MIAMI (AP) — Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
JURY SELECTION IN TRAIL OF SEAN TAYLOR'S ALLEGED SHOOTER
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday for the alleged shooter in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor. Authorities say Taylor was shot while confronting 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. and others with a machete after they broke into his South Florida home.
A South Florida judge says trial can resume Wednesday in the case of two men accused of the 2001 slaying of South Florida businessman Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis. Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes said Monday a doctor assured her defense lawyer David Bogenschutz will recover by then from undisclosed illness. The men could get the death penalty if convicted.
TRIAL TO RESUME WEDNESDAY IN BOULIS SLAYING
A 6-year-old boy drowned in a pool on the Carnival Victory cruise ship Sunday. The boy was with his 10-year-old brother and passengers pulled him from the water, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
FLORIDA'S STONE CRAB SEASON STARTS THIS WEEK
The seafood delicacy will be returning soon to restaurant menus starting Tuesday when the recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvests open in state and federal waters. The harvests continue through mid-May.
PUTNAM WANTS TO CUT TAXES ON ELECTRIC BILLS
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is pushing to cut taxes charged on electric bills. Putnam suggested the tax cut at the Monday opening of his annual energy summit. Putnam's office estimates the 3.5 percent tax cut — which would apply to businesses only — would save $250 million once it is fully implemented three years from now.