5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 19

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

COPS SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTS AFTER SHOOTING AFTER ZOMBICON LEAVES 1 DEAD, 5 INJURED

Saturday night’s shooting happened just 15 minutes before the event was scheduled to officially end and created a chaotic scene that sent throngs of zombie-dressed revelers running through the streets.

PHOTO OF YOUNG MOM WITH BREAST CANCER BREASTFEEDING BABY GOES VIRAL

The response to the moving black and white photo of a bald-headed Sarah Whitney breastfeeding her son with her only remaining breast prompted dozens of women to donate their own breast milk to her.

GOV RICK SCOTT ASKING FOR MONEY TO CREATE PAID SUMMER RESIDENCY PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS

Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants the Legislature to carve out $1 million to create a paid summer residency program for teachers in science, technology, engineering and math.

OFFICIALS DEBATE FERRY THAT WOULD LINK TAMPA BAY AND ST. PETE

The Tampa mayor is working with a ferry promoter on a plan to run a ferry service between the downtowns of Tampa and St. Petersburg through the winter months and the city is considering using some of the money received from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement to help fund it.

ORLANDO OFFICER GETS REPRIMAND FOR HITTING MAN ON BIKE

The officer ran through a stop sign on July 6, hitting and injuring a 90-year-old man on a bicycle as he was in a crosswalk at an Orlando intersection.

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