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  • Florida atheists ‘unbless’ highway with ‘unholy water’

    03/19/2012 12:48:37 AM PDT · by LucyT · 70 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 18, 2012 | Staff
    LAKELAND, Fla. – A group of atheists in Florida spent part of their weekend washing away a blessing placed upon a local highway by a religious group. Armed with brooms, mops and "unholy water," the atheists gathered Saturday to symbolically clean up holy oil that Polk Under Prayer put down on Highway 98 near the Pasco-Polk county line last year, Bay News 9 reported. "We come in peace," Humanists of Florida director Mark Palmer announced before he and members of other atheist organizations launched their cleanup.
  • Girl Sets Hair on Fire; Bus Driver Suspended

    03/18/2012 11:43:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WKMG ^ | Mar 16 2012
    Elmer Estepa, 54, says video camera gives better view than bus driver's viewA Deltona school bus driver was suspended after the school board said he didn't stop and investigate a cigarette lighter on the bus, which resulted in a middle school student lighting her own hair and another student's hair on fire. Elmer Estepa, 54, was suspended for two days without pay by the Volusia County School Board after a Deltona Middle School student was caught on bus camera lighting her own hair and another student's hair on fire in December. Another student also punched another student about a dozen...
  • Deputies: Babysitter's Lie Leads to an All-Out Search (Drank Two Four-Packs of Beer)

    03/15/2012 11:44:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies ^ | Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | Austin L. Miller
    A babysitter who sheriff's deputies say was supposed to pick up two boys from school but instead was found passed out on a couch was arrested Tuesday. He was accused of lying to law enforcement and prompting an all-out search for the boys. Philip Kenneth Landino, 48, was charged with providing false information to a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest without violence, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Deputies Matthew L. Hooper and John Lightle had gone to the 20100 block of Southwest 59th Lane after receiving a report that two boys, ages 6 and 8, were missing...
  • KFC "Superman Bandit" Arrested: Cops

    03/09/2012 8:52:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Mar 9, 2012 | Karen Franklin
    Vincent Roberts, 52, of Pompano Beach, was arrested Friday and faces robbery and petit theft charges.Pompano Beach Police arrested the man they dubbed “Superman Bandit” after he made a clothing change and then robbed a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Vincent Roberts, 52, of Pompano Beach, was arrested Friday and faces robbery and petit theft charges. He was held on no bond because of a parole violation, according to online arrest records. On Feb. 17, deputies said Roberts entered the KFC at 341 W. Atlantic Blvd wearing blue pants, a striped blue, white polo shirt and a baseball cap. He then changed...
  • Man Puts Mom In Headlock For Using His Salsa: Cops

    03/08/2012 4:00:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 | Karen Franklin
    Christopher Phillips is being held in jail on $750.A Bradenton man was arrested after police said he put his mother in a headlock for using his taco sauce and salsa on her dinner. Christopher Phillips, 23, was arrested Monday and faces a charge of battery. He is being held on $750 bond, according to online Manatee County arrest records. Police said Phillips became upset with his mother, Rebecca Phillips, 55, when she used his sauce. He screamed in her face and she pushed him away, according to an incident report. The son then put his mother in a headlock, which...
  • Man intentionally throws up on officer during arrest

    03/06/2012 10:39:17 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies ^ | 3/5/12 | Kristin Weber,
    New Port Richey, Fla. -- A 21-year-old New Port Richey man figured since he was going to jail anyways he'd show the officer just how mad he was, by throwing up on him. -snip- The officer arrived to find Trabucco in the front lawn on a laptop. Trabucco told the officer he was there to use the Internet. During a pat down, the officer found a prescription bottle containing 20 Percocet pills. Trabucco eventually admitted he didn't have a prescription for the pills and was placed under arrest. While enroute to the detention center, Trabucco put his face up against...
  • Car Goes Airborne On Highway, Driver OK

    03/06/2012 7:29:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012
    The driver was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuriesA car went through a concrete barrier on Interstate 595, went airborne for 200 feet and landed on its wheels, authorities said Tuesday. The car had exited southbound on Interstate 95 at State Road 84 before blasting through the barrier. The driver was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
  • Harlem Globetrotter to Play H.O.R.S.E. With Real Horse in Miami

    03/05/2012 10:51:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Mar 5, 2012 | Patricia Tirone
    Basketball star taking on "Amos the Wonder Horse" at AAAA horse that shoots hoops is taking on a Harlem Globetrotters' star in Miami Monday in a game or H.O.R.S.E. for charity. The Globetrotters’ Buckets Blakes will be taking on "Amos the Wonder Horse" at the AmericanAirlines Arena Monday afternoon. The two will be playing with children from the American Heart Hereos, a group that works with children born with congenital heart disease. Buckets will give the children a sneak peek of the Globetrotters game that will be held March 10 at the Arena and give an honorary award to Amos,...
  • Man Stabbed for Mistaking Harmonicas for Tacos

    02/29/2012 11:02:42 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Wed., Feb. 29 2012 | Kyle Munzenrieder
    ​Tacos are a delicious concoction of tortilla, meats and cheeses. Harmonicas are a bluesy free reed wind instrument. It is best to never mix the two up. The consequences could be dire. Bruce Richard Hood, a 52-year-old resident of Sarasota County, seemed like a nice enough guy. He agreed to give a guy he met at a bar a lift home, and even agreed to stop at a Taco Bell so the man could get a bag of tacos. The passenger's sobriety was not mentioned in later news reports, but apparently he was in a state where he easily mixed...
  • Literacy Sign Slipup Has School Principal Shaking His Head

    02/29/2012 10:45:03 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Lane DeGregory
    The sign went up late Friday, when the kids were out of school. Black letters on a white board perched over the parking lot at Lakewood High. Patricia Schley, the school's literacy coach, was trying to promote a training session for parents. She wanted to show them how to help their teens become better readers. She had scheduled the evening event for more than a month before the FCATs. Wednesday night — the extra day of the leap year — would be literacy night. Lakewood High, on the southeastern end of St. Petersburg, is home to about 1,400 students. Almost...
  • Son, mom, grandpa in Dixie Co. accused of making meth [3 generations of tweekers]

    02/24/2012 8:49:03 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 110 replies · 1+ views
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | February 16, 2012 | Karen Voyles
    The Dixie County Sheriff's Office early Thursday arrested four people representing three generations of a single family on suspicions they were working together to manufacture methamphetamine.
  • Judge Tosses Free Speech Lawsuit by Man in Gorilla Suit (With Racial Slur on it)

    02/24/2012 1:45:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Naples News ^ | February 21, 2012 | Aisling Swift
    A federal judge has tossed out a Golden Gate Estates man's lawsuit, ruling Naples Police officers did not violate his right to free speech when they arrested him for growling and wearing a gorilla suit with the N-word at a 2007 Martin Luther King Day celebration. Because patrons at Cambier Park complained about Michael L. Anderson, U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson ruled police had probable cause to arrest him when he returned and yelled after being told to leave. "Although wearing the costume alone may be insufficient to rise to the level of a breach of the peace or...
  • Police in riot gear break up shoe melee at Florida Mall

    02/23/2012 9:45:17 PM PST · by traumer · 40 replies
    The launch of an expensive new basketball shoe — timed to Orlando's hosting of the NBA All-Star Game — triggered a huge melee Thursday night at the Florida Mall that was put down by deputies in riot gear. The wild scene erupted about 9:30 p.m. after hundreds of people packed the mall's parking lot hoping to buy the new shoe at midnight Thursday. As the crowd got bigger and bigger, a large contingent of Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies was on on-hand, braced for problems. Similar shoe releases have caused violence at shoe stores across the country. Witnesses told the...
  • ‘Halfy’: Half-Headed Man Behind This Unbelieveable [sic] Mug Shot Explains His Injury

    02/20/2012 10:25:14 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 16, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The picture is shocking and unbelievable. Last year, a mug shot surfaced showing a man, picked up on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute, with only half a head. It was taken by the Miami-Dade Sheriff’s office: And it’s not a hoax. Now, the man behind the photo has surfaced again, this time explaining how he got his injury.
  • Wheelchair Man Charged In Convenience Store Robbery (stuck in sand during getaway)

    02/20/2012 3:02:16 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 28 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 2/20/12
    CHIEFLAND (CBSMiami) – A Chiefland man’s cunning plan to hold up a convenience store with a knife all went south, according to police, when his wheelchair got stuck in the sand behind the store when he tried to make his get away. The Chevron clerk told police that 22-year old John Christopher Champion, who was wearing a Gators hat and Gators sweatshirt, had been going in and out of the store for several hours in his motorized wheelchair. Just before 10 p.m., the clerk said Champion piloted his chair behind the counter and demanded cash from the register as he...
  • Cops: Man Falsified Carjacking Report For Ride To Hollywood

    02/18/2012 6:11:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    CBS Tampa ^ | February 15, 2012 | Candice Leigh Helfand
    Getting to Hollywood takes talent. For a local man attempting to get a free ride back to Hollywood, Fla., his acting chops won him a free ride to prison after he lied about a carjacking to get a complimentary police escort home. An incident report provided to CBS Tampa by the Port St. Lucie Police Department said that, on Feb. 9, Hector Felix, Jr. reported a carjacking by phone. In the process of responding to the scene, Florida Highway Patrol troopers and the United States Marshall’s Office were informed of the alleged incident. “Due to Hector indicating to the Marshall’s...
  • Deputies: Teen After Pot Steals Tomato Plant Instead Near Holly Hill

    02/18/2012 1:44:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | February 17, 2012 | Lyda Longa
    Call it a case of mistaken plant identity. A 15-year-old boy climbed into Angela Cartwright's kitchen window thinking to make off with a marijuana plant, but instead the young thief was actually stealing a potted tomato plant, a sheriff's arrest report shows. As he was running from Cartwright's house on Carmen Avenue near Holly Hill on Feb. 10 just after 7 a.m., the teen even yelled at Cartwright, "See, I have one of your pot plants!" the arrest report states. Cartwright had arrived at her residence that morning after leaving her 6-year-old son off at the school bus stop. When...
  • Rolex airport thief nabbed wearing stolen watch, BSO says

    02/17/2012 4:59:38 PM PST · by Brilliant · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Palm Beach Post News ^ | 2/17/12 | Sun Sentinel
    A Sunny Isles man apparently had no idea he was the subject of news reports across the country when Broward Sheriff's detectives arrested him Friday wearing a $6,500 Rolex watch that investigators say was stolen last month from a passenger at an airport security checkpoint. Igor Adrian Ramos, 37, was charged with grand theft and was being questioned Friday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport by Broward Sheriff's detectives who are based there. "Crime Stoppers tips confirmed what detectives were finding at the same time," Broward Sheriff's Spokesman Jim Leljedal said. "Through the investigation, they had narrowed it down to...
  • Squatting naked man Ramon H. Blair found with crack in buttocks in Stuart, police say

    02/17/2012 12:36:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers ^ | February 17, 2012 | Will Greenlee
    STUART, Fla. - A 28-year-old man accused of having cocaine in his buttocks and nose was arrested following tips from informants and instructions to squat, according to recently released records. Ramon H. Blair was arrested Feb. 13 after a Martin County Sheriff's deputy learned from an informant that a man with $100 worth of crack cocaine "on his person" would be with a woman in a white Pontiac with no hubcaps.
  • Judge Orders Florida Man To Take His Wife on a Date

    02/08/2012 8:55:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 | Daniel Arkin
    The ruling stipulates flowers, bowling, and Red Lobster.Just in time for Valentine's Day, a Florida judge ruled on Tuesday that a man involved in a scuffle with his wife treat her to an evening at a local bowling alley and a romantic meal at Red Lobster. Judge John Hurley ordered that Joseph Bray, 47 and his wife Sonja, 39, also visit a marriage counselor. Hurley handed down this ruling instead of setting bond or slapping Bray with a prison sentence after he deemed domestic violence charges leveled by Bray's wife to be "very, very minor." According to Bray's arrest affidavit,...
  • Florida businessman, 48, adopts adult girlfriend, 42, as his daughter

    02/01/2012 9:02:36 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies ^ | 02/01/2012
    A 48-year-old Florida businessman has legally adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend as his daughter in what one attorney is calling an attempt to shield assets in a wrongful death civil suit that has entered a "legal twilight zone," according to a judge. John Goodman, who founded the International Polo Club Beach in Wellington, legally adopted Heather Hutchins on Oct. 13 in Miami-Dade County, according to a court order by Circuit Court Judge Glenn Kelley. "The events which serve as the grounds for the relief sought by the Plaintiffs border on the surreal and take the Court into a legal twilight zone,"...
  • Students step over 'rivers of urine' after green bathrooms plan... and it will cost $500,000 to fix

    01/31/2012 6:35:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30, 2012 | Michael Zennie
    Students at a high school in Boca Raton, Florida, must step over rivers of urine and endure the stench of rancid waste after a plan to bring 'green' waterless urinals into bathrooms backfired. School officials at Spanish River High School thought they had found an environmentally-friendly, cost-saving solution for their bathrooms when they installed Falcon Waterfree urinals in their boys bathrooms.
  • Early voting begins slowly in South Florida

    01/21/2012 6:29:47 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    With the field of Republican candidates down to four, GOP voters trickled to the polls on the first day of early voting in South Florida with plenty of opinions about their choice to challenge President Barack Obama in November. Many said they were deciding between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in what has been a rollercoaster race. Romney is ahead in Florida, with more than 40 percent of GOP supporters, followed by Gingrich with 22 percent, Sen. Rick Santorum with 15 percent and Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 9 percent, according to an average...
  • 25-year-old man arrested by feds in Fla. bomb plot

    01/09/2012 9:04:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies ^ | 1/9/12 | TAMARA LUSH
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 25-year-old described as an Islamic extremist was arrested in a plot to attack sites around Tampa, Fla., after taking possession of disabled guns and bombs The U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of Sami Osmakac on Monday. Authorities say Osmakac is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia. He has been charged with one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. His first appearance in federal court is scheduled for Monday afternoon.
  • Police: Man Robbed Banks to Pay for Girlfriend's Rent

    01/07/2012 10:18:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 1+ views
    WTSP ^ | Jan 6, 2012
    Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives have caught the man responsible for two recent bank robberies in Seminole and Largo. Investigators say they were able to identify 49-year-old Raymond Shaeffer as the robber from fingerprints found on a demand note used in the Seminole bank robbery. After fleeing the Cornerstone Bank in Seminole on Jan. 4, Shaeffer dumped the orange jacket and baseball cap he wore in the dumpster behind the Treasure Island Fun Center near the bank. Detectives were able to lift the fingerprints from the demand note found in one of the pockets of the jacket. Detectives found Shaeffer at...
  • Palm Bay teen facing attempted murder charges following high speed chase

    01/07/2012 4:07:35 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 34 replies ^ | 06 Jan 2012 | Margaret Kavanaugh
    A Brevard County family and the NAACP call it injustice. A 16-year-old Palm Bay High football player faces attempted second-degree murder charges of a law enforcement officer. It all stems from a high speed chase. Even though Darrick Washington and his family admit wrongdoing, they said the charge does not fit the crime. Washington, an unlicensed teen, led police on a chase in Indian River County on Oct. 24, 2010. Deputies said Washington topped 100 miles an hour while his car was full of Brevard County teens. He admits running from police and driving without a license were wrong, but...
  • FHP Trooper Defeats Drunk 'Darth Vader' With Pepper Spray

    01/05/2012 11:41:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Man in 'Star Wars' mask attacked trooper: FHP.Darth Vader may be able to handle most lightsaber-wielding Jedis, but he's met his match when it comes to Florida Highway Patrol troopers with pepper spray. Authorities say a drunk man wearing the "Star Wars" villain mask was arrested Thursday in Orlando after he tried to punch and kick an FHP trooper near a construction site. The trooper responded to the area of Summerlin Avenue and Anderson Street around 2:45 a.m. when he was advised by construction workers of an intoxicated man walking in the roadway in the mask, according to the FHP....
  • Was the Gators' use of 'cracker' actually reverse racism?

    01/05/2012 8:05:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    (South Florida) Sun Sentinel ^ | January 5, 2012 | (South Florida) Sun Sentinel Editorial Board
    Call University of Florida football players a bunch of classless trash talkers if you want. Call them dirty if you want. But racist? For using the term "cracker"? That seems a stretch.
  • Woman in Fort Pierce Said She Called 911 Because She 'ate too Much Food'

    12/23/2011 5:08:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    TCPalm ^ | December 22, 2011 | Will Greenlee
    A 45-year-old woman who said she called 911 because she "ate too much food" was arrested following an encounter at a Traveler's Inn in Fort Pierce, according to a recently released affidavit. A St. Lucie County Sheriff's deputy on Dec. 18 went to the motel in the 3400 block of South U.S. 1 and saw a woman "jumping up and down and yelling in room #108." A man walked out and said the woman was his girlfriend, Mary Ellen Lisee. He said Lisee wouldn't stop talking and that he was leaving so he could sleep in peace. When Lisee, who...
  • Marine's Message for Guy Who Shot Him: "I Would've Whipped His Butt"

    12/23/2011 5:05:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Dec 23, 2011 | Steve Litz
    Marine Lt. Col. Karl Trenker has a message for the criminal who shot him. “If he didn’t have a pistol I would’ve whipped his butt,” the Miramar resident said. Trenker’s fiancé advertised a gold necklace on Craigslist, hoping to drum up a little more cash for some Christmas presents. When Trenker went to the arranged meeting place outside an apartment complex in Deerfield Beach, the would-be buyers snatched the chain and took off running. Trenker gave chase. “I did not perceive any danger, and being a Marine and all I’m not one to back down from a fight, so I...
  • Cops: Man leaves date during movie, steals her car

    12/17/2011 1:26:03 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 44 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12-16-11
    WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — The truth is sometimes stranger than the fiction you see at the movies. Deputies in Florida say a man stole a woman's car while they were on a date at a Tampa area movie theater. The St. Petersburg Times reports that 27-year-old Michael Pratt told the woman he needed to get something from the car while they were watching the movie. She gave him her keys. When he didn't return, she called him. Authorities say Pratt laughed, then told the woman he had stolen her car. Pasco County Sheriff's deputies say he now faces grand theft...
  • Dog doo prompts Pasco woman to pull out shotgun, deputies say

    12/16/2011 6:23:11 AM PST · by Daffynition · 64 replies
    St Pete Times ^ | Erin Sullivan
    PORT RICHEY — Debra Jackson was tired of a neighbor's dog defecating in her yard, authorities say. So when she saw the dog and his owner Wednesday afternoon, she grabbed her shotgun. "I'm having a bad day," said Jackson, 50, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report. "I'm gonna shoot you and that dog."
  • Man Who Blamed Voodoo After Fatal Stabbing is Denied Bail

    12/14/2011 3:54:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 13, 2011 | Arelis R. Hernández
    An Orlando-area man who confessed to fatally stabbing his live-in girlfriend because of her Voodoo spells was ordered held without bond today. Leonce Charles, 48, made his initial appearance before a judge today after being with second-degree murder this weekend. He was arrested Saturday for allegedly killing Cecile Freus, 46. SNIP Charles told investigators he 'blacked out from anger" and stabbed Freus to death with a knife he found on the floor of their bedroom during a confrontation about alleged infidelities, an arrest report said.
  • Dade City hunter shot after dog bumps high-powered rifle

    12/10/2011 10:15:58 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 50 replies ^ | 10 Dec 2011 | Danny Valentine
    WESLEY CHAPEL — A 78-year-old man was shot in a bizarre accident early Saturday when a dog bumped a rifle and caused it to fire, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Billy E. Brown of Dade City, a friend and a bulldog set out before dawn to hunt deer, which has been a tradition of theirs for more than 25 years. They were traveling down a bumpy, rocky road in a pickup truck to their hunting stands when the dog got excited and bumped a high-powered Browning .308-caliber rifle. The bullet struck in the right thigh as...
  • Camera Catches Squirrel Pulling School's Fire Alarm

    12/09/2011 12:23:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    The story of the vandal squirrel lives on in the Manatee County School District. Long after the rascally rodent pulled his stunt — setting off a fire alarm that led to the evacuation of an elementary school last year and an investigation into who pulled the false alarm — the squirrel's actions came up at a School Board budget meeting this week. In defense of why the district maintenance department needs a contingency fund, an official pointed out that almost anything can happen at any time in a school district with 44,000 students and 60 schools and other buildings. Such...
  • Tired Target Worker Drives Car Into Canal, Saved By Deputy (Black Friday)

    11/25/2011 5:12:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Nov 25, 2011 | Brian Hamacher
    Woman who drove into Palm Beach County canal had just finished Black Friday shiftA tired Target worker who was heading home after an early morning Black Friday shift had to be rescued by a deputy after she drove her car into a canal in Pahokee. The unidentified woman somehow lost control of her car and drove into the canal near Much City Road and Connors Highway at 7:46 a.m., Palm Beach County Sheriff’s spokesman Teri Barbera told the Palm Beach Post. Luckily, Deputy Frank Mayo, who was also on his way home after working his shift, responded and jumped into...
  • Angry landlord crushed mobile home while tenants fled, deputies report

    11/23/2011 7:58:25 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    Landlord John Miller will miss Thanksgiving at home this year after what may be Central Florida's first case of eviction rage ending in attempted-murder charges. Miller remains held without bail in the Orange County Jail after crushing a mobile home with a large front-end loader while a terrified child cowered inside as a woman tried to save her, according to Sheriff's Office records. "Good, then I got what I wanted," Miller, 51, said after deputies told him the roof had collapsed and the small trailer was uninhabitable. The attack began Tuesday afternoon on West Ponkan Road near Apopka when 911...
  • School Reports Kiss Between 12-Year-Olds as Possible Sex Crime

    11/23/2011 8:13:45 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    WFTV ^ | Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
    A kiss between two 12-year-olds is under investigation by authorities in Fort Myers. Deputies said they were called to Orange River Elementary School after a girl kissed one of her classmates during physical education class last week. The school reported the incident as a possible sex crime, and the Department of Children and Families was called in. Investigators said the girl could be charged with battery if the boy didn't consent to the kiss.
  • Kissing crime: Assistant principal calls cops after elementary students smooch

    11/21/2011 12:44:39 PM PST · by servo1969 · 53 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/17/2011 | Kristine Gill
    A Fort Myers principal involved Lee County sheriff’s deputies in an elementary school crush. Deputies were dispatched Wednesday to Orange River Elementary School in reference to what Assistant Principal Margaret Ann Haring called a “possible sex crime” — two students kissing. “This incident is more of a simple assault, though by definition there would have to be a victim,” Sgt. Stephanie Eller said. Haring told deputies she had two students, both under 12, who kissed while in physical education class, reports said. Haring said one of them was debating about who liked who more. The student then went over and...
  • Muslim Goat Sacrifice Blocked in Florida (Miami media ignores story)

    11/21/2011 5:39:58 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 25 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 11/3/11 | S Bryan
    Disturbed by the prospect of lambs and goats being slaughtered in her city, Sunrise Commissioner Sheila Alu single-handedly blocked a Muslim religious ceremony set to take place on Sunday. "Yes, I was trying to stop it," Alu said on Wednesday. "It's shut down. I'm trying to protect innocent animals. This is not an appropriate setting for the slaughtering of animals in an open field in a city that's as populated as Sunrise. Usually these religious ceremonies take place in a rural area."
  • Illegal Slaughterhouse Raided (Miami media outraged over butchered animals, silent on human babies)

    11/21/2011 6:11:45 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 18 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11.19.11 | Lourdes Reigosa
    An illegal slaughterhouse in Hialeah was raided today, according to a report from the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. The Hialeah Police Department arrested Rudesindo "Rudy" Acosta, the prime operator of the slaughterhouse. He is charged with three counts of animal cruelty, one count of using a firearm during the commission of a felony, 40 counts of animal confinement, and three counts of conspiracy to commit these felonies.
  • How investigators tracked down a "doctor" accused of giving toxic butt injections

    11/19/2011 2:06:52 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 32 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 11-19-11 | Julie K Brown
    This was no ordinary flat repair. Oneal Ron Morris took a look and went to work. Not on a tire. But on the backside of a Miami Gardens woman who was seeking the derriere of her dreams. Instead, she got a tush full of toxins. Morris, a self-proclaimed doctor, injected a concoction of “fix-a-flat’’ — cement, mineral oil and Super Glue — into the woman’s buttocks, police said. The materials eventually spread through her body and nearly killed her. The woman, whose name is not being released because of medical privacy laws, went to three different hospitals before doctors finally...
  • Police: officer shoots at officer, goes for pizza ( Florida )

    11/13/2011 3:00:29 PM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    local 10 ^ | Nov 13 2011
    A Lauderhill police officer fired 10 shots at another officer, but missed... The officer who was shot at was working an off-duty detail at the time, but police said she was in a marked cruiser and in uniform. The shooter pulled up in his personal car and quickly fired 10 shots at the other police officer, and then took off... sources say that the shooting stems from a domestic situation between the two officers; allegedly, the officer who was targeted had broken up with the shooter on Friday. Police would only confirm that the two worked the same shift and...
  • Is using this N-word (niggardly) a firing offense?

    11/07/2011 9:59:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 7, 2011 | Michael Mayo
    One Broward County drug counselor has been fired and another suspended for an incident in which an "N-word" was used. Not necessarily "the N-word," but a word that might have been mistaken for it. The two sanctioned workers told investigators the word was "niggardly." That word, meaning miserly, is of Scandinavian origin and has nothing to do with race, says an attorney for one of the disciplined workers. But the county sided with a substance-abuse client who took offense. He filed a complaint saying a counselor called him "n----- dumb" in a June meeting with two workers at a county...
  • Lawsuit: Vegetables stuck in workers undies before being served at upscale Boca steakhouse

    According to a lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County court, kitchen workers at the Morton's of Chicago steakhouse in Boca Raton stuck raw vegetables in their underwear before serving them to unsuspecting diners, the website reported. In his harassment action against the restaurant chain, sous-chef Reggie Williams claims he witnessed a colleague at the restaurant at the Shops at Boca Center "place stalks of asparagus inside his underwear, next to his anal/genital area in order to simulate his penis," then "serve that asparagus to Morton's unsuspecting paying customers."
  • Shoplifting Mom Left Young Child Behind: Cops

    11/02/2011 9:48:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | November 2, 2011 | Brian Hamacher
    A South Florida woman is facing shoplifting and child neglect charges after police say she tried to rip off a Davie Target store and left her young child behind. Deirdre Reneat Grant, 40, was arrested Tuesday at the store at 5800 University Drive, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report.
  • Deputies: Dead Man In Bathtub Had Been There Since May

    11/01/2011 1:30:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies ^ | 27 Oct 2011 | unattributed
    LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies said a man's body discovered in a bathtub had been there since at least May. Sheriff's office spokesman Eric Davis said Wednesday the identification of the man will not be official until the medical examiner's office confirms it. Davis also said deputies found the victim's wife inside the home when they executed a search warrant Monday. Now detectives want to know why she never reported the death.
  • Trio Targeted Trick-or-Treaters With Paintball Guns: Cops (3 Arrested for Shooting at Children)

    11/01/2011 11:01:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 | Brian Hamacher
    A trio of cruel Halloween hooligans are behind bars Tuesday after police say they targeted trick-or-treating children with paintball guns in North Miami. Marc Dolcine, 18, Rodson Travine, 19, and Darrel Labranche, 21, are all facing aggravated battery charges, according to North Miami Police. Police say the three drove up in a car and opened fire on a group of children in the area of Northeast 7th Avenue and 132nd Street. A Holiday Safety Enforcement Detail was in the area and witnessed the shooting, police said. The suspects tried to flee the area but were stopped by police and taken...
  • Swamp Buggy Races Postponed Because of Wet Conditions

    10/31/2011 10:30:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Naples News ^ | October 29, 2011 | Tom Rife
    You know we’ve had a lot of rain when the annual October swamp buggy races have to be postponed because of high water. That’s the decision officials at the Florida Sports Park made early Saturday morning. Friday night’s persistent downpours left the facility’s parking lots off Collier Boulevard under water and the water level in the track itself was deemed too deep for safe competition. While the swamp buggy parade went on as scheduled Saturday morning, all other events were put off until the weekend of Nov. 12-13. “We’ve got some lakefront property out here right now. Want to buy...
  • Police: Fla. pizza workers burned down rival store

    10/29/2011 5:11:23 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 41 replies
    WRKO News ^ | 10/29/11 | Ocala Star Banner
    <p>LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — The battle for pizza supremacy has taken a wrong turn in Florida.</p> <p>Two managers of a Domino's Pizza restaurant in Lake City, in north-central Florida, have been charged with burning down a rival Papa John's location. The motive? Police say one of the men admitted that he believed with his competitor out of the way, more pizza lovers would flock to his restaurant.</p>