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Five Things to Know in Florida for June 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 28

UCF SUSPENDS FRATERNITY AMID SEX ASSAULT AND HAZING CLAIMS Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity is barred from all campus activities following a spring party that got out of control. Numerous calls were made to UCF’s hazing hotline, including reports of a fraternity member having sex with someone who was “severely mentally, physically incapacitated.” Lambda Theta Phi […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 27

POLICE: TSA WORKER CAUGHT STEALING CASH AT FLORIDA AIRPORT Alexander Shae Johnson was arrested Thursday. Court records show the 22-year-old faces a third-degree felony grand theft charge. An Orlando police report says a passenger selected for a pat-down search while going through security at Orlando International Airport saw Johnson standing near her bag. The report […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 23

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 23

FLORIDA CLASH OVER CONFEDERATE STREET NAMES LEADS TO ARRESTS News outlets report five protesters were charged with disrupting the Hollywood commission meeting Wednesday night. The disagreement involves three streets — Lee Street, named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee; Hood Street, named after Gen. John Bell Hood; and Forrest Street, named after Confederate general and […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 22

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 22

FLORIDA COUNTY WON’T MOVE CONFEDERATE STATUE The Hillsborough County Commission voted 4-3 Wednesday not to remove a statue that was erected in Tampa in 1911. Called ‘Memoria In Aeterna,’ it sits outside a courthouse administrative building and depicts two Civil War soldiers next to an obelisk. After listening to more than two hours of impassioned […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 21

OFFICER’S TRIAL DELAYED UNTIL APRIL IN MOTORIST’S SHOOTING Nouman Raja’s trial was moved Tuesday from Oct. 30 to April 2 to give both sides more time to interview potential witnesses. The 39-year-old former Palm Beach Gardens officer shot Corey Jones in October 2015. Jones’ car had broken down when he was confronted by Raja, who […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 20

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 20

UBER DRIVER CITED $250 IN MIAMI FOR NOT SPEAKING ENGLISH Miami-Dade officials say Carmen Hechavarria received a ticket after dropping off passengers at the Miami International Airport. A county ordinance says drivers of ride-hailing apps must be able to communicate in English. Uber spokesman Javi Correoso said Monday the app allows people to communicate even […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 15

JUDGE RESCINDS ORDER OF RELEASE FOR SELF-PROCLAIMED NEO-NAZI U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas McCoun III on Wednesday vacated his previous order that set terms of release for 21-year-old Brandon Russell. Russell was arrested last month after authorities investigating the murder of two of his roommates by a third roommate found explosives and other materials consistent with […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 14

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 14

FLORIDA MAN FEARED DEAD IS NOW SUSPECT IN TRIPLE HOMICIDE The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office says Tony Hughes is a suspect in the three deaths after a house fire was set to cover up the slayings Sunday. Chrissy Hughes, her 9-year-old son and her sister, Linda Woods, died of unknown causes. Chrissy and Tony Hughes […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 13

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 13

SENATORS OFFER RESOLUTION FOR PULSE VICTIMS U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida says the 49 patrons who were killed at the Pulse nightclub a year ago didn’t die in vain. Nelson, and Florida’s other U.S. senator, Republican Marco Rubio, on Monday introduced a resolution honoring the memory of the 49 victims who died in the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 10

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 10

FLORIDA LEGISLATURE ENDS THREE-DAY SPECIAL SESSION, APPROVES MONEY FOR SCHOOLS, DIKE REPAIR AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA A whirlwind three-day special session is ending after the Florida Legislature approved a last-minute deal to boost money for public schools and money to repair the dike that surrounds Lake Okeechobee. The Florida Legislature on Friday approved two-budget related bills […]

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