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DRIVER IN DEADLY DAY CARE CRASH IN CUSTODY
The man authorities say fled after causing a deadly crash at a Florida day care center has surrendered. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Robert Alex Corchado surrendered Thursday at the county jail. Police agencies across the state had been searching for Corchado since the Wednesday crash that killed a 4-year-old girl and injured 14 other people, most of them children.
‘IT’S A SMALL WORLD’ TURNS 50; SING-ALONG HELD
Anyone who has been to a Disney park has heard the song, “It’s a Small World.” The timeless Disney tune that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year. On Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along. At Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, a huge chorus of the song was performed Thursday morning in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom.
HIGH COURT: ESTRANGED SPOUSE LIABLE IN CAR DEATH
The Florida Supreme Court says a man is also liable for a fatal accident caused by his estranged wife because his name was on the car’s title. Robert Christensen and his wife Mary Taylor-Christensen had a car with a title in both their names, but they were going through a divorce and lived separately. He didn’t have keys to the car or access to the garage where she kept it. The court ruled Thursday he is still liable in a lawsuit filed after Taylor-Christensen struck and killed a man.
FLORIDA A&M WANTS MORE THAN $100 MILLION FOR SPLIT
Florida A&M University officials are warning top state officials it will cost more than $100 million if a plan to split the school’s engineering college is approved. Senate Republicans are pushing a proposal to separate the engineering college now run jointly with nearby Florida State University. They have put $13 million in the budget to pay for it.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL DIRECTOR QUITS AFTER 4 DECADES
Al Berry stepped down as director of Plant City’s Strawberry Festival after serving for 43 years. He will continue on as a director emeritus and he’ll keep his role as the festival’s mascot – Mr. Berry.
The Associated Press