5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 3

PROMINENT JAMAICAN-AMERICAN CPA FACES SENTENCING IN $3.4 MILLION TAX REFUND FRAUD SCHEME

A Fort Lauderdale federal judge is scheduled Thursday to sentence Pamella B. Watson of Davie on a wire fraud charge. Watson likely faces about 6 ½ years behind bars under sentencing guidelines.

POLK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS QUESTION LIMITS ON PET PIGS IN SUBURBAN AREAS

The commission debated this week whether to add pigs to the list of farm animals that are restricted in residential areas. Under the proposed ordinance, pigs must be kept at least 50 feet from the property line, which is similar to restrictions that already apply to chickens.

WOMAN ACCIDENTALLY RUNS OVER COUSIN

Police say the woman was sitting in her SUV in a Coral Springs bank parking lot when she accidentally hit the gas and ran over her cousin who had been running errands.

CONSTRUCTION WORKER KILLED AT MIAMI CONDOMINIUM

Fire officials say a 29-year-old construction worker died when a piece of machinery that was being hoisted by a crane fell onto him as he stood on the 37th floor of a condominium building under construction in Miami.

FORMER PILL MILL KINGPIN GETS PRISON TIME

Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Joseph Marx sentenced 35-year-old Jeff George with the maximum possible term Wednesday in a plea deal concerning second-degree murder and drug trafficking charges.

 

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