5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 25

TRIAL SET TO OPEN IN LAWSUIT FILED BY MAN SHOT BY DEPUTY

Opening statements are expected in the federal lawsuit filed by a young black man who was unarmed when he was shot and left paralyzed by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy.

DEPUTY CRASHES INTO CAR ON INTERSTATE 95

The Broward Sheriff’s deputy was traveling south in an unmarked car when he struck a vehicle that was stopped in the HOV lane early Monday. There was no word on injuries.

MAN GETS 12 YEARS FOR STEALING FROM BUSINESS

Prosecutors say 49-year-old Michael Barnes was sentenced Friday. He was accused of taking more than $20,000 from a Lakeland ophthalmology business where he served as an officer manager.

WOMAN KILLED AT SANFORD BAR

Deputies say 36-year-old Oceannette Hampton was fatally shot during a fight that broke out at the Cool Breeze Bar.

ORLANDO SOCCER TEAM SIGNS 10-YEAR DEAL WITH CITY

The Orlando City Soccer Club last week agreed to pay the city $18 million for the land on which the team is building a $155 million stadium.

 

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