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SOLDIER DIES FROM EXPLOSION IN IRAQ

EUSTIS

Sgt. John C. Osmolski, 23, of Eustis died Tuesday in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from an explosion during combat operations, the Defense Department has reported. Two other soldiers were killed in the incident.

Osmolski was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division.

JACKSONVILLE

Woman pleads guilty to caging adopted son

A woman faces up to 20 years in prison for keeping her 17-year-old adopted son caged in her Jacksonville home.

Brenda Sullivan pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of aggravated child abuse.

The teen weighed 49 pounds when child welfare workers found him in 2005 in what appeared to be a cage.

Sullivan told a judge at the time that Ohio authorities told her to keep the boy, who had severe medical and emotional problems, in a crib.

Sullivan's husband was also arrested, but died in January 2007 while awaiting trial.

MARCO ISLAND

Official to pay fine for breaking Sunshine Law

A Marco Island City Council member has to pay up for a Sunshine Law violation.

Chuck Kiester was found guilty Thursday of the noncriminal public records violation. He was fined $500 for deleting e-mails relating to city business from his home computer.

A homeowner requested all of Kiester's e-mails in March. But when he couldn't provide them, the resident filed a complaint. Kiester testified that he believed the e-mails would still be archived in the computer's recycling basket after being deleted.

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