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5 Things to Know in Florida for August 7

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US REP. ASKS COURT TO STOP REDRAWING DISTRICTS

Brown and other black leaders in Orlando filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to intervene in the Florida Supreme Court's decision that is causing lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts.

ROCKER SNAPS UP PERMIT TO HUNT BEARS

State wildlife officials say they won't limit the number of permits for hunters wishing to participate in the first bear hunt in 20 years, which starts Oct. 24 in four regions across Florida.

GET READY FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SALES TAX SAVINGS

Starting Friday, parents will have 10 days to buy school supplies and clothes without pay state and local taxes thanks to Florida's 10-day sales tax holiday.

WOMAN REUNITED WITH 80-POUND PET TORTOISE AFTER HE ESCAPED AND MANAGED TO GET A HALF-MILE AWAY

Mary Schul says she couldn't sleep Tuesday night after learning that her African sulcata, Zulu, had escaped from the backyard of her South Florida home, but social media posts the next day helped her connect with the couple who found him.

AUTHORITIES SEARCH FOR TWO ESCAPED INMATES IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports that investigators are working to track down 54-year-old Philip Peletz and 27-year-old Antwane Anglin.

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