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5 things to know in Florida for Oct. 3

October 2, 2013
Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

MAN AT JACKSONVILLE AIRPORT SAID HE HAD GUN

A man originally from Bosnia is in jail after telling TSA agents that he had a bomb in his backpack. The airport was closed for almost five hours Tuesday as authorities investigated his claims.

BOULIS KILLING JURY HEARS CRIME SCENE, BALLISTICS

Jurors in the trial of two men accused of orchestrating the killing of a prominent South Florida businessmen heard a day of testimony about crime scene evidence and firearm ballistics. Two police experts testified Wednesday in the trial of Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello and Anthony "Little Tony" Moscatiello. The two face the death penalty if convicted in the February 2001 slaying of Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis.

GRENADE FOUND IN ROAD

A live grenade was found at an intersection in Flagler County on Tuesday afternoon. Deputies say it appeared to be a live device, with a safety locking pin and "spoon" in place.

MAN RUNS UP HUGE TAB AT MIAMI BEACH HOTEL

Authorities say a 36-year-old man spent about five weeks at the Hilton Miami Beach, running up a tab close to $174,000 for rooms and champagne. He faces grand theft charges after telling hotel officials to bill the charges to a Sony Entertainment Corporate account.

AFRICAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN IRAN URANIUM PLOT

A West African man has pleaded not guilty in a Florida courtroom to U.S. charges of trying to broker an illegal deal to ship tons of uranium ore from Sierra Leone to Iran. Patrick Campbell entered the plea at a brief hearing Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale. The 33-year-old Campbell was indicted on a charge of attempting illegal exports to Iran. The charge carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence and up to $1 million fine.

 
 

 

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