5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 7

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

10 days of tax-free shopping starts now

Starting Friday, parents can buy those back-to-school clothes and supplies free of state and local taxes.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to become professor at Florida Institute Of Technology

University President Anthony Catanese announced Thursday that Aldrin will be a research professor of aeronautics and that the school is planning to establish the Buzz Aldrin Institute.

Three people injured after car crashes through the outdoor dining area of Applebee’s

Pinellas Park police injured people from Thursday afternoon’s crash were taken to nearby hospital, with one person on trauma alert.

Two Florida men sentenced for trafficking in live white-tailed deer from Ohio

The father and son from Live Oak were sentenced Monday in Columbus, Ohio, federal court after authorities say they attempted to ship deer that weren’t certified to be disease-free.

Jacksonville teen credited for saving grandmother from drowning

The 16-year-old heard a splash outside the house and saw the 80-year-old who couldn’t swim facedown in the backyard swimming pool on Wednesday morning.

 

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