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5 things to know in Florida for Sept. 13

September 12, 2013
Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

STATE BOARD MAY TRY TO RESOLVE TUITION FEUD

The panel that oversees Florida's universities is trying to resolve a behind-the-scenes feud over tuition hikes. The Florida Board of Governors on Thursday agreed to change its rules to make it clear tuition rates go up automatically if state legislators don't raise rates. The new rule is expected to be approved in November. A spokeswoman for the board said the move is so university rules match state law.

SAYFIE LEADERS SUMMIT TO BEGIN IN ORLANDO

Florida's leaders will be discussing a variety of issues facing the state at a summit being organized by lawyer, lobbyist and news aggregator Justin Sayfie. Gov. Rick Scott, all three Cabinet members and other Florida leaders will participate in the two-day summit that begins in Orlando on Thursday.

CASEY ANTHONY TO BE DEPOSED IN OCTOBER

A lawyer representing the woman suing Casey Anthony for defamation says he'll depose her next month. Anthony was acquitted in 2011 of murdering her daughter, Caylee. The 2-year-old was found dead in 2008 in Orlando.

GIANT GATOR CAPTURED

A north Florida couple captured a 13-foot, 6-inch alligator on Wednesday. Ben Williams says they caught the gator on the edge of Lake George in Putnam County.

WOMAN AT CENTER OF LAKELAND SEX SCANDAL FIRED

The Lakeland Police Department has fired a crime analyst at the center of a widespread sexual misconduct case. It was the city's latest round of discipline that has rocked the city in recent months.

 
 

 

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