5 Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 31

2015 MULLET SEASON CATCH IS DOWN, POSSIBLY DUE TO UNSEASONABLY WARM WEATHER IN FLORIDA

This year, the mullet catch is about a third of the bounty of recent years. Many fishing crews that came to southwest Florida for the mullet season, roughly Thanksgiving to January, have gone home, tired of cruising the bays, waiting for fish to gather in nettable schools.

BATTERY-POWERED SUNPASS TRANSPONDERS TO STOP WORKING AFTER NEW YEAR BEGINS

SunPass has been transitioning to the slim portable transponder and mini sticker for years, and the battery-powered transponders will finally stop working after Thursday.

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY SOCCER PLAYER ACCUSED IN FATAL SHOOTING

A 19-year-old is accused of fatally shooting a Florida Atlantic University student at an off-campus apartment in Boca Raton. Police say 19-year-old Nicholas Max Acosta was shot twice Tuesday night in a third-floor apartment of a complex that houses students from FAU, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College.

ALLEGIANT AIR FLIGHT MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING

Officials say an Allegiant Air flight traveling from Orlando, Florida, to Bangor, Maine, was forced to make an emergency landing at a Rhode Island airport after passengers reported an abnormal smell.

TOP RANKED CLEMSON TAKES ON OKLAHOMA IN ORANGE BOWL

The Clemson Tigers are undefeated, and they’ve even beaten the law of averages. That adage about winning the turnover battle to win the game? It doesn’t apply where the Tigers are concerned. They’re a minus-two in turnover differential heading into Thursday night’s Orange Bowl national semifinal game against No. 4 Oklahoma.

 

Share and Like


Social Connections

Navarre Press

You must be logged in to post a comment Login