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5 things to know in Florida for Nov. 12

November 11, 2013
Associated Press

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

FLORIDA CITIES USED CUTS TO GET THROUGH RECESSION

A new report shows that three Florida cities had revenues well below their peaks two years after the recession ended. The Pew Charitable Trusts report released Monday shows Miami, Tampa and Orlando have been using job cuts and dipping into reserves to make up for revenue shortfalls in the wake of the recession.

KEY WEST PLANS MONUMENT TO DIANA NYAD

Officials in Key West are planning a monument to endurance swimmer Diana Nyad. City Manager Bob Vitas last week asked Key West's Art in Public Places committee to start working on plans for a monument to Nyad, who swam more than 110 miles from Havana to Key West over Labor Day weekend.

FRANCE HONORS 3 WORLD WAR II VETERANS IN MIAMI

Three Florida veterans have received special honors for fighting alongside France in World War II. The University of Miami and the Consulate General of France in Miami hosted a ceremony on Monday to recognize the service of the trio.

SEARCH CONTINUES FROM MISSING CENTRAL FLORIDA FAMILY

The search is continuing in Volusia County for a missing mother and her two children. Her husband has been charged with her death, but he told authorities he didn't kill the kids. Representatives from Texas EquuSearch are assisting volunteers in the search.

DOLPHINS TRY TO PUT LOCKER ROOM SCANDAL BEHIND THEM

The Miami Dolphins will finally play a football game after more than a week of allegations that Richie Incognito bullied Jonathan Martin. The Dolphins face the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football.

 
 

 

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