MIAMI (AP) — Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
FAMU BAND TO RETURN IN SEPTEMBER
The Florida A&M University’s Marching 100 band will return to the field on Sept 1, nearly 22 months after it was suspended because of a hazing-related death. New band director Sylvester Young made the announcement Thursday. The band’s first appearance will be during halftime of the game against Mississippi Valley State in the MEAC-SWAC Challenge in Orlando.
BOY DIES AFTER INGESTING LAUNDRY PACKET
A 7-month-old boy is dead after eating a liquid laundry packet while staying at a battered woman’s shelter. The boy was taken to the hospital on Friday afternoon and died a short time later.
FLORIDA GROUPS GET NEARLY $8 MILLION TO SIGN UP UNINSURED
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says Florida will receive $7.8 million in federal funds to hire staff to walk people through the new health care system. Eight organizations will receive the money to hire so-called “navigators,” an army of counselors to explain different insurance plans offered through the exchange.
LOUD MUSIC SHOOTING TRIAL DELAYED TO NEXT YEAR
A Florida man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a teenager following an argument over loud music coming from the teen’s car will not go on trial until next year. A Duval County judge on Thursday granted a defense motion to delay 46-year-old Michael David Dunn’s trial, which was set to begin on Sept. 23. The judge said the trial will likely occur sometime in January or February.
3 CONTRACT DENGUE FEVER
Three central Florida residents have contracted dengue fever, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Health officials say the patients from Martin and St. Lucie counties acquired the disease from mosquitoes in Rio, near Jensen Beach.