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5 things to know in Florida for Nov. 5

November 4, 2013
Associated Press

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

FLORIDA MAN CONVICTED IN KILLING OF REDSKINS' TAYLOR

A 23-year-old man was convicted of second-degree murder Monday in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor, who was shot outside his own bedroom after witnesses said he confronted young men who had broken into his home looking for money. The jury deliberated about 16 hours over four days before returning the verdict in the trial of Eric Rivera Jr., who admitted in a videotaped confession to police days after Taylor's death that he fired the fatal shot after kicking in the bedroom door.

CHARLIE CRIST MAKES IT OFFICIAL

Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist called for investment in clean energy, more money for schools and tax breaks for small businesses Monday when he announced his run for the office as a Democrat.

DOLPHINS SUSPEND PLAYER AMID BULLYING ALLEGATIONS

The Miami Dolphins have suspended guard Richie Incognito late Sunday for misconduct related to treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin. Martin left the team abruptly a week ago. In a press release, team officials said they "believe in maintaining a culture of respect for one another."

PANHANDLE MAN CHARGED WITH KILLING BEARS

An 82-year-old man is accused of killing a mother black bear and her cub. The man told wildlife officials he was trying to protect his family and his dog when he shot the bears. He faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 on each of the charges.

PANTHER DEATHS ON THE RISE

Florida appears to be on pace to match or break its record for panther road kills. Last year, a record-tying 17 panthers died from vehicle collisions and 13 of the 16 confirmed panther deaths this year have been blamed on vehicles.

 
 

 

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