Terry Spencer, The Associated Press

Terry Spencer

The Associated Press

Florida, United States

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Recent:
  • Sun Sentinel
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  • Yahoo Finance
Past:
  • Houston Chronicle
  • WSOCTV
  • WNEM TV5
  • Naples Daily News
  • WIS News 10
  • KSLA News 12
  • WAFF 48
  • WFXG FOX 54
  • KXXV News Channel 25
  • Boston Herald
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Recent articles by Terry:

Mar-a-Lago trespassing trial delayed

A federal judge delayed the trial of a Chinese woman charged with trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach and lying to Secret Service agents. → Read More

Trial delayed for Mar-a-Lago trespassing trial

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge delayed the trial of a Chinese woman charged with trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents after accusing her of trying to "play games" at a Tuesday hearing as she acted as her own attorney against the judge's strong advice. U.S. District Judge Roy Altman rescheduled Yujing Zhang's trial to begin Sept.… → Read More

Florida's 'pill mills' were a gateway to the opioid crisis

Florida survives on tourism, but a decade ago thousands of visitors made frequent trips to the state not to visit its theme parks or beaches. Instead, they came for cheap and easy prescription painkillers sold at unscrupulous walk-in clinics. → Read More

Florida's 'pill mills' were a gateway to the opioid crisis

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida survives on tourism, but a decade ago thousands of visitors made frequent trips to the state not to visit its theme parks or beaches. Instead, they came for cheap and easy prescription painkillers sold at unscrupulous walk-in clinics. For a while, few in authority did much about it even though it was all done in the open with little oversight. The clinics… → Read More

Authorities: Explosion at Florida shopping plaza injures 21

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) - A vacant pizza restaurant exploded Saturday in a thundering roar at a South Florida shopping plaza, injuring more than 20 people as large chunks of concrete flew through the air. The blast flung debris widely along a busy road in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale. The restaurant was destroyed, and nearby businesses and cars were damaged. Though firefighters found… → Read More

Explosion at Florida shopping plaza injures 20, 2 seriously

Twenty people were injured after a vacant pizza restaurant exploded in a South Florida shopping plaza Saturday, according to police. The blast sent debris flying along a busy road in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County. The restaurant was destroyed, and nearby businesses were damaged → Read More

Explosion at Florida shopping plaza injures 20, 2 seriously

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) - Twenty people were injured after a vacant pizza restaurant exploded in a South Florida shopping plaza Saturday, according to police. → Read More

Explosion at Florida shopping plaza injures 20, 2 seriously

Twenty people were injured after a vacant pizza restaurant exploded in a South Florida shopping plaza Saturday, according to police. → Read More

Explosion at Florida shopping plaza injures 20, 2 seriously

Police and firefighters are investigation an explosion at a Florida shopping plaza that injured multiple people. → Read More

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously this week to pay the hackers' demands, believing the Palm Beach suburb had no choice if it wanted to retrieve its records, which the hackers encrypted. → Read More

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously this week to pay the hackers' demands, believing the Palm Beach suburb had no choice if it wanted to retrieve its records, which the hackers encrypted. → Read More

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously this week to pay the hackers' demands, believing the Palm Beach suburb had no choice if it wanted to retrieve its records, which the hackers encrypted. → Read More

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously this week to pay the hackers' demands, believing the Palm Beach suburb had no choice if it wanted to retrieve its records, which the hackers encrypted. → Read More

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously this week to pay the hackers' demands, believing the Palm Beach suburb had no choice if it wanted to retrieve its records,… → Read More

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. → Read More

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses → Read More

Judge clears Robert Kraft’s attorneys of contempt accusation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge handed another loss to the prosecution in New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's misdemeanor prostitution solicitation case Friday, dismissing allegations that his attorneys tried to verbally intimidate a police officer and falsely accused him of lying. → Read More

Judge clears Robert Kraft's attorneys of contempt accusation

A Florida judge handed another loss to the prosecution in New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's misdemeanor prostitution solicitation case Friday, dismissing allegations that his attorneys tried to verbally intimidate a police officer and falsely accused him of lying. Judge Leonard Hanser rejected → Read More

Defendant in face-biting attack challenges insanity rules

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Attorneys for a Florida man accused of killing a couple and chewing the husband's face attacked the constitutionality of the state's laws governing insanity defenses Thursday, arguing it wrongly places the burden of proof on defendants instead of prosecutors. Austin Harrouff, 22, has said he was fleeing a demon-like figure when he ran to a home and attacked the… → Read More

Accused Mar-a-Lago intruder allowed to be her own attorney

A Chinese woman charged with illegally entering President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort will be allowed to act as her own attorney, a judge ruled Tuesday after strenuously trying to talk her out of it as she struggled with legal concepts and spoken English. → Read More