6 Things to Know in Florida for June 18

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Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013  |  Updated 9:21 AM EDT
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6 Things to Know in Florida for June 18

DISSIDENT'S FAMILY TO DISCUSS LEAVING CUBA

The daughter of a prominent Cuban dissident who died in a car crash will talk about her family's decision to seek refuge in the U.S. Rosa Maria Paya and her mother are expected to speak with reporters in Miami Tuesday.

EX-NFL STAR CHAD JOHNSON RELEASED FROM JAIL

A contrite Chad Johnson apologized Monday for disrespecting a judge when the former NFL star slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week and was released from jail after only a week instead of 30 days. Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh accepted Johnson's apology and cut back his jail term for a probation violation to the seven days he had already served since the rear-swatting.

GIRL WHO LOST FEET IN LAWNMOWER GETS PROSTHETICS

A toddler whose feet were amputated after her father accidentally backed over her with a riding lawnmower took her first steps on her new prosthetic test legs Monday. Ireland Nugent has been in a wheelchair and undergone seven surgeries since the April 11 accident.

MAN KILLED IN POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING

A South Florida man was killed during a police-involved shooting after authorities say he apparently stabbed three people. The Miami-Dade Police Department reports that officers responded to a domestic violence call at a Miami home Sunday and found that three females had been stabbed.

TODDLER DIES AFTER FALLING INTO SWIMMING POOL

A toddler found in a backyard swimming pool of a Tampa Bay area home last week has died. Pinellas Park police say 2-year-old Elienna Depasquale died Sunday morning. She had been unconscious at a St. Petersburg hospital for almost two days.

PRANCERCISE COMPETITION

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is dancing along with Prancercise founder and internet sensation Joanna Rohrback, in a competition from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Center Stage. Competitors must be 21 and over. The prizes total $17,000 in cash and free play, and are judged by the audience.

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