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Five Things to Know in Florida for May 23

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 23

SMALL SINKHOLE OPENS OUTSIDE TRUMP’S FLORIDA GETAWAY CLUB The 4-foot-by-4-foot (1-meter-by-1-meter) hole was discovered Monday in Palm Beach County just west of one the resort’s entrances. It is near a new water main and isn’t a threat to the president’s property in Palm Beach. The president has spent seven weekends at Mar-a-Lago since taking office, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 26

TRAINER CLAWED ON LEGS BY TIGER AT FAIR AS CHILDREN LOOK ON Pensacola Interstate Fair publicist Katie King says trainer Vicenta Pages suffered several cuts Tuesday when a 2-year-old Bengal tiger named Gandhi clawed her legs. The publicist says Pages’ husband rushed to help the trainer. Pages stood up unassisted and talked to the children […]

Five things to know in Florida for Oct. 6

Five things to know in Florida for Oct. 6

FEDERAL JUDGE CRITICAL OF FLORIDA GAMBLING REGULATORS A three-day trial that could shape the future of gambling in the state ended Wednesday. But during closing arguments, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle suggested state regulators had violated an existing deal with the tribe. The state and Seminoles reached an agreement in 2010 that allowed the tribe […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 27

COAST GUARD SEARCHES FOR CUBAN MIGRANTS FROM CAPSIZED BOAT A Coast Guard news release says crews from an airplane and a cutter were searching for survivors Monday. Coast Guard spokesman Eric Woodall says three migrants were found Monday on a smaller island near Big Pine Key. The men said they left Cuba last Tuesday with […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 19

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 19

DOCUMENTS: PULSE GUNMAN REPEATEDLY TAUNTED FOR BEING MUSLIM Records released Monday by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office show Mateen claimed he was regularly called derogatory epithets for being Muslim by deputies and others at the St. Lucie Courthouse, where he worked as a contract guard. In response to the taunting, he told co-workers he […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 9

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 9

US REP. CORRINE BROWN STEPS DOWN FROM COMMITTEE POSITION Brown released a statement Friday afternoon saying that she was stepping down in accordance with House rules. Earlier Friday, Brown and her chief of staff, Elias “Ronnie” Simmons, pleaded not guilty in Jacksonville federal court after they were charged in a 24-count indictment. The charges revolve […]