Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 24

DISABLED VET BEATEN BY ACCUSED ANIMAL ABUSERS GIVEN CAR

Garry Blough was given the keys to a 2012 Kia Forte from Daytona Kia-Mitsubishi on Wednesday. Blough says his family didn’t have a car and it often took him all day to take a bus to the Veteran’s Administration for an appointment. The three men charged with beating Blough were arrested last week. Blough says his wife and young daughter saw the three hurting the turtle near their apartment. He confronted the men and says they attacked him.

NATIONAL ORAL HISTORY PROJECT TO RECORD PULSE STORIES

Producers with StoryCorps will spend five days in Orlando at the beginning of March preserving the stories of the massacre victims and also of Orlando residents who were changed by the tragedy. Officials said Wednesday that the effort to record the Pulse stories is a joint project between StoryCorps and local public radio station WMFE.

GUNMAN SHOT NEAR WAL-MART WHERE OFFICER DIED LAST MONTH

Orlando Police Chief John Mina said at a news conference that officers responded to the store Thursday after getting reports that a man was randomly firing a BB gun at customers in the parking lot. An officer confronted the man down the street, and Mina says the man fired a shot at the officer, who returned fire and hit him. The man’s condition wasn’t immediately known.

FORMER NEW YORK JETS DEFENSIVE LINEMAN SCOTT MERSEREAU CHARGED WITH ATTACKING TEEN

Mersereau was arrested and charged with child cruelty after a confrontation Saturday. Boca Raton police say Mersereau had gone to the teen’s home and accused the boy of egging his house. The boy denied wrongdoing, and witnesses told police the 51-year-old grabbed the boy, pushed him and punched him twice.

POLICE: 3 MEN DIE IN LATE-NIGHT SHOOTING AT MIAMI WAREHOUSE

Miami-Dade police say officers responded to a 911 call just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, they found three men dead. Witnesses told local news outlets that the warehouse doubled as a neighborhood bar, where friends often stopped by for drinks, and to play games and hang out. It typically operated late at night.

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