TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Monday, July 9.
(1) Wayne Treacy trial opening statements
The attempted murder trial of Wayne Treacy continues in Fort Lauderdale on Monday with opening statements.
The 17-year-old is accused of brutally kicking and stomping Josie Lou Ratley outside a middle school after she allegedly sent text messages telling Treacy to go be with his dead brother.
At the time Treacy's brother had recently committed suicide. The attack left Ratley with permanent brain damage.
Treacy faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted of the first-degree attempted murder charge.
Defense attorneys plan an insanity defense saying Treacy suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder following his brother's suicide.
Opening statements are scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Broward County Courthouse.
(2) Hernando County Detention Center medical building groundbreaking
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for the new medical building at the Hernando County Detention Center.
The 4,700 square foot building will be able to house up to 36 prisoners who require more intensive observation by medical staff. Currently the jail can houses up to 14 inmates in nine medical cells in the main structure of the facility.
The new space will allowed for a better functioning, more therapeutic setting for the inmates and staff assigned. The unit will include specially designed cells for prisoners who have certain communicable diseases.
The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m.
(3) Pasco County storm debris collection
Pasco County will begin collecting debris associated with Tropical Storm Debby on Monday.
The county requests the following to ease the collection efforts:
- All storm related debris should be place in the public right-of-way
- Residents of gated communities must place debris outside the gates in the public right-of-way
- Vegetation, appliances and construction materials (furniture, carpet, cabinets, drywall, etc.) must be separated
- Hazardous materials will not be accepted until further notice
Storm related debris pickup is expected to continue for approximately four to five weeks.
For more information, visit www.pascocountyfl.net/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=165 .
(4) DNSChanger Malware
Thousands of computer users may find themselves offline on Monday.
That is because the FBI shutdown two servers that hackers had used for an online advertising scam.
The DNSChanger Malware had funneled users with infected computers to those computers to be able to get online. Once the servers are taken down, infected computers will not be able to get online.
Most victims didn't even know their computers were infected. Experts say the malicious software disabled their antivirus software and slowed down their web surfing.
If you find your computer can not connect with the internet, you are asked to contact your internet service provider for help on removing the malware.
(5) Taco Bell Cantina Bell menu
Taco Bell introduces their Cantina Bell menu on Monday that features healthier and fresher food options.
The menu was created by chef Lorena Garcia. Born and raised in Venezuela, Garcia honed her cooking style working in a half-dozen countries.
On the Cantina Bell menu, you can find the Cantina Bowl, the Cantina Burrito as well as fresh sides.
The bowl features your choice of citrus-herb marinated chicken or steak with black beans, real guacamole, roasted corn & pepper salsa, a creamy cilantro dressing and freshly-prepared pico de gallo served on a bed of cilantro rice.
The burrito uses the same chicken or steak wrapped in a warm flour tortilla with black beans, guacamole, roasted corn & pepper salsa, a creamy cilantro dressing, and freshly-prepared pico de gallo.
The new sides include cilantro rice topped with black beans or crispy tortilla chips prepared in-store daily with your choice of guacamole, roasted corn & pepper salsa, or freshly-prepared pico de gallo.
Taco Bell is using the Cantina Bell menu in an attempt to compete with options from Chipotle and Qdoba. To learn more about the new menu including nutritional information, visit www.cantinabell.com .