Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
SENTENCE SET AGAIN IN FLORIDA TERROR SUPPORT CASE
Sentencing is set again for a man convicted in South Florida of supporting terrorism, a case in which an FBI employee posed online as a terror financing middleman. Gufran Mohammed faces a maximum of 15 years in prison at a sentencing hearing Wednesday in Miami. Mohammed pleaded guilty in July to conspiring to support terrorist groups, but his sentencing has been delayed several times.
MLB DRUG CASE DELIVERYMAN FACES SENTENCING
Sentencing is set in federal court for a self-described deliveryman for the South Florida clinic that provided performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players and other athletes. Prosecutors are seeking less than 10 months behind bars Wednesday for Christopher Engroba because of his extensive cooperation in the Biogenesis of America investigation. Engroba admitted in September to delivering testosterone and other substances to then-Biogenesis owner Anthony Bosch and others.
RECRUITERS CHARGED WITH HAVING SEX WITH STUDENT
Felony warrants have been issued for two male Army recruiters facing criminal charges they had sex with a 17-year-old female student they met while recruiting at her high school. The warrants were issued Tuesday by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities say 30-year-old Christopher Doner was arrested on 10 counts of unlawful sex with a minor and booked into jail. Detectives were still looking for 33-year-old John Back, who they believe is in Michigan. He faces two counts of unlawful sex with minors.
NEW QUARTER TO FEATURE EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK
The U.S. Mint is set to release a new quarter featuring the Everglades National Park. A ceremonial release is scheduled for Thursday morning in Homestead, just on the eastern edge of the Everglades. Elected officials and community leaders will to join 600 students from the Miami-Dade County School District at the Harris Field Park Pavilion.
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST IS A BAKING SHOW FINALIST
Miami-Dade Schools psychologist Naylet LaRochelle is baking her way to the top. The Miami Herald reports LaRochelle is among four finalists on the Food Network’s new “Holiday Baking Championship.” She’s passed through four elimination rounds with her orange-rosemary cookies and banana cream dulce de leche pie. LaRochelle is the only remaining contestant who’s not a professional baker.