5 Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 9

STUDENT KICKED OUT OF DORM AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY IS GETTING SUPPORT, FREE HOUSING OFFERS

A Howard graduate agreed late Saturday to let 18-year-old Miami native Jawanza Ingram stay rent free at a home that was otherwise going to be rented out.

GAINESVILLE MOVES CLOSER TO ALLOWING MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES TO SET UP SHOP

City commissioners on Thursday voted to change the city’s land development code to allow dispensaries in certain areas zoned for offices under the state’s Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, which authorized low-THC cannabis for certain patients.

STATE TO SPEND $5.4 MILLION ON FENCING TO PROTECT PANTHERS ALONG ALLIGATOR ALLEY

The Florida Department of Transportation will start construction later this year on a project that includes 18 miles of 10-foot fencing and work on three animal underpasses east of the Naples-area toll booth.

GOOGLE LIFE SCIENCES, HEART ASSOCIATION TEAM ON NEW RESEARCH VENTURE

The $50 million partnership is aimed at finding new ways to fight heart disease and will include whiz-bang devices such as driver-less cars, contact lenses that monitor blood-sugar for diabetics and health-tracking wristbands.

2 PEOPLE, 2 DOGS AND CAT KILLED IN FIRE

The fire broke out Saturday night near Tampa. Officials identified the victims on Sunday and investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire.

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