A daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday.
FLORIDA TO EXECUTE KILLER OF 3, INCLUDING BOY Florida is scheduled to execute a man who fatally stabbed his wife and her young son in 1985. John Ruthell Henry is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. Wednesday by lethal injection at Florida State Prison in Starke. The 63-year-old was convicted in Pasco County of fatally stabbing his wife Suzanne Henry. Gov. Rick Scott signed Henry’s death warrant for that murder. He also was convicted in Hillsborough County of fatally stabbing Suzanne Henry’s 5-year-old son near Plant City, hours after Suzanne’s murder.
FLORIDA APPROVES BAN ON LIONFISH IMPORTS State wildlife officials have given final approval to a ban on imports of lionfish for the aquarium trade in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also has approved methods that make it easier for scuba divers to catch lionfish in the wild. Aquarium shops would be allowed to obtain new lionfish from divers. The fish have venomous spines, but they are edible.
MAN ACCUSED OF POINTING LASER AT OFFICER’S CAR A 22-year-old central Florida man is charged with point a laser at a police officer’s vehicle. The man told police he’d purchased the laser hours before his arrest and that he didn’t know it was against the law.
BOY STRUCK, KILLED BY VAN A 9-year-old boy died and his 7-year-old brother was critically injured when they were struck by a van Wednesday morning while walking their dog with their mother on the side of a Land O’Lakes road. The dog also died.
NEW FATHER KILLED A new dad is dead after a neighbor accidentally fired a gun into the family’s home during a gathering to celebrate the baby’s homecoming. The bullet struck 33-year-old Steven Justin Ayers in the head. The neighbor has been charged with manslaughter and being a felon in possession of a fire arm.