5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 4

DOZEN MEN CHARGED IN THEFT OF UNDERGROUND COPPER CABLE WORTH $500,000

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Miami-Dade prosecutors said Tuesday that the thefts connected to the ring were reported in the Miami area, Broward County and Volusia County.

MAN WHOSE FAMILY WAS KILLED BY SEMI IN JACKSONVILLE FILES $10 MILLION WRONGFUL DEATH SUIT

The SUV Dexter Culclager’s family had been traveling in broke down on a Jacksonville bridge last March before a Peterbilt truck smashed into them, killing his wife, 36-year-old Yakel Culclager, and her three children, ages 6-to-18.

2 DOGS DEAD FROM APPARENT SMOKE INHALATION AFTER HOUSE FIRE

Volusia County Fire Services reports that firefighters responded to the DeLand home around noon Tuesday.

COLLEGE OWNER CHARGED WITH BUNDLING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

The majority owner of Dade Medical College has turned himself in to authorities on charges that he illegally bundled more than $159,000 in contributions to politicians. Ernesto Perez last week announced the closure of six campuses of the for-profit college due to mounting debt.

3-YEAR-OLD CHILD RECOVERING AFTER SHOOTING SELF IN HEAD

A South Florida child can now walk and talk after undergoing surgery. The child shot himself between the eyes with a gun he found at home in August.

 

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