AP NEWS
Related topics

BC-FL--Florida News Digest, FL

May 9, 2019

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Florida. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Miami bureau at 305-594-5825 or miami@ap.org. Ian Mader is the news editor and can be reached at imader@ap.org. David Fischer is on the desk and can be reached at ffrisaro@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

FLORIDA-VOUCHERS

MIAMI GARDENS _ Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign into law a bill that will allow thousands more students attend private and religious schools at taxpayer expense. By Curt Anderson. Upcoming. Event set for 2:30 p.m.

ORLANDO TOURISM

ORLANDO _ Tourism officials in Orlando release the latest visitor figures for the most visited travel destination in the U.S. By Mike Schneider. UPCOMING: 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

PRESCHOOL TEACHER-SEX ABUSE _ A former preschool teacher has been sentenced to 15 years of probation for molesting a boy under his care at a child care center in Orlando.

CENSUS-PARENTAL DEATH _ As Mother’s Day approaches this Sunday, a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests that the likelihood of having your parents alive as you grow older is linked to poverty, educational attainment, sex and race.

FATAL STABBING-SLEEPWALKING _ A man who claimed he was sleepwalking when he stabbed his roommate to death has been sentenced to life in prison. The Palm Beach Post reports 26-year-old Randy Herman Jr. was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder and sentenced.

PANIC BUTTONS-MIAMI BEACH _ Some Miami Beach hotels are asking the city to delay a law requiring panic buttons to protect housekeepers against sexual harassment and assault. The Miami Beach City Commission passed the ordinance last July and gave hotels until August 2019 provide the panic buttons.

INVESTMENT SCAM-CHARGES _ A lawyer who formerly worked in northern Indiana and was charged with scamming elderly investors has pleaded guilty to another charge in the case. The South Bend Tribune reports 61-year-old Eric Marshall entered the plea Wednesday in federal court to bank fraud.

FATAL BAR SHOOTING _ Police in South Florida say three people were shot, one fatally, inside a bar at a mall. Fort Lauderdale Police spokeswoman Casey Liening told The Associated Press in a statement that officers responded to shots fired inside the Blue Martini at the Galleria mall at 11:51 p.m. on Wednesday.

IN SPORTS:

FBN--DOLPHINS-ROSEN

DAVIE _ Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores’ offensive assistants are confident they can bring out the best in newly acquired quarterback Josh Rosen. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 5 p.m.

______

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to miami@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support atapcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

_____

The AP