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3 Things Going On Today In Florida: Man Pours Scalding Water On Baby

Florida Deputies: Man Poured Scalding Water Over 2-Year-Old

DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is charged with pouring scalding water on a 2-year-old girl under his care.

Pasco County sheriff’s deputies say 26-year-old Jonathan Lee Howard admitted pouring the water on the girl Sunday after initialing telling investigators she was burned when a lighter exploded while he was sleeping.

Investigators say the scalding occurred Saturday and Howard didn’t seek treatment for the girl until the next day.

The girl was airlifted to a hospital where she was treated for second-degree burns over much of her head and body.

Howard was charged with a felony account of child neglect resulting in serious injury. He was being held at the Land O’Lakes Detention Center on Monday morning. Jail records didn’t indicate if he has a lawyer. The relationship between Howard and the girl wasn’t immediately known.

Florida Landscaper Electrocuted While Trimming Trees

SIESTA KEY, Fla. (AP) — A worker trimming trees in Florida was electrocuted by a power line that was hanging low because of Hurricane Irma’s winds.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon and the worker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Damage in a Lakeland neighborhood. Photo: Lakeland Police Department Facebook.

Sarasota County Emergency Services said the victim was working in a bucket and couldn’t be reached until Florida Power and Light could come and turn off the grid.

Hurricane Irma affected nearly every part of the state, and some two dozen deaths in Florida are attributed to the storm.

Soldier From New Hampshire Killed In Florida Crash

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Army says a soldier from New Hampshire has died in a car crash in Florida.

WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/2wPpnJg ) reports Spc. Robert L. Gagnon Jr. was in a head-on collision on Interstate 10 on Sept. 17. The 25-year-old Gagnon was originally from Exeter and joined the Army a little less than four years ago.

WMUR-TV reports Gagnon worked in the Special Forces Advanced Skills Company Maritime Operations Training Detachment as a small boat maintenance operator. His family says a wake will be held Tuesday, followed by a funeral and 21-gun salute Wednesday.