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Florida News June 17

By: AP
By: AP
School principal arrested on drug charges...1 dead after shooting outside Orlando nightclub...3 struck by lightning in Miami-Dade County... Carlotta in the Pacific weakening, now a tropical depression...

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PRINCIPAL-DRUG CHARGES
ST. CLOUD, Fla. (AP) -- Investigators say a Florida elementary school principal provided an undercover agent with drugs at his home.
Deputies with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged Partin Settlement Elementary School Principal David Groover with multiple drug charges Friday.
Authorities say Grover provided an undercover agent with methamphetamine and GHB, also known as liquid ecstasy. Investigators report they also found marijuana at his home.
A spokeswoman for the Osceola County school district says Groover will be assigned to another position outside the school until the investigation is complete.
Groover has been released on bond. He declined to comment when reached by telephone on Saturday by The Associated Press.

CLUB SHOOTING
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in Orlando are investigating a fatal shooting outside a nightclub.
The Orlando Police Department responded to Club Limelight Friday at about 2:30 a.m.
Investigators say an argument took place inside the club earlier it the evening. A man was escorted from the venue but then waited outside for the victim to leave.
According to police, the suspect shot 17-year-old Dinan Cannon in the parking lot in the rear of the business. Cannon was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he died.
Detectives have not released the name of the suspect and continue to investigate the incident.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

LIGHTNING STRIKE
MIAMI (AP) -- Fire officials report three people were struck by lightning during a storm in Miami-Dade County.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue says three men were struck by lightning Friday while working on a pickup truck.
One of the men went into cardiac arrest but was revived and taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. A second man was also hospitalized for burns. A third victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital in Homestead.
NBC Miami reports the lightning strike occurred during day of intense weather. There were also reports of hail in several areas of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

TROPICAL WEATHER
MIAMI (AP) -- Officials say Carlotta in the eastern Pacific has been downgraded to a tropical depression over Mexico as the system continues to rapidly weaken.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday that the government of Mexico has discontinued all watches and warnings.
Carlotta is continuing to dissipate over land, but forecasters warn it is continuing to bring powerful winds and rains. Officials say the rain could cause flash floods and mudslides, though Carlotta is expected to continue weakening as it meanders over Mexico.
Maximum sustained winds were at about 35 mph (56 kph), and Carlotta was moving west-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph). It was centered about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north-northeast of Acapulco.


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