5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 10

FLORIDA CITRUS FORECAST DROPS EVEN LOWER

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that the 2015-2016 orange crop forecast would be 69 million boxes.

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI STEM CELL INSTITUTE RECEIVES $25 MILLION DONATION

The gift from the Soffer Family Foundation will help the institute explore new cell-based therapies in cardiology, sports medicine, and aging-related frailty.

UCF PRESIDENT PITCHES IDEA FOR DOWNTOWN ORLANDO CAMPUS

President John Hitt pitched the idea to local leaders at the “President’s Focus on Excellence Breakfast” Wednesday, saying UCF would seek approval for the project from the Florida Board of Governors.

MIAMI ZOO TO REOPEN AFTER FLOODING

Communications director Ron Magill tells the Miami Herald officials feel confident the zoo will reopen its gates Thursday. He says only additional heavy rain would force another closure.

2 ARRESTED AFTER CHILDREN INGEST ACID-LIKE LIQUID

Police in the Florida Panhandle city of Milton arrested 24-year-old Amber Nicole Cooley and 27-year-old Kyle Joseph Cooley Wednesday on charges including child neglect with great bodily harm, manufacture of meth while child present and possession of drug equipment.

 

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