Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 10

FLORIDA DEPUTIES FATALLY SHOOT MAN ARMED WITH BB GUN

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Larry McKinnon says in a news release that at least four deputies responded Tuesday night to the Windwood Oaks Apartments after 911 calls about man screaming and waiving a gun.

FLORIDA REPORTS FIRST CASE OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED ZIKA VIRUS

Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong’s office announced Wednesday that two new cases of Zika had been confirmed in Polk County. Officials say one case was travel-related and in the other case, the virus was sexually transmitted from an individual who had been traveling outside the country.

BILL AIMED AT CUTTING PUBLIC CORRUPTION GOES TO GOV. RICK SCOTT

The state Senate passed the bill by unanimous vote Wednesday. It’s a smaller, less comprehensive version of an omnibus anti-corruption bill pushed by Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, which died in committee.

FLORIDA SUBSTITUTE TEACHER ARRESTED FOR BEING DRUNK IN CLASS

Sanford police say 52-year-old Holly Joel faces charges of disorderly intoxication, child neglect and disturbing the peace.

FLORIDA LEGISLATURE SENDS 3 TAX PROPOSALS TO VOTERS

The Florida Legislature on Wednesday approved three amendments for the ballot. The amendments must receive a yes vote from at least 60 percent of voters in order to pass.

 

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