5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 18

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

Officials worry about native plants, animals, as two invasive lizard species found in collier county

Both monitor lizards and tegus have been found in the southwest Florida county.

Jacksonville police officer fires two shots during chase that led to arrest

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says both shots fired Monday missed the suspect, who was wanted in the armed robbery of a grocery store.

Rubio’s slow start puzzles GOP operatives in Iowa, New Hampshire

Marco Rubio’s return to Iowa this week marks his first stop in the caucus battleground in a month and the GOP hopeful hasn’t been to New Hampshire since July 4.

Road rage incident leads to stabbing

The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for a person who they say stabbed the passenger in another vehicle after they stopped along Interstate 95 in South Florida following an apparent road rage incident.

Man sent to prison for staging car crashes

Authorities say a 50-year-old man pleaded guilty to participating in intentional motor vehicle crashes and then collecting the insurance money for the fraudulent claims.


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