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5 things to know in Florida for Oct. 30

October 29, 2013
Associated Press

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

AP SOURCE: BECKHAM PICKS MIAMI FOR MLS FRANCHISE OWNERSHIP

With his playing career over, former England captain David Beckham has decided his next move: starting a Major League Soccer team in Miami. Since leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy in December, and retiring from the game after a subsequent five-month stint at Paris Saint-Germain, Beckham has been mulling over the location for his MLS franchise.

POLICE REMOVE ACTIVISTS BLOCKING ORLANDO TRAFFIC

Fifteen immigration reform activists were arrested Tuesday for blocking a street in front of the federal courthouse at the culmination of a march aimed at persuading central Florida Republican lawmakers to support comprehensive immigration legislation.

TRAYVON'S MOM TESTIFIES BEFORE U.S. SENATE

Travyon Martin's mother told a panel of senators on Tuesday that state "stand your ground" laws don't work and must be amended, reviving the politically charged gun control issue. Democrats, who hold a majority in the Senate, supported Sybrina Fulton's call. Republicans said it should be left to the states that passed the laws. Fulton's 17-year-old son was shot in February 2012 by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of second-degree murder in July.

HUSBAND CHARGED IN WIFE'S MURDER

A 31-year-old Deltona man faces a second-degree murder charge for the death of his wife, whose body hasn't been found. Investigators are still searching for the bodies of her young children as well. But Luis Toledo denied involvement in their killings, implicating someone else.

DEATH ROW INMATES CHALLENGE LETHAL INJECTION DRUG

Death row inmates are seeking to stop the use of a new drug mix Florida is using in lethal injections, asking federal courts Tuesday to declare the procedure unconstitutional. The claims say use of the sedative midazolam hydrochloride won't prevent excruciating pain and suffering when the next two drugs are administered. Use of the mix would be a form of cruel and unusual punishment, thus violating the condemned prisoner's right, according to the complaints.

 
 

 

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