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5 things to know in Florida for Oct. 4

October 3, 2013
Associated Press

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

KEY WITNESS ON STAND IN FLORIDA BUSINESSMAN SLAYING

A key witness has testified that a man with alleged New York mob ties called for a hit on a prominent South Florida businessman in a dispute over a profitable gambling cruise line. Dwayne Nicholson said Thursday he was initially involved in the alleged plot to kill Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis but refused to carry it out. Nicholson says defendants Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello and Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari wanted Boulis dead.

HIGH COURT REINSTATES DRUG CONVICTION

The Florida Supreme Court has reinstated a conviction against a Panhandle man who had challenged the use of a drug-sniffing police dog in his case. The U.S. Supreme Court in February ruled police don't have to extensively document the work of the dogs to be able to use the results. State Supreme Court justices tossed evidence turned up by the dog in 2011.

PREGNANT WOMAN FATALLY SHOT, BABY SURVIVES

Police say a man shot his pregnant girlfriend in the head on Wednesday. The woman died a short time after doctors were able to save her baby by doing an emergency C-section. The boyfriend is in police custody and faces charges.

LESBIAN TEEN OFFERED NEW PLEA DEAL

A Florida teen accused of having sex with her underage girlfriend has accepted a plea deal. Her attorney says it was in her best interest. Kaitlyn Hunt pleaded no contest to battery, interference with child custody and contributing to the dependency of a child. She'll be in jail until mid-December.

ORLANDO AIRPORT REACHES DEAL THAT COULD BRING RAIL FROM MIAMI

The board that governs the Orlando International Airport has reached a deal with a private company that could make an intercity passenger rail between Orlando and Miami one step closer. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority reached an agreement with All Aboard Florida to put a station at the airport.

 
 

 

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