OFFICER FAILED TO REPORT INCIDENT PRIOR TO MURDER-SUICIDE
Seminole County Sheriff Donald Eslinger said during a Thursday news conference that a former deputy neglected to fill out a report for an April 8 protective order violation involving Henry Brown and his estranged wife, Chericia Brown. Later that month, Henry Brown killed his wife, his two young children and then himself.
FLIGHT FORCED TO LAND IN FLORIDA FOLLOWING INJURIES
Officials say a plane traveling from the Dominican Republican to Pittsburgh had to stop in Florida after several people were injured when the plane experienced turbulence. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles says the Allegiant Air flight coming from Punta Cana was forced to land at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Thursday afternoon. Rescuers met the plane when it landed.
FLORIDA SUPREME COURT WILL REVIEW FLORIDA’S 24-HOUR ABORTION WAITING PERIOD
The court on Thursday announced that it had voted 5-2 to review the legal challenge filed against the law by a Gainesville abortion clinic. Last month, the state Supreme Court blocked the law by the same margin while it considered whether to take up the case. The waiting period law was passed last year by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
TO TRACK ZIKA, FLORIDA IS SETTING MORE MOSQUITO TRAPS
Commissioner Adam Putnam announced Thursday that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services held workshops in seven counties over the last two weeks for mosquito control and health officials. Department spokeswoman Jenn Meale says the state has purchased over 300 traps that target two mosquito species that carry the virus linked to birth defects.
HIGH-PAYING JOBS IN FLORIDA? SCOTT SAYS MORE WORK NEEDED
The Republican governor who once criticized anthropology majors is holding a “Degrees to Jobs” summit later this month in Orlando. Scott said in an announcement on Thursday that he wants education officials and business leaders to discuss how to make sure students are getting high-paying jobs once they finish college. The two-day event will be held at Universal Orlando.