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5 things to know in Florida for Oct. 5

October 4, 2013
Associated Press

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

FLORIDA COURT GIVES SCOTT LIST OF DEATH ROW INMATES

A top Supreme Court of Florida official is distributing for the first time a list of death row inmates who have exhausted their appeals. A new state law requires the Supreme Court clerk to give Gov. Rick Scott a list of convicted murderers who have gone through state and federal court appeals. The list released Friday contains the names of more than 100 death row inmates.

2 STUDENTS SHOT OUTSIDE ORLANDO SCHOOL

Authorities say two teenage boys were shot and wounded outside an Orlando private school. The Orange County Sheriff's Office reports that a fight broke out in the parking lot of Agape Christian Academy shortly after classes let out Friday afternoon. The suspected shooter, who is not a student at the school, reportedly fled in a car with several other males.

CUBAN-AMERICANS HOLD CONFERENCE ON RECONCILIATION

Cuban Catholic activist Dagoberto Valdes says reconciliation and political change on the island are not mutually exclusive. Valdes told Cuban-Americans in Miami that both Cuba and the diaspora have entered a new stage ripe for discussion on reconciliation. He added that Cuba's civil society is progressing and there are signs the government is open to having a dialogue.

ANTHONY TRIES TO DISMISS GONZALEZ, KRONK CLAIMS

Casey Anthony asked a judge this week to dismiss two claims in her bankruptcy case that her attorneys say are baseless. Anthony's attorneys on Thursday filed motions to dismiss the claims brought by Zenaida Gonzalez and meter reader Roy Kronk. Both say they were defamed by Anthony and they should be considered creditors in her federal bankruptcy case in Tampa.

STATUS HEARING IN FAMU HAZING CASE POSTPONED

Eight defendants who remain charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major won't tell a judge until later this month whether they will accept plea offers or go to trial. They were expected to update a judge Friday on the statuses of plea talks with prosecutors. That hearing has been rescheduled for Oct. 25.

 
 

 

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