l 911 CALLS HAVE BECOME THE HEART OF THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL
Defense attorneys called five of Zimmerman's friends Monday to testify that it was the neighborhood watch volunteer's voice yelling for help on the call. Zimmerman's attorneys also called two police investigators who contend that Martin's father initially said it wasn't his son. Zimmerman's attorneys then put Martin's father, on the witness stand, but Tracy Martin denied ever saying the screams for help weren't his son.
l 2 VICTIMS, 1 SUSPECT DEAD FOLLOWING SHOOTING AT HOTEL IN PANAMA CITY
A man suspected of killing his wife and another man at the Courtyard Marriott in Panama City was killed during a shootout with law enforcement several hours later on Interstate 10 near Tallahassee. The initial shooting took place about 10:45 p.m. Sunday outside the hotel in Panama City. The suspect was pulled over about 2 a.m. Monday.
l US, FLORIDA TASK FORCE FIGHTS ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT
Federal and Florida law enforcement officials are creating the nation's first task force to tackle the growing problem of organized retail theft. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents are being joined Tuesday in Miami by South Florida authorities in making the announcement.
l VENEZUELANS IN MIAMI HONOR OPPOSITION LAWMAKER
The Venezuelan community in Miami is honoring a lawmaker who has been a vocal opponent of the late Hugo Chavez and his hand-chosen predecessor, Nicolas Maduro. Maria Corina Machado received a key to the City of Doral on Monday and is scheduled to deliver a speech at the University of Miami.
l PANTHER FOUND DEAD IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Wildlife officials say the Florida panther found dead Monday in Hendry County had been struck by a vehicle. It's the 12th panther death so far this year, and the ninth to be caused by a collision with a vehicle. The Florida panther is an endangered species.