2 PEDESTRIANS KILLED A HALF-HOUR APART IN JACKSONVILLE IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF TOWN
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a 62-year-old man ran into the path of a car on a busy road heading toward Jacksonville Beach around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reports that a 65-year-old woman was hit while trying to cross a street near her home.
FLORIDA’S STONE CRAB SEASON OPENS WITH NEW RULES ON TRAPS
Fishermen in waters off Collier, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are no longer allowed to use traps with round entrances. Instead, they must use traps with rectangular entrances that are no bigger than 5 ½ inches by 3 1/8 inches.
1 DEAD, 1 INJURED IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SHOOTING
Police say the shooting took place outside a Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits in Leesburg on Thursday night. One suspect has been taken into custody. Another ran and is being sought.
MAN BACK IN CUSTODY AFTER ESCAPING IN DOWNTOWN MIAMI
Authorities say he escaped custody of Homeland Security while being transported from Miami International Airport on Thursday. He was captured near Miami’s Bayside Marketplace.
UNEXPECTED HIGH TIDE CAUSES MIAMI BEACH FLOODING
Weather officials say the water rose higher than expected during high tides on Thursday, resulting in seawater spilling over onto portions of roads in low-lying areas.