5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 19

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

State House approves new map for congressional districts

The Republican-controlled House is moving ahead with a new map for Florida’s 27 congressional seats after the state supreme court threw out the existing map.

Authorities expand Florida’s next public hunt for pythons into Everglades National Park

The “Python Challenge” will run from Jan. 16 through Feb. 14. The national park was excluded from the 2013 contest that drew 1,600 participants but netted only 68 pythons.

South Florida man gets 30 years in prison for Interstate 95 crash that killed five people

A Palm Beach County judge on Tuesday gave 23-year-old Jabari Kemp six years for each vehicular homicide conviction and ordered the sentences to run consecutively.

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.

Models sue strip club, say they’re not strippers

Nine models from California are suing a company that owns three South Florida Cheetah Clubs, alleging their pictures were used in a way that made it appear they were either strippers or support the club.

 

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