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6 Things to Know in Florida for October 15

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

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    Florida Department of Corrections
    William Happ

    MAN TO BE EXECUTED FOR ILLINOIS WOMAN'S MURDER

    A man convicted of killing a 21-year-old woman in the last miles of her long Memorial Day weekend drive across Florida in 1986 is set to face execution in coming hours. William Happ is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Florida State Prison for the death of 21-year-old Angie Crowley.

    BAIL HEARING FOR FLORIDA MAN IN FACEBOOK SLAYING

    A bail hearing is set for a South Florida man accused of fatally shooting his wife and posting pictures of her corpse on Facebook. The hearing Tuesday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court will give 31-year-old Derek Medina's lawyer a chance to argue that he should be released before trial. Most defendants charged with murder in Florida do not qualify for bail, but there are exceptions.

    HUNDREDS WALK TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR BLIND

    Nearly 200 people are expected to walk in an event in Miami that raises awareness for the blind or visually impaired. Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired will celebrate White Cane Day on Tuesday by having participants walk down along a busy street to raise awareness for the White Cane Laws.

    WOMAN DEAD AFTER HOUSE FIRE

    A woman is dead following a Tampa Bay area house fire. Hillsborough Fire Rescue reports that a woman was found in the foyer of the Brandon home Monday afternoon by a man who lives there. He had just arrived home and began performing CPR until firefighters arrived. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

    TRIAL TO RESUME WEDNESDAY IN BOULIS SLAYING

    A South Florida judge says trial can resume Wednesday in the case of two men accused of the 2001 slaying of South Florida businessman Konstantinos ``Gus'' Boulis. Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes said Monday a doctor assured her defense lawyer David Bogenschutz will recover by then from undisclosed illness. The men could get the death penalty if convicted.

    FLORIDA'S STONE CRAB SEASON STARTS

    A seafood delicacy will be returning soon to restaurant menus: Florida's stone crab season is about to start. The recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvests open Tuesday in state and federal waters. The harvests continue through mid-May.

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