5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 25

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

6 companies vie for southwest Florida’s medical marijuana business

The six nursery businesses that have applied to be southwest Florida’s medical marijuana dispensing organization are turning to prominent professionals in the Sunshine State and cultivation experts from Colorado who have experience in the pot-growing industry.

Dexter author Jeff Lindsay gets re-release of old thriller

Jeff Lindsay’s 1994 thriller “Tropical Depression” is hitting shelves Tuesday, with a sequel, “Red Tide,” scheduled for October. The series follows Billy Knight, a former Los Angeles police officer and current Key West fishing boat captain.

Tattoo leads authorities to murder suspect

A U.S. deputy marshal spotted a musical cleft symbol tattoo on a North Miami man as he rode a bicycle in Connecticut. Danei Gordon is accused of killing his 73-year-old housemate with a hot frying pan.

Mom wanted daughter’s homeless boyfriend dead

A central Florida woman is accused of trying to hire her ex-son-in-law to kill the 22-year-old boyfriend because her daughter’s children came home with head lice.

Driver killed when train hits car

Authorities say the car drove into the path of an Amtrak train that was heading from Miami to Tampa on Monday afternoon.

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