5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 13

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today.

Couple accused of forcing 13-year-old girl to become their sex slave

Rob and Marie Johnson of Port St. Lucie were arrested Tuesday on sexual assault charges. Port St. Lucie Police say the young teen was sent to live with the couple after her mother died.

Florida man living under a false name faces charges of killing girlfriend in Chicago 37 years ago

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports that 57-year-old Alvaro Flores was arrested Tuesday by detectives from the sheriff’s office and the Chicago Police Department.

Bomb technicians safely dispose of decades-old dynamite found in a shed behind vacant home

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports that a family member of the Auburndale home’s recently deceased owner was clearing out the shed Tuesday night when the dynamite was discovered.

Southwest plane skids off runway

No passengers were on board when the Boeing 737 left the runway Tuesday night as it was being moved from a passenger gate to a maintenance hangar.

Bear runs out of ditch into motorcycle

A Florida couple escaped serious injury when the bear collided with their motorcycle in the Beartooth Mountains in northern Wyoming.

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