Five Things to Know in Florida for April 11

SHERIFF: DEPUTY HEARS SCREAMS, SHOOTS MAN STABBING A WOMAN

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a news conference Monday that the deputy responded to the screams as the woman was being stabbed at a home in Orlando. He says that when the man failed to obey the deputy’s command to drop his knife, the deputy opened fire, striking the man. Demings says the man and woman were taken to a hospital with injuries.

CHARGES REDUCED FOR 2 PROTESTERS OF SABAL TRAIL PIPELINE

Prosecutors in north Florida have scaled back charges against two protesters accused of wedging themselves in a section of under-construction, natural gas pipeline. The State Attorney’s Office filed court papers Friday, stating they were unlikely convict 25-year-old Nicholas Segal-Wright and 29-year-old Karrie Kay Ford of grand theft and criminal mischief. They both still face trespassing charges.

SHERIFF TO HEROIN DEALERS: ‘WE’RE COMING FOR YOU. RUN!’

In a video posted to the agency’s Facebook page Friday, Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell told dealers his undercover agents have already bought heroin from them, adding that officials are “simply waiting for the arrest warrants to be finalized.” Flanked by four agents wearing black hoods and masks, the sheriff told dealers to “enjoy looking over your shoulder and constantly wondering if today is the day we will come for you.”

5-FOOT-LONG RATTLESNAKE BITES MAN AFTER IT WAS SHOT

In a news release sent Monday, Polk County emergency officials said the man was at the River Ranch hunting grounds in central Florida on Sunday when he was bitten. Someone had spotted the snake and shot it. One man thought the snake was dead and tried to pick it up, but the snake was still alive and bit him in the hand. The man was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where he was treated with antivenin.

2 People Find Dead Bat In Salad They Were Eating

Fresh Express has recalled its Organic Marketside Spring Mix, which was shipped to Wal-Mart stores in the Southeast. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the bat was tested for rabies but because it was in deteriorated condition, rabies could not be definitively ruled out.

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