Five Things to Know in Florida for July 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 21

VIDEO: FLORIDA MAN SHOOTS 2 AT&T TRUCKS IN DRIVEWAY Cellphone video shows 64-year-old Jorge Jove calmly walking around the first truck and shooting at all four tires on Wednesday. Jove then walked to the second truck and opened fire. He reloaded the gun several times. The Miami Herald reports AT&T technician Derrick Taylor could be […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 20

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 20

SHERIFF DEFENDS $314,000 ESTIMATE FOR RECORDS RELATED TO PEDESTRIAN KILLED BY POLICE CRUISER Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Wednesday that the request filed by the family’s attorney asked for the records of all officers who had worked for the office over the past 10 years. Williams says the time it would take to redact confidential […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 19

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 19

DEATH SENTENCE FOR FLORIDA GIRL’S KILLER IS VACATED A former auto mechanic found guilty of strangling an 11-year-old Florida girl, whose abduction was captured by a security camera and whose case garnered worldwide attention, will receive a new sentencing trial. Circuit Judge Charles Roberts on Tuesday granted a part of Joseph Smith’s motion to vacate […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 18

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 18

NO CHARGE FOR MAN WHO DROVE BODY TO LAWYER’S OFFICE The grand jury decided Monday it would not charge 54-year-old John Marshall in the March 2015 death of 65-year-old Theodore Hubbell Jr. Marshall said he acted in self-defense, and jurors found there was insufficient evidence to rebut that. FEC SUES EX-REP. DAVID RIVERA OVER 2012 […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 11

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 11

DIVER ON GATOR ATTACK: ‘I STARTED PUNCHING…HE LET GO’ A Florida man who was attacked by an alligator while diving for golf balls in a lake says the reptile grabbed his arm and wouldn’t let go so he started punching it in the eyes. Scott Lahodik told Fox 13 that he was diving on Friday […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 7

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 7

LAWSUIT CHALLENGES FLORIDA BAN ON SMOKABLE MEDICAL MARIJUANA Lawyer John Morgan filed the lawsuit Thursday, saying smoking marijuana is the best way to administer it to some patients. Morgan led the ballot effort that put medical use of marijuana in the state constitution with 71 percent voter approval. He said the language in the constitution […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 6

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 6

NEW DEAL: FLORIDA AND SEMINOLES SETTLE BLACKJACK DISPUTE The two sides agreed Wednesday to end an ongoing lawsuit over whether the tribe can keep blackjack tables at its well-known casinos in the state. The settlement will allow the tribe to keep blackjack but will also guarantee that the state will continue to receive payments. Last […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 30

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 30

2 KILLED, 4 INJURED IN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT AT POWER PLANT Hillsborough County Fire Rescue says on social media that firefighters responded to calls about an explosion Thursday afternoon at the Tampa Electric Co. plant in Apollo Beach. Officials say two people were airlifted to a Tampa hospital and two others were taken by ground. The […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 28

UCF SUSPENDS FRATERNITY AMID SEX ASSAULT AND HAZING CLAIMS Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity is barred from all campus activities following a spring party that got out of control. Numerous calls were made to UCF’s hazing hotline, including reports of a fraternity member having sex with someone who was “severely mentally, physically incapacitated.” Lambda Theta Phi […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 27

POLICE: TSA WORKER CAUGHT STEALING CASH AT FLORIDA AIRPORT Alexander Shae Johnson was arrested Thursday. Court records show the 22-year-old faces a third-degree felony grand theft charge. An Orlando police report says a passenger selected for a pat-down search while going through security at Orlando International Airport saw Johnson standing near her bag. The report […]

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