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STORM NAMES INGRID, MANUEL GETTING RETIRED

MIAMI

The names Ingrid and Manuel will no longer be used for tropical storms or hurricanes in the Atlantic or the northeast Pacific.

The World Meteorological Organization says both names are being retired because of the death and destruction both storms caused in Mexico last year.

Storm names are recycled every six years unless they are retired to avoid confusion if a hurricane causes significant damage or deaths. In 2019, Ingrid will be replaced with Imelda on the list of Atlantic storm names, and Manuel will be replaced by Mario in the eastern Pacific.

Injured security guard released from hospital

A security guard severely injured when she was trampled by gate-crashers at the Ultra Music Festival has been released from the hospital.

Ericka Mack suffered a skull fracture and a broken leg when the crowd tried to push its way into the electronic music festival in Miami on March 29.

Her attorney tells the Miami Heraldthat Mack is showing signs of improvement but she's still suffering pain. Eric Isicoff says Mack has no memory of being trampled, and doctors aren't sure if Mack's memory will be restored.

WEST PALM BEACH

$1.9B approved for Everglades restoration

The process to get federal funding for long-planned Everglades restoration projects is underway, now that the state agency that oversees those projects has approved the $1.9 billion plan.

Last week, the South Florida Water Management District's governing board approved a resolution signing on as the local sponsor of the Central Everglades Planning Project. That's a plan to redirect more water south of Lake Okeechobee into the central Everglades and south into Everglades National Park and Florida Bay.

GAINESVILLE

Lipham Music closing its doors

A Gainesville music store that supplied music legends such as Tom Petty, the Allman Brothers Band and Bo Diddley with instruments and other equipment is closing its doors.

Buster Lipham hoped to sell out of the remaining inventory at his Lipham Music by Saturday. Lipham is retiring at 70 and closing the store.

The Gainesville Sun reports that Lipham was known for offering credit to teenage musicians for Gibson and Fender guitars, allowing them to pay off the instruments on a weekly basis. Lipham also employed Petty and Don Felder, former guitarist for The Eagles.

JACKSONVILLE

Charges pending after crash leaves 2 dead

Authorities say charges are pending after a crash involving a school bus and a tractor-trailer killed two Jacksonville women.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck crashed into an SUV that was waiting behind another car as the school bus ahead of them dropped off students Friday afternoon.

The Florida Times-Union reports that FHP has identified the victims as the SUV's driver, Carla Blissitt, and her passenger, Naomi James.

Times wires

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