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Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 28

OFFICIALS: FLORIDA HOTEL FIRE SET ON PURPOSE A spokeswoman for the state fire marshal’s office says several mattresses outside the Unno Boutique Hotel in Kissimmee were apparently set on fire early Friday morning. Officials haven’t released information about a suspect or motive. The fire started near the back of the building, in a construction area, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 29

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 29

FIRST FLIGHT IN HALF CENTURY LEAVES MIAMI BOUND FOR HAVANA Just three days after the death of Fidel Castro, the first regularly scheduled flight to Cuba’s capital in more than a half-century has left from Miami. Several airlines began routes to other Cuban cities earlier this year; Monday morning’s flight was the first of the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 24

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 24

REP. BROWN’S DEFENSE TEAM ALLOWED TO WITHDRAW IN FRAUD CASE U.S. Magistrate James Klindt on Tuesday allowed attorneys Mark NeJame and David Haas to leave the case. They said in a court filing that hostility and distrust permeated their meetings. She is due back in court Sept. 7 for a follow-up. Federal prosecutors want Brown’s […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 22

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 22

MAN SHOT BY OFFICER ABDUCTED EX-WIFE AT STORE Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said in a statement Thursday that the man reached the 38-year-old woman at a Homestead grocery store Wednesday evening and forced her into the vehicle at gunpoint. Police initially said she had been in the vehicle’s trunk but Zabaleta said she was forced into […]