Five Things to Know in Florida for June 7

LAWYER: MAN LOSES EYE AFTER BEING STUNNED IN FACE BY POLICE

Miami Beach attorney Michael Grieco says Gustavo Castano had nothing to do with the disappearance of 43-year-old Liliana Moreno and 9-year-old Daniela Moreno. Miami-Dade detectives began searching for the two last week after relatives from Colombia reported they hadn’t heard from them for several days.

POWER OUTAGES, FLOODING IN FLORIDA DUE TO TROPICAL STORM COLIN

Residents filled sandbags, schools closed early and graduation ceremonies were postponed as Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency. The National Hurricane Center said Colin marked the earliest that a third named storm has ever formed in the Atlantic basin.

POLICE FATALLY SHOOT MAN SUSPECTED OF KILLING 2 OTHERS

Cape Coral police said in a news release that officers responding to a shooting call Sunday evening found the motorcyclist dead along a roadway. While working that scene, a second call came in about a shooting at a nearby convenience store. There, officers found one person dead. Another person there had injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

MOTHER, CHILD IDENTIFIED AS 2 FOUND DEAD IN HAZMAT INCIDENT ON FLORIDA TURNPIKE

Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Twis Lizasuain told local media outlets that Latifa Lincoln, 46, and Maksmilla Lincoln were found inside their SUV near mile marker 224 on Thursday afternoon. The vehicle had an unknown hazardous substance inside that also caused two sheriff’s deputies and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper to be hospitalized after making contact with it, Lizasuain said.

JOKES ASIDE, RENAMING FLORIDA’S LAKE HORNEY GETTING THORNY

Resident Barry Zimmerman, frustrated with salacious jokes connecting Lake Horney with its unfortunate homophone, petitioned the U.S Board of Geographic Names to rename it in honor of Alfred Lodwick. Lodwick was an aviation pioneer who built a military pilot training program in Lakeland during World War II.

 

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