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MAN OVERDOSES WHILE DRIVING WITH CHILD, DIES 2 DAYS LATER
Rescue workers found 28-year-old David Reitz passed out a Lake Park intersection May 12 after the girl called 911. He was treated for suspected opioid overdose, booked into jail on a child neglect charge that night and release the next morning on $3,000 bail. The Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that Reitz died May 14 but didn't release a cause of death.
MAN INJURED WHEN MOTORCYCLE HITS 10-FOOT GATOR IN FLORIDA
The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release that 27-year-old Calun Nelson was riding his motorcycle south of Tampa early Friday when he saw the more than 10-foot (3.05-meter) alligator crossing the road in front of him. He tried to avoid the gator, but couldn't. Troopers say Nelson was taken to a Tampa hospital with serious injuries.
POLICE: MOM CAUGHT WITH METH LEFT 1-YEAR-OLD BOY IN DRUG DEN
Brevard County Sheriff's officials say someone contacted them after finding the child sleeping on a mattress in the home. His 31-year-old mother, Ashley Marie Baskett, was arrested Wednesday and remains in the Brevard County Jail on charges of child neglect and possession of methamphetamine. Deputies say the other people in the home were either sleeping or under the influence of drugs.
FLORIDA IMMIGRATION OFFICER CHARGED WITH TAKING BRIBE
Federal court documents filed Thursday in Miami show 34-year-old Jovany Perez is charged with receiving a bribe while a public official. Perez is an officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. A complaint charges Perez offered to help the woman but not in his office. They met in a restaurant parking lot, where the complaint says Perez fondled her and suggested they have sex. She refused.
2 ADRIFT CUBAN FISHERMEN RESCUED AFTER 3 DAYS AT SEA
Coast Guard officials said in a news release that Cuban Board Guard contacted them Wednesday after the fishing boat didn't return to Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba. Officials got a mayday call Thursday from a disabled vessel off the Florida Keys matching missing boat's description. The U.S. Border Patrol took custody of the men, who were treated at a hospital and will be returned to Cuba.