Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 15

GAWKER MEDIA FOUNDER ON STAND IN HOGAN CASE

Testimony in the Hulk Hogan sex video trial ended for the day with Gawker Media founder Nick Denton on the witness stand. On Monday, Denton spoke about his rise in the publishing world and how he founded Gawker. Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million for posting an edited video of Hogan having sex with his then-best friend’s wife.

FLORIDA SET TO PICK ITS NOMINEES FOR PRESIDENT

For Republicans, it’s a winner-take-all battle for 99 delegates that could kill favorite son Marco Rubio’s dream to be president while propelling businessman Donald Trump closer to the GOP nomination. Democrats will award delegates on a proportional basis.

MAN WHO FLED TO CUBA PLEADS GUILTY TO ESCAPE, GUN CHARGES

Court records say Shawn Michael Wegmann signed agreements last week to plead guilty to charges of being a felon in possession of firearms and possession of stolen firearms and to a charge of failure to appear after pre-trial release.

TODD PALIN INJURED IN AK SNOWMOBILE ACCIDENT; HOSPITALIZED

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says that Sarah Palin is returning home to be with her husband. She had been scheduled to appear on Trump’s behalf at an event in Florida ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday.

JUDGE ORDERS FORMER DEEP-SEA TREASURE HUNTER TO STAY IN JAIL

Defendant Tommy Thompson has been held in contempt of court since mid-December when Judge Algenon Marbley found Thompson violated a plea deal by refusing to respond. Marbley said Monday that he hoped Thompson would have an “epiphany” about the coins and other assets connected to the recovery of the SS Central America, which sank off the coast of South Carolina in 1857.

 

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