5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 21

UNION PRESIDENT SAYS MIAMI OFFICER STABBED IN FACE

The incident occurred early Thursday at the Magic City Casino. The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment. There was no word on what led to the stabbing.

ARRESTS MADE IN 2 COLD CASE HOMICIDES IN LAKELAND

Two years ago, Lakeland police had 38 unsolved homicides on the books. In an effort to reduce that number, the first LPD cold-case team was formed. Since then, the team has spent countless hours digging through musty cardboard boxes full of photos and faded reports.

MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING PUPPY NOW FACES PROSECUTION

The Third District Court of Appeal on Wednesday overturned a Miami-Dade judge who previously ruled that police illegally seized the beagle puppy’s remains from a veterinarian’s clinic.

MORE THAN 1.6 MILLION FLORIDIANS GETTING OBAMACARE

Officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that Floridians represent a little more than a sixth of the 8.8 million Americans nationwide who have signed up or had their coverage renewed.

GUIDE DOG RETURNS TO WORK AFTER ATTACK BY 3 OTHER DOGS

Richard Draper, who is legally blind, says he couldn’t be happier to have Andie back as his guide. Draper was out walking with Andie on Jan. 4 when witnesses say three pit bulls attacked the yellow Lab. A neighbor walking his own golden retriever saw the attack and attempted to help Draper and Andie get away.

 

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