5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 3

TEEN CONVICTED OF SHOOTING MAN OVER OFFENSIVE COMMENT TO FEMALE FRIEND; FACES LIFE IN PRISON

A Sarasota County jury found the teen guilty last week of second-degree murder with a firearm.

CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY ARRESTED FOR PRACTICING LAW WITHOUT A LICENSE

Jason Hunter, one of six people running for sheriff, was arrested Wednesday. According to an affidavit, the charge stemmed from Hunter entering the Highlands County Clerk of Court’s office and filing a document.

KING COBRA ON THE LOOSE IN ORLANDO

Wildlife officials say they’re searching for the 3-foot-long snake after it was reported missing by its owner on Wednesday.

COMMUNITY HELPS GIRL, MOM HEAL AFTER FATAL SHOOTING

It’s been nearly a year since 10-year-old Lauren Mohney’s father injured her and fatally shot her two older siblings and himself. But her mother says they little girl never fails to impress after being shot twice in the head and suffering a stroke.

FLOATING BODY FOUND NEAR ST. PETE PIER

Police say they couldn’t immediately determine the race or age of the man whose body was spotted by security guards late Wednesday night in St. Petersburg.

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