6 Things to Know in Florida for April 23

A look at what's going on in South Florida and the rest of the state

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013  |  Updated 6:59 AM EDT
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6 Things to Know in Florida for April 23

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Raees Alam Qazi, 20, and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, 30, of Oakland Park

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ONE SUSPECT SEEKS BAIL IN ALLEGED FLORIDA TERROR PLOT
 
One of two Pakistani-born brothers charged with plotting to detonate explosives in New York City is seeking release on bail. A hearing was set Tuesday in Miami federal court for 30-year-old Sheheryar Alam Qazi, who has been in custody since his November arrest. His younger brother, 20-year-old Raees Alam Qazi, is also charged but is not seeking release on bail.

  FIRE AT TV MARTI CAUSES DAMAGE TO CENTRAL NEWSROOM
 
The Office of Cuba Broadcasting headquarters was temporarily evacuated after a trashcan fire that caused damage to the central newsroom. The accidental fire was started Sunday by a cigarette left in a container in a designated smoking area outside the building in Miami.
 
EX RAVENS LINEBACKER AYANBADEJO TALKS EQUALITY IN SOUTH FLORIDA
 
Former Baltimore Ravens reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is taking his support for gay marriage to South Florida where his career started. The 36-year-old Ayanbadejo will join the civil rights organization Equality Florida on Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale for a press conference.
 
DEVELOPER SCHEDULED FOR CAMPAIGN FRAUD SENTENCING
 
Panhandle developer Jay Odom is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Tuesday after pleading guilty in February to a charge of making illegal contributions in the 2008 presidential primary. Odom, who owns Destin Jet, could faces up to five years in prison.
 
COURT SPLIT ON STATE WHISTLEBLOWER CASE
 
A Florida appeals court panel has split on whether a state worker's whistleblower complaint was rightly dismissed only because it offered no details on wrongdoing in the Department of Elder Affairs.  A 1st District Court of Appeals panel ruled against former South Regional Ombudsman Clare Caldwell on Monday.

OPENING STATEMENTS IN OFFICER SHOOTING TRIAL

Opening statements are expected to begin in the trial of Willie Barney, who is accused of shooting a Miami-Dade police officer during a robbery while the officer attended church.

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