5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 13

3RD DAY OF TRIAL FOR MAN WHO CLAIMS SELF-DEFENSE IN FACEBOOK PHOTO KILLING OF WIFE

The testimony Friday in the trial of 33-year-old Derek Medina is likely to focus on forensic evidence and police crime scene experts. Medina faces a maximum life prison sentence if convicted of murder in the August 2013 killing of 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso.

FUNERAL SERVICE SET FOR 11-YEAR-OLD BRADENTON GIRL FOUND IN RELATIVE’S FREEZER

Janiya Thomas will be laid to rest on Saturday. An obituary lists Oct. 18 as the day Janiya died. It’s the same day her body was found in a padlocked freezer at her great-aunt and great-grandmother’s house.

BABY SOUTHERN WHITE RHINOCEROS JOINS HERD AT BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA; NAMED NYOTA BY FACEBOOK POLL

Assistant curator Jason Green says the month-old female is exploring her new environment and developing as expected. Nyota’s mother, Kasiri, has had two successful births previously.

UNION WORKING TO GET OFFICER’S JOB BACK AFTER FATAL SHOOTING

Union officials aren’t giving up on a fired Palm Beach Gardens police officer who fatally shot a man alongside Interstate 95 last month. They are trying to find a way to get his job back.

OFFICIALS PUTTING FENCES AROUND TRAIN TRACK AFTER CRASHES

The Florida Department of Transportation says it’s planning to install fences around about four miles of train tracks in central Florida following two recent fatal crashes.

 

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