Five Things to Know in Florida for May 3

HULK HOGAN SEEKS REMATCH WITH GAWKER, SUES OVER TRANSCRIPT

Hogan’s new lawsuit Monday comes on the heels of winning a $140 million verdict against Gawker after it posted a video of him having sex with his then-best friend’s wife. The three-week trial was a lurid inside look at the business of celebrity gossip and a debate over newsworthiness versus celebrity privacy.

OFFICIALS: FBI THWARTS PLOT AGAINST FLORIDA JEWISH CENTER

James Medina made his initial appearance in federal court Monday following his arrest last week in the alleged plot against the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, which includes a synagogue, school and meeting halls. Medina is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, which carries a potential life prison sentence.

FAULTY TIRE LIKELY CAUSE OF FLORIDA CRASH THAT KILLED 6

The Florida Highway Patrol says the driver and her 11-year-old daughter are in serious condition after the Saturday night crash. Sgt. Mark Wysocky says in a news release that 33-year-old Heidi Solis-Perez’s 2001 Mercury Villager veered into a concrete barrier and then bounced into the path of an SUV.

CRUISE SHIP STOMACH BUG: CDC INVESTIGATES AFTER 97 FALL SICK

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 92 passengers and 5 crew members reported falling ill. The ship had almost 2,700 passengers and almost 1,000 crew members. It left Miami last Wednesday and returned Sunday after going to the Bahamas.

ORLANDO COPS ON LEAVE DURING FATAL SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

Officers repeatedly told Charlin Charles to put down the gun, but he raised it and two officers fired at him, according to a police report. A single officer arrived first at the scene early Sunday in response to a report that Charles was walking up and down a busy street carrying a firearm. The officer then called for backup. The gun ended up being a “simulated” gun.

 

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