5 Things to Know in Florida for June 20
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
COUPLE IN DECK COLLAPSE SUES SOUTH FLORIDA RESTAURANT
A couple has filed a lawsuit against a South Florida restaurant where a deck collapsed into Biscayne Bay last week during the fourth game of the NBA finals. Officials say about 100 people - many watching the Miami Heat play the San Antonio Spurs - were on the wooden deck of Shuckers Bar & Grill last Thursday night when it suddenly gave way. Two dozen people sustained injuries, two of which were serious.
TEEN WHO KILLED OFFICER TO BE RE-SENTENCED
A St. Petersburg teen who was convicted of killing a police officer will have the chance to argue that he shouldn't spend life in prison. A re-sentencing hearing will be held for Nicholas Lindsey in July. After his sentencing last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional.
HAITI PRIME MINISTER FILES NEW COMPLAINT IN DEFAMATION CASE
Following a judge's order, Haiti's prime minister has filed a more detailed complaint in his defamation case against a Haitian-American journalist. Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and South Florida businessman Patrice Baker say Leo Joseph knew his reporting about the Haitian government's acquisition of a telecommunications company included false and defamatory statements.
FBI SEEKING LAWYER ON FRAUD CHARGES
The FBI is looking for a suspended South Florida lawyer suspected of disappearing with more than $3 million from his law firm's client accounts. Federal agents filed a criminal complaint Wednesday against 55-year-old Timothy McCabe of Boca Raton.
'DOLPHIN TALE' SEQUEL TO HIT THEATERS FALL 2014
Winter the dolphin is returning to the big screen. Warner Bros. confirmed Wednesday that "Dolphin Tale 2" is scheduled to hit theaters on Sept. 19, 2014. Winter drew international attention several years ago when she was fitted with a prosthetic tail at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
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