5 Things to know in Florida for Friday, August 28

Sentencing delayed a 2nd time for former band member awaiting punishment in FAMU hazing case

Caleb Jackson was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday after an initial postponement last month. Sentencing was delayed again because state attorney Jeff Ashton is overseeing the penalty phase of an unrelated murder trial and was unavailable to attend. Jackson’s sentencing has been rescheduled for next week.

Judge recommends permanent disbarment for 3 Tampa lawyers in shock jock trial

Senior Pinellas Judge W. Douglas Baird issued his recommendation Thursday. He previously ruled the attorneys’ actions violated Florida Bar rules. The case will go to the Florida Supreme Court for a final decision.

Authorities announce arrest in murder of a well-known southwest Florida doctor

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports that an out-of-state man was arrested for the killing of Dr. Teresa Sievers, who was found dead in her Bonita Springs home in late June.

Man charged with pretending to be officer; threatening prostitute to get unprotected sex

The Broward Sheriff’s Office reports that 22-year-old Mark William Rose was arrested Wednesday and charged with impersonating a police officer in the commission of a felony and false imprisonment.

Escaped inmate found In New York City

Police say 53-year-old Philip Peletz was arrested while trying to leave a New York City store with some $1,400 in merchandise.


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