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5 Things To Know In Florida For January 2nd, 2013

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PIP RATES UNLIKELY TO CHANGE MUCH DESPITE NEW LAW

Florida drivers looking to save money resulting from a new law designed to crack down on no-fault auto insurance fraud may have to look hard to find any significant savings.

NO BIG STORMS, BUT PROPERTY INSURANCE COSTS RISING

The one thing a New Year always brings in Florida is higher property insurances rates and 2013 will be no different. Although Florida escaped a major hurricane for a seventh straight year in 2012, property insurance costs continue to soar.

PILOT SPOTS THEFT AT OWN HOUSE WHILE FLYING PLANE

Authorities say a Florida man flying home from North Carolina caught a man stealing a trailer while piloting his plane over his own home. The pilot called the deputies from the air, and the trailer was recovered.

BEACH CLOSES AFTER SHARK BITE

A central Florida beach has been closed following reports of a shark bite. Officials say a swimmer was bit on the lower leg or ankle Monday afternoon at Jensen Beach. The bite was minor and not considered life-threatening.

MEN CHARGED WITH SHOOTING DEER FROM VEHICLE

Two Tampa Bay area men face charges after authorities say they shot a deer from their vehicle and then drove off, leaving the dead animal by the road.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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