5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 9

 

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

NUMBER OF CUBAN MIGRANTS INTERCEPTED AT SEA SURPASSES LAST YEAR’S TALLY AMID POLITICAL THAW

Coast Guard officials in Miami said Tuesday that roughly 3,910 Cubans have been caught or intercepted in the Florida Straits, the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean since the fiscal year began Oct. 1.

RECORDS: VERMONT MAN TO PLEAD GUILTY IN FLORIDA POLO MOGUL JURY TAMPERING CASE

A Miami federal judge set a Wednesday plea hearing for James Perron of Tinmouth, Vermont, who has been jailed since his arrest last year.

MICHIGAN MAN FOUND DEAD IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CANAL AFTER DISAPPEARING FROM WORK SITE

Trenton Collin was found floating face down in a canal near the work site by his aunt, 45-year-old Heather Collin, who drove three hours from outside Orlando to help with the search Monday.

MAN DIES AFTER APPARENT BOATING ACCIDENT; BOAT FOUND UNOCCUPIED WITH MOTOR RUNNING

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that 46-year-old Timothy Mark Sellers appears to have drowned sometime after disappearing Friday evening. Sellers’ body was found Saturday morning near a dock off of Choctawhatchee Bay.

4 KILLED, 1 INJURED IN SOUTH FLORIDA HEAD-ON COLLISION

Authorities say the crash happened on U.S. 27 in Weston late Tuesday night.

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