5 Things to Know in Florida for May 7
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
POLICE: WINSTON AVOIDED WALKING IN FRONT OF DEPUTY
A sheriff’s office report says Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston appeared to pause to avoid walking in front of a deputy before leaving a supermarket without paying for crab legs and crawfish. The incident report describes surveillance video reviewed by a Leon County sheriff’s deputy. The Florida State University quarterback and relief pitcher signed a civil citation admitting he committed petit theft.
TESTIMONY: MOM TRIED TO SAVE KIDS FROM MENTAL ILLNESS
A crime scene technician says a woman accused of killing her two teenagers wrote in her journal that she believed she was saving the children from the pain of depression and mental illness. Julie Schenecker has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to two counts of first-degree murder.
MIAMI-DADE MAYOR ASKS BECKHAM TO CONSIDER NEW SITE FOR SOCCER STADIUM
Mayor Carlos Gimenez is asking David Beckham and his investors to consider a new site for their proposed soccer stadium. Beckham had been pushing to build the Major League Soccer stadium at PortMiami. But the plan has provoked considerable backlash.
MIAMI WOMAN SET TO TAKE TRIPLETS HOME FROM HOSPITAL
A 47-year-old woman who conceived triplets naturally without fertility treatment is taking the babies home from a Miami hospital. They were born prematurely on March 18, each weighing about 2 pounds.
OFFICE DEPOT PLANS TO CLOSE AT LEAST 400 US STORES
Office Depot says it is planning to close at least 400 stores in the United States by 2016 following the merger with Office Max. The company had 1,900 retail stores in the U.S. at the end of the first quarter, so the plan calls for closing about 21 percent of them.