5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 7

BILLS TO ALLOW OPEN CARRY OF GUNS, BACKYARD GUN RANGES GET COMMITTEE APPROVAL

Under the proposals approved by the Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Tuesday, licensed gun owners would be allowed to openly carry their weapons in public.

BROWARD, PALM BEACH OFFICIALS MOVE FORWARD WITH CIVIL FINES FOR MARIJUANA POSSESSION

County commissioners in Broward and Palm Beach counties both gave preliminary approval Tuesday for ordinances that would allow law enforcement officers to issue civil citations instead of filing criminal charges against people carrying 20 grams or less of marijuana.

FORMER PERSONAL ASSISTANT CHARGED WITH FRAUDULENTLY SELLING MLB PITCHER BRONSON ARROYO’S YACHT

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports 38-year-old Anthony Acosta was arrested Monday in Tampa and charged with grand theft and forgery.

SUPREME COURT SUSPENDS JUDGE ACCUSED OF HITTING, BERATING LAWYER

Brevard County Judge John C. Murphy is suspended without pay until the end of his judicial discipline case and the court gave him 20 days to explain why he shouldn’t be removed from office.

WILDLIFE OFFICERS SET TRAP FOR BEAR THAT KILLED DOG

The bear also swiped at the dog’s owner as he tried to get back inside his Orange City home Tuesday night. The bear will be euthanized if captured.

 

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