5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 25

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

JURY SELECTED IN LOUD MUSIC KILLING CASE

5 Things to Know in FloridaA jury has been seated in the second trial of a white Florida man accused of killing a black teenager during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store. Twelve jurors and four alternates are scheduled to hear opening statements Thursday, despite arguments by attorneys for 47-year-old Michael Dunn that media coverage had made getting a fair jury in Jacksonville impossible. Two of the jurors are black, and 10 are white.

HOTEL WORKERS INJURED IN MIAMI CARJACKING

Officials say seven hotel employees were hit by a stolen car fleeing downtown Miami. The car was leaving the valet area of the J.W. Marriott hotel on Wednesday morning when it hit the workers outside the hotel. Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Ignatius Carroll told The Miami Herald that five people were taken to hospitals in serious condition. Carroll said no tourists staying at the hotel were injured.

RESCUED TURTLE HEADING TO SAN DIEGO

A loggerhead sea turtle named Sapphire is getting ready for a cross-country trip on Thursday to a permanent home in Southern California after convalescing for more than a year at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital. Final preparations were being made Wednesday for the 2,500-mile journey to The Living Coast Discovery Center near San Diego. The 129-pound subadult female cannot be released in the wild because she can’t submerge without the two pounds of weights that are attached with epoxy to its carapace.

WOMAN JAILED AFTER BABY FOUND IN TRUNK

A 19-year-old South Florida woman faces child abuse charges after deputies found her 5-month-old child in her vehicle’s trunk during a traffic stop. Broward Sheriff’s deputies say they tried to pull over a vehicle on Tuesday but Breona Watkins kept driving. When she stopped, the deputy heard a baby crying in the trunk.

9 CUBAN MIGRANTS ARRIVE AT KEY BISCAYNE CONDO

Nine Cuban migrants are being processed by officials after arriving at a Key Biscayne condominium on a homemade boat. The men landed on shore Tuesday afternoon and were greeted by residents. Witnesses said the migrants screamed with joy and began shouting “Cuba! Cuba!” as they were taken inside the building.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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