US SEEKS PRISON TIME FOR IDAHO AQUARIUM CHIEF
Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for the president of an Idaho aquarium convicted in the illegal shipping of protected sharks and rays from Florida. A federal judge in Key West is scheduled Monday to sentence Ammon Covino, president of Idaho Aquarium in Boise and co-founder of Portland Aquarium in Oregon.
2 WOMEN KILLED, 2 INJURED IN MIAMI SHOOTING
Two women are dead and two others injured after a shooting in Miami. Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ignatius Carroll says the four women were shot Sunday shortly after midnight in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood. An 18-year-old woman and another female believed to be in her mid-30s were found in traumatic arrest. Carroll says they had no pulse and were not breathing. They were pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Ryder Trauma Center.
GATOR IN THE BAY FLOAT HEADS TO ART BASEL
One of the largest exhibits being displayed during Miami’s popular Art Basel this year will be a floating piece of art. The Gator in the Bay was crafted with floating art tiles and aims to bring awareness to the shrinking Florida Everglades.
2 MEN SWIM TO SHORE AFTER BOAT SINKS
Investigators say two men swam to shore after their boat sank in the Gulf off Pinellas County on Sunday. One of the men was in life-threatening condition after collapsing as they reached land.
PANHANDLE MAN DIES IN HUNTING ACCIDENT
A Florida Panhandle man is dead after another hunter shot him on Saturday afternoon near Pensacola. The state’s wildlife agency investigators say the shooting appears accidental. Both men were leaving stands around dusk on Saturday when one saw movement in the woods and fired. He struck 30-year-old Christopher Garrett.