black teenager in November 2012 during an argument over loud music, took the witness stand on Tuesday and told the jury he pulled the trigger repeatedly only to save his own life.

"It was Jordan Davis who kept escalating this to the point where I had no choice but to defend myself," Mr. Dunn said, naming the 17-year-old student he shot dead in the parking lot of a gas station convenience store. "It was life or death."

But Mr. Dunn struggled to preserve his credibility on Tuesday after his distraught fiancée took the stand and, her eyes welling with tears, contradicted some major points of his testimony.


George Zimmerman's attorney on what Dunn said, and how he said it: At times, he appeared too well-coached. He used the term "imminent" several times, a term each juror will read in the jury instructions; nobody uses the word "imminent" anymore except lawyers.

Some of the best coverage of the trial so far? Ben Montgomery on Twitter.

Direct Tampa to Seattle? It all helps.

The state today is set to kill another person.

That's it?

Exposure on TV versus reality on the ground. Right?

In Pasco County, Target, J.C. Penney and Sam Seltzer's are out -- and Aldi is in.

Angry over a text message and armed with a baseball bat, Lyntavis Jenkins showed up in Boynton Beach in her red Honda civic and said she wanted to fight. Click.

In Boca Raton, someone stole more than $100,000 of watches out of a house, a woman stole $968 worth of razor blades, and a man was arrested after he threw a bowl full of chicken at his brother. A man in Delray Beach, meanwhile, was caught trying to hide sausage sticks in his pocket. Click.

Why is there no Waffle House in Miami?

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:33am]


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