MAN CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING FLORIDA GIRL WAIVES EXTRADITION
During a court hearing Wednesday in Memphis, West Wild Hogs agreed to be returned to Florida to face the kidnapping charge. He was arrested at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis on Monday after two hospital workers recognized Hogs and Rebecca Lewis from an Amber Alert. Authorities say the 31-year-old Hogs took Rebecca from Polk County, Florida, on Saturday morning.
COLLEGE-BOUND BEAR? AUTHORITIES CAPTURE BEAR NEAR FSU CAMPUS
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a release that authorities removed the bear Wednesday morning. It will be relocated to a different area. The release stated that there was “no reason to believe” that there are any other bears nearby. Wildlife officials found the bear about three blocks west of FSU and the school’s football stadium. The bear was also close to a Cuban restaurant.
HURRICANE DESTROYS 800 TURTLE NESTS NEAR WEST PALM BEACH
Loggerhead Marinelife Center data manager Sarah Hirsch tells the Palm Beach Post (http://pbpo.st/2dccrmP ) that the impact was minimal because it’s been a record-breaking year for nesting. She says some 15,000 nests had already hatched along the 10-mile stretch of beach monitored by the facility before last week’s storm.
FLORIDA STUDENT ARRESTED AFTER BRINGING BB GUN TO SCHOOL
Lake County Sheriff’s Lt. John Herrell told local news outlets that a South Lake High School resource officer was told the 15-year-old boy displayed the weapon under his desk during a class. Herrell says the officer made contact with the student and found the gun in his backpack. He says the gun wasn’t loaded and the student didn’t have any BBs with him.
SHERIFF’S OFFICE: INMATE DIES IN FLORIDA PANHANDLE JAIL
Bay County Sheriff’s investigators say Ernest Jarvis was found dead on Monday. He’d been in the Bay County Jail since being arrested in August on a charge of sexual assault on a minor. Authorities say an inspection of Jarvis’ body didn’t show any initial signs of foul play. But the case remains open pending a cause of death from the medical examiner.