5 Things to Know in Florida

 

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

FLORIDA MAN FACING PRISON IN ATTEMPT TO SELL GOLD BAR STOLEN IN NORTH CAROLINA TRUCK HEIS

A sentencing hearing is set Tuesday in Miami for Miguel Bover, who pleaded guilty in July to aiding and abetting extortion. Under a plea agreement, Bover faces a maximum of over four years in prison.

FLORIDA GOV. RICK SCOTT VISITING BLUEGRASS STATE, WANTS JOBS TO LEAVE THEIR OLD KENTUCKY HOME

Scott will arrive early Tuesday and is expected to announce during a stop in Lexington that a Kentucky company is bringing jobs to Florida. This is the fourth trip Scott has made this year to other states. Every state Scott has targeted so far is led by a Democratic governor.

BOY BITTEN ON LEG BY SHARK WHILE IN WAIST-DEEP WATER OFF FLORIDA BEACH

Police say the boy, who lives in Georgia, suffered significant injuries to his leg after the attack on Sunday afternoon at Fernandina Beach. Police say Josh Bitner Jr. was in waist-deep water when he felt the bite near his knee.

CENTRAL FLORIDA MAN WHO FELL ILL IN POLICE CUSTODY DIES

Authorities say the 47-year-old man was stopped for DUI last week and stopped breathing while in a holding cell. He died Sunday at a hospital.

EX-MIAMI POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH BRIBING IN TOWING PROBE

The 42-year-old pleaded not guilty on Monday in Miami federal court to charges of misusing his position.

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