5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 28

SEX-OFFENDER ACCUSED OF TRYING TO ABDUCT GIRL AT AIRPORT

The family arrived from Argentina on Tuesday and the girl was walking toward a water fountain when police say 42-year-old Cuong Nguyen grabbed her wrist. She got away and ran to her mom. He was arrested and remains in jail.

6 TREATED FOR CARBON MONOXIDE IN ORLANDO

Police say a generator left running in a unit being renovated is to blame. A family of four went to the hospital after feeling ill. Doctors determined it was carbon monoxide and alerted fire officials, who evacuated the building. Two more were treated at the hospital.

VICTIM MENTAL HEALTH AN ISSUE IN FLORIDA POLICE KILLING

The lawyer for a Florida sheriff’s deputy charged with manslaughter in the 2013 shooting of a man carrying only an air rifle is seeking access to the dead man’s mental health records. A hearing is set Thursday in Broward County Circuit Court on the records issue.

FLORIDA SENDS DUMP TRUCKS TO HELP WASHINGTON SNOW REMOVAL

According to a statement Wednesday from Gov. Rick Scott’s office, 15 trucks have been dispatch north to help clear more than 20 inches of snow dumped on Washington by last weekend’s blizzard.

HEALTH CZAR TO VISIT FLORIDA AS INSURANCE DEADLINE NEARS

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell is planning Thursday to visit a West Palm Beach enrollment location along with the mayor and local officials. Sunday is the last day to buy health insurance to avoid paying a penalty of $695 or more when filing federal income taxes.

 

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