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5 things to know in Florida for Oct. 23

October 22, 2013
Associated Press

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

FLORIDA POLICE HAVE SUSPECTS IN ESCAPED INMATES PROBE

At least seven inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday. Police said they were looking at several suspects in the investigation of the escape of Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, but so far they have made no arrests. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey said the prisoners were not cooperating.

NCAA SAGA ENDS WITH PROBATION, SCHOLARSHIP LOSSES FOR UM

Miami's football team will lose nine scholarships and the basketball team will lose three as part of the penalties handed down by the NCAA on Tuesday. The penalties end a three-year saga that began with the Nevan Shapiro scandal. The football team will be allowed to participate in a postseason game this year.

ALLIED VETERANS ATTORNEY ASKS FOR NEW TRIAL

A Florida attorney who was convicted earlier this month of using a veteran's organization as a front for a $300 million gambling operation wants a new trial. He filed a motion in central Florida last week after being convicted of 103 out of 104 counts, including possessing slot machines, helping operate a lottery and racketeering.

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.

NAVY BLUE ANGELS TO RESUME PERFORMANCES NEXT YEAR

The Blue Angels are set to return to the skies above air shows nationwide in 2014. The Navy has announced that the popular flight demonstration team will have a full schedule for the 2014 season. The team suspended its 2013 performance schedule this spring after forced federal spending cuts.

 
 

 

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