5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 5

RESCUERS SPOT DEBRIS AND OIL AS SEARCH GOES ON FOR SHIP LOST IN HURRICANE JOAQUIN

The 790-foot-long El Faro, which departed from Jacksonville on Sept. 29, has 33 crew members on board.

NEW PREVENTION MEASURES IMPLEMENTED AT PANHANDLE JAIL AFTER 3 INMATE SUICIDES

Escambia County officials say they’ve made several changes to jail procedures to be as “suicide-proof” as possible.

CLOSING ARGUMENTS EXPECTED IN TRIAL OF OFFICER ACCUSED OF RAPING WOMAN ON HOOD OF PATROL CAR

Attorneys for 36-year-old Stephen Maiorino, a former officer with the Boynton Beach Police, say the sex was consensual.

EX-SWISS BANKER TO BE SENTENCED FOR CONSPIRACY; COULD AVOID JAIL IN TAX EVASION CASE

Prosecutors have asked that Hansruedi Schumacher receive five years’ probation in the long-running tax case.

14-YEAR-OLD SURFER BITTEN ON HAND IN ATLANTIC WATERS OFF FLORIDA, HOSPITALIZED

After suffering “significant lacerations” in the attack, officials say the boy punched the shark and returned to shore.

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