5 Things to Know in Florida for May 14

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2 ORLANDO HOSPITAL WORKERS TEST NEGATIVE FOR RARE MERS VIRUS

Hospital officials say two employees tested negative for a rare virus days after coming into contact with a Saudi resident infected with the second confirmed MERS case in the U.S. One of the two employees tested after showing symptoms of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome was hospitalized Monday. The other was discharged the same day.

SOME CONSUMERS FRUSTRATED BY NEW HEALTH INSURING AS THEY FIND THEIR OLD DOCTORS AREN’T INCLUDED IN PLANS

Some consumers who bought insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law are experiencing buyer’s remorse after realizing that their longtime doctors aren’t accepting the new plans. Before the law took effect, experts warned that narrow networks could impact patients’ access to care, especially in cheaper plans. But with insurance cards now in hand, consumers are finding their access limited across all price ranges – sometimes even after they were told their plan would include their current doctor.

LAWSUIT ASKS FLA. SUPREME COURT TO STRIKE DOWN LAW SHIELDING GOV. SCOTT FROM DISCLOSING COMPLETE FINANCE RECORDS

The Florida Supreme Court is being asked to strike down a law that lets Gov. Rick Scott shield the complete disclosure of his finances. A former top aide to the late Gov. Reubin Askew filed an emergency petition Wednesday asking the court to force Scott and other elected officials to file a full financial disclosure instead of relying on a blind trust authorized by a 2013 law.

CENTRAL FLORIDA MAN SAYS HE STABBED FRIEND OVER LAST CAN OF BEER

A central Florida man says he stabbed a friend and his dog over the last can of beer. Daniel Trent says he stabbed Mark Durham in self-defense Sunday night. Trent is charged with second-degree murder.

FLOCK OF WILD FLAMINGOS AMONG LARGEST IN STATE HISTORY

Officials say a flock of wild flamingos in South Florida is the largest in state history. Frank Ridgley of Zoo Miami says numbers of wild flamingos in South Florida have typically been very small since the late 1800s. That’s why the flock of 147 flamingos on state land in western Palm Beach County took wildlife experts by surprise.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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