5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 21

LOCKHEED MARTIN LAUNCHES STATE’S LARGEST PRIVATE SOLAR-POWER PROJECT IN PINELLAS COUNTY

Lockheed Martin launched the project Tuesday. The 7,260 solar panels cover 151,400 square feet of the defense contractor’s parking lot and shade 534 vehicles.

BAY COUNTY PROPOSES MORE REGULATIONS INTENDED TO CRACKDOWN ON SPRING BREAK PARTYING AND CHAOS

The new proposals by Bay County Commissioners are in response to a shooting, alleged gang rape and other incidents that drew national attention during spring break 2015.

SOUTHERN WHITE RHINOCEROS BORN AT BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA; 20,000 LEFT IN WILD

The park announced that the female calf was born Friday. Officials say she is healthy and is currently being cared for by her mother, Kisiri, with human caregivers watching closely.

CLEARWATER POLICE STILL SEARCHING FOR DRIVER IN HIT-AND-RUN CASE

Two people vacationing from Chicago died in the Sunday night incident. Police are searching for a silver Mercedes-Benz SUV that they believe was involved in the crash.

TEEN SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS FOR KIDNAPPING, RAPING WOMAN

Xavier Cobas pleaded guilty on Tuesday. He was 17 when he hid behind a woman’s car in 2014 while she shopped at a South Florida drug store. Prosecutors say he attacked her when she returned to her car.

 

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