Florida: 5 Things To Know For Jan 22nd

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

WIFE OF THEATER SHOOTING VICTIM TO SPEAK IN TAMPA

The wife of a man who was shot and killed after an argument over texting at a movie theater will hold a news conference. Nicole Oulson will hold a news conference Wednesday morning at her attorney’s office in downtown Tampa. She and her husband were in a movie theater on Jan. 13 when her husband got into an argument with another man.

HEARING SET JAN. 28 FOR ‘BIG TONY’ IN BOULIS CASE

A hearing has been set next week to discuss a retrial for Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello in the mob-style slaying of a prominent South Florida businessman. Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes scheduled the hearing for next Tuesday. Moscatiello was dismissed in the middle of last year’s trial in the 2001 slaying of Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis because his attorney became ill.

FLORIDA CABINET MEETS IN KISSIMMEE

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet are meeting in Kissimmee for the cabinet’s first meeting of 2014. Florida’s top state elected leaders on Wednesday will get an update on the state’s economy and also be briefed on efforts to restore the Florida Everglades. Scott plans to hand out several awards to business leaders and volunteers, and Florida Attorney General Pam will promote National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

MAN CHARGED AFTER DAUGHTER RUN OVER BY TRUCK

A Florida Panhandle man has been charged in the death of his 6-year-old daughter, who authorities say was run over by a truck. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 38-year-old David Russell Courson was a passenger in the truck, which was being driven by a 13-year-old girl. Authorities say Courson was the only adult at the Monticello home when the incident occurred. Troopers say alcohol was involved.

GOV. SCOTT WILL VOTE AGAINST MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Gov. Rick Scott will vote against a proposed constitutional amendment to allow the medical use of marijuana if it makes the 2014 ballot. Scott said through a spokeswoman Tuesday that he has empathy for people battling difficult diseases, but he’s also seen the damage drug abuse can do. Scott previously has said he is opposed to “illegal drug abuse” and he’s supported Attorney General Pam Bondi’s challenge to keep the proposal off the ballot based on its summary language.

Source: Associated Press

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