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Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 23

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 23

LAWYERS TO SEE VENUS WILLIAMS’ CELLPHONE DATA AFTER CRASH An agreement for the records was reached prior to a court hearing in a lawsuit filed against Williams. Jerome Barson’s family sought the records to find out if Williams was on the phone and distracted just prior to the crash. Williams’ lawyers said they will turn […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 17

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 17

FLORIDA MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN 2016 JEWISH CENTER BOMB PLOT A U.S. Department of Justice statement said 41-year-old James Gonzalo Medina of Hollywood pleaded guilty Wednesday in Miami federal court to a federal hate crime and a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Authorities said Medina admitted to planning to attack […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 1

FLORIDA CHILD, 4, FATALLY SHOOTS SELF WITH GUN FOUND IN HOME The shooting happened Sunday evening in Tampa. In a news release, police said Ashton Gooding found the weapon and discharged it. He was severely injured when police arrived and died shortly after arriving at Tampa General Hospital. The state attorney’s office is reviewing the […]

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. 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 1

TRAYVON MARTIN’S PARENTS DESCRIBE HIS IMPACT IN NEW BOOK “Rest in Power” by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin was released Tuesday. The book’s narration alternates between Fulton and Martin describing their lives before Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman five years ago and the impact of his death. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, was […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 15

IT WORKERS SUE DISNEY, SAY THEIR JOBS WERE FARMED OUT TO INDIA A group of information technology workers laid off by Walt Disney World says they’re the victims of national origin discrimination because they were fired and replaced by contractors from India. The lawsuit filed Monday contends that 250 IT workers in Florida were told […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 11

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 11

MAN WITH GUN ARRESTED WHILE TRYING TO ENTER DISNEY WORLD The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that Kevin Webb was charged with falsely impersonating an officer and carrying a concealed firearm. An arrest affidavit says Webb was selected to go through a metal detector Monday when he tried to enter the Magic Kingdom park. […]