- Associated Press - Friday, March 10, 2017

MIAMI (AP) - Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

FLORIDA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CROSS BURNING IN COUPLE’S YARD

Federal authorities said in a news release Friday that 45-year-old Thomas Herris Sigler III of Port Richey pleaded to one count of conspiring with others to threaten, intimidate and interfere with an interracial couple’s enjoyment of their housing rights. Officials say Sigler was living in a largely white community in Pasco County when an African-American couple moved into a house on his street. On Halloween 2012, Sigler and two others decided to burn a cross in the couple’s yard to intimidate them.

GREEN SEA TURTLE RELEASED AFTER RECOVERING IN FLORIDA KEYS

Named after wildlife officers who helped rescue her last month, the adult female turtle was returned to the wild Friday. She had been rescued from entanglement in multiple crab trap lines. The hospital’s veterinary team partially amputated her right rear flipper and “Jolly” quickly recovered.

WOMAN CLAIMING RELATIONSHIP WITH TIM TEBOW ARRESTED

Authorities say a Colorado woman claiming to be in a relationship with Tim Tebow has been charged with trespassing after going to the New York Mets’ Florida spring training facility twice last month and looking for the former Denver Broncos quarterback. A Port St. Lucie police report says 36-year-old Michelle Marie Thompson was arrested at First Data Field on Feb. 28, two days after being issued a trespass warning.

FLORIDA OFFICER SHOOTS MAN AFTER CHASE IN BANK PARKING LOT

News outlets quote Fort Lauderdale Interim Police Chief Richard Maglione as saying that employees at a TD Bank branch called police just before 10 a.m. Friday to report a man carrying a firearm and other weapons. Maglione says the man refused to follow orders to surrender after officers found him in the bank parking lot. They say he fled and after several attempts to take him into custody failed, an officer fired at him.

MIAMI-DADE MONITORS MOSQUITOES IN 4 FORMER ZIKA ZONES

In a statement Friday, officials said an enhanced mosquito surveillance network includes over 130 traps in the Wynwood, Little River and Miami Beach zones, as well as countywide. The traps provide data on mosquito activity. Crews also are applying preventative pesticide treatments. Health officials declared all four zones clear of continuing Zika infections by December, though isolated infections have continued.

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