FIRST FLIGHT IN HALF CENTURY LEAVES MIAMI BOUND FOR HAVANA
Just three days after the death of Fidel Castro, the first regularly scheduled flight to Cuba’s capital in more than a half-century has left from Miami. Several airlines began routes to other Cuban cities earlier this year; Monday morning’s flight was the first of the new Havana-bound service and the first of four daily flights American Airlines plans out of Miami International.
DEPUTY FATALLY SHOOTS BULL THAT TRAMPLED RANCHER
The 24-year-old man called 911 Monday morning, telling dispatchers that the bull had injured him and was pushing him into a pond. A Martin County Sheriff’s Office report says deputies responded to the Indiantown pasture and found a black bull standing over a large pond. A sheriff’s sergeant shot the bull three times, killing it. Deputies found the injured man in the pond.
BOY ON BICYCLE KILLED BY VEHICLE ON DARK, RURAL ROAD
A Lee County Sheriff’s Office news release says the crash occurred Sunday evening. The release says Nathan Carroll was riding his bike on a dark, rural road near his North Fort Myers home when a woman struck him with her vehicle. He was taken to a Fort Myers hospital, where he died. Deputies say the bicycle did not have lights or reflectors, and the boy was not wearing a helmet.
1 DEAD, 1 INJURED IN EARLY MORNING FIRE NEAR TAMPA
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials said in a news release that flames were shooting through the roof of the double wide mobile home when they arrived early Monday morning. Firefighters found one person dead inside the home. The fire destroyed the mobile home and spread to nearby homes. One person was injured in a neighboring home. That person was taken to a hospital.
BOY, 3, DROWNS WHILE UNDER CARE OF HIS GREAT-GRANDPARENTS
Lauderhill police spokesman Gregory Solowsky tells local news outlets that a frantic family member flagged down an officer who was in the area on an unrelated matter Sunday afternoon. The officer called for help in searching for the child around 4:10 p.m. A short time later they found the child in the pool.