5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 11

HURRICANE KATE FORMS IN ATLANTIC OCEAN NORTH OF BERMUDA

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says swells from Kate will begin affecting Bermuda on Wednesday morning, likely causing life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

CENSUS SAYS ABOUT HALF OF FLORIDA’S VETERANS ARE SENIOR CITIZENS

Figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that almost a third of Florida’s veterans are from the Vietnam War era.

BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VOTE TO CREATE LIGHTER PENALTY FOR SMALL-TIME MARIJUANA POSSESSORS

Commissioners say the change would keep people out of jail by making them eligible for a citation instead of a misdemeanor arrest if the amount of marijuana is 20 grams or less and if they didn’t commit a crime of violence, driving under the influence or a felony.

ORLANDO POLICE ASKS UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA PROFESSOR TO REVIEW HOW OFFICERS USED FORCE

Criminal justice professor Eugene Paoline III plans to do an analysis of the 3,200 incidents in which Orlando officers used nonlethal force from Jan. 1, 2010, to Dec. 31, 2014.

MIAMI HEAT TRADE MARIO CHALMERS TO THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

Chalmers was traded in a four-player deal that also sent little-used forward James Ennis to the Grizzlies, who gave up point guard Beno Udrih and power forward Jarnell Stokes in the deal.

 

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