5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 13

NEW TRIAL FOR WOMAN ACCUSED OF LURING EX TO HIS DEATH IS UNDERWAY IN OCALA

Nineteen-year-old Amber Wright is among a group charged in the killing of 15-year-old Seath Jackson in 2011. Prosecutors say Wright lured Jackson to a house where he was beaten and shot multiple times. His body was then burned in backyard fire pit.

FLORIDA LOTTERY WARNS ABOUT ONLINE POWERBALL SCAM

Lottery officials sent say a website calling itself USA POWERBALL Syndicate is offering shares of tickets that are purchased as a group with the winnings paid out equally for every share. Powerball tickets can only be purchased at authorized retailers and not by phone, Internet or mail.

FLORIDA’S ORANGE CROP REMAINS UNCHANGED, GRAPEFRUIT DROPS

Federal agricultural officials say Florida is forecast to produce 69 million boxes of oranges this growing season, a figure unchanged from December, but the grapefruit estimate dropped to 10.8 million boxes from 11.5 million boxes in December.

4 REHABILITATED MANATEES TO BE RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release that staff members are releasing three manatees in Brevard County on Wednesday morning and a fourth in Martin County in the afternoon.

2ND ARREST MADE IN FATAL SHOOTING OF FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY STUDENT AT OFF-CAMPUS APARTMENT

Rodrick Demetrius Woods faces first-degree murder and robbery charges in the death of 19-year-old Nicholas Max Acosta. An FAU soccer player also faces first-degree murder and robbery charges in the shooting.

 

Share and Like


Social Connections

Navarre Press

You must be logged in to post a comment Login