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5 Things to Know in Florida for Monday July1st 2013

5 Things to Know in Florida for Monday July1st 2013

Your Daily Look at News, Upcoming Events from the Associated Press

150 NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT IN FLORIDA

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- An overhaul of high school graduation standards, an attempt to ban bongs, and additional restrictions on abortion are on the long list of new florida laws that take effect Monday

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL ENTERS SECOND WEEK

SANFORD, Fla.- Testimony continues today with an expected shift by prosecutors toward witnesses that will testify on the scientific evidence they have against a former neighbor watch leader charged in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Prosecutors have yet to call forensics experts or investigators that performed testing on the handgun Zimmerman used to shoot the teenager during an altercation between the two last year.

ENDANGERED FLORIDA PANTHER DIES AFTER COLLIDING WITH VEHICLE IN LEE COUNTY

LEE COUNTY-It's the 11th panther death recorded this year. Eight of those deaths have been caused by collisions with cars. The remains found Saturday will be taken to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission lab for a necropsy.

NORTH FLORIDA MAN ORDERED TO SERVE MORE THAN 24 YEARS IN GEORGIA PRISON ON DRUG CHARGES

QUINCY, Fla.-Authorities say Johnnie Kenon, of Quincy, Fla., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 11 pounds of cocaine. Officials say Kenon arranged drug deals by telephone with a supplier living about 50 miles away in Donalsonville, Ga.

2 KILLED, 6 INJURED IN INTERSTATE 75 CRASH

CAPE CORAL-Florida Highway Patrol says a Cape Coral woman's van blew a tire Sunday in Venice. She lost control of the car, which FHP says crossed two other lanes before overturning. The FHP report says several passengers, including the van's driver, were not wearing seat belts.

 

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