Five Things to Know in Florida for July 26

GORDON RAMSAY COOKS UP UNIQUE FLORIDA DISH: BURMESE PYTHON

Ramsay joined Kyle Penniston of Miami on July 15 to hunt invasive pythons in the Everglades for an upcoming episode of his competitive-cooking television variety show “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay.” Penniston hunts pythons for the South Florida Water Management District , the state agency that oversees Everglades restoration. Researchers say pythons are decimating populations of native mammals that live in the vast wetlands.

FIRE, EVACUATION AT MIAMI BEACH HOTEL THAT HOSTED BEATLES

Police and fire crews responded to the oceanfront Deauville Beach Resort early Tuesday. News outlets report that malfunctioning wiring in a temporary unit being used to supplement the building’s air conditioner caught fire. Miami Beach Fire Rescue Capt. Jorge Linares says the fire activated a sprinkler in the electrical room. He said no smoke or fire got into any rooms, but about 150 guests were told to leave the hotel.

ALLIGATOR BITES MAN SEVERAL TIMES AT FLORIDA RETENTION POND

News outlets report Frederic Iman was attacked Monday morning. Charlotte County Fire and EMS said in a news release that emergency crews responded about 10:20 a.m. after a man suffered serious injuries from the bites. Iman was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital and is listed in fair condition.

MIAMI POLICE CHASE ENDS WITH SHOOTING, 3 HURT IN CRASH

No one was injured in the shooting on Monday in Miami. But Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Jennifer Capote says a woman and two children were injured when the Honda Accord struck their vehicle during the police chase. The chase began after officers tried to stop the Accord because it was being driven erratically. When officers approached the crash scene, someone in the Accord fled and opened fire on police. The officer fired back. No one was hit in the shooting.

WOMAN KILLED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY BRIGHTLINE TRAIN

The woman was hit Monday as the train traveled through Boca Raton on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks. Boca Raton police spokeswoman Jessica Desir says the death is being investigated as an apparent suicide. Desir says she didn’t know which direction the train was traveling when it struck the woman.

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