Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,481
23%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 23% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: floriduh

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Florida man, woman run over by patrol car while lying in road to watch eclipse

    01/22/2019 7:29:56 AM PST · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    MySunCoast.com ^ | 1/21/2019 | Jordan Smith
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL (Gray News) – The Super Blood Wolf Moon was cool to look at, but looking at it while lying in a road landed a Florida man and woman in the hospital Sunday night. The unidentified pair were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to The Palm Beach Post. Police described them as 24 years old and said they were alert and talking with officers at the hospital. An officer patrolling the Apoxee Wilderness trail at about 11:30 Sunday night ran over the two people with his 2018 Ford Explorer. That officer has reportedly been...
  • VIDEO: Elderly Florida Man 'Road Rage’ Fires Multiple Bullets At Driver

    01/18/2019 10:13:56 AM PST · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/18/2019 | Jason Murdock
    An elderly Florida man was arrested this week after allegedly following a driver towards his home and shooting at him in a bout of road rage, police said. Christino Aquino, 85, was detained on Wednesday evening after allegedly tailing a motorist in Marion Oaks, according to a Marion County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) release. The suspect was captured on the victim’s dash cam footage, which was later released to social media. The driver told deputies that he had noticed a “suspicious vehicle” that was flashing its lights in his rear mirror while he was driving home from work at approximately 6:30...
  • Florida surgeon fined for removing kidney he thought was tumor

    01/13/2019 8:36:21 AM PST · by Signalman · 43 replies
    Fox 11 ^ | 1/12/2019 | AP
    <p>WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman's healthy kidney that he thought was a tumor.</p> <p>The Palm Beach Post reports Ramon Vazquez was responsible for cutting Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two other surgeons could perform a back operation.</p>
  • Florida woman accused of smearing feces in attempt to sabotage girl’s birthday party

    01/08/2019 2:34:46 PM PST · by Gamecock · 53 replies
    KOAA ^ | 1/8/2018
    SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA/NBC News) – Call her the “Party Pooper.” A Florida substitute teacher is accused of sabotaging a child’s birthday party by smearing human fecal matter on picnic tables and benches. Sarasota County deputies say Heather Carpenter had a problem with the way the principal at Phillippi Shores Elementary School handled a complaint, so she decided to get back at her by ruining the principal’s daughter’s birthday party at a nearby park. Michael Hutchinson witnessed the incident, and at first thought Carpenter was with park maintenance. “Once I got over here, I could smell it instantly and I knew...
  • Clearwater man says syringes found in rectum are not his, deputies say

    01/08/2019 1:04:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    Fox 13 News ^ | January 8, 2019 | Fox 13 News staff
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (FOX 13) - Three syringes were found in a Pinellas County man’s rectum, which he claimed didn’t belong him, deputies said. A warrant was out for 40-year-old Wesley Dasher Scott on a drug charge, and deputies took him into custody on January 4 around 4:30 a.m. During his strip search, deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said he removed three syringes from his rectum and handed it to them. Scott said he found them, and they weren’t his, deputies said. Additional drug charges were added during his arrest.
  • Woman flips out at airport, calls JetBlue worker a ‘rapist’

    01/08/2019 6:59:16 AM PST · by DFG · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/08/2019 | Yaron Steinbuch
    This irate woman screamed until she was JetBlue in the face — but she still wasn’t allowed to board her flight. Viral video posted Monday on Instagram shows the unnamed passenger hurling insults and threats at an airline employee at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, calling him a “rapist” as she hoists herself onto the counter. The unhinged traveler was one of many passengers held up for 20 hours when technical issues forced the airline to wait for another plane, according to Yahoo Lifestyle.
  • Florida man arrested after hitting dad with pizza because he was mad he helped birth him

    01/05/2019 4:03:12 PM PST · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 1/4/2019 | Emily McCaine
    <p>HOLIDAY, Fla. — A man in Pasco County was arrested for domestic battery after admitting he hit his dad in the face with a slice of pizza because he was mad his dad helped birth him.</p> <p>An affidavit shows 33-year-old Robert Houston held his dad down and yelled at him after shoving the pizza in his face. After letting his dad get up, Houston went outside and waited for authorities to arrive, according to the affidavit.</p>
  • Florida woman attacks parents after they refuse to take her to Outback

    01/04/2019 4:08:15 PM PST · by simpson96 · 110 replies
    WPLG.com ^ | 1/4/2019 | Jeff Tavss
    LAKE WORTH, Fla. - A South Florida woman upset that her parents refused to take her to Outback Steakhouse was arrested after she attacked the couple Wednesday night, deputies said. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Deana Seltzer, 28, asked her mother to go to the popular chain restaurant in Lake Worth and was told no. Seltzer then became enraged and began punching her mother in the chest and arms, an arrest report said. Seltzer's father suffered multiple scratches to his face and body when he attempted to intervene. "Deana went around the house flipping recliners and tearing...
  • Florida man doesn't get straw, attacks McDonald's employee

    01/02/2019 3:22:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    WCJB ^ | 01/02/2019
    Taylor was unaware of a new city law that went into effect on Jan. 1 requiring customers to request straws. Despite being told of the new law, Taylor began screaming at employees, claiming that the law did not exist, WFTS reports. Taylor grabbed employee Yasmine James by the shirt collar and pulled her onto the counter. James attempted to defend herself by punching Taylor in the face. After leaving the restaurant, Taylor returned to yell at the store manager and kicked another employee in the stomach before he once again left the scene. Taylor was later arrested and charged with...
  • Florida woman arrested after committing robbery with toy gun, fleeing on tricycle

    12/29/2018 10:24:05 AM PST · by I Drive Too Fast · 41 replies
    Raycom News Network ^ | 12/26/2018 | WTXL via Raycom News Network
    <p>COLLIER COUNTY, FL (WTXL/RNN) - A Florida woman has been arrested after robbing a postal worker with a plastic toy gun and fleeing on a tricycle.</p> <p>Leida Crisostomo, 52, of Naples, was arrested on Saturday by the Collier County Sheriff's Office.</p>
  • Florida man tried to pay for McDonald's with bag of weed, police say

    12/24/2018 1:19:32 PM PST · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/18/2018 | Staff
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Police in Florida say a 23-year-old man went through a McDonald's drive-thru and tried to pay for his order with a bag of marijuana. News outlets report Port St. Lucie police say the fast food worker denied the trade and Anthony Andrew Gallagher drove off, only to return again a short time later. Police arrested him Sunday on charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence.
  • Miami family travels to Winter Haven to brawl with daughter's boyfriend

    12/22/2018 6:13:40 PM PST · by simpson96 · 81 replies
    WFLA 8 ^ | 12/21/2018 | Staff
    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (WFLA) – Multiple people were arrested after a family traveled from Miami to Winter Haven to brawl with a woman’s boyfriend on Thursday. According to the Winter Haven Police Department, the family drove from Miami to the home of a woman and boyfriend because the family didn’t approve of the relationship. Police responded to the home of Ja’raia Farlow, 18, and her boyfriend, Tyrique Laskett, also 18, Thursday evening after calls about a large fight involving baseball bats, guns and knives were received. When officers arrived, they found Laskett with injuries to his head, face and upper...
  • School shooting PR consultant apologizes after calling critics 'crazies' and reporter 'skanky'

    12/04/2018 11:44:57 AM PST · by Honest Nigerian · 10 replies
    A public relations consultant for the Broward school district apologized Tuesday after a video surfaced in which she described critics of the district in the Parkland massacre as “crazies” and a reporter as “skanky.” Sara Brady, who was paid nearly $75,000 to assist the district after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, told an audience of public relations professionals last July that critics of the school district’s controversial Promise program, which allowed students who commit minor crimes to avoid jail, were “crazies.” She criticized an unnamed reporter who routinely covers the district as “just a jerk” and then...
  • Dispute over potato leads to stabbing, arrest in Nassau County (FL)

    11/27/2018 7:02:18 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 67 replies
    WOKV-AM ^ | November 26, 2018 | Arielle Wysocki
    A 36-year-old man has been arrested in Nassau County after deputies say he stabbed a woman in the head with a fork, during an argument over a baked potato. According to the arrest report we’ve obtained from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Susi Lane around 11:30 pm on Sunday, after receiving a call that a person had been stabbed. When deputies arrived, they made contact with the victim, who had multiple stab wounds and blood on both sides of her head, according to the arrest report.
  • Here's why a robot is blocking parking spots at Orlando malls

    11/20/2018 8:56:23 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 46 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 11-20-2018
    App MyPark allows shoppers to reserve spaceORLANDO, Fla. - There's no need to fight over a parking spot on Black Friday. There's an app -- and robot -- for that.The Miami startup MyPark has created parking space blockers that are used across Florida, including at several malls in Orlando. By using the MyPark app, users can receive a code to lower the blocker and enter the parking space. The service costs about $3 to reserve a spot for two hours.
  • 73-year-old was worried about the meth she was smoking, so she took it to her doctor

    11/19/2018 8:47:31 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 39 replies
    fox4kc.com ^ | November 15, 2018,
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. – An elderly woman is accused of taking her methamphetamine to the doctor for testing after she became concerned about the drug’s effect on her. Barbara Lee Ray, 73, of Polk County, Fla., asked her doctor to test the meth because she was worried it was doing harm, the Miami Herald reported.
  • Democrats in Florida Reportedly Tried to ‘Fix’ Ballots Across the State After Deadline

    11/17/2018 3:56:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00pm | Mike LaChance
    Democratic consultant claims he warned party staffers about legality but was ignored. It seems clear at this point that Democrats in Florida were not going to accept defeat in the 2018 midterms and were prepared to do whatever it takes to win, including fraud. In multiple counties, an effort has been underway to “fix” certain mail ballots in the hope that they could turn the tide after the fact. Try to imagine the media’s reaction if Republicans were doing this. Ana Ceballos reports at the Naples Daily News: Democrats planned to use altered forms to fix mail ballots across Florida...
  • Florida recount: Broward misses deadline by 2 minutes, so state rejects new results

    11/15/2018 4:22:17 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    Sun Sentinel 26 min ago ^ | November 15, 2018 | Larry Barszewski, Rafael Olmeda and Lois K. Solomo
    Florida recount: Broward misses deadline by 2 minutes, so state rejects machine-recount results (Title changed, LOL) By two minutes, Broward County missed the ... deadline to submit recount results, so numbers provided by the county Saturday stand,... “We uploaded to the state two minutes late so the state has chosen not to use our machine recount results....D;Alessandro said the recount arrived late due to his unfamiliarity with the state’s website. “Basically, I just worked my ass off for nothing,” he said. D’Alessandro said there's a 2,040 vote difference between votes in the manual recount and those tabulated earlier. “We believe...
  • Scott GAINS votes in recount.

    11/15/2018 12:33:45 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 115 replies
    ScottforFlorida ^ | 11/15/18 | Rick Scott
    With the statewide machine recount finished, our margin of victory has increased by nearly 1000 votes. @SenBillNelson, it’s time to admit this race is over.
  • Republican Ag Commissioner Candidate Explains Lawsuit Against Broward Supervisor

    11/14/2018 5:07:46 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    wlrn ^ | November 13, 2018 | Alejandra Martinez & Chris Remington
    The race for Florida Agricultural Commissioner is currently undergoing a manual recount. Last Tuesday, Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell was deemed the winner and claimed victory at an election watch party in North Fort Myers. But the vote differential between Caldwell and Democrat Nicole “Nikki” Fried was so small, at just 0.16 percent, that the race went to an automatic recount. The Miami Herald reported that at least 113,600 votes will be counted by hand for the race. Caldwell has filed a lawsuit against the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda Snipes. He joined Sundial to talk about the lawsuit...