6 Things to Know in Florida for February 3 | NBC 6 South Florida

6 Things to Know in Florida for February 3

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

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    FHP: 3 KILLED, 5 INJURED AFTER DRIVER BACKS CAR INTO CROWD
     
    Three people are dead and five others have been hospitalized after a woman backed her SUV into a group of people Sunday outside a Florida clubhouse, authorities said. The crash happened outside the Sugar Creek Country Club at 11:20 a.m. in Bradenton. Residents had gathered for church services inside the building, Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Gregory Bueno said. The driver of a 2009 Chevrolet SUV backed her car in the parking lot, striking at least eight people. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

      FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN CHARLIE WHITEHEAD DIES
     
    Former chairman of the Florida Democratic Party Charlie Whitehead has died. Current executive director Scott Arceneaux informed party members Sunday that Whitehead had died overnight surrounded by his family in Panama City. Whitehead led the Florida Democratic Party from 1980 to 1989 and again in 1999. He is being remembered as a well-liked leader who helped reunite the Democratic party.
     
    BUS CARRYING FSU ATHLETES SLIDES OFF ARKANSAS ROADWAY
     
    A bus carrying members of the Florida State University track and field team slid off a slick Arkansas Highway 112 in northwest Arkansas Sunday. The rear of the bus slid into a ditch. Police and fire rescue authorities responded to the scene and safely evacuated all who were on board. The athletes were participating in a meet and were on their way to the airport for a flight back to Tallahassee.
     
    DEPUTIES FIND BODY IN BURNING CAR
     
    Detectives are investigating after a body was found in a burning car in Belle Glade. The discovery was made Saturday after firefighters found a vehicle completely engulfed in flames. The individual hasn't been identified.

    FREE TROLLEY SERVICE BEGINS IN MIAMI BEACH

    Miami Beach is launching a new free trolley service to serve Alton Road during the road reconstruction project.

    ABANDONED INFANT DOING WELL IN DCF CUSTODY

    A baby girl left at a central Florida fire station is doing well in state custody. Department of Children and Families spokesman John Harrell told the Daytona Beach News-Journal the 6-week-old girl is in good health.