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5 things to know in Florida for Nov. 7

November 6, 2013
Associated Press

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HIJACKER RETURNS TO US AFTER 30 YEARS IN CUBA

An American who hijacked an airliner to Cuba nearly 30 years ago as a self-described revolutionary flew back home Wednesday to face U.S. justice. FBI agents took William Potts, 56, into custody shortly after his charter flight from Havana landed at Miami International Airport, said FBI spokesman Mike Leverock. Potts faces a 1985 federal indictment charging him with air piracy for hijacking a Piedmont Airlines flight in 1984.

LEADERSHIP VACUUM TO BLAME IN DOLPHINS CASE?

A leadership vacuum may have contributed to the troubled relationship between Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, which has left both players sidelined and the team in turmoil. The ongoing saga has raised questions about whether coach Joe Philbin and his staff were negligent in allowing issues between Martin and Incognito to fester.

PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT IN MISSING MAN CASE

A 33-year-old man is missing after leaving on a company trip to Alabama. He left DeBary in central Florida on Oct. 28 and deputies say he never arrived at his destination in Mobile, Ala.

BOY BRINGS LOADED GUN ON SCHOOL BUS NEAR TAMPA

Authorities have arrested a 9-year-old boy after he was spotted on a school bus with a loaded gun. The bus driver alerted officials after seeing the boy put the .22-caliber gun in his pocket. He was arrested and taken to the county's juvenile center.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER SEEKS HIGH SCHOOL NAME CHANGE

A Duval County School Board member wants the board to consider changing the name of Nathan B. Forrest High School, whose namesake was the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Connie Hall has submitted a formal letter to the board. A meeting is scheduled for Friday in Jacksonville.

 
 

 

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