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6 Things to Know in Florida For August 5

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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    Pasco County Sheriff's Office
    Chartric Darby

    MAN WHO KILLED 8 IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHEDULED FOR EXECUTION
     
    Lawyers for 65-year-old John Errol Ferguson say several psychiatrists ruled that Ferguson is mentally ill. His execution is scheduled for 6 p.m.

      SKYDIVING INSTRUCTOR DIES IN TANDEM JUMP IN MISSISSIPPI
     
    The family of 56-year-old James Horak Jr. is waiting for autopsy results to find out what happened, but say the Pensacola native was healthy and a safety-conscious skydiver with years of experience.
     
    MAN CHARGED WITH MAKING FALSE KIDNAPPING REPORT TO KEEP GIRLFRIEND FROM LEAVING KEYS APARTMENT
     
    Mathew Corp has been charged with misuse of 911 and resisting arrest to keep girlfriend from leaving. He was arrested Saturday. The woman told authorities she was his ex-girlfriend. She was reportedly moving out.
     
    TEEN INJURED WHEN FUNNEL CLOUD TOUCHES DOWN ON COCOA BEACH
     
    Hundreds of beachgoers hit the ground to avoid flying debris, but the 15-year-old was struck in the head by a canopy. 
     
    FORMER BUCCANEERS NOSE TACKLE ARRESTED
     
    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Chartric Darby faces domestic battery charges. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says Darby's wife says he pushed her during an argument. They have been married 11 years and have three children.
     
    WOMAN HELD PARENTS HOSTAGE

    A woman accused of holding her elderly parents hostage in their Coral Gables home was taken into custody after a SWAT standoff Sunday night, officials said.