POLICE: HUMAN REMAINS IN GATOR’S STOMACH
Lakeland police spokesman Gary Gross said Wednesday that the remains found inside the alligator during a necropsy matched the body found in its mouth Tuesday. Gross says detectives still don’t know if the unidentified man drowned or was killed by the gator. His body was decomposed, indicating he had been in the water a couple of days or longer.
FLORIDA GOV. RICK SCOTT BIG EASY BOUND AS HE BASHES LOUISIANA GOVERNOR
Scott heads next week to Baton Rouge and New Orleans, where he will try to convince business owners that they should leave Louisiana because Gov. John Bel Edwards is proposing tax hikes to solve the state’s budget woes.
DEPUTIES: MAN CAUGHT ON VIDEO TRYING TO ABDUCT TEEN GIRL
Citrus County deputies tell news outlets that 30-year-old Craig Bonello is facing charges of child abuse and kidnapping after he tried to drag the 13-year-old girl out of a Dollar General Store in Hernando on Tuesday. Authorities say the store manager alerted an off-duty deputy outside the store and the deputy blocked Bonello’s car and arrested him.
MAN RESENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR BRITISH TOURIST SLAYINGS
A Sarasota County judge re-sentenced Shawn Tyson on Wednesday to two consecutive life terms. Tyson was 16 when he fatally shot 25-year-old James Cooper and 24-year-old James Kouzaris. They had wandered into north Sarasota after a night of drinking downtown, a crime that attracted extensive media coverage in Britain.
POLICE SHOOT MAN WHO CALLED 911 TO SAY HE KILLED WIFE
Hollywood police Chief Thomas Sanchez is quoted by the SunSentinel (http://bit.ly/1sw1YL8 ) as saying the man started acting erratically when police responded to his 911 call Wednesday, and that he confronted two officers before they shot him. He was brought to the hospital, but his condition was not immediately known.