5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 18

‘BIG TONY’ SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE IN 2001 MOB KILLING OF FLORIDA BUSINESSMAN

Broward County Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes imposed the sentence Thursday after a jury rejected the death sentence sought by prosecutors following more than three hours of deliberation. Holmes said she had little choice but to follow the jury’s advice.

KING OF SPAIN KICKS OFF 2-DAY TOUR OF FLORIDA

King Felipe V! begins his tour with a speech at the Freedom Tower on the campus of Miami Dade College after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House earlier this week.

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN FLORIDA APPROACHES LEVEL IT WAS BEFORE RECESSION

The U.S. Census released figures Thursday that also show the state’s poverty rate declined slightly from 17 percent in 2013 to 16.5 percent last year.

NEW BUYER OFFERS MORE FOR DAVID CASSIDY’S HOME

The $2 million offer for the former teen idol’s Fort Lauderdale home surpassed the $1.8 million bid received during an auction last week. Cassidy filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.

PARENTS OF MISSING JACKSONVILLE BOY ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

The Baker County sheriff says Lonzie Barton’s mother and father face multiple drug charges after their Wednesday night arrests.

 

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