Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 31

FLORIDA VOTES IN PRIMARY FEATURING RUBIO, WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ

Florida voters cast ballots in a primary Tuesday featuring two politicians hoping to hold onto their seats after this year’s bruising presidential contest, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

911 CALLS: ‘GUNSHOTS GOING LIKE CRAZY’ IN PULSE NIGHTCLUB

A mother called 911 for help as she texted with her son, who was trapped inside the Pulse nightclub. A sister told a dispatcher that her 20-year-old brother also was trapped, in a bathroom at the gay club, and that “he said there were a lot of dead people.”

WOMAN IDENTIFIED AS RAPPER T-PAIN’S NIECE KILLED IN TALLAHASSEE

Police say a 23-year-old woman later identified by rapper and record-producer T-Pain as his niece was fatally stabbed outside a drug store in Tallahassee.

VLADIMIR PUTIN — NOT THAT VLADIMIR PUTIN — NABBED IN FLORIDA

Police in West Palm Beach say a 48-year-old man who shares the name of the Russian president was arrested at a Publix supermarket in the city’s downtown on Aug. 21.

SPACEX GETS TAKER FOR THE FIRST FLIGHT OF RECYCLED ROCKET

The Luxembourg-based company SES — a longtime SpaceX launch customer — said Tuesday it will send its next communications satellite up on a previously flown Falcon rocket.

 

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