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5 things to know in Florida for May 6

5/9/2013 3:15 AM
By Associated Press

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

FLORIDA HISPANICS VOTED AT HIGHER RATE THAN HISPANICS NATIONWIDE IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Figures from the U.S. Census show that the turnout for Hispanic citizens in Florida was 62.2 percent. That is much higher than the nationwide rate for Hispanics, which was 48 percent.

FLA. COURT TAKES UP APPEAL OF RINGLEADER ACCUSED OF KILLING 6 OVER XBOX VIDEO GAME SYSTEM

The Florida Supreme Court is considering another appeal from Troy Victorino, who was convicted of first-degree murder in connection with the gruesome beating deaths of six people in a vacant house in Deltona.

OFF-DUTY DEPUTY SHOOTS MAN OUTSIDE HIS HOME

Authorities say an off-duty deputy has shot a man who aggressively approached the deputy outside his South Florida home. The suspect was hospitalized in critical condition and will be charged with burglary and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

INMATE CHARGED WITH KILLING ANOTHER INMATE

A Pinellas County man serving life in prison for shooting his wife to death in 2006 has been charged with killing a fellow inmate last year at the Zephyrhills Correctional Institution.

AS STONE CRAB SEASON COMES TO AN END, FISHERMEN COMPLAIN OF POOR HARVEST

There's only one week left in Florida's stone crab season. Commercial fishermen have complained that the current stone crab season has been largely a bust, which may drive up the price of the seafood delicacy.


Given the prolonged winter, have you been able to do any of your spring planting?

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