5 Things to Know in Florida for June 28
MIAMI (AP) — Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
UCF SUSPENDS FRATERNITY AMID SEX ASSAULT AND HAZING CLAIMS
Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity is barred from all campus activities following a spring party that got out of control. Numerous calls were made to UCF’s hazing hotline, including reports of a fraternity member having sex with someone who was “severely mentally, physically incapacitated.” Lambda Theta Phi national executive director Jarrod Cruz emailed the Sentinel saying that the fraternity also is investigating.
MAN CHARGED WITH THREATENING FLORIDA LAWMAKER ON FACEBOOK
The Miami-Dade Police Department said in a news release Tuesday that 34-year-old Steve St. Felix made the threat on Sunday against Republican state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz. The post said St. Felix would kill the lawmaker if he appeared at a political meeting. Police say St. Felix admitted making the threatening post after his arrest and that he is “fed up with the Republican Party.”
MAN SPENDS 90 DAYS IN JAIL WHEN DRYWALL POWDER IS MISTAKEN FOR COCAINE
Karlos Cashe walked out of jail last week after lab results determined the powder in the handyman’s car was actually drywall. Cashe tells WFTV he repeatedly told officers in Oviedo the substance was drywall. But after running a check they found he was on probation for marijuana and cocaine charges in 2015. Cashe says a K-9 alerted on his vehicle and an officer’s field test was positive for cocaine.
AGGRESSIVE BEES SWARM, KILL DOG AS FLORIDA FAMILY WATCHES
Debbie Leonard tells WPTV that her teenage children let the family’s dog Delilah out into their Boca Raton backyard last Wednesday. When the bees swarmed Delilah, Leonard says her children were afraid to open the door because of the number of bees outside. Daughter Rebecca Leonard said through tears that Delilah was “jumping up at the door handle and chewing on it, trying to get us to open the door.”
TEENS ACCUSED OF BLOWING MONEY ON JEWELRY, CARS AND TEETH
A St. Lucie County Sheriff’s report says the teens — ages 14 to 16 — were all in custody on other crimes when they were arrested Monday following a two-month investigation. News outlets report Brett Browning reported a burglary April 27 after arriving home to find his garage door open and a 2014 Porsche Cayman, valued at $50,000, missing. Inside the home, he saw that a safe containing $200,000 also was missing along with guns and jewelry.