Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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Ryan O’Leary sentenced after starving infant to death

A Cape Coral man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday morning for starving an 18-month-old infant.

Justices reject bar closure case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up arguments by Florida bars that they should receive compensation because of government-ordered shutdowns early in the COVID-19 pandemic. The court, as is common, did not explain the decision. But justices effectively let stand a ruling by the state’s 5th District Court of Appeal that rejected arguments the shutdowns amounted to what is known as “inverse condemnation.”

Why Florida’s winter is super for strawberries

When you think of Florida agriculture, it’s understandable the first thought that may come to mind is our state’s abundance of oranges. But this time of year, you should also think of strawberries!

That’s because of our climate during the dry season. Florida takes the lead in U.S. production, becoming the “winter strawberry capital of the world.”

Today in History

  • 1994 - U.S. warplanes shoot down four Serb aircraft over Bosnia in the first NATO use of force in the troubled area.

  • 1971 - The male electorate in Lichtenstein refuses to give voting rights to women.

  • 1969 - A Los Angeles court refuses Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan’s request to be executed.

  • 1946 - The U.S. Army declares that it will use V-2 rocket to test radar as an atomic rocket defense system.

  • 1924 - U.S. troops are sent to Honduras to protect American interests during an election conflict.

  • 1066 - Westminster Abbey, the most famous church in England, opens its doors.