Five Things to Know in Florida for June 3

POLICE: KILLING OF PROFESSOR LINKED TO DIVORCE

The shooting of a Florida State University law professor in his upscale neighborhood two years ago was part of a murder-for-hire scheme that may have been set in motion by a bitter divorce between Daniel Markel and his ex-wife, according to court records released Thursday.

POLICE UNION DEFENDS EX-OFFICER IN BLACK MUSICIAN’S DEATH

Former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja has been charged with manslaughter and attempted murder in the Oct. 18 death of Corey Jones. Raja’s bail was set at $250,000 during his first court appearance Thursday.

NEW TRIAL FOR MIAMI HEAT FAN MISTAKEN FOR BANK ROBBER

In ordering the new trial on Thursday the Florida Supreme Court agreed that Bank of America was negligent for not calling off an alarm before a customer was kicked in the head by a police officer, it said it couldn’t uphold the original $3.3 million jury award because there were mistakes made during jury instructions.

ALLEGIANT FLIGHT MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN ST. PETE

An Allegiant Air flight heading to New Windsor, New York, made an emergency landing shortly after taking off from St. Pete-Clearwater Airport after the crew discovered a mechanical issue with the plane.

FOUL PLAY POSSIBLE IN DISAPPEARANCE OF SOUTH FLORIDA WOMAN, DAUGHTER

Authorities say 43-year-old Liliana Moreno and her 9-year-old daughter Daniela haven’t been heard from in days. The search for the pair led investigators to a Miami-area warehouse on Wednesday. The search continued Thursday.

 

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