Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 15

TRUMP’S FLORIDA VISITS COST $1.5M IN SECURITY

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department has racked up $1.5 million in overtime costs while assisting the Secret Service since President Donald Trump was elected in November. Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said he is confident the money will be reimbursed by the federal government.

OFFICIALS SIDE WITH GEORGIA OVER FLORIDA IN LONGSTANDING WATER DISPUTE

A judicial official recommending that the U.S. Supreme Court refuse Florida’s request to cap Georgia’s use. The court will consider Tuesday’s recommendation by Special Master Ralph Lancaster, who was appointed to oversee Florida’s suit against Georgia. The justices have the final say in the case, which could affect millions of people and major industries.

CRUISE SHIP DELAYED AFTER PROBLEMS WITH LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT

Royal Caribbean officials say replacement life jackets have arrived at a cruise ship that was delayed from leaving Port Canaveral. More than 2,500 of passengers had already boarded the Majesty of the Seas Monday afternoon when it was announced that their departure would be delayed after a routine inspection revealed some of the jackets were showing their age.

CUBAN BASEBALL PLAYERS TOLD A FEDERAL JURY THEY PAID THOUSANDS TO COME TO US

Major League Baseball players Jorge Padron and Reinier Roibal described for the Miami jury how they were spirited off the communist island on speedboats bound for Cancun, Mexico, to train while awaiting documents necessary to come to the U.S. to sign lucrative free agent contracts.

CHIEF WANTS SERGEANTS FIRED FOR ENGAGING IN SEX ACTS ON THE JOB

An internal investigation found Jupiter Police Sgt. Amy Walling performed a sex act on Sgt. Jason VanSteenburgh while he was on duty. She was off duty at the time. According to the report, they also sent partially nude photos to each other while in uniform.

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