Five Things to Know in Florida for March 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 28

FAMILY VISITING SOUTH FLORIDA HIT BY TRUCK WHILE WALKING The family was visiting from Eagle Mountain, Utah, and preparing to take a cruise out of Port Everglades when they were hit Sunday evening. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles says 24-year-old Raquel Leota had her lower left leg amputated. Her brother, 10-year-old Tyson Wensel, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 24

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 24

HOUSE PASSES BILL THAT GIVES TERRORISM VICTIMS RIGHT TO SUE The House unanimously approved the measure (HB 65) on Thursday. It would allow victims of terrorist attacks, such as the Orlando Nightclub massacre, to recover damages of at least $1,000 and attorney’s fees. Current law only allows victims of specific criminal activity to do so, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 23

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 23

COMPETENCY TRAINING FOR MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING FLAMINGO AT BUSCH GARDENS Hillsborough Circuit Judge Tom Barber ordered in-home competency training at a hearing Wednesday for 45-year-old Joseph Corrao. Two doctors recently testified Corrao isn’t competent to stand trial on the aggravated animal cruelty charge. Police reports show that on an Aug. 2 visit to the […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2017. There are 283 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 23, 1792, Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G Major (known as the “Surprise” symphony because of an unexpected crashing chord in the second movement) had its first public performance in […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 22

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 22

FLORIDA LAWMAKER: HIRE SNAKE HUNTERS TO ERADICATE PYTHONS Republican Sen. Frank Artiles, who doubles as a python hunter, said during a committee meeting Tuesday that the effort is needed because “furry creatures” and American alligator nests are being destroyed by the voracious snakes. Members of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources agreed […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 21

DEPUTY FATALLY SHOOTS ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT IN FLORIDA Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey told reporters the shooting happened around 8 p.m. Sunday when deputies spotted the suspect a short distance from the site of the attempted robbery in Cape Canaveral. Ivey says the man “turned on our deputies with a firearm” and was fatally shot. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 17

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 17

AFTER 2 YEARS, FLORIDA SUPREME COURT DEFINES SEXUAL INTERCOURSE “Sexual intercourse” isn’t just between a man and a woman. The question arose during a case in which a man was charged with a third-degree felony for failing to reveal to his male partner that he was HIV-positive. His lawyer argued “sexual intercourse” didn’t apply to […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 16

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 16

NOOSE FOUND AT MIDDLE SCHOOL IN CENTRAL FLORIDA News outlets report several students and staff members at Gotha Middle School saw the noose Wednesday morning before it was taken down. Orange County Public Schools officials say police are investigating, and whoever is found responsible will be prosecuted. School officials say counselors were available to talk […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, March 16, the 75th day of 2017. There are 290 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 16, 1802, President Thomas Jefferson signed a measure authorizing the establishment of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. On this date: In A.D. 37, Roman emperor Tiberius died; […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 15

FLORIDA DAD GETS LIFE IN PRISON FOR KILLING INFANT SON Gene Anthony Quinones-Rivera pleaded no contest to the 2015 death on Monday. A judge in Panama City gave him the maximum sentence for second-degree murder. The investigation began in December when Quinones-Rivera went to police and confessed that he’d caused the death of his son. […]

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