5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 23

MIAMI AREA MAN DIES AFTER SHOOTING SELF WHILE ON A VIDEO CALL

Police say the 43-year-old man was showing a relative the proper way to clean a gun during a video call when he accidentally shot himself in the chest and died.

TAMPA-BASED SYNTHETIC CADAVER COMPANY GIVES EMPLOYEES $1.5 MILLION IN STOCK OPTIONS

The Tampa company makes synthetic cadavers, which have all of the organs, muscles and bones of a human cadaver. They are used worldwide at hospitals and at universities and community colleges teaching anatomy.

MAN GETS LIFE FOR SHOOTING AT SWAT TEAM DURING STANDOFF

A Marion County judge sentenced 36-year-old Dustin Heathman on Tuesday following last week’s verdict. Heathman read a letter saying he is innocent of the charges and that he never tried to kill anyone.

GIRL SWALLOWED THUMBTACK AT DAY CARE CENTER

A 3-year-old girl is in serious condition after swallowing a thumbtack in a classroom at Kingdom Christian Academy in Ocala. The girl is recovering in a Gainesville hospital.

FLORIDA PANTHERS BEAT SENATORS IN SHOOTOUT

Aleksander Barkov is making a habit of producing in shootouts. He scored the clinching goal in the tiebreaker Tuesday night to lift the streaking Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators.

 

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