Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 29

83-YEAR-OLD GOOD SAMARATIAN HAILED A HERO AFTER RESCUING KIDS FROM FATAL CAR CRASH

Ralph Patterson says his prosthetic leg makes it difficult to walk in certain places so he flagged down a passing motorist to help him rescue a 4-year-old and his 1-year-old brother from a minivan after their mother was killed in the wreck.

FLORIDA EDUCATION COMMISSION RECOMMENDS PASSING SCORES FOR THE STATE’S NEW HIGH-STAKES TEST

Education Commissioner Pam Stewart’s score recommendations for most grades would mean about 51 percent of 10th graders would pass the test needed for graduation.

17-YEAR CHARGED FOR ALLEGEDLY KILLING MAN OVER $10 DRUG DEBT

Authorities say Mike Cadet shot the victim, dumped his body in a nearby lake and tried unsuccessfully to pawn some of the victim’s jewelry.

TERMINALLY ILL 7-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA BOY TO BECOME SUPERHERO FOR A DAY

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office will “deputize” Spencer Holt on Tuesday and give him a special assignment to conquer. The agency is getting some help from local high school drama students who will be stationed throughout the jail dressed as zombies.

JUDGE IN MISSING JACKSONVILLE TODDLER CASE STEPS DOWN

Circuit Judge Marianne Aho says she used to work for a law firm that’s representing a media company that opposes a defense motion to have a gag order in the case of the missing boy.

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