All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Florida’

‘2 Drunk 2 Care’ Tweeter Gets 24 Years for Fatal Crash

Kayla Mendoza, the Florida woman who sent an infamous string of tweets before causing fatal car crash back in 2013, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison. According to police, Mendoza went out for margaritas after work and at approximately 1:45 am, the then 20-year-old drove onto the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County – driving the wrong way. Soon …

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Florida Woman Texted “Driving Drunk Woo” Right Before Allegedly T-Boning a Truck and Killing Her Passenger

A person is dead thanks to the careless actions of a Florida woman, so there’s nothing funny about this story. But its sheer stupidity factor makes it important. In August of 2013, a 22-year-old woman ran a red light at 4:45 am and plowed her rented smart car into the side of a truck. She survived, the driver of the …

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Florida Man Shoots Guy for Facebook Messaging His Wife

It looks like Florida Man needs to get his jealousy in check. Florida Man, the world’s worst superhero, is able to change his appearance and identity whenever he sees fit. Florida Man can also alter his gender at any time and become Florida Woman, though it’s a rarer occurrence. This time Florida Man has turned up at 22-year-old Christopher Romoleroux, …

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Florida Sheriff Charging Teen with ‘Hacking’: Change the Law If You’re Mad

Sheriff Chris Nocco of the Pasco County, Florida, Sheriff’s office isn’t all that concerned that his department is being mocked across the country. Last week, we told you about the department’s decision to charge a 14-year-old hacker mastermind with a felony after he infiltrated his school’s network and put hundreds of lives in danger. And what I mean by that …

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14-Year-Old Hacker Mastermind Infiltrated School Network, Charged with Felony

A Florida eighth-grader is facing felony charges after accessing his middle school’s computer network and changing a teacher’s background. Hacker extraordinaire Domanik Green, 14, has been charged with offense against a computer system and unauthorized access after he “logged onto the school’s network on March 31 using an administrative-level password without permission. He then changed the background image on a …

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Want to Avoid Getting Murdered by a Craigslist Killer? Try Selling Your Stuff at a Police Station

Earlier this week, a pregnant Colorado woman looking to buy used baby clothes from a woman she found on Craigslist drove to the seller’s home. When she arrived, she was brutally beaten and stabbed. The attackers then proceeded to cut her unborn baby from her womb, leaving her there to die. She’s expected to survive, but the baby did not. …

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Florida Men Butt-Dial Employer, Detail Robbery in Voicemail

In an era of smartphones and passcodes, one would think that the instances of “butt dialing” would decline, if not disappear altogether. But this is Florida. Two Key West men have been booked on charges of felony grand theft after leaving a voicemail detailing their crime. They didn’t know they were leaving the voicemail, of course, as one of the …

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Jeb Bush Fixes Social Security Number Leak, but People’s Email Addresses and Names Are Still Out in the Open

Earlier this week, The eGovernor (as the public apparently called him at some point) Jeb Bush released hundreds of thousands of emails from his tenure as governor of Florida. It was a move in the name of transparency – Jeb Bush’s transparency. But the Bush team didn’t quite think everything through, and they didn’t double-check everything before making it all …

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‘Zombie Cat’ Now the Subject of Legal Battle

Bart, the “zombie cat” who stole headlines when he rose from grave after being presumed dead is back in the news. This time, he’s the subject of a custody battle. A couple of weeks ago, Bart’s story went viral. His owner, 52-year-old Ellis Hutson, said he found Bart in the middle of the road, covered in blood, and completely lifeless. …

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Jeb Bush Just Released Years of Emails – Complete with the Names and Email Addresses of All Who Wrote Him

In the name of transparency, former Florida Governor and likely 2016 Presidential candidate Jeb Bush just published all of his email correspondence from his tenure running the state. “In the spirit of transparency, I am posting the emails of my governorship here. Some are funny; some are serious; some I wrote in frustration. But they’re all here so you can …

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Mom Turns in Son After Spotting Him on Police Facebook Page

This is going to be an awkward Thanksgiving. Police in Casselberry, Florida, like many police departments around the country, have taken to Facebook and Twitter over the past few years to get help in solving crimes, locating fugitives, and getting general information out to the public. Over the years, I’ve seen story after story about criminals commenting on their own …

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Florida Man Has Drugs, in Case You Were Wondering – the Police Sure Were

I’ve never tried to give someone a bag of meth in a Kmart, so I’m no expert on the matter. I have to imagine, however, that if I did decide to make that life decision – I’d wear the most literal T-shirt imaginable for the occasion. 50-year-old John Balmer sure did. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Balmer was …

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Alexis Waller: 11-Yr-Old Girl Puts On Makeup, Grabs Granny’s $10K, Takes Cab to FL to See Boy [Pics]

Alexis Waller was gone. Her father was beside himself with worry. His 11-year-old daughter was missing from their Bryant, Arkansas home and he feared something horrible had happened. “You always just think the worst,” said Brent Waller. “I just thought some guy had come and scooped her up.” But Alexis Waller turned out to be totally fine, although a bit …

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Green Construction Being Continuously Innovated in Florida

Commissioned News Story (Source: Phillips Development & Realty) Green construction enables builders to use resources more efficiently and create more energy-efficient buildings. This efficiency ideally lasts throughout the lifetime of the building, including its design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. Close collaboration between designers, architects,and engineers is required throughout various stages of the product. Sometimes known as “green building” …

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Florida Man Phuc Kieu Charged in Attempted Rape, Robbery

A Florida man, legal name Phuc Kieu, has been charged with robbery, kidnapping, and sexual battery after attempting to rape another man in a Gainesville parking lot. 58-year-old Phuc X. Kieu allegedly waited for the victim to finish making a withdrawal from an ATM before attacking him and dragging him into his car – where Kieu had been busy watching …

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Pam Bondi Requests Stay On Florida’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriages

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi requested on Friday, October 22, that the stay on Florida’s ban on same-sex marriages imposed in August be extended until the 11th Circle Court rules on the matter. Lifting the stay would allow same-sex marriages in Florida. On August 21, US District Judge Robert L. Hinkle ruled that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, …

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John Goodman Trial: Will A Run Of Bad Luck Allow Him To Walk?

You could argue that Florida prosecutors’ run of bad luck began when John Goodman had his previous conviction overturned. The Texas-born billionaire was supposed to be serving a 16-year sentence following a successful DUI manslaughter conviction. But that sentence was thrown out after Goodman’s legal representatives were able to prove successfully that a serious error was made. Serious enough to …

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John Goodman Trial: Bartender Claims She Was “Intimidated” By Lawyers Into Exaggerating

One testimony into the John Goodman trial and there is already controversy. This can be blamed on the inconsistent testimonies given by Catherine Lewter. The former bartender backpedaled significantly during her testimony on Thursday. When she testified four years ago as part of a civil lawsuit, Catherine claimed that she poured both two and two and a half ounce shots …

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Florida Bus Crash Involves School Bus, Naked Woman

Car crashes happen every day all over the world and are so common that the majority of them do not even make local headlines. There are exceptions, of course. Someone like Jennifer Lopez being rear-ended is bound to make the tabloids. Also, Florida. Florida is always an exception. On Monday a log truck slammed into the back of a school …

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Satanic Temple Wants To Give Florida Students A Gift

Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves says his organization would like to hand out materials to students in Orange County, Florida this year, but it’s unclear whether the school district will allow them to be distributed. Greaves says the Satanic Temple simply wants to leave “The Satanic Children’s Big Book Of Activities” wherever Christian groups have been allowed to place the …

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Fisherman Catches Giant Shrimp in Florida

We’ve all heard about fishermen catching huge sharks and fish, and now one fishermen in Florida has caught a giant shrimp. And by “giant shrimp,” we don’t mean something that is just a little too big to be used for a shrimp cocktail. According to the man who caught it, this giant crustacean was around 18 inches long. Steve Bargeron …

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Plane Crash in Bahamas Leaves Four Dead

At 8:30 am Monday morning, a Cessna 340 aircraft left Ormond Beach Municipal Airport and headed for Grand Bahama International Airport. Unfortunately, the plane would crash approximately six miles from its destination, killing all four passengers aboard the aircraft. Aboard the plane was Ormond Beach lawyer, R. Michael “Mike” Kennedy. Kennedy was 65 years old and was the attorney for …

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USS Iwo Jima Relocated to Jacksonville, Florida

In 2001, the United States Navy built its last ever conventionally powered steam ship, the USS Iwo Jima. Along with featuring two geared steam turbines which churn out 70,000 horsepower, the ship was equipped with four missile launchers, two .50-caliber machine guns, and two 600 pound boilers. The USS Iwo Jima is the seventh Wasp class ship of its particular …

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Marijuana Legalization: Jeb Bush Just Says No in Florida

Come November, when Floridians go to the ballot box, they will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. The initiative is extremely popular in the Sunshine State, with 88 percent support among residents. Florida’s voters have had the opportunity to see how legalization in varying degrees has panned out in other states. …

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Florida Man Charged with Beating Autistic Kid at Party After Video Winds Up on Facebook

An 18-year-old Okeechobee Florida resident has been arrested and charged with child abuse “without bodily harm” after police identified him in a disturbing video posted on his Facebook page. Andrew Wheeler can be seen repeatedly punching, kneeing, and dragging an unnamed 16-year-old boy in the midst of what appears to be a house party. According to police, the video was …

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Mitt Romney Campaigns For GOP Hopefuls In West Virginia

Mitt Romney may have lost the general election two years ago, but lately the former governor has been making waves in the Republican Party. So far, his involvement is limited to helping some GOP hopefuls campaign, but some have speculated that he might be gearing up for another presidential bid. In West Virginia, the Associated Press reported that Romney is …

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Florida Family Finds Sunken Treasure

It’s an exciting story that brings out the treasure hunter in all of us. One Florida family literally struck gold when a surprising discovery was made beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. It was Eric Schmitt, a treasure seeker by trade, who made the startling find last month. He and his parents were out scavenging for underwater treasure amid …

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Treasure Hunting Family Strikes Gold in Florida

The Schmitt family, who made national news over Labor Day weekend in 2013 after salvaging 60 feet of gold chain off the coast of Fort Pierce, Florida, has struck gold again. On Memorial Day of this year, Eric Schmitt recovered a 300-year-old solid gold religious artifact at the same underwater site. The square-shaped piece functioned as the back portion of …

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Shark Attack Data Offers Safety Tips

George Burgess, director of the Florida Program of Shark Research and keeper of the International Shark Attack File, has combed through incident data to devise some strategies to avoid encounters with the apex predators. From his basement office at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, situated roughly one hundred miles northwest of Volusia County, a.k.a the “shark-bite capital” …

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Ariana Grande Says Emotional Good-Bye to Grandfather on Twitter

Ariana Grande has used her Instagram and Twitter feeds to craft what constitutes an emotional good-bye to her grandfather, who passed away on Tuesday. This morning Grande announced that her grandfather had lost his battle with cancer and thanked her fans for their support throughout his illness: “thank you for your continuous love & light over the past few weeks… …

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