Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 27

‘STRONG ODOR’ OF ALCOHOL ON MARLINS PITCHER JOSE FERNANDEZ AFTER BOAT CRASH

A search warrant released by the Miami-Dade state attorney’s office Wednesday also says investigators found evidence that the boat was speeding when it slammed into a jetty Sept. 25. Fernandez, 27-year-old Emilio Jesus Macias and 25-year-old Eduardo Rivero died.

FLORIDA MAN FATALLY SHOT AFTER WALKING SON TO BUS STOP

Cocoa police said in a news release that the shooting happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday near the victim’s home. Police say the man was shot multiple times but managed to get to his home which was two houses away. Family members called 911, but the man died of his injuries. Witnesses told investigators the victim and the suspect started arguing. The suspect left on a bicycle.

TRUCK ROLLS OVER MAN LEAVING STRIP CLUB, CRASHES INTO HOME

Troopers say the pickup truck continued on, crashing into a house near Orlando on Tuesday. In a news release, troopers said the 28-year-old man made it less than a block from the Dancers Royale strip club when he fell from the truck, which rolled over his leg before crashing into the home, injuring a 58-year-old woman. The man left the area before troopers arrived. But they found his identification inside the truck.

AMBITIOUS RIVERFRONT PROJECT PLANNED FOR DOWNTOWN TAMPA

Lafayette Place pays homage to the historical significance of what originally was called the Lafayette Street Bridge. Completed in 1889, it was the first general traffic bridge across the Hillsborough River. Since the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy Jr., it has been known as the Kennedy Boulevard Bridge.

FLORIDA MAKING LARGEST CONSERVATION LAND PURCHASE IN DECADE

Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to spend $16 million to buy 11,000 acres near Tallahassee. Environmental groups backed the deal because it includes ten springs and land along the St. Marks River. They also praised the purchase because the property is a major wildlife corridor that connects land stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to property just a few miles from the Capitol.

 

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