5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 15

VOLUSIA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY BUSTED GIFT-CARD RING THAT TARGETED BIG BOX STORES

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that they had made 18 arrests during four raids on Monday in order to dismantle the operations of two Cash for Gift Cards businesses in Daytona Beach and Deltona. Deputies say the operation made $2 million in less than a year.

2 NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES EYED OFF FLORIDA AS THE RARE CREATURES’ CALVING SEASON BEGINS

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s aerial survey team reported seeing the whale and her calf near Ponte Vedra last week. Marineland’s right whale project program coordinator Joy Hampp says the endangered whale’s calving season begins in December and lasts through March.

SOUTH FLORIDA ISLAMIC SCHOOL, MOSQUE THREATENED

Authorities in South Florida are investigating two separate incidents in which an Islamic school was spray pained and a mosque received an email vowing to kill all Muslims.

WOMAN ACCUSED OF DEFRAUDING CLIENTS

Authorities have arrested a businesswoman accused of intentionally misappropriating thousands in real estate escrow funds.

DOLPHINS LOSE TO NEW YORK GIANTS ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

With the score tied in the fourth quarter, Odell Beckham Jr. somehow slipped 5 yards behind the secondary. That turned out to be the winning margin for the New York Giants and mathematically eliminated the Dolphins from playoff contention for the seventh consecutive season.

 

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