5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 18

2 MEN RESCUED FROM GULF OF MEXICO

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two men from their boat after it started taking on water about 30 nautical miles off the Florida Keys on Sunday.

FLORIDA RESCUE GROUPS SAVE GOLDEN RETRIEVERS FROM TURKEY, BRING THEM TO US

The dogs used to be a status symbol in Turkey, but only puppies are considered valuable. Rescue groups say government officials in Turkey bury the animals alive in mass graves, poison them or leave them to fend for themselves.

GOV. RICK SCOTT TOURS AREA WHERE TORNADO KILLED 2

Severe weather sparked a pair of tornadoes that ripped through central Florida before dawn Sunday. A couple was killed and their son and four grandchildren were injured when one of the twisters destroyed their mobile home in the community of Duette.

MINOR LEAGUE HOCKEY PLAYER FACING ARSON CHARGES

Justin Agosta, a Florida Everblades hockey player, was arrested Dec. 30 after he bought gasoline and burned love letter from his girlfriend and the blaze quickly got out of hand outside his apartment.

UNIVERSITY, SCHOOLS WORK TO TREAT CONCUSSIONS

Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the University of Miami are working together to prevent and treat concussions among student athletes. The two are working to catalog and treat concussions in every public high school and for every sport.

 

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