Florida: 5 Things to Know for Jan. 13th

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

HEALTH CARE WEBSITE FRUSTRATES SPANISH SPEAKERS

Users attempting to navigate CuidadoDeSalud.gov, the Spanish version of the federal health care website, are running into trouble with clunky translations and slow page turns. Critics say that as a result, many people whom the law was designed to help have been left out of the first wave of coverage.

CONGRESSWOMAN DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, VP JOE BIDEN HEAD TO ISRAEL FOR SHARON’S FUNERAL

Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Vice President Joe Biden are heading to Israel to attend the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as part of Obama’s presidential delegation. Sharon died Saturday, eight years after a debilitating stroke put him into a coma

FLORIDA BIOLOGIST SAYS BEARS STAYING ACTIVE DURING WINTER MONTHS

Bears are continuing to appear in central Florida even though winter has officially begun. Bear biologist Mike Orlando says bears are staying more active all through winter in areas where they have access to garbage, dog food and bird seed.

KEY WEST TO EXAMINE NUDITY LAWS AMID FANTASY FEST COMPLAINTS

Key West city officials say they’re going to take another look at nudity laws after some residents complained that Fantasy Fest revelers were exposing too much in restaurants and supermarkets. According to one complaint, a man clad only in body paint took a seat at the counter in a Denny’s, angering some diners.

ORLANDO POLICE OFFERS TO WEAR BODY CAMS AS PART OF USF STUDY

Fifty Orlando Police officers will wear body cameras for a yearlong study by the University of South Florida on officers’ actions using footage from body cameras. Researchers will examine the number of incidents and complaints involving force and whether injuries go up or down.

Source: Associated Press

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