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6 Things to Know in Florida for September 16

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

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    The high court will hear from lawyers representing the Legislature and groups that contend new districts for the state Senate and Congress violate the law.

    FLORIDA SUPREME COURT HEARS ARGUMENTS OVER REDISTRICTING

    The high court will hear from lawyers representing the Legislature and groups that contend new districts for the state Senate and Congress violate the law. The decision by the Supreme Court could play a pivotal role in the final outcome of the lawsuit that seeks to overturn the current districts.

    HOMELAND SECURITY TRAINING IN KEY WEST

    More than a dozen local, state and federal agencies are participating in a homeland-security exercise led by the U.S. Coast Guard. The exercises will be used to see if the agencies, including the FBI and TSA, are prepared to respond to a homeland-security-related incident.

    DCF INKS DEAL WITH NEW VENDOR FOR ELECTRONIC FOOD STAMPS

    Officials with the Department of Children and Families say the deal will save the state $21 million over the next three years. Purchases with the food stamp EBT debit cards will be available starting on Monday.

    TWO MORE DIE FROM INJURIES SUFFERED IN CHURCH VAN CRASH

    That raises the death toll to three in the crash in southwest Florida after their van rolled when a tire blew out. The Seventh-Day Adventist group was headed from Broward County to Tampa on Saturday.

    DOLPHINS WIN BUT BUCS, JAGS LOSE

    The Miami Dolphins improved to 2-0 with a 24-20 win over the Colts in Indianapolis. The Tampa Buccaneers dropped a last-second thriller for the second-straight week, falling 16-14 at home to the New Orleans Saints on a field goal as time expired. The Jacksonville Jaguars' offense is still a mess as the team fell to 0-2 after a 19-9 loss in Oakland to the Raiders.

    DEPUTY HOSPITALIZED AFTER WOMAN REFUSES TO MOVE CAR AT AIRPORT

    One deputy was hospitalized and another injured after a woman who refused to move her car at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport got violent Sunday, authorities said.
     

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