5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 9
MIAMI (AP) — Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
DAY CARE WORKER FACES CHARGES AFTER BOY FOUND DEAD IN VAN
Orlando Police Chief John Mina says 3-year-old Myles Hill spent more than 11 hours in the van outside the Little Miracles Academy before he was discovered Monday night. Mina says the child was supposed to have been dropped off in the morning at another Little Miracles Academy day care center instead of the location he was taken to.
LIGHTHOUSE SCULPTURE AT DISNEY WORLD HONORS BOY KILLED BY GATOR
Area television stations reported that the lighthouse was installed within the past week near where the boy died at the Florida resort. Last year, an alligator grabbed little Lane Graves, who was playing along the Seven Seas Lagoon beach outside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. The child’s father, Matt Graves of Omaha, jumped into the water to try to free his son, whose body was found 16 hours later. His death was ruled an accident.
ATTORNEY: TIGER WOODS WON’T ATTEND IMPAIRED DRIVING HEARING
Under court rules, Woods’ attorney can enter a not guilty plea on his behalf Wednesday. Any other plea would require Woods’ attendance. Woods could still eventually enter a program for first-time DUI defendants. He would have to plead guilty to reckless driving and receive a year’s probation and other conditions. Woods was arrested in May when officers found him asleep in his car. He had no alcohol in his system but told officers he had taken painkillers for his injured back and an insomnia medication.
1,200 MILES, 46 DAYS, 1 STORM: THE STORY OF TROTSY THE CAT
Steve Kreuger and Ana Fontana stopped in a Crestview, Florida, restaurant on June 18 while driving from his house in Bullhead City, Arizona, to her Toms River, New Jersey, home. They left Trotsy in the car with the windows cracked several inches. A thunderstorm spooked Trotsy, who bolted. Fontana tells the Northwest Florida Daily News they posted fliers and she never stopped hoping.
UCF STUDENT FACES CHARGES AFTER WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS RAPED
Alexander Garces was arrested Monday on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment. Police are also investigating a second suspect. UCF police say the attack occurred at a party held at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house last month. The woman told investigators that she went with Garces and another man to a bedroom. She says Garces forced her to perform a sex act on him and then the other man raped her.