5 Things to Know in Florida for July 16
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
TODDLER INJURED AFTER FALLING FROM ATV
A toddler has been taken to a southwest Florida hospital with serious injuries after falling off an ATV. Clearwater Police said the 2-year-old boy was riding an ATV in a parking lot with his father when he fell off the vehicle Sunday night. Neither was wearing any safety gear.
MAN CHARGED WITH KILLING LOVER
A former corrections officer has been charged with kidnapping and killing his lover in central Florida. Police say 42-year-old Leon Foster used a ladder to break into the victim's apartment Sunday, then forced her to the parking lot. The two were in a relationship or had been in the past.
RESTAURANT WORKERS SAY THEY WERE FIRED BY TEXT
More than a dozen employees said they're angry for being fired from a central Florida restaurant via text message. Employees at Barducci's Italian Bistro in Winter Park said they lost their jobs without notice after the restaurant suddenly closed and are still waiting for their last paychecks.
WOMAN HOSPITALIZED IN MOBILE HOME FIRE
A woman has been taken to the hospital after a mobile home caught fire in Tampa. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue units responded to the mobile home early Monday morning as heavy smoke and fire were coming out a window.
MAN CHARGED IN FATAL SHOOTING OUTSIDE TAMPA BAR
Police have charged a man with second-degree murder following a deadly shooting outside a Tampa area bar. Tampa Police say a group of friends were arguing Saturday when another group overheard them and began taunting them. A fight followed, leading to one man getting shot.
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