COAST GUARD SEARCHES FOR CUBAN MIGRANTS FROM CAPSIZED BOAT
In a news release, the agency said investigators are still trying to determine whether a fifth body found Saturday was part of the group that left Cuba on Sept. 21, which was also the day the vessel capsized. The Coast Guard found three survivors on Monday who told them they had been on a boat with 23 people on board.
SLAIN FLORIDA CLUB VICTIMS’ ESTATES TO GET $350,000 EACH
Jillian Amador filed a petition for a temporary injunction as the funds are set to be distributed on Tuesday. The OneOrlando fund has raised $29.5 million for the victims of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history. The OneOrlando fund has raised $29.5 million for the victims of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.
FLORIDA OFFICIAL CHARGED WITH LIVING IN DEAD WOMAN’S HOME
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says in a news release that Kissimmee City Commissioner Sara Shaw was arrested Tuesday and charged with grand theft and fraudulently using a dead person’s identification number. Her boyfriend, Peter Sendtko, faces an additional charge of dealing in stolen property related to selling the woman’s car.
BONES IN NORTH FLORIDA CREEK BELIEVED TO BE MISSING WOMAN’S
Investigators said on Tuesday they believe the bones are those of 23-year-old Hannah Brim, who disappeared in January. Gainesville police officer Ben Tobias said evidence points to the bones belonging to Brim, but that the medical examiner will need to do testing to be sure. Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Brim’s ex-boyfriend Nelson Armas for murder after reviewing evidence including video surveillance that showed him leaving Brim’s car in a store parking lot.
SEAWORLD MIXES VIRTUAL REALITY IN ROLLER COASTER
The Orlando-based company has faced falling attendance and revenue as people’s feelings about using animals for entertainment has soured. SeaWorld has been under fire from animal rights activists over its treatment of killer whales in captivity, and it announced earlier this year it would end its killer whale breeding program and that stop using killer whales for theatrical performances.