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Florida: 5 Things To Know For Jan 23

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

FLORIDA MAN FACES PRISON IN SEAN TAYLOR SLAYING

A man prosecutors say fired the fatal shots in the 2007 killing of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor is about to learn the length of his prison sentence. A judge is scheduled Thursday afternoon to sentence 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr., who was convicted in November of second-degree murder and armed burglary. Rivera faces a maximum life sentence but could get less.

EARLY LAGERFELD DESIGNS SOLD IN $545,165 AUCTION

A South Florida auction house says an archive of fashion sketches that included work by a young Karl Lagerfeld sold for more than half a million dollars. Lagerfeld is a fashion legend now, but in the 1960s he was a hired hand for the House of Tiziani in Rome. An archive of Tiziani designs was auctioned Jan. 11 at Palm Beach Modern Auctions.

LATINO GROUPS TO LAUNCH MASSIVE VOTER REGISTRATION

Two national Latino organizations are kicking off a massive voter registration campaign ahead of the 2014 elections. National Council of La Raza and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund are set to announce the campaign Thursday to register more than 250,000 voters. In 2012, the two groups registered nearly 200,000 voters.

2 PINELLAS COUNTY JAIL AREAS QUARANTINED

Two pods at the Pinellas County Jail have been quarantined because an inmate contracted chicken pox. Officials say the areas were quarantined last week. The inmate had contact with two pods but has since bonded out. The areas can hold up to 80 inmates each.

ZIMMERMAN PAINTING TARGETS SPECIAL PROSECUTOR

George Zimmerman is releasing a new piece of artwork, this one portraying the special prosecutor who charged him with second-degree murder. Robert Zimmerman Jr. posted his brother’s new painting Wednesday on Twitter. He said details about its sale would follow Thursday. The painting — titled “Angie” — uses shades of red and orange to depict northeast Florida state attorney Angela Corey holding her thumb and fingers together. Text on the piece reads, “I have this much respect for the American judicial system.”

Source: Associated Press

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