5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 23

FLORIDA MAN GETS 3 YEARS FOR ATTEMPTING TO SELL GOLD BAR STOLEN IN NORTH CAROLINA TRUCK HEIST

A judge handed down the sentence Tuesday during a hearing in Miami for Miguel Bover, who pleaded guilty in July to attempted extortion after his cellphone was used to make threats when the sale fell through.

FLORIDA DEPUTY, GUNMAN BOTH DEAD AFTER SHOOTING OUTSIDE LAWYER’S OFFICE

Okaloosa Sheriff Larry Ashley said during a news conference Tuesday that Deputy Bill Myers and the suspect, 33-year-old Joel Dixon Smith, had died.

MAN SHOOTS AT DEPUTIES, IS KILLED; PREGNANT WOMAN INJURED

The shooting took place during a traffic stop in central Florida on Monday night. The pickup truck they were in had been stolen from a dealership in the Panhandle.

MAN, WOMAN KILLED IN CRASH OVER WEEKEND; CAR HIT TRAFFIC POST, CAUGHT FIRE

Tarpon Springs police say 33-year-old Justin Scott Dewar and 34-year-old Pamela Christin Guthrie died in the Sunday afternoon crash.

121 CUBAN MIGRANTS CAUGHT IN THE FLORIDA STRAITS ARE RETURNED HOME BY US COAST GUARD

U.S. Coast Guard officials say the migrants returned to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, were picked up in nine separate interdictions in the south Florida Straits. Authorities say their boats were rustic and unseaworthy.

 

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