5 things to know in Florida for Feb. 28
FLORIDA GOVERNOR WORKS AT SPRING TRAINING SITE
Gov. Rick Scott wants to spend $5 million to help keep spring training in Florida. He made the announcement Wednesday in Lakeland where he spent a “work day” helping the grounds crew, handing out programs and selling concessions to fans.
SAILBOAT RUNS AGROUND NEAR JACKSONVILLE
Two men were tired and confused after their sailboat ran aground after drifting for seven days during a trip from Florida to Grand Bahama Island. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say the men — ages 86 and 72 — lost their bearings before they lost power and drifted for days.
MAN FIRES SHOTS INSIDE OFFICE BUILDING IN LARGO
Largo police say a man walked into the lobby of an office, pulled a gun from his waistband and fired several rounds into windows and doors before shooting himself in the stomach. Police say they don’t think 52-year-old Fred Michael Sumner aimed any of his shots Wednesday at people in the building.
LEBRON SCORES 40, HEAT WIN 12 IN A ROW
LeBron James scored 40 points and had a career-high 16 assists to lead the Miami Heat to a 141-129 victory over the Sacramento Kings in double overtime in Miami. It was the 12th straight victory for the Heat.
FAKE DEPUTY WORKED AT PIZZA HUT
Authorities say a Spring Hill man tried to impress his girlfriend by telling her he worked for the Pasco County Sheriff’s office. Instead, he worked at Pizza Hut. From August until January he donned a deputy’s uniform on his way home and told his live-in girlfriend stories from his shift. He now faces numerous charges.
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