5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 21

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

HEAT: CHRIS BOSH STILL UNDERGOING TESTS AT HOSPITAL

Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat was undergoing more tests in a South Florida hospital on Friday, amid concerns that he has a blood clot on one of his lungs. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the team is still waiting for a full diagnosis and expected prognosis, insisting that it is too soon to draw any conclusions. If the clot issue is confirmed, Bosh potentially could miss the remainder of the season.

3 TEENS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING 17-YEAR-OLD

Police have arrested three teenagers in the shooting of a 17-year-old as he was heading to school. The attack happened Thursday morning outside the teen’s Satellite Beach home. Authorities say they believe the teen was targeted as he prepared to go to school. Florida Today http://on.flatoday.com/17jDTfF) reports Daniel Vukovich was shot in the head and remained in critical condition on Friday. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office says two girls and a boy — ages 17 and 18 — have been charged with attempted first-degree premeditated murder. They are being held without bond.

ROLLINS COLLEGE HIRES 15th PRESIDENT

The leader of a liberal arts school in Ohio will be the next president of Rollins College. The Orlando Sentinel reports 57-year-old Grant Cornwell will become the 15th president of Rollins on July 1. He has led the College of Wooster since 2007. He replaces Lewis Duncan who resigned last year. Cornwell earned a doctorate degree in philosophy and has advocated the liberal arts education at a time when many educational leaders are pushing fields in science, technology, engineering and math.

ADVISER GETS 3+ YEARS PRISON IN ROTHSTEIN $1.2B PONZI SCHEME

An adviser to a major investor in the $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme operated by disbarred lawyer Scott Rothstein has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge James Cohn imposed the 42-month sentence Friday on 71-year-old Frank Preve, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy. Preve’s attorney is asking for home confinement and probation, citing his extensive cooperation and serious health issues.

31-YEAR-OLD BELUGA WHALE DIES AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

A beluga whale has died at SeaWorld Orlando after being treated for an infection associated with a fractured jaw. Sea World officials said Friday that the beluga whale Nanuq died Thursday. The cause of death won’t be known until a post-mortem examination, but the beluga whale had been under treatment for an infection.

 

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