5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 30

5 KILLED IN CRASH NEAR MIAMI

Troopers say a woman driving a pickup truck the wrong way on I-95’s express lanes struck several cars, killing four in one vehicle. The wrong way driver also died in the crash early Wednesday.

SHERIFF’S DEPUTY INVOLVED IN SHOOTING NEAR ST. PETERSBURG

The shooting happened early Wednesday in Madeira Beach. Officials say it occurred during a traffic stop.

OPEN GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG GROUP ANNOUNCES ANNUAL AWARD

The First Amendment Foundation said Tuesday it is giving its 2015 open government award to Barbara Jeffords Lemley of Lake City and Columbia County Observer publisher Stew Lilker.

POLICE: MAN DROPS OFF HEROIN HIDDEN IN BURRITO AT HOSPITAL

Bradenton police say the man handed the Blake Medical Center employee a bag of food he said was for a particular patient. When the employee checked the food inside the bag, a syringe was found hidden inside a burrito.

FORMER NFL PLAYER SUES OVER CITY RESTRICTIONS ON BIKINI BARS

Laveranues Coles filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court in Jacksonville. Coles is asking a judge to overturn the city’s rules governing bikini bars and other similar businesses.

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