Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 21

2 ALLIGATORS CAUGHT, KILLED AFTER HOMELESS MAN ATTACKED

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Greg Workman told Florida Today (https://goo.gl/wKdTX8) on Tuesday that authorities actually captured and killed two large alligators in Crane Creek in Melbourne. Both gators were about 11 feet long.

FLORIDA OFFICERS CLEARED IN FATAL SHOOTING OF BLACK MOTORIST

A grand jury in St. Lucie County cleared Fort Pierce police Sgt. Brian MacNaught and officer Keith Holmes for the April 23 shooting of Demarcus Semer during a traffic stop.

POLICE: WOMAN THREW BOILING WATER ON BOYFRIEND, BABY

Gainesville police officers said Tuesday in a report that the baby suffered second- and third-degree burns to his chest and arm. The burns make up about 5 percent of his body. The baby’s father had second- and third-degree burns over his face, neck, chest and arm, or about 20 percent of his body.

FUND FOR NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING VICTIMS HAS $26 MILLION

Orlando officials said Monday that money from the OneOrlando Fund will start being distributed by the end of the month to the victims of the massacre at the gay nightclub. Officials say 351 claim forms have been submitted. They say some of them are competing submissions for dead victims.

PAINTER DIES DAYS AFTER TOUCHING POWER LINES

Local media outlets report that 50-year-old Anthony Smith died Sunday at a Gainesville hospital. Police say Smith was using a cherry picker lift in Jacksonville’s north Riverside area Thursday morning when he or the machine brushed a power line.

 

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