Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today.
Closing arguments set for “Big Tony” in Boulis slaying trial
Closing arguments are set in the retrial of reputed mobster Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello in the 2001 slaying of a South Florida businessman in a power struggle over a gambling ship fleet. Jurors in Fort Lauderdale will begin deliberations after Monday’s arguments. Moscatiello could get the death penalty if convicted for the shooting death of Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis, former SunCruz Casinos chief and founder of Miami Subs restaurants.
National Hurricane Center, FIU launch Spanish hurricane website
The National Hurricane Center and Florida International University are launching a new Spanish-language website for hurricane preparation. The website will include information on hurricane science, residential mitigation strategies, preparedness, and announcements, including tropical cyclone advisories.
Man calls 911, says he killed girlfriend
Broward Sheriff’s officials say a man called 911 and told dispatchers he’d killed his girlfriend in the motel room they were sharing. Dispatchers received the call from 52-year-old Reginald Kindle around 6:20 a.m. Sunday. Deputies arrested the man without incident. He told detectives that he had been staying at the Rashelle Hotel for about a month. According to an incident report, Kindle confessed to killing her early Saturday morning after an argument. He told detectives he tried to kill himself but ended up calling 911 to report his actions.
Coast Guard crew medically evacuates woman from boat
A United States Coast Guard crew medically evacuated a woman from a boat 98 miles off Florida’s Atlantic coastline. The coast guard received a report Sunday of a woman who required medical attention aboard the boat Kraken. The crew brought the woman onboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and transported her to St. Mary’s Hospital in Palm Beach County for further treatment. The woman’s name or condition weren’t released.
Deputies: Teen escapes custody, steals patrol car
A central Florida teenager faces multiple charges after authorities say he escaped the custody of a sheriff’s deputy and stole a patrol car. The incident unfolded Sunday in DeLand when a deputy spotting him driving a pickup truck that had been reported stolen. The teen was arrested on charges of grand theft and driving without a license. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports a deputy was filling out paperwork at a district office when the teen slipped out of handcuffs and drove away in the patrol car. Authorities found the vehicle abandoned at a nearby park, where it had crashed into a fence. The teen was recaptured a short time later and taken to a juvenile detention center.