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Florida: 5 Things To Know For July 7

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4 YOUNG ADULTS ID’D AS VICTIMS IN FLA. FOURTH OF JULY BOAT CRASH

As the fireworks concluded Friday evening, three boats collided in the waters of Miami’s Biscayne Bay, leaving four young adults dead. Killed in the crash were 23-year-old Andrew Garcia, 20-year-old Victoria Dempsey, and 24-year-old Kelsie Karpiak, all from Miami, and 24-year-old Jason Soleimani of Old Westbury, New York.

TAMPA TEEN RELEASED, ORDERED CONFINED TO HOME IN ISRAEL

A 15-year-old Palestinian-American cousin of a Palestinian boy killed in a grisly slaying was released to his family after being detained. He has been ordered confined to his home in Israel for nine days while police investigate what they say was his participation in violent protests – a charge his family denies. The boy goes to school in Florida.

ALMIROLA WINS RAIN-SHORTENED NASCAR AT DAYTONA

Aric Almirola has won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway, putting Richard Petty’s famed No. 43 in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999.

THEFT RING UNCOVERED IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

Five people are accused in a central Florida Internet theft ring. Officials say Marc Kolarik made about $1.2 million over the past year by selling stolen goods on eBay. A six-week investigation found that four others brought the merchandise to Kolarik.

WHERE WILL LEBRON PLAY?

Before LeBron James makes his next decision, Pat Riley will get a chance to convince him to stay in Miami. Two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press late Sunday night that James will meet with the Heat president this week before making a decision about where to play next season. The time and location of the meeting were still being scheduled, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the Heat nor James announced their plans publicly.

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