Five Things to Know in Florida for May 23

SMALL SINKHOLE OPENS OUTSIDE TRUMP’S FLORIDA GETAWAY CLUB

The 4-foot-by-4-foot (1-meter-by-1-meter) hole was discovered Monday in Palm Beach County just west of one the resort’s entrances. It is near a new water main and isn’t a threat to the president’s property in Palm Beach. The president has spent seven weekends at Mar-a-Lago since taking office, but it is now closed for the summer. Trump is on a nine-day trip that began in the Middle East and will end in Italy.

POLICE: MAN SLAYS NEO-NAZI ROOMMATES OVER ISLAM DISRESPECT

The Tampa Police Department says 18-year-old Devon Arthurs told police he had until recently shared his roommates’ neo-Nazi beliefs, but that he converted to Islam. Arthurs told police he was angry about anti-Muslim sentiment. Arthurs was arrested Friday after police say he held hostages at a Tampa smoke shop. Police talked Arthurs into letting the hostages go.

HACKERS MAY HAVE NAMES OF THOUSANDS OF FLORIDA GUN OWNERS

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Monday they had discovered a data breach of the online payment system that processes payments for applications and permits. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has ordered a review of the department’s cybersecurity measures. State law enforcement is investigating the breach, which authorities suspect originated from overseas.

DOLPHIN CALF DIES MINUTES AFTER BIRTH AT SEAWORLD PARK

The company said in a statement Sunday that the Commerson’s dolphin named Ringer delivered the calf Saturday night, and the calf died a few minutes later. SeaWorld says the 16-year-old Ringer previously had four unsuccessful pregnancies and had been on contraception when she became pregnant. The pregnancy was unexpected, and Ringer had been under 24-hour observation by her caretakers for the past month.

FLORIDA MAN GUILTY OF KILLING WIFE, NEIGHBOR, LOCAL PASTOR

Andres Avalos Jr. was convicted Saturday of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. Jurors returned Monday afternoon to decide Avalos’ fate. Avalos was convicted of killing his wife Amber Avalos, neighbor Denise Potter and the Rev. James “Tripp” Battle III in December 2014.

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