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FLORIDA UNSCATHED FOR NINTH YEAR AS QUIET HURRICANE SEASON ENDS
Sunday marked the official close of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season and, though the season was quiet, the National Hurricane Center said forecasters were still able to use new tools that could improve track and intensity predictions. Meantime, the eastern North Pacific had its busiest hurricane season since 1992, with 20 named storms.
GOV. SCOTT LAUNCHES ‘JOBS JAMBOREE’ IN LIEU OF TRADITIONAL INAUGURAL EVENTS
Gov. Rick Scott will be at Boeing’s flight training center near Miami International Airport on Monday for the first in a series of informal barbecues in his “Jobs Jamboree.” Other events are scheduled this week in Jacksonville, Lake Mary, Naples, Pensacola and Tampa. They’re instead of other traditional events like an inaugural ball or a parade.
NORTH MIAMI MAYOR GOES ON TRIAL IN $11M MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME
Trial is set to begin for the suspended mayor of North Miami on charges of participating in an $11 million mortgage fraud scheme. Jury selection was scheduled to start Monday for Lucie Tondreau, who faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of conspiracy and wire fraud. She has pleaded not guilty.
DEPUTIES DISCOVER GRUESOME BOW-AND-ARROW KILLING IN PANHANDLE
Okaloosa County deputies responding to a call of a disturbance found a 65-year-old woman dead with arrows sticking from her head. Her son was charged with murder and an arrest report says he admitted to it. “You see that, that’s death,” he reportedly told deputies as he pointed to his mother, according to the report.
FAMILIAR FACE REPRESENTING CLIENTS BEFORE BONDI’S OFFICE
A familiar face has been representing clients with issues before Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi: Her predecessor. Former Attorney General Bill McCollum, who directly preceded Bondi in office, has used his knowledge of the office’s inner workings to represent at least three companies navigating state legal issues.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.