Florida: 5 Things To Know For September 16

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FLORIDA’S ‘GRAY BELT’ A GLIMPSE AT NATION’S FUTURE

Anyone looking for a glimpse of what an aging United States will look like can take a peek at Citrus County, Florida, where one in three residents is a senior citizen. That number will be one in four statewide and one in five nationally by the year 2030. Having such a concentration of elderly citizens has its trade-offs. You get an engaged citizenry with high voter turnout and volunteerism. But you also likely will have an economy based on low-skill jobs such as health care aides, retail clerks and food service workers.

JUDGE: LAWSUIT IN PETRAEUS SCANDAL CAN PROCEED

A federal judge says a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says Jill Kelley can press her claim that the FBI and Defense Department violated her privacy when officials allegedly leaked information about her to the news media. Berman also tossed out more than a dozen other claims of government wrongdoing.

SMALL PLANE CARSH LANDS IN ST. PETE PARK

Police say a small plane carrying three men and a 17-year-old from Ireland crashed in a park in St. Petersburg. Police say two people were taken to the hospital following the Monday morning crash. The pilot, 58-year-old Grant Jordon, is in serious but stable condition at an area hospital. A 52-year-old passenger, Aloysius Ryan, is also recovering in serious condition.

MIAMI BACKUP QB FACES DUI, LICENSE CHARGES

University of Miami backup quarterback Kevin Olsen has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence and possession of a fake or stolen driver’s license. Miami-Dade County jail records show Olsen was booked at 4:11 a.m. Monday and was being held on $6,000 bail. Further details on Olsen’s arrest in South Miami were not immediately available. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney.

CENTRAL FLORIDA WOMAN CONTRACTS WEST NILE VIRUS

Health officials are urging people in Volusia County to take extra precautions after a 34-year-old woman contracted the mosquito-borne West Nile virus. The Florida Department of Health announced Monday that the virus has been confirmed by the state laboratory. The disease is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes and officials say there are no medications to treat West Nile.

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