5 things to know in Florida for Sept. 11

 

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

FLORIDA A & M UNIVERSITY ASKS JUDGE TO DISMISS NEGLIGENCE LAWSUIT BY DRUM MAJOR’S PARENTS

Attorneys for the university are in court Friday asking an Orlando judge to drop the lawsuit brought by the parents of Robert Champion.

FORMER NAVY SAILOR GETS LIFE SENTENCE FOR DEATH OF GIRLFRIEND’S 2-YEAR-OLD SON

A Duval County judge sentenced 37-year-old Nicholas James Rivet on Thursday. He was convicted in June of second-degree murder.

HORSES IN NORTH AND CENTRAL FLORIDA BEING SICKENED BY TOXIC WEED ‘CREEPING INDIGO’

Jason Ferrell, a weed and pasture specialist at the University of Florida, says the exact number of horses that have been affected is unknown.

JURY ORDERS PRODUCE GROWER TO PAY $17 MILLION TO 5 FORMER FEMALE EMPLOYEES FOR HARASSMENT

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that a federal jury returned a verdict Thursday against Moreno Farms Inc., awarding the women $2,425,000 in compensatory damages and $15 million in punitive damages.

FDLE ARRESTS SUSPECT THEY BELIEVE HAS ROBBED 2 DOZEN BANKS

The 49-year-old man was captured early Friday after breaking a window and slipping past a security system at a Daytona Beach bank.

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