5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 16

MIAMI SCIENCE MUSEUM GETS $5 MILLION FOR HEALTH PROGRAMS

Baptist Health South Florida is giving $5 million for health and wellness programs at the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science being built in downtown Miami. The Baptist Health People & Science Gallery will be located inside the museum. Some of the funding also will pay for transportation for Miami-Dade County public school students to visit the museum.

PHILIPPE COUSTEAU LEADS FLORIDA RESEARCH TRIP

5 Things to Know in FloridaA grandson of ocean exploration pioneer Jacques Cousteau is visiting Florida to raise awareness about the effects of pollution on marine resources such as corals. Philippe Cousteau Jr. is bringing his organization, EarthEcho International, to South Florida this week to conduct field research and meet with students and local community leaders.

JACKSONVILLE NEIGHBORS FED UP WITH FRAT HOUSE

Residents of a Jacksonville neighborhood say their peace is being shattered by new neighbors: a fraternity house. Residents say members of University of North Florida’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity have moved into their community, having parties until early morning hours. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue responded to a 911 call early Sunday morning from one partygoer requesting help.

MURDER CHARGES IN 4 TAMPA BAY AREA SLAYINGS

Tampa Bay area authorities have charged a man with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office charged 28-year-old Adam Matos on Monday. Detectives say the victims were killed around Aug. 28. An arrest report says Matos took his 4-year-old son from the home after the killings. He and the unharmed boy were found at a Tampa hotel.

CITY TO PAY $475,000 TO SETTLE CASE OVER ARREST

The city of Tallahassee is paying $475,000 to settle a case over the arrest of a woman who ended up with a broken bone in her face after an altercation with officers. City commissioners voted Monday to settle the federal lawsuit filed by Christina and David West against the city and the Tallahassee Police Department. Video from last year’s arrest of Christina West showed officers slamming her into a police car before throwing her to the ground. West can be heard screaming in the video.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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