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Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 28

LAST US TACKLE POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL GAME MAY BE HISTORY Not enough Jupiter High junior and senior girls signed up. Twenty per side are needed but only 14 seniors and 11 juniors volunteered. The game almost ended last year when then-Jupiter High Principal Dan Frank withdrew school sponsorship, citing safety. But parents persuaded the town […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 13

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 13

MARSHAL’S SEIZE DEPUTY’S PROPERTY TO PAY OFF SHOOTING VICTIM Attorney Jack Scarola says he got permission from a federal magistrate to take property from Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Sgt. Adams Lin to help pay a $22.4 million jury verdict awarded to Dontrell Stephens last year. On Saturday, marshals took Lin’s car, clothes, television and furniture. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 4

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 4

OFFICIAL: DOG THAT ATTACKED FAMILY OVER SWEATER EUTHANIZED Hillsborough County spokeswoman Kara Walker says the pit bull mix named Scarface was put down because it posed a high risk to the public and because it suffered severe stab wounds during the attack. Tampa police say the dog bit a 52-year-old woman who was trying to […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 18

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 18

FLORIDA COURT UPHOLDS CONVICTION IN LOUD MUSIC KILLING CASE The 1st District Court of Appeal on Thursday rejected an argument from lawyers representing Michael Dunn that he was acting in self-defense when he killed Jordan Davis in November 2012. Dunn’s attorneys argued that the state failed to present evidence contradicting his self-defense claims. OFFICIALS: MAN […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 23

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 23

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Jury could get case against 3 charged in FAMU hazing death Prosecutors are close to wrapping their case against three former band members charged with manslaughter and hazing in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major. State […]