Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 3

POLICE: MAN STABS WIFE DURING ARGUMENT OVER PEELING MANGOES

Uriel Bradshaw was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated battery with a weapon. An arrest report says Bradshaw was eating mangoes in a bedroom of the couple’s West Palm Beach home. His 65-year-old wife became irritated when she saw he was putting pieces of the mangoes on the floor.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE LOOKS FOR PARENTS OF ABANDONED NEWBORN

Media outlets report the baby was found Friday on the back porch of an apartment near Orlando. Doctors estimated the infant had been born just hours before. Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies released photos of the infant Monday. Spokeswoman Jane Watrel says investigators hope pictures of the baby will help them find the infant’s mother.

PARTS OF ILLEGALLY SLAUGHTERED HORSE FOUND IN FLORIDA

Investigator Richard Couto of the Animal Recovery Mission tells local news outlets that investigators from the group found the horse’s body early Sunday off a dirt road in Homestead. Couto estimates that about 90 percent of the horse had been removed. Parts of the horse were found scattered in the grass. Miami-Dade police’s agricultural unit will investigate the incident, although it’s a difficult crime to prosecute.

FLORIDA REPUBLICANS DISAGREE WITH TRUMP, BUT STILL BACK HIM

Jeff Atwater, one of three statewide elected Republicans on the Florida Cabinet, said Tuesday that it was “hard” to support Trump based on his comments but that he still considered him a better candidate than Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Attorney General Pam Bondi said she would have never said anything about Ghazala Khan’s decision to remain silent during an appearance with her husband at the Democratic National Convention.

MAN JUMPS OFF BOAT, HIDES IN WATER TO EVADE AUTHORITIES

The incident happened early Tuesday near Shephard’s Beach Resort in Clearwater. A spokesman for Clearwater police said in a news release that the intoxicated man tried to hide in a channel known for dangerous currents when a Clearwater Fire and Rescue crew tried to pick him up. He was eventually captured and taken to the Pinellas County Jail.

 

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