The Seminole County man previously acquitted of killing an unarmed teenager accepted a plea deal in an unrelated stalking case. That and the ongoing statewide election recount are the top local and trending stories for Tuesday, Nov. 13, as seen on ClickOrlando.com and News 6.
Volusia County recount finds extra 240 votes
The first round of recounting ballots in Volusia County ended with staff discovering they had several hundred fewer votes than they'd counted on Election Day.
Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis said after staff finished recounting ballots around midnight Tuesday, they found an undercount or discrepancy of 240 votes. The votes did not favor one party or the other, Lewis said. Read more here.
George Zimmerman to serve 1 year probation in stalking case
A Florida judge agreed to let George Zimmerman serve probation for a year after the former neighborhood watch leader's attorney entered a no contest plea to resolve a misdemeanor charge of stalking a private investigator.
However, Seminole County Judge Mark Herr admonished Zimmerman to understand that "words matter." The judge expressed hope that Zimmerman would avoid making future appearances at the Seminole County Courthouse. Read the full story here.
SpaceX, Northrop Grumman launches Thursday
SpaceX is set to launch the first mission in six months Thursday that won’t require an alarm clock to wake up to see. It also marks the second launch in under 12 hours from the East Coast from different NASA launch pads. Find out when and where to watch both launches here.
Population of herpes-infested monkeys at Florida park growing
While herpes-carrying rhesus macaques monkeys have been roaming Silver Springs State Park for decades, a new study suggests that without intervention, their population could double within years, potentially posing risks to people and the environment.
The study found that the monkeys are breeding rapidly and by 2022, their population could potentially double from its current number of about 300. Read more about the study featured in the National Geographic here.
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