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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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