TRIAL BEGINS FOR SUSPECTED PANHANDLE SHERIFF
Opening arguments are scheduled to begin in the case of a suspended Panhandle sheriff accused of misconduct and falsifying public records. Prosecutors are expected to tell jurors on Tuesday that Nick Finch intervened in a case where one of his deputies arrested a resident for carrying a pistol without a concealed weapons permit. They say Finch altered or destroyed records in the case.
DEFENSE EXPECTED TO WRAP UP IN SEAN TAYLOR TRIAL
The defense is likely to wrap up its case Tuesday in the trial of a man accused in the 2007 killing of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor. Lawyers for 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. are trying to show jurors that his confession was improperly coerced by investigators.
HUSBAND CHARGED IN WIFE'S MURDER
A 31-year-old Deltona man faces a second-degree murder charge for the death of his wife, whose body hasn't been found. Investigators are still searching for the bodies of her young children as well. But Luis Toledo denied involvement in their killings, implicating someone else.
CENTRAL FLORIDA ACTIVISTS PRESS LAWMAKERS ON IMMIGRATION REFORM
Activists in central Florida are asking lawmakers to follow the lead of California U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham and support the House comprehensive immigration reform bill. On Tuesday afternoon, farmworkers, students and other supporters are expected to rally in Orlando.
COUSTEAU'S UNDERWATER MISSION IN FLORIDA POSTPONED
A 31-day stay in an underwater research laboratory in the Florida Keys by ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau's grandson has been postponed until the spring. Fabien Cousteau had planned to dive to Aquarius Reef Base next month with a team of filmmakers and scientists.
ELDERLY WOMAN STRUCK AND KILLED IN MIAMI
An elderly woman has died after she was struck by a car while crossing the street in Miami Monday night. The 78-year-old woman was struck in the area of Northwest 61st Street and 12th Avenue as she was walking to church, police said.