5 things to know in Florida for Thursday, Oct. 18

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. TENTATIVE TRIAL DATE IN GEORGE ZIMMERMAN CASE SET FOR JUNE 10

A Florida judge set June 10 as the tentative trial date in the case of a former neighborhood watch volunteer accused in the death of an unarmed teenager. Another hearing is scheduled for Friday in Sanford.

2. JUDGE TO DECIDE WHETHER TO ORDER NEW TRIAL IN CASE OF TEEN SET ON FIRE

A judge in Fort Lauderdale says he'll decide by Monday whether to order a new trial for a teenager accused of leading others to set a classmate on fire in 2009. Attorneys held arguments Wednesday on whether juror misconduct and racial animosity warrant a new trial for 18-year-old Matthew Bent.

3. SOCIAL MEDIA TO PLAY ROLE IN DISNEY'S 'LIMITED TIME MAGIC'

Disney officials announced weekly park surprises in 2013, including impromptu concerts, dance parties and character meet-and-greets at its parks in Orlando and California. Officials say they'll let park visitors know what is happening through by using blogs, Twitter, websites and other online activity.

4. FLORIDA MAN CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY IMPORTING DINOSAUR FOSSILS

A Gainesville man was arrested Wednesday and charged with illegally importing dinosaur fossils from Mongolia. Officials say the fossils included a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Bataar skeleton, which has been returned to Mongolia.

5. MILITARY SAYS AIRMAN DIED DURING SURVIVAL TRAINING

U.S. Air Force officials say an airman died last week while taking part in survival training at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. They say an investigation is under way.

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