5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 16

STATE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER WILL TESTIFY ABOUT FLORIDA POLITICAL MAP

Sen. Bill Galvano was in charge of the Senate committee that was responsible for drawing up a map for state Senate districts. The Bradenton Republican is scheduled to appear in a Tallahassee courtroom on Wednesday to answer questions about the effort.

MOBILE HOME PARK REACHES DISCRIMINATION SETTLEMENT WITH DOJ

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said that Southwind Village had agreed to pay $60,000 to resolve allegations it had violated the Fair Housing Act. Of the settlement money, $35,000 will be used to compensate victims of the discrimination, and $25,000 will pay a civil penalty to the government.

NATIONAL AIRLINES LAUNCHES PASSENGER SERVICE WITH FLIGHT FROM ORLANDO TO SAN JUAN

National Airlines’ inaugural passenger flight is set for Wednesday from Orlando Sanford International Airport to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan.

POLICE SEARCH FOR OWNERS OF PIT BULL THAT KILLED BLACK SWAN NESTING NEAR LAKE

Witnesses told Lakeland police that a gray pit bull with a blue nose attacked and killed a black nesting swan near Lake Morton on Dec. 7. The two suspects then fled south with the dog.

POLICE: TEEN FATALLY SHOT IN ST. PETE

Police say one teenager is dead following a “verbal” confrontation with another teen in St. Petersburg.

 

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