Saturday, November 16, 2013
MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade police say they believe they have found the body of Florida man who fell from a private plane into the waters off South Florida. Authorities said they presume the body is that of 42-year-old Gerardo Nales in a mangrove area Saturday morning but are waiting on official identification from the medical examiner.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA hopes its newest Mars spacecraft lives up to its know-it-all name — Maven. The robotic explorer is due to blast off Monday afternoon on a 10-month journey to the red planet. It will orbit Mars and study the atmosphere to try to understand how the planet morphed from warm and wet to cold and dry.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A standoff with a convicted felon has ended peacefully after authorities say a South Florida man fired at bail bonds agents as they tried to arrest him. Palm Beach County sheriff's officials say bail bonds agents arrived at Kenneth Burroughs' home Friday night and were shot at by Burroughs.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — An 11-year-old girl has died after a scooter accident in southwest Florida. St. Petersburg police say Sonia Savage and a friend were riding scooters Friday when Sonia didn't look both ways before crossing the street. She crashed into a truck and was run over by the left rear wheel of the vehicle.