Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 9

WEATHER FORECAST CALLED FOR STORM-FORCE WINDS

The National Weather Service says its Ocean Prediction Center was alerting for a strong storm four days in advance of a cruise ship running into trouble in the Atlantic. Weather service spokeswoman Susan Buchanan says the forecast for the Hatteras Canyon to Cape Fear area called for storm-force winds as early as Wednesday morning, with winds for Sunday expected to be around 60 miles per hour and seas to 20 feet.

PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS SET UP UNDER CASEY ANTHONY’S NAME

Documents filed with the Florida Division of Corporations show that Case Photography, LLC was established last November. An address listed for the business is the West Palm Beach home of Patrick McKenna, a private investigator with ties to Anthony.

LGBT ANTI-DISCRIMINATION BILL LIVES, BARELY, FOR ANOTHER DAY

The Senate Judiciary voted 5-5 Monday on the bill to give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people protection against discrimination. The tie would have killed the bill, but a procedural move was used to keep it alive. It will be considered again Tuesday.

GLASS ART BY DALE CHIHULY STOLEN IN ST. PETERSBURG

Police say staff at the Chihuly Gallery in downtown St. Petersburg noticed the piece was missing Monday morning. Staff members think it was stolen sometime Sunday when the gallery was open to the public. The piece is called “Cobalt and Lavender Piccolo Venetian with Gilded Handles.”

MLB PLAYER DELMON YOUNG CHARGED WITH ATTACKING ATTENDANT

A police report says the former Baltimore Oriole and current free agent grabbed the attendant’s neck and called him a “stupid Cuban” Sunday night. The attendant told police he had refused to let Young on an elevator to a club at the Viceroy Miami, because the club was closed. The report says Young left the area for a short time but then returned and attacked the attendant again.

 

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