5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 3

JURY SELECTION STARTS TO TEST MAN’S SELF-DEFENSE CLAIM IN FACEBOOK KILLER TRIAL

Jury selection was set to begin Tuesday for 33-year-old Derek Medina in the August 2013 killing of 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso. The trial was delayed a day for a hearing on evidence issues.

FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL SPORTS FRANCHISES MAKING ANOTHER PUSH FOR STATE MONEY DESPITE OPPOSITION

State officials said Monday that they had received requests to spend money on the stadiums used by the Miami Dolphins, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The state has also received a funding request from Daytona International Speedway.

AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE FOLLOWING REPORTS OF GUN AT SCHOOL BUS STOP

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports that students on a bus heading to Ray V. Pottorf Elementary School Friday morning reported seeing a student with a gun at their bus stop.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY NO. 1 SPOT IN NATION FOR FLIPPING HOMES TO BABY BOOMERS

Charlotte County was the No. 1 spot in the nation during the third quarter for flipping a house to someone from the baby boomer generation.

ATTORNEY: CLIENT CAN’T GET FAIR TRIAL IN CASE OF SLAIN GIRL

The attorney for a 59-year-old Jacksonville man wants his first-degree murder trial moved to Miami-Dade County, saying it will be difficult to seat a fair and impartial jury to hear the case.

 

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