Five Things to Know in Florida for June 23

OFFICIALS BELIEVE THEY’VE CAPTURED ALLIGATOR THAT KILLED BOY AT DISNEY WORLD

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release Wednesday that it has suspended alligator trapping activities in the area. The release says officials have based their conclusions on expert analyses and observations by staff with extensive experience in investigating fatal alligator bites. A total of six alligators were removed.

OFFICIALS: DEPUTY FATALLY SHOOTS MAN ARMED WITH LARGE KNIVES

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports that the man’s wife and 15-year-old daughter had been staying at a safe house after a sexual assault investigation. Escorted by two deputies, the wife had returned to the home to pick up some belongings. The deputies repeatedly ordered the man to drop the knives, but he refused.

OWNER HOPES TO SHOW ‘PULSE IS ALIVE’ WITH STREET PARTY

Pulse owner Barbara Poma is hosting the block party Thursday evening in a neighborhood in downtown Orlando. The party will have a Latin theme, since it was “Latin night” at Pulse on June 12, when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. In addition to those killed, another 53 patrons were wounded.

PANTHER KILLED BY VEHICLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 6-month-old female cat’s body was found last week in a rural area of Collier County. The remains will be taken to a Gainesville facility for a necropsy. A total of 26 Florida panthers have been found dead in 2016, with 21 road fatalities.

TROOPERS: 3 DEAD IN 1-CAR CRASH IN SOUTH FLORIDA

The crash happened early Wednesday in Coral Springs, which is a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky tells local media that the driver of a southbound car apparently lost control of the vehicle and drove into the grassy median before hitting a concrete barrier wall.

 

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