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6 Things to Know in Florida for June 12

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

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    William Van Poyck

    MAN SET TO BE EXECUTED FOR PRISON GUARD'S MURDER
     
    The leader of an escape attempt that left a prison guard dead is set to be executed in Florida. William Van Poyck is scheduled to die Wednesday evening at Florida State Prison for the 1987 murder of guard Fred Griffis.

      MAN CHARGED WITH SELLING NURSE SHARKS
     
    A California man accused of selling young nurse sharks over the Internet faces charges in South Florida. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami reported Tuesday that 43-year-old Dean Trinh, of Milpitas, Calif., has been arrested and made his initial court appearance in California.
     
    FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE LEADERS HIT THE ROAD AGAIN
     
    Florida's two legislative leaders are hitting the road again to tout the recent session. Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford are scheduled to make stops Wednesday and Thursday in the state's Panhandle, including Pensacola and Panama City.
     
    ACLU: PILL MILL DATABASE LEAKED PATIENT INFO
     
    The American Civil Liberties Union says a statewide database aimed at cracking down on the state's pill mills leaked thousands of patients' personal information, even though some of the details were not part of any criminal investigation. The information was given to Volusia County prosecutors and defense attorneys who were working on six criminal cases.
     
    FAMILY OF LATE CUBAN DISSIDENT FLIES TO MIAMI
     
    Relatives of the late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya are settling in Miami as ``political refugees.'' A spokesman for the Christian Liberation Movement says the dissident's wife, two children and other relatives arrived by plane from Havana on Thursday.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA VISITS MIAMI

    President Barack Obama will travel to Miami Wednesday to attend fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee.

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