SEARCH CALLED OFF FOR MISSING ORLANDO TEEN
Authorities found a body in a retention pond near the home of the 18-year-old autistic boy late Sunday evening. He had been missing since Saturday afternoon.
CITY OF TAMPA TAKING JUVENILE CURFEW OFF THE BOOKS
After 21 years, Tampa is officially dropping its juvenile curfew. The Tampa Bay Times reports that unofficially the curfew hasn’t been enforced for 11 years when the Florida Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional and unsupported by good data. A final city council vote is expected on Dec. 3.
CROCODILE KILLS DOG AT FLORIDA GOLF COURSE
Officials say a crocodile snatched and killed a pit bull mix as a woman was walking the dog without a leash at Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne.
TAMPA WOMAN CONVICTED IN PLOT TO FRAME HUSBAND
Jaqueline Numata pleaded guilty last week to one count of possession of child pornography and one count of making false bomb threats to U.S. Air Force Base in Misawa, Japan. Officials say it was a plot to frame her estranged husband.
PLANS FOR HOSPITAL’S RESEARCH AND EDUCATION BUILDING MOVING FORWARD
All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine is moving forward with plans to construct a research and education building in St. Petersburg. The facility is expected to create 30 jobs for researchers and educators and will open in 2018.