OPENING STATEMENTS SET IN TRIAL OF MAN CLAIMING SELF-DEFENSE IN FACEBOOK KILLER CASE
A jury was seated Monday to hear evidence in the case of 33-year-old Derek Medina in the August 2013 killing of 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso. Opening statements are scheduled Tuesday in Miami-Dade circuit court.
STATE SUPREME COURT TO CONSIDER CHANGES TO FLORIDA’S 27 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS
The Florida Supreme Court will hold a Tuesday hearing on what boundaries should be adopted for the state’s 27 congressional districts.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPUTIES SEARCH FOR DRIVER WHO STRUCK, KILLED 11-YEAR-OLD TAMPA BOY
The family of Alexander Torres called authorities when he didn’t return home Friday afternoon. Alexander was last seen leaving school Friday on his bicycle around 2:45 p.m. Tampa police received a call early Saturday morning about a hit-and-run on the bridge. Officers found the boy about 10 miles from his home. Torres later died at a hospital.
DEPUTIES: VOLUNTEER USHER AT OCALA CHURCH CAUGHT ON VIDEO STEALING FROM COLLECTION BASKETS
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports that 60-year-old Mario Condis was arrested Sunday on grand theft and other charges for taking money from the Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Ocala. Authorities set up surveillance after another usher tipped them off.
ALL ABOARD FLORIDA’S RAILS SERVICE FROM MIAMI TO ORLANDO NAMED BRIGHTLINE
Officials say the trains will have five distinct colors: red, orange, green, blue and pink. They also will have yellow locomotives. The Brightline service will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando.