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5 Things to Know in Florida for March 25

March 24, 2014
Associated Press

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

SUSPECTS IN OFFICER SHOOTING LEFT SUICIDE NOTE

Detectives say the suspects in the fatal shooting of an on-duty Windermere police officer left behind suicide notes. The Orange County Sheriff's Office reports Monday that 18-year-old Brandon Goode and 17-year-old Alexandria Hollinghurst left behind suicide notes in Polk County. Windermere Police Officer Robert German was fatally shot early Saturday after stopping the two teens on a road in the Orlando suburb. The bodies of Good and Hollinghurst were found a short distance away.

BODIES OF NY COUPLE FOUND IN NORTH FLORIDA RIVER

Authorities have identified two bodies found floating in a north Florida river as a couple from upstate New York. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the body of Grace Maynard was discovered Friday morning floating in the Suwannee River near Mayo. The body of her husband James was found Sunday about 1.6 miles upstream from Dowling Park.

SCOTT LAUNCHES NEW AD RIPPING CRIST

Gov. Rick Scott's campaign is launching a new ad attacking former Gov. Charlie Crist. The organization said Monday it will spend $2 million on the ad that will go after Crist for his support of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. A spokesman for Florida Blue said this month that most of its members have wound up keeping their health insurance.

GIRL, 15, DIES FROM INJURIES SUFFERED IN RACE TRACK CRASH

A 15-year-old Ocala girl is dead following a weekend crash at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala. Authorities say it was her first time on the track and she was on her second lap when she apparently lost control and hit a concrete barrier.

LAWMAKERS CONSIDER FLOOD INSURANCE CHANGES

The Florida Legislature is moving forward with a proposal aimed at enticing private insurance companies to sell flood policies. It's not clear that many private insurers will want to assume the risks of flooding in Florida and join two companies already writing policies.

 
 

 

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