5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 22

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

PACKAGE FROM FLORIDA STATE SHOOTER FOUND IN TEXAS

A law enforcement official said Friday that the first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas. Authorities thought the packages could contain videos and journals from Myron May, who was killed by police officers outside the library Thursday. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service said the packages weren’t a threat and said they were flat-rate, priority mail envelopes.

BILL COSBY TO PERFORM IN FLORIDA AMID GROWING SEX-ABUSE SCANDAL

A Friday night show in appearance in Melbourne is still set to go on despite the growing sex-abuse scandal swirling around comedian Bill Cosby. He has canceled upcoming appearances in Las Vegas and Arizone.

UNEMPLOYMENT CONTINUES TO DROP

Florida’s unemployment rate is dropping again. The state’s unemployment rate fell to 6 percent for October. That’s a small dip of 0.1 percent from the previous month. The rate is the lowest it has been since June 2008. On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced new jobs numbers during a visit to Boca Raton.

POLO MOGUL GETS 16 YEARS’ PRISON IN DUI DEATH

A South Florida polo mogul has again been sentenced to 16 years in prison following his second trial in a fatal drunken-driving crash. A Palm Beach County judge imposed the sentence Friday on 51-year-old John Goodman, who was convicted in a retrial last month of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide. Evidence showed that Goodman was driving drunk when he ran a stop sign in February 2010 and rammed his black Bentley into 23-year-old Scott Patrick Wilson’s car. Wilson died after his car car rolled into a canal.

RAYS TRADE RELIEVER TO DODGERS

Reliever Joel Peralta has been acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a four-player trade. The deal is the first major move for Los Angeles since Andrew Friedman left the Rays to become president of baseball operations for the Dodgers.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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