Five Things to Know in Florida for May 20

SECURITY GUARD SHOOTS AT MIAMI COMMUTER TRAIN STATION

Local media outlets are reporting the incident happened early Thursday morning in downtown Miami, next to the Miami-Dade County School Board building and Fischer Medical Center. The injured man was taken to a hospital.

KILLER NILE CROCODILES IN FLORIDA? EXPERTS SAY IT’S POSSIBLE

Researchers have confirmed that three Nile crocodiles were captured near Miami, and they more of the man-eating reptiles could still be out there, although no one can say for sure. The University of Florida researchers’ paper says it’s likely the crocs were brought to Florida illegally. They could be bad news for the Everglades ecosystem.

FLORIDA FARMWORKER DIES AFTER COMPLAINING OF HEAT EXHAUSTION

Jean Francais Alcime received water and ice before leaving the field on Monday, but while in the bus, Alcime said he needed help. A co-worker told deputies he told the contractor and the owner of the transport bus. The farm contractor said Alcime should rest on the bus and that they should call the paramedics when the bus returned to Immokalee if he didn’t feel better.

SANFORD POLICE OFFICER RESIGNS AFTER BATTERY ARREST

Sanford police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said Thursday that Lt. Joseph Santiago had given his notice of resignation earlier this week. The resignation was made retroactive to last month. The woman told detectives that the lieutenant struck her during a night of drinking at bars. He was arrested on a charge of domestic battery.

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT SAYS NO TO FLORIDA UTILITY CHARGING FOR DRILLING PLAN

The court ruled 6-1 on Thursday that state regulators were wrong to permit Florida Power & Light to charge customers for its investments in an Oklahoma natural gas drilling project that relies on fracking. FPL has said the investment would help it stabilize fuel prices and save its customers money in the long haul.

 

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