Tuesday, 22 October 2013 07:28
DAY 2 OF TESTIMONY IN SEAN TAYLOR SLAYING TRIAL
Prosecutors are putting on their second day of testimony in the trial of the man who allegedly shot and killed Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a 2007 attempted burglary. The trial of 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. continues Tuesday in Miami. Jurors on Monday heard opening statements from lawyers and testimony from police crime scene investigators.
MEMORIAL, FUNERAL SET FOR CONGRESSMAN YOUNG
A public memorial and funeral services for the late U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young have been scheduled. Young died Friday at age 82. On Wednesday, public visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. at Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park. On Thursday, the public funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Indian Rocks in Largo. A private burial will follow.
DEMS PUSH BILL TO GIVE IN-STATE TUITION BREAK
Two Florida Democrats are sponsoring a bill to guarantee a tuition break to the children of immigrants in the country without permission. Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, and Rep. Victor Torres, D-Orlando, are filing bills that would offer in-state tuition rates to certain children of immigrants, as long as they attended a Florida high school for three years and had graduated.
FLORIDA WILDLIFE OFFICIALS HOST LIONFISH CONFERENCE
Florida wildlife officials are holding a conference to discuss research on lionfish, an invasive species that experts say threatens the state's reefs and native fishes. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting the conference Tuesday through Thursday in Cocoa Beach.
HOSPITAL LOCKDOWN AFTER WORKER SPOTTED WITH DRILL
A maintenance worker carrying a hand drill caused a brief lockdown at a Tampa Bay area hospital. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports that it received calls of a suspicious person at Brandon Regional Hospital around noon Monday. Some reports claimed there was a person with a gun. Authorities say a sweep of the hospital determined that the suspicious person was actually the maintenance worker.