5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 1

3RD TEEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH BOY’S FATAL SHOOTING

A Miami-Dade police report says 19-year-old Michael Tobler had an argument with the suspect thought to be the shooter shortly before a drive-by left 7-year-old Amiere Castro dead.

POLICE: CRUISE SHIP WORKER DIES IN ELEVATOR ACCIDENT

Miami-Dade police Det. Marjorie Eloi says 66-year-old Jose Sandoval Opazo of Liguria, Italy, died Sunday as a result of an apparent accident.

SPECIAL DELIVERY FOR NORTH FLORIDA WOMAN, FIREFIGHTERS

When a Citrus County Sheriff’s Fire Rescue crew arrived at a Citrus Springs home early Thursday morning, they found a woman already in labor. The woman was expecting twins, due in March. They were both born before arriving at the hospital.

‘RITUALISTIC SACRIFICE’ INVESTIGATED IN CHILD’S DEATH

Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen says the child’s 27-year-old mother, Egypt Moneeck Robinson, is suspected in the death. She faces a murder charge but hasn’t been booked into jail because she’s being treated for “self-inflicted” knife wounds. The boy’s body was found Tuesday night in the water behind their house near Panama City.

GIRL WHO SWALLOWED THUMBTACK RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL

Honesty Eads is resting at home following her release from UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. She was injured when she swallowed thumbtack Dec. 21 while she was at Precious Children Pre-School at Kingdom Christian Academy.

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