5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 20

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

Divers off Florida’s east coast have struck gold

Four crew members from the ship S/V Capitana are telling the public Thursday about how they found $4.5 million in Spanish gold coins three weeks ago.

Gov. Rick Scott says state is nearly out of money to lure companies

That’s part of the message that the governor will deliver Thursday to board members of Enterprise Florida, the state’s economic development agency.

Hendry County completes investigations at primate products and the Mannheimer Foundation

Based on information gathered and reviewed, Hendry County has found no current violations, so the current investigation cases are considered closed.

Florida sets new record with 54.1 million visitors in the first half of 2015

Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday at the Miami International Airport that preliminary figures for the first half of 2015 show 45.7 million domestic visitors, 5.5 million overseas visitors and 2.9 million Canadians have come to the Sunshine State.

South Florida hospitality groups urge workers to take a break

Some 20 hotels have signed on to the summer wellness program that gives hospitality workers deals on rooms through the end of September.

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