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5 Things You Need to Know for Tuesday July 2nd 2013

5 Things You Need to Know for Tuesday July 2nd 2013


Sentencing Delayed again for Florida Ponzi Scam Wife

SOUTH FLORIDA- Sentencing has been delayed again for the wife of convicted South Florida ponzi scammer Scott Rothstein to allow more time for her to cooperate with prosecutors in the case. Kim Rothstein was supposed to be sentenced in mid-July. But a federal judge recently agreed for a second time to give her a few more months so she can testify against others implicated in the $1.2 billion scam.

Man Sues Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

TAMPA- A man has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in federal court, saying that he was discriminated against because he is gay. John Bostick filed the lawsuit May 17 in Tampa. He was hired by Cracker Barrel in 2008 a manager trainee and worked at one of the company's restaurants in Bradenton, Fla.

Record Ridership on Metrorail during Heat Win

MIAMI- The Miami Heat Championship game brought a record number of Metrorail passengers to downtown Miami. A Miami-Dade transit statement released Monday said that ridership soared over 75 percent above the average weekday ridership recorded for the first three weeks of June. And on June 24th, the NBA game brought the celebration day's total to over 117,000.

2 Seriously Injured in Parasailing Crash

PANAMA CITY- Officials say at least two people were seriously injured when a parasail crashed in Panama City beach. The Bay County sheriff's office reports that a parasail had been attached to a boat Monday afternoon when the line broke. The parasail crashed into a nearby parking lot.

NY Man gets Time Served in Florida Hotel Heir's Death

WHITE PLAINS-A New York man who admitted being the driver for two other men in the beating death of a Florida millionaire was sentenced Monday to time served in connection to the 2009 killing. Denis Ramirez was sentenced in federal court in White Plains. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office said Ramirez's cooperation with the government in its investigation into the death of hotel heir ben Novack Jr. was cited at his sentencing.


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