Five Things to Know in Florida for May 24

FLORIDA POLICE SAY OFFICER SHOT MAN AFTER CAR CHASE

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Chief Chris Butler said at a news conference on Monday that Officer T.L. Landreville fired several shots after 22-year-old Vernell Bing refused to obey commands to stay in the car. Butler says Bing was shot once in the head. He said he’s on life support but has no brain activity. Butler says police spotted Bing on Sunday night driving a car used in a shooting in April. Butler says Bing refused to stop.

SANDERS BACKING BRINGS BIG DOLLARS TO DNC CHAIR’S CHALLENGER

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is literally getting a run for her money by her South Florida primary opponent, thanks to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Tim Canova, a university law professor running his first political campaign, announced Monday that he raised more than $250,000 after Sanders endorsed his campaign over the weekend.

NO SETTLEMENT YET IN RICH FINANCIER TEEN SEX CASE

Federal prosecutors and attorneys talked privately for several hours Monday in a West Palm Beach courtroom and will return to continue discussions June 28. The women known as Jane Does 1 and 2 claim they were improperly left in the dark about a non-prosecution agreement reached between the Justice Department and financier Jeffrey Epstein. They have sought to reopen the case.

POLICE HELP SAVE PUPPY STOLEN FROM ORLANDO PET SHOP

The Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix puppy was taken from The Puppy Shop on Sunday. Police spokeswoman Michelle Guido says three teenagers walked into the store, nabbed the dog from its pen and then ran away. Officers searched the area before finding one of the suspects, a 16-year-old girl, hiding in a yard with the puppy. Guido says a second suspect, a 16-year-old boy, was also found and arrested. The third suspect remains on the loose.

SANFORD BURNHAM TAKES WITHDRAWAL PROPOSAL TO GOVERNOR

Officials with Sanford Burnham Prebys said in a statement released Monday that having its Orlando campus incorporated into the University of Florida will allow jobs and research to be preserved at the Orlando campus if it pulls out of central Florida. The statement says Sanford Burnham officials are optimistic government officials will see the benefits of their proposal.

 

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