DISGUISES SOUGHT FOR FBI UNDERCOVERS IN KENYAN’S TERROR CASE
The FBI wants two of its undercover employees to testify in disguise and with other protections in the upcoming trial in South Florida of a Kenyan man on terrorism support charges. Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to allow the two FBI witnesses to wear wigs, facial hair and glasses when they testify. The FBI says disguise is essential to protect their identities and prevent possible physical harm.
FEDERAL PROSECUTOR’S EX-WIFE ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER
Police say the estranged wife of a federal prosecutor is under arrest on suspicion of attempted murder after she shot and wounded her ex-husband. Alachua County deputies arrested 39-year-old Alexis Williams on Friday after officials say she shot Frank Williams, an assistant U.S. attorney.
FORMER GOV. JEB BUSH TO HOLD EDUCATION SUMMIT IN FLORIDA
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is returning to the state capital for an education forum. Bush was governor for eight years and is now focused on mounting a possible bid for U.S. president. During his term he pushed changes to the state’s education laws, including installing Florida’s A-to-F school grading system. The Tuesday summit hosted by the Foundation for Florida’s Future will focus on school choice and holding schools accountable.
2 SOUTH FLORIDA SITES ADDED TO NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
The Vagabond Motel in Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s Mai-Kai Restaurant are on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service made the announcement on Monday. They join seven other sites around Florida on the prestigious list. The Miami Herald reports The Vagabond Hotel reopened last fall after sitting vacant on Biscayne Boulevard. It has become a retro-hip boutique hotel, dining spot and hangout.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILDLIFE REFUGE REMINDS VISITORS TO BEHAVE
Officials at a southwest Florida wildlife refuge are asking visitors to calm their wild ways during visits. The News-Press of Fort Myers reports that over the past three weeks visitors at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge have broken some rules while visiting the site in Sanibel. Some visitors have attempted to record an Eastern screech owl by sticking a GoPro camera near its face and others used flash photography.