5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 4

BILLS SEEK TO SET HIGHER THRESHOLD FOR PROPERTY SEIZURE

Rep. Matt Caldwell and Sen. Jeff Brandes filed bills Thursday that would require an arrest before property can be seized and a conviction before law enforcement agencies can keep it.

FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY NAMING CAMPUS AFTER LAWMAKER

The university’s Board of Trustees voted 9-0 Wednesday to name the campus the John David “JD” Alexander Campus.

PROMINENT CPA FACES SENTENCE IN $3.6M TAX REFUND FRAUD

A Fort Lauderdale federal judge imposed the sentence Thursday on 61-year-old Pamella B. Watson of Davie, who pleaded guilty previously to wire fraud.

WILDLIFE OFFICERS FATALLY SHOOT 9-FOOT-LONG GREEN ANACONDA

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received a report about the non-native snake Monday evening. FWC spokesman Lenny Salberg says officers tried to capture the snake but ended up shooting it when it tried to escape.

SUSPECT SHOT DURING HOME INVASION

Winter Park police Sgt. Frank Cowart says officers responded to burglary call shortly after noon Thursday. Officials say a suspect vehicle later crashed in Maitland, and three men tried to flee on foot. Officers arrested a suspect who was suffering from a gunshot wound, but the other two escaped.

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