6 Things to Know in Florida for July 8

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

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WOMAN DIES IN BOATING-RELATED ACCIDENT
 
A 23-year-old southwest Florida woman is dead after a tube on the boat she was riding in flew out and the line attached to it wrapped around her neck. She was pulled into the water. Investigators are examining the boat for clues.
 
ROYAL BABY SHOWER IN GAINESVILLE
 
Some folks in Gainesville are celebrating the imminent birth of an heir to the British throne. The Haile Village Bistro held the baby shower Saturday, with gifts being donated to a local charity. Prince William and Catherine Duchess Cambridge are expecting their first child any day now.
 
1 MAN DIES DURING SOUTH FLORIDA DOMINOES GAME
 
One man died and three were injured during a shooting that took place early Sunday. The victims were playing dominoes under a carport outside a Pompano Beach home. The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating.
 
FATAL RIP CURRENTS ON FLORIDA'S COASTLINE
 
Two swimmers died and dozens had to be rescued from strong rip currents along Florida's coastline.
 
SILVER BLUFF GROUNDBREAKING

Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez, with City Officials, local leaders and area residents will celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of the Silver Bluff Drainage Improvements.

TROPICAL STORM CHANTAL FORMS

Tropical Storm Chantal was moving rapidly toward the Lesser Antilles early Monday after forming late Sunday over the Atlantic, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

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