5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 20

5 Things to Know in FloridaYour daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

POLICE: GUNMAN KILLED AFTER SHOOTING AT FSU

Florida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early Thursday in a shooting that left three students wounded as hundreds studying inside the library fled or took cover in panic. Officers confronted the gunman and ordered him to drop his weapon, but he fired one shot at them and they unleashed a volley of shots,

SENTENCING FOR MAN CONVICTED IN FBI TERROR FINANCING STING

Sentencing is set for a man convicted in South Florida of supporting international terrorism in a case where the FBI went undercover on Internet chat rooms to pose as a terror financing middleman. Gufran Mohammed, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from India, faces up to 15 years behind bars Thursday.

FLORIDA TOURISM KEEPS GROWING

Florida keeps getting a record number of visitors. Gov. Rick Scott will announce Thursday that nearly 24 million tourists visited the state during the third quarter of 2014. That’s a 3.5 percent jump over the same time period a year ago.

SENTENCING DELAYED FOR POLO MOGUL IN DUI DEATH

Sentencing has been delayed for a South Florida polo mogul found guilty in a fatal drunken-driving crash. A judge said Wednesday he needs more time in the case of 51-year-old John Goodman, who was convicted in a retrial last month of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide.

DEATH PENALTY POSSIBLE FOR MAN CONVICTED OF KILLING WAITRESS

A South Florida man is facing the death penalty after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the savage 2005 slaying of a Miami-area waitress. Jurors deliberated about nine hours before convicting Rafael Andres on Wednesday in the killing of 31-year-old Yvette Farinas.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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