TIGER ATTACKS, KILLS VETERAN KEEPER AT PALM BEACH ZOO
Palm Beach Zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter says 38-year-old Stacey Konwiser was killed Friday afternoon by a 13-year-old male tiger. West Palm Beach police spokeswoman Lori Colombino says Konwiser was attacked in the Malayan tiger’s enclosure. Colombino says the tiger was tranquilized.
2 WORKERS INJURED IN SOUTH FLORIDA COLLEGE GARAGE COLLAPSE
The partial collapse occurred Friday afternoon at Miami Dade College’s West campus in Doral. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue confirmed that two construction workers were transported to a local hospital, and one of the injuries was a trauma alert. In October 2012, a major portion of the garage at the campus collapsed, killing four construction workers and injuring seven others.
TEEN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR FLORIDA CRIME SPREE
A judge sentenced 18-year-old Konrad Schafer on Friday to two consecutive life terms. He pleaded guilty in January to two adult counts of first-degree murder. Authorities say a then-15-year-old Schafer — along with Juan Muriel, Victoria Rios and David Damus — participated in the shooting spree in July 2013 that left two people — 22-year-old Eric Roopnarine and 17-year-old David Guerrero — dead and more than 20 houses and vehicles damaged.
EX-PRESIDENT OF BROWARD TEACHER UNION GETS 5 YEARS’ PRISON
A Broward County judge imposed the sentence Friday on Patrick Santeramo, who ran the union for 11 years. A jury convicted Santeramo of multiple charges in January.
EX-OFFICER GETS 2 ½ YEARS FOR TAKING BRIBES IN TOWING SCHEME
Yuri Millan was sentenced Thursday. He previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bribery. Authorities say Yuri Millan took kickbacks from tow-truck operators Oriel Ugardes and Jose Guim in exchange for information on stranded motorists. Ugardes and Guim also pleaded guilty to the bribery charge.