5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 16

SOUTH FLORIDA MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY SET HIS FATHER ON FIRE TURNS HIMSELF IN TO FACE CHARGES OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ARSON

Homestead Police Detective Fernando Morales says 38-year-old Tabias Rollins was injured in the fire he set Saturday after dousing his 64-year-old father in gasoline inside their home.

FEDERAL AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING A THREAT MADE AGAINST A MOSQUE IN ST. PETERSBURG

A volunteer and teacher at the mosque says he received a voicemail which threatened to “firebomb” the mosque and shoot people in the head, and the caller also referenced Friday’s attacks in Paris.

FLORIDA FOOD PANTRY SAYS ITS SHORT THOUSANDS OF TURKEY DONATIONS THIS YEAR

The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida said the community donated a total of 1,300 turkeys last year, but so far this year the food bank has only received 78 turkeys, along with 7,000 chickens from the USDA.

CENTRAL FLORIDA APARTMENT BUILDING CATCHES FIRE TWICE IN THE SAME DAY

Ocala Fire Rescue officials extinguished a minor fire Sunday morning that they believe started as an electrical fire, and they had to come back about five hours later as smoke billowed from one of the apartments.

MIAMI BOOK FAIR KICKS OF EIGHT-DAY EVENT HOSTING MORE THAN 600 AUTHORS.

The widely attended literary festival will include an appearance by punk poet Patti Smith, a reading by actors Paul Giamatti and David Strathairn and a talk by news veteran Ted Koppel about potential attacks on the nation’s power grids.

 

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