U.S. REP. CORRINE BROWN FROM FLORIDA MAKES LAST STAND FOR HER DISTRICT
Court records show attorneys for Brown late Monday announced they would take a legal challenge to Florida’s congressional districts to the U.S. Supreme Court. A three-judge panel earlier this month ruled against the veteran congresswoman. Brown had argued the current map violates federal voting laws because it dilutes the voting rights of minorities.
UCF POLICE: NO THREAT IN LIBRARY AFTER REPORT OF GUN
UCF police posted on their official Twitter page Tuesday that campus operations were returning to normal. Officers had evacuated the library and searched it after receiving a social media report of a gunman or woman. The library was placed on lockdown, and police asked people to avoid the area.
DEADLY ERIKA, JOAQUIN DUMPED WITH PATRICIA AS STORM NAMES
The World Meteorological Organization announced Monday that Elsa and Julian will be used for future storms in the Atlantic, while Pamela will be used in the eastern North Pacific. The organization reuses storm names every six years, meaning the new names might first be used in 2021. Names are retired when a storm is so deadly or costly that its future use would be insensitive.
FLORIDA FEUD: REPUBLICANS REMAIN AT ODDS ON INSURANCE PICK
Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday ended a meeting with the Florida Cabinet after other elected officials refused to back Scott’s candidate for the job. Scott has called an emergency meeting later this week to consider other applicants. Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty is scheduled to leave May 2.
PANTHER KILLED BY VEHICLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 3-year-old female cat’s body was found Tuesday on Interstate 75 in Lee County. A total of 18 Florida panthers have been found dead in 2016, with 16 road fatalities.