5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 8

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

POLICE: YOUNG SISTERS HELD IN BROTHER’S FATAL SHOOTING

With help from her younger sister, a 15-year-old girl fatally shot her older brother with a gun that their parents had locked up while they were away, and then the pair took off from the home, authorities in Florida said Wednesday. Law enforcement officials said they discovered the body of the 16-year-old brother late Monday night at the family’s single-story home in rural White Springs in north Florida.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS RELOCATES FROM DALLAS TO TAMPA

Big Brothers Big Sisters is moving its national headquarters from Dallas to Tampa. The 110-year-old nonprofit with 331 affiliates across the country made the announcement Wednesday. The members and the CEOs who work with the nonprofit and sit on its board will regularly visit Tampa for meetings and conferences. The organization’s president, Pam Iorio, served as mayor of Tampa from 2003-2011 and said she would continue to serve with the organization until 2019.

GOVERNOR NAMES NEW ADJUTANT GENERAL OF FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD

Brig. Gen. Michael Calhoun will be the next adjutant general of the Florida National guard. Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment Wednesday. Calhoun will take over the position from Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw on March 29. Calhoun has served as the Florida Army National Guard’s assistant adjutant general since July 2011.

PAIR ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING DIDN’T MENTION KIDS IN CAR

When a South Florida mother and her boyfriend were arrested on shoplifting charges, they didn’t mention that they had three children in their car parked outside a Lauderdale Lakes Wal-Mart store. Broward Sheriff’s deputies arrested the couple Monday night after the store’s security reported they tried to steal merchandise. But deputies didn’t find out about the children until around 2 a.m. Tuesday, when someone called 911 after seeing the children, ages 2, 7 and 9, crying in the car.

COAST GUARD SEARCHES FOR MISSING FISHERMAN

The U. S. Coast Guard is looking for a missing fisherman from Key West. Officials said Wednesday that 67-year-old Dennis Dallmayer was reported missing by a friend after he didn’t return from a fishing trip to Key West. He was aboard a 25-foot boat.

 

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