5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 1

SUPREME COURT HEARS CASE OF MAN MISTAKEN FOR BANK ROBBER

The Florida Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in the case of a man who was awarded $3.3 million in damages after being mistaken for a bank robber when he tried to cash a $100 check.

RECORDS: HONEY MADE DRUG COURIER COCAINE PELLETS GO DOWN EASIER

Federal court records in Florida show a woman used honey to help her swallow 54 pellets containing cocaine in a trick she learned from the Netflix television show “The Mule.”

EMIRATES AIRLINES STARTS FLIGHTS BETWEEN ORLANDO AND DUBAI

Orlando tourism officials say the start of flights should tap new markets of tourists in the Middle East and Asia. The first nonstop flight from Dubai by Emirates Airlines arrives Tuesday at Orlando International Airport.

UF, MOUNT SINAI PARTNER IN NEW ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH CENTER, 1 OF ONLY 30 NATIONWIDE

Dr. Todd Golde, director of the UF Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, says Florida is one of the epicenters of the Alzheimer’s epidemic, noting half a million people here have been diagnosed with the disease.

FLORIDA GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM GETS MORE THAN 850 SUITCASES TO GIVE TO FOSTER KIDS

Child welfare officials say many children come into foster care after they have been taken abruptly from their home with few or no belongings of their own and are often forced to carry the belonging they do have in a garbage bag. Foster children are appointed guardian ad litems to advocate in their best interest.

 

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