Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 5

WIFE OF FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR KILLED IN LONDON KNIFE RAMPAGE

A Somali-Norwegian teenager went on a knife rampage through London’s Russell Square, a hub for students and tourists, fatally stabbing an American woman from Florida and wounding five other people. Authorities identified the dead woman as 64-year-old Darlene Horton, wife of a Florida State University professor who had been teaching summer classes in London.

FUND FOR SURVIVORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF ORLANDO CLUB SHOOTING AT $23 MILLION

The administrator of a fund raised by donations for survivors and family members of the Florida nightclub shooting that left 49 dead says it now has $23 million. The exact amount each family will get is to be determined by how much is raised by next month, when the distribution starts.

CDC CHIEF SAYS SPRAYING IS KILLING MOSQUITOS IN ZIKA ZONE

The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says aerial spraying of the insecticide naled is killing many mosquitoes in a Miami neighborhood where the insects apparently transmitted Zika to 15 people. Dr. Tom Frieden says aerial spraying that began Thursday quickly killed adult mosquitoes that pesticides on the ground couldn’t reach.

FIRST OPA-LOCKA OFFICIAL CHARGED IN FBI CORRUPTION PROBE

The first government official has been charged in a wide-ranging FBI government corruption probe in the South Florida city of Opa-locka. Court documents show 44-year-old Gregory Harris was charged Thursday with conspiring with other officials to extort illegal payments from business owners seeking various licenses and permits.

HUSBAND CAN’T SAVE WIFE FROM TRAIN AFTER SHE TRIPPED ON TRACKS

Police in Florida say a husband failed in his frantic attempt to pull his wife off railroad tracks after she tripped, and she was killed by an oncoming train. Delray Beach police said Thursday that the couple was walking home after eating dinner at a nearby restaurant Wednesday night when they attempted to cross some railroad tracks.

 

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