Florida: 5 Things To Know For April 7
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
JEB BUSH SAYS HE’LL MAKE DECISION ON BID THIS YEAR
Jeb Bush says all the speculation about whether he’ll run for president in 2016 is actually getting him more attention than if he had already entered the race.
2 DIE IN SMALL PLANE CRASH WHILE FILMING ZOMBIE MOVIE
Deputies say a pilot and passenger died when a small plane nose-dived while filming a low-budget zombie movie in Marion County. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
US Rep Wasserman Schultz loses NCAA bet, must pay up with burritos to US Rep Courtney
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she’ll pay up over the University of Florida Gators’ 63-53 loss to UConn Huskies in the NCAA Final Four. Her debt: burritos.
STARS PERRY AND BACON TO DISCUSS ADDICTION, SOCIAL NETWORKING AT UNIV. OF SOUTH FLA
Actor Matthew Perry, best-known for his Emmy-nominated role as Chandler Bing on the long-running television show “Friends,” will discuss personal battles with addiction at University of Southern Florida in Tampa Tuesday. Meanwhile fellow actor and “Footloose” star Kevin Bacon will talk about his nonprofit SixDegrees.org., which encourages nonprofit and other community social networking.
JANUARY COLD SPELL KILLS, DAMAGES MANY PALM TREES
A cold snap in January left hundreds of damaged and dead palm trees in the Pensacola area. Experts say it could take a year for a cold-damaged palm tree to recover. But many won’t survive.