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6 Things to Know in Florida for October 31

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

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    Congresswoman Ileana Ros Lehtinen

    JURY DELIBERATING IN TRIAL OF SLAIN NFL PLAYER
     
    A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a Florida man accused of the fatal 2007 shooting of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor during a botched burglary. Jurors got the case late Wednesday afternoon after hearing closing arguments in the case of 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. He faces a possible life sentence if convicted of murder in Taylor's killing.

      MISCONDUCT TRIAL OF PANHANDLE SHERIFF DRAWS TO CLOSE
     
    A jury in Liberty County will likely begin deliberating over the fate of Sheriff Nick Finch, who is on trial for official misconduct and falsifying public records. Closing arguments in the case will begin Thursday morning.
     
    FEDERAL JUDGE GRANTS CITY OF MIAMI HEARING ON HOMELESS
     
    A federal judge says the city of Miami officials can present arguments during a hearing in December on reasons they believe a 15-year-old agreement that gave the homeless certain rights should be modified. The agreement lets the homeless do things like light fires in parks and sleep on sidewalks. Officials say significant changes have been made downtown since the 1998 agreement. 
     
    CONGRESSWOMAN ENCOURAGES DIVERSITY VISA APPS
     
    Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is encouraging potential immigrants to apply for the Diversity Visa program, which grants 50,000 visas annually for people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States.
     
    SHELTER WORKERS UNDER REVIEW AFTER DOGS EUTHANIZED
     
    Two employees of a Panhandle animal shelter area on disciplinary review after three dogs were euthanized.

    TEEN ARRESTED IN COCONUT GROVE HOME INVASION SHOOTING

    A teen has been arrested and is facing several charges in a Coconut Grove home invasion that ended with a homeowner being shot in front of his family. The 17-year-old is charged with attempted murder, armed burglary with battery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by adjudged delinquent, four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and five counts of false imprisonment, Miami Police said Wednesday.