5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 14

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

Deputy shot in stable condition after being shot in thigh

A manhunt is underway for a suspect who fired shots at three Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a 911 call about a shooting in a neighborhood near Tampa.

Teen killed, 5 injured in Fort Lauderdale boat crash

Authorities say 13-foot boat crashed into the pilings beneath bridge during a late-night ride on the Middle River.

Florida House moves ahead with changes to the state’s 27 congressional districts

A House panel on Thursday approved a new map that would make several significant changes, including shifting the district now held by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, who is suing to stop the Legislature.

Tampa Bay area man arrested, accused of pretending to be a former Navy Seal

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies responded to a Tampa Wawa convenience store Wednesday following reports that a man in a Navy uniform was aggressively soliciting money for a veterans’ organization.

Two people dead following wrong-way crash on Tampa Bay area street

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports that 20-year-old Eric Sanders was driving an SUV north in a southbound lane near Tampa on Thursday. One oncoming car managed to swerve out of the SUV’s path, but a second car, driven by 53-year-old Catherine Fleming, hit the SUV head-on.

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