5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 26

COAST GUARD RESCUES 13 FROM SINKING SHIP

The Coast Guard responded Monday night after getting a call that a yacht was taking on water off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The boat will be towed to shore.

LAWSUIT AGAINST DEPUTY WHO SHOT UNARMED MAN SET TO BEGIN

Opening statements are scheduled Tuesday in the federal lawsuit filed by 22-year-old Dontrell Stephens against Palm Beach County Deputy Adams Lin and the sheriff’s office.

SUNDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO BUY HEALTH INSURANCE TO AVOID FINE

Federal health officials say 90 percent of Florida consumers who signed-up were eligible for financial assistance to lower their monthly premiums.

8 PLEAD GUILTY IN SYNTHETIC DRUG RING

Jorge Ramon Hernandez and seven others pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to traffic drugs. Authorities say Hernandez, who spearheaded the ring, faces up to 15 years behind bars for importing the party drug Molly from Chinese chemical labs.

DEPUTIES: MAN SHOOTS, KILLS DOGS

Authorities say a Palm Springs man is accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend’s father’s two dogs and then burying them in the man’s backyard.

 

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