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3 Things Going On Today In Florida: 9th Nursing Home Victim Dies

Florida Deputy Accused Of Stealing Items From A Crime Scene

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy is accused of stealing cash, credit cards and a wallet from a crime scene.

Orange County Sheriff’s Capt. Angelo Nieves tells local news outlets that Deputy Joseph Suheil Haddad was arrested Tuesday following an internal affairs investigation found that he’d used the credit cards illegally.

Officials say Haddad responded to a burglary on Sunday, which evolved into a drug investigation. The person who reported the burglary was then arrested. When that man asked deputies if he could gather his belongings, he noticed that items including $1,750 in cash and the credit cards were missing.

Haddad is charged with grand theft and was fired and stripped of his law enforcement powers.

He’s been with the agency since 2016.

It’s not known whether he has a lawyer.

24 Dogs, 2 Cats, 2 Birds, 1 Child Removed From Home

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have removed 24 dogs, two cats, two birds and one child from a Florida home.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that a 44-year-old Spring Hill woman was arrested Monday on two counts of animal cruelty. Hernando County deputies responded following a call from a Florida Department of Children and Families investigator concerned about the living conditions in a home.

Investigators determined the home had no running water, and the floor was covered in urine and fecal matter. A dog was found with bones poking out of a back paw bandaged with duct tape. Deputies also found a cat with a neck wound covered in pus.

The woman told deputies she couldn’t afford medical treatment for the animals.

9th Person Dies Week After Florida Nursing Home Evacuation

Staff members at Westwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and firefighters from Fort Walton Beach Fire Department load Hurricane Irma evacuees, who had stayed at Westwood since last Saturday, onto a bus on Wednesday Sept. 13, 2017 to head back to the their facility in Mayo, Fla. Photo: Nick Tomecek/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Police say a ninth person has died nearly a week after the evacuation of a Florida nursing home that Hurricane Irma left without air conditioning.

Hollywood Police Department spokesman Miranda Grossman says in a news release that a 93-year-old man who had been a patient at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills died Tuesday.

Facility staff began calling 911 on Sept. 12, three days after Irma hit. By the next morning, rescue officials realized how bad the situation was at the center, which had operated for days without air conditioning and made the rooms stiflingly hot.

Eight people died and 145 patients had to be moved out of the facility, many of them on stretchers or in wheelchairs.

Authorities have launched a criminal investigation to figure out what went wrong and who, if anyone, was to blame.