Florida: 5 Things To Know For Feb 7
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
BAIL HEARING CONTINUES FOR ACCUSED FLORIDA OFFICER
The second day of a bond hearing will be held for a retired Tampa police captain accused of shooting another man in a movie theater after an argument over texting. Curtis Reeves is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of 43-year-old Chad Oulson. Reeves has pleaded not guilty. The second day of a hearing to determine whether a Pasco County judge will grant Reeves bail will be held Friday morning.
WITNESSES DESCRIBE SHOOTING OF FLORIDA TEEN
Witnesses recounted how a Florida man fired at an SUV outside a Jacksonville convenience store, killing a teen, following an argument over loud music. More witnesses and police officers will take the stand Friday in 47-year-old Michael Dunn’s first-degree murder trial for fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis in 2012.
OCT. 14 TRIAL DATE IN FORMER UBS BANKER TAX CASE
An Oct. 14 trial date has been set in Florida for a former senior executive at Swiss bank UBS AG charged with tax fraud conspiracy. A Fort Lauderdale federal judge on Thursday agreed to a defense motion to delay the trial of Raoul Weil, former chief of Global Wealth Management at UBS. Weil has pleaded not guilty and is free on $10.5 million bail. Trial had been set for this month.
NEW JEWISH CENTER OPENS AT UF
A new Jewish center is opening up this weekend at the University of Florida, the university with the nation’s largest Jewish population. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned Sunday for the new 23,000-square-foot Lubavitch-Chabad Center for Jewish Life and Learning in Gainesville. The center cost $4.8 million to build.
GIRL FOUND DEAD IN SEPTIC TANK
A little girl was found dead inside a septic tank behind a central Florida home. Fruitland police say 2-year-old Marissa Daniels had been playing with other children Wednesday morning before she went missing. Police responded to the home, and a department K-9 quickly led officers to a small hole that turned out to be a broken septic tank lid. Public works employees called to the home were able to recover Marissa’s body from the tank.
Source: Associated Press