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Marine gunman who shot cop dead in Florida pictured

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:14:15 GMT

THOUSANDS of anti-fascist protesters take on a handful of right-wing 'Free Speech' activists at Boston rally after outrage at Charlottesville violence and Trump's praise for white supremacists Relative, 25, 'stabbed his sister, six, and two young cousins, aged nine and six, to death while he was babysitting' in horrific triple murder at Maryland home 'Heather Heyer was a fat, disgusting Communist': Unite the Right rally organizer tweets vile insult about slain Charlottesville protester - but claims he was hacked After the Flame: Rio 2016's decaying legacy as millions are spent to 'preserve' decrepit stadiums while hero athletes remain unpaid and the city itself is BANKRUPT Trump pulls out of the Kennedy Center honors after stars boycott: President and First Lady will not attend to avoid 'political distraction' Mayor of Charlottesville demands removal of 'lightning rod' statue of General ... (more)




Officer killed as four shot amid two attacks on police in Florida

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:13:34 GMT

A police officer has been shot dead and another gravely injured by gunfire in Florida while another two officers were shot elsewhere in the US state. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/officer-killed-as-four-shot-amid-two-attacks-on-police-in-florida-36047981.html http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article36047980.ece/bd395/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews%20BT_P-00103cfc-9975-42ec-b235-f5ae12faf735_I1.jpg A police officer has been shot dead and another gravely injured by gunfire in Florida while another two officers were shot elsewhere in the US state.




The Latest: Florida authorities say 4 police officers shot

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:55:18 GMT

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said on its official Twitter site that two police officers were shot in the west side of the city. The Sheriff's Office later tweeted: "Two police officers shot: If you are inclined to do so, say a prayer for our two #JSO officers that have been shot."




Florida stripper stabbed his boyfriend in the eyes because he was convinced he was a "cannibal"

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:22:28 GMT

In our ever topsy-turvy world, at least Florida can still be relied upon to be unequivocally Floridian no matter what. A recent story from the country's most dark-sided state: A male stripper reportedly stabbed his partner in the eyes Monday, thrusting a piece of wood down his throat - because he thought he was a cannibal.




Gov. Scott: Florida Doubles Job Creation Promise with 1.4 Million New Jobs

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:56:17 GMT

Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created 1,422,700 private sector jobs since Governor Scott has been in office, doubling his 2010 promise to create 700,000 jobs in seven years. More than 26,000 private-sector jobs were created in July and the unemployment rate remained at the lowest rate in a decade, 4.1 percent.




All Florida prisons on partial lockdown after visitation canceled

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:02:31 GMT

The Florida Department of Corrections has canceled visitation at all 149 state prisons and issued a statement citing a security threat. The Florida Department of Corrections has canceled visitation at all 149 state prisons and issued a statement citing a security threat.




Pediatricians say Florida hurt sick kids to help big GOP donors

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:21:47 GMT

When he was 11 years old, LJ Stroud of St. Augustine, Florida, had a tooth emerge in a place where no tooth belongs: the roof of his mouth. LJ was born with severe cleft lip and palate, which explained the strange eruption, as well as the constant ear infections that no antibiotic could remedy.




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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:49:24 GMT

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Florida police use 3 Tasers, baton, to arrest bar customer who says...

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:49:23 GMT

Police in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, used a stun gun, a baton and four sets of handcuffs to arrest a man accused of punching a bouncer and walking out on his $235 bar tab on Sunday. Facebook video of the incident outside Surfer The Bar is leading some to question why the use of force was necessary in the first place.




Report: Florida prisons -- all of them -- on lockdown

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:32:15 GMT

The Florida Department of Corrections has ordered all the state's prison inmates to be placed on lockdown through this weekend, the Miami Herald is reporting. The Florida Department of Corrections has ordered all the state's prison inmates to be placed on lockdown through this weekend, the Miami Herald is reporting.




Florida prisons on partial lockdown over unspecified threat

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:01:58 GMT

The Florida Department of Corrections , operator of one of the largest prison systems in the United States, on Thursday put its nearly 100,000 inmates on partial lockdown after receiving information of possible disturbances, a spokeswoman said. The department decided to boost security at its facilities through the weekend due to "credible intelligence indicating that small groups of inmates at several institutions may attempt to disrupt FDC operations and impact safety and security," the spokeswoman, Ashley Cook, said in a telephone interview.




Central Florida impresses 'American Idol'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:44:25 GMT

Past 'American Idol' winners Ruben Studdard Jordin Sparks and Kris Allen pose for a photo after they tested out a new audition kiosk for the show at Disney Springs. Past 'American Idol' winners Ruben Studdard Jordin Sparks and Kris Allen pose for a photo after they tested out a new audition kiosk for the show at Disney Springs.




Stinky Leaks From Florida's Controversial Sabal Trail Pipeline Scares Residents

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:08:36 GMT

When a group called Sabal Trail began building a 515-mile natural gas pipeline from Alabama to Florida, protestors rightly worried about the possibility of a leak or explosion . All along, Sabal Trail representatives assured residents who lived by the pipeline that the risk of a gas leak was "minimal."




No house arrest while woman appeals murder plot conviction

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:49:25 GMT

A former escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill her newlywed husband is heading to prison after a Florida judge denied her request to go free on house arrest as she appeals. The Palm Beach Post reports that Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley denied 34-year-old Dalia Dippolito's request Wednesday.




And the winner of Southwest Florida Idol's silver ticket to Hollywood is...

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:36:20 GMT

The winner of Southwest Florida Idol 's silver ticket was chosen Wednesday. The winner, who bested four others from our region, will skip the auditions in Orlando and go straight to Hollywood to perform in front of American Idol producers.




Florida evicts Confederate generala s statue. Now, whoa s a worthy replacement?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:26:29 GMT

As Confederate heroes - and the statutes honoring them - continue to collide with the realities of racism, white supremacy, and hate, most recently in violent clashes in Charlottesville, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is striking while the iron is hot. The Broward Democrat is pressuring Florida lawmakers to settle an issue they neglected during their most recent session: choosing whose statue should replace that of Confederate Gen.




Gov. Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:03:08 GMT

During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet today, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Chester Spellman awarded Lynne Gassant with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida's official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Scott said, "I am proud to award Lynne with the Champion of Service Award today for her service to the Palm Beach County community and the State of Florida.