5 things to know in Florida for Feb. 25

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 25, 2013 at 5:07 am •  Published: February 25, 2013
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FLORIDA LAWMAKERS WILL CONSIDER MEDICAID EXPANSION

A Senate committee will be meeting for the first time since Gov. Rick Scott announced he would expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 900,000 residents under the Affordable Care Act. State lawmakers must still sign off on the decision.

EX-SALVADORAN GENERAL FACES DEPORTATION HEARING IN MIAMI

Gen. Jose Guillermo Garcia was convicted in 2002 of atrocities committed during El Salvador's brutal civil war. The U.S. government is seeking his deportation to his home country for human rights violations.

FOUR RESCUED FROM SMALL PLANE CRASH OFF SOUTH FLORIDA COASTLINE

Federal aviation officials say the plane's rear engine lost power as it flew from Hollywood to Key West, sending the aircraft into Biscayne Bay.

HEAT EXTEND NBA'S LONGEST CURRENT WINNING STREAK

LeBron James scored 28 points and Dwayne scored 11 of his 24 in the final five as the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-105. It was the eleventh win in a row for the Heat.

MAN'S BODY FOUND AMID BOAT WRECKAGE

Authorities found a man's body floating near the wreckage of a boat about 22 miles off the coast of Jacksonville Sunday night. The U.S. Coast Guard will continue searching the area Monday morning.



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