Florida: 5 Things To Know For Feb 10
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
5 KILLED IN FIERY HEAD-ON CAR CRASH ON TAMPA HIGHWAY
Florida Highway Patrol officials say five people, including four fraternity brothers, died in a fiery, head-on collision on a southwest Florida highway early Sunday morning. FHP said the four victims in one vehicles, all males in their early 20s, were students at the University of South Florida.
JURY SELECTION FOR MAN CHARGED IN BEATING DEATH OF FORMER NEWS REPORTER
The murder trial of a man charged in the beating death of a former Pensacola News Journal reporter is set to begin Monday morning with jury selection. William Cormier is charged with first-degree murder in the 2012 robbery and killing of Sean Dugas, who worked at the Pensacola News Journal from 2005 to 2010.
NEW ORLANDO AIRPORT KIOSKS TO SPEED UP INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL WITH TOUCH-SCREENS
Officials at Orlando International Airport are hoping some new kiosks will allow international visitors to land, touch and go. The biometric kiosks will let international travelers speed up their arrival process by allowing them to complete customs declaration forms on touch-screens. The kiosks also record passports, fingerprints and facial images.
GERMAN SHEPHERD SAVES OWNER FROM MOBILE HOME FIRE
Officials are crediting a 1-year-old German Shepard with saving his owner after their mobile home caught fire in southwest Florida. Port Richey Fire officials say a man awoke Saturday morning to hear his dog Trooper scratching and barking at the bedroom door. The two made it out safely.
COPS SAY 17-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA BOY TRIED TO SHOOT EX-GIRLFRIEND
A 17-year-old is in custody after authorities say he tried to shoot an ex-girlfriend following a parade in Ybor City.
Source: Associated Press