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

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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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