5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 26

STATE ENDS BEAR HUNT AFTER 2 DAYS

A higher-than-expected number of bears were killed during the first two days of Florida’s controversial bear hunt. Wildlife officials say 295 bears were killed, nearing the official limit.

FLORIDA DAD PINNED UNDER VAN, KILLED AS TWO YOUNG CHILDREN WATCH

Tampa Police say Maurice Savalas Harris, 40, and his two kids were walking near St. Joseph’s Hospital property on Sunday when two cars collided and jumped the car, hitting him.

MAN KILLED IN BRAWL AT FLORIDA STRIP CLUB

Authorities say a man who tried to help his friend during a fight at a Tampa strip club and hit a staffer there died after several other strip club employees also jumped into the fray.

UCF WORKING WITH DCF TO TRAIN NEXT GENERATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS

The University of Central Florida will implement a $5.3 million contract to train social work students at 14 colleges and universities across Florida who would then become child protective investigators and case managers

COPS SAY CAR THIEF DROWNS IN RIVER

The suspect jumped in the river to elude deputies after they spotted a stolen car in Jacksonville on Sunday.

 

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