5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 15

SMALL PLANE CRASHES INTO PALM BEACH COUNTY MOBILE HOMES, 2 CATCH FIRE

The NTSB confirmed Wednesday that the pilot and a woman on the ground died in the Tuesday evening crash at the mobile home park near West Palm Beach.

TEEN SENTENCED TO 7 MONTHS IN JAIL FOR SHOOTING DOG, TYING IT TO RAILROAD TRACKS

A Hillsborough County judge sentenced the 17-year-old boy on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty to animals, armed trespassing and being a minor in possession of a firearm. He’s already spent more than 6 months in jail and will get credit for time served.

FAMILY OF MAN ABOARD SUNKEN FREIGHTER FILES $100 MILLION LAWSUIT

An attorney for the family of Lonnie Jordan said the lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Jacksonville. Jordan was aboard the El Faro, a cargo ship that sunk in rolling seas whipped up by Hurricane Joaquin.

MAN GETS YEAR AND DAY IN PRISON FOR AIMING LASER POINTER AT TAMPA POLICE HELICOPTER

A judge sentenced 31-year-old Jeremy Wayne Sumpter on Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in March to one count of aiming a laser at an aircraft.

FLORIDA SUSPENDS FRESHMAN PLAYER AFTER ARREST ON FELONY CHARGES

The Gators announced the suspension of Deiondre Porter after he was arrested on four aggravated assault charges. He was one of the team’s top special teams players.

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