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Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 1

FLORIDA MAN CHARGED WITH USING CONFEDERATE FLAG AS WEAPON Police say 21-year-old Christopher Monzon threatened a crowd of about 100 people who gathered outside Hollywood City Hall Wednesday to support removing the names of Confederate generals from city streets. Monzon yelled at the demonstrators and then charged at them before officers quickly tackled him. Hollywood’s […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 29

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 29

MAN WITH MISSING WIFE CHARGED WITH TAKING $100,000 IN COINS The federal theft complaint against Lewis Bennett was made public Monday. Bennett abandoned his sinking 37-foot catamaran near the Bahamas in May. He told the Coast Guard he didn’t know where his wife, Isabella Hellman, was. Rescue crews found Bennett in a life raft. Among […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 5

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 5

EX-‘COCAINE COWBOY’ PILOT, 7 OTHERS CHARGED WITH AUTO FRAUD Miami federal prosecutors said in a news release Thursday that 71-year-old Mickey Munday was among those charged with 14 fraud counts each. Munday and the others face maximum prison sentences of 20 years on each count. A convicted felon, Munday has given frequent interviews and appears […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 24

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 24

DISABLED VET BEATEN BY ACCUSED ANIMAL ABUSERS GIVEN CAR Garry Blough was given the keys to a 2012 Kia Forte from Daytona Kia-Mitsubishi on Wednesday. Blough says his family didn’t have a car and it often took him all day to take a bus to the Veteran’s Administration for an appointment. The three men charged […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 9

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 9

OFFICIALS: 1 DEAD AFTER METRO TRAIN HITS WORKERS IN MIAMI Miami-Dade police tell local news outlets the Metromover crashed about 1 a.m. Wednesday. No passengers were on the train, which runs from 5 a.m. to midnight. Emergency crews took Luis Perez and Oscar Cabrera to the hospital. Cabrera died. Perez was treated and released. Miami […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 8

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 8

CHARGES DROPPED FOR NIECE OF SUSPECT IN OFFICER KILLING Prosecutors have declined to file charges against Lakensha Smith-Loyd, the niece of Markeith Loyd. Markeith Loyd is facing two first-degree murder counts and other charges related to the deaths of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and Lt. Debra Clayton. Smith-Loyd, was arrested on an accessory charge last month […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 4

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 4

POLICE: MAN WANTED ‘SUICIDE BY COP’ AFTER KILLING FAMILY Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez says Fadel Jabado wanted “suicide by cop” when he fired his weapon at officers while sitting in his car in a field Wednesday afternoon. Police shot Jabado, who remains in critical condition. The bodies of his wife and 26-year-old son were […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 4

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 4

POLICE FATALLY SHOOT FLORIDA MAN DURING DOMESTIC CALL Palm Bay police Lt. Mike Bandish says a woman told 911 dispatchers Tuesday night that her husband was cutting himself and threatening to shoot her. Bandish says the woman barricaded herself in a bathroom while police were on their way to the home in Palm Bay, which […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 2

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 2

DISNEY WORLD EXPLORING FOOT TRACKING TECHNOLOGY Walt Disney World Company recently received a patent for the new technology from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The technology would involve a sensor and cameras, which would help identify visitors. The data received could customize the guest experience. Currently, Disney World can track guests by MagicBands, hotel […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 16

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 16

FRIENDS MOURN NEBRASKA BOY’S KILLING BY GATOR AT DISNEY RESORT The family of the 2-year-old boy killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World lives in an upscale neighborhood in the Omaha, Nebraska, community of Elkhorn, a place that betrays no hint of the tragedy that struck them in Florida. The boy’s father, Matthew Graves, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 18

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 18

TEEN GETS 30 YEARS IN FLORIDA SCHOOL BUS SHOOTING CASE Edgar Robles was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of shooting or throwing a deadly missile. Police say Robles and two friends approached the school bus last May to confront some other boys, and Robles opened […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 31

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 31

TRUMP MISSING FROM GOLF RESORT SIGN Someone removed the script lettering spelling the Republican presidential candidate’s surname from the sign outside Trump National Jupiter. 60-FOOT-WIDE HOLE OPENS IN TARPON SPRINGS Authorities have evacuated a mobile home park along Florida’s Gulf Coast after the 35-foot-deep hole opened in the ground. About 20 residents were moved as […]