Saturday, March 29, 2014
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NFL player will fight case

Baltimore Ravens tackle Jah Reid, 25, pleaded not guilty on two counts of misdemeanor battery Thursday in his March 9 arrest at the Red Garter strip club.

His next court appearance before county Judge Peary Fowler was scheduled for April 30. Reid was not present in court Thursday, and his plea was entered by his attorney Sam Kaufman of Key West, said Assistant State Attorney Colleen Dunne.

Co-defendant Benjamin Buxton, 23, who does not play in the NFL, also pleaded not guilty in the same incident.


Morffi loses appeal

A former longtime mailroom manager at The Citizen sentenced to two years in prison in July after burglarizing the newspaper's Northside Drive building in January 2012 lost his appeal Wednesday.

The Third District Court of Appeals affirmed circuit Judge Mark Jones' sentence of Lazaro Morffi formerly of the Bay Point neighborhood. Morffi was convicted of entering an office at The Citizen without authorization to steal keys for newspaper coin boxes.

He was convicted after a trial.


Peace Corps coming to town

A representative of the United States Peace Corps will host a recruiting drive 1 to 2 p.m. April 17 at the library, 700 Fleming St.

Most Peace Corps assignments require a college degree, however some positions are available for applicants with three to five years of relevant work or life experience, and a demonstrated interest in public service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The program was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, and now more than 215,000 Americans of all ages have served in 139 countries worldwide.

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