Tag: Florida

Sooner or Later Your Cousin’s DNA Is Going to Solve a Murder

In the year since the arrest of the man believed to be the notorious Golden State Killer, the world of criminal investigation has been radically transformed. Using an unconventional technique that relies on DNA submitted to online genealogy sites, investigators have solved dozens of violent crimes, in many cases decades after they hit dead ends. […]

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A Giant Bird Killed Its Owner. Now It Could Be Yours.

There will be colorful macaws, lithe lemurs and cackling Kookaburras for sale at an event billed by organizers as “the dispersal of the animal estate of Marvin Hajos.” But the animal that is likely to get the most attention is the giant bird that killed Mr. Hajos this month. That bird — a hulking, flightless […]

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Omar, Tlaib and Booker Hit With Death Threats, Feds Say in Case Against Florida Man

Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida TlaibPhoto: Associated Press A Florida man has been charged with making death threats against prominent Democratic officials, including Sen. Cory Booker, and Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, and spewing hateful invective against blacks, Muslims and immigrants in a series of phone calls. John Kless, 49, of the Fort […]

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Watch: Grown Ass Cop Pepper Spray, Beat and Arrest Black Teen for Allegedly Taking a Defensive Stance

Boward County Deputy shown here using pepper spray on a 15-year-old boy. Screenshot: News7Miami Thank god for cellphones. Not that they seem to matter much in the courts or even in the court of public opinion, but when history looks back on this videoed generation of state-sanctioned violence against minorities, at least all of it […]

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Congress Is Failing Hurricane Michael’s Victims

The federal government would like to issue a correction. Hurricane Michael, the historic storm that devastated the Florida Panhandle in October 2018, was not actually a Category 4 storm when it made landfall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Friday. It was a Category 5 storm, with wind speeds of about 160 miles […]

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Russians Breached Florida County Computers Before 2016 Election, Mueller Report Says

WASHINGTON — In the months before the 2016 presidential election, Russia’s military intelligence agency penetrated computer systems in at least one Florida county government and planted malware in systems at a manufacturer of election equipment, the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, said in his office’s final report on Russian interference in the election. The […]

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Oops Upside Your Head: 65-Year-Old Woman (and Her Bat) Give Burglar the Business

Screenshot: WGFL Clarese Gainey of Gainesville, Fla., is about that action. Most 65-year-old women (and men) would hide in the closet and call the police if they caught someone trying to break into their car, but ohhh not Clarese. You know what she did? “I grab my bat, I brace myself, and I ease the […]

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Trolls Gonna Troll: Kid Killer George Zimmerman Reportedly Using Fake Name to Trap Girls on Tinder

Photo: Associated Press In news of the creeper variety, apparently Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, is looking for love online—and using a fake name to do it. Zimmerman, who got off scot-free on murder charges after admittedly stalking and fatally shooting Trayvon in 2012, is reportedly stalking the interwebs (Tinder to be exact) for l’amour, […]

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The Teenager Arrested For Trying To RKO His Principal Got Arrested Again For RKOing A Mall Alligator

ABC News Remember earlier this month when we shared the story of 18-year old Florida high school student Gianny Sosa, who was arrested after pretending to hit an RKO from outta nowhere on his principal? Remember the, “he didn’t really do anything wrong and everyone’s being stupid” tone we took? Apparently that tone happened enough […]

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I’m the Child of Immigrants. I’m Not Giving Up on the Republican Party.

I was drawn to the Republican Party because of my conservative principles — family-oriented, religious and socially conservative. But it has been difficult to reconcile my allegiance to the party with its devolving evermore into a mouthpiece for President Trump’s dangerous views and policies, especially with regard to immigration. This is deeply disturbing. It has […]

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New Revelations in Case of Chinese Businesswoman Arrested at Mar-a-Lago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The international finance consultant accused of illegally entering President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida knew several days before she traveled to the United States that the gala she had paid to attend had been canceled, federal prosecutors said on Monday. The disclosure raised new questions about the intentions of the […]

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Cuba Sí, Cubs No

When President Barack Obama began thawing long-frozen relations with Cuba — a drive that included attending a baseball game in Havana alongside President Raúl Castro — Major League Baseball began negotiating with the Cuban Baseball Federation to start legally bringing Cuban stars to play in the United States. The deal, heralded as a way to […]

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8-Year-Old Florida Boy Donates Bone Marrow and Saves His Brother and Sister From Sickle Cell Disease

Stefan AiheScreenshot: WESH And now for some heartwarming news out of Florida, the hashtag that is a state. An 8-year-old boy is being credited with saving his brother and sister from life-threatening sickle cell disease. When 22-year-old Kingsley Aihe and 13-year-old Vanessa Aihe needed a bone marrow transplant to treat their sickle cell, doctors were […]

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Grand Jury Indicts Chinese Woman on Charges of Lying and Trespass at Mar-a-Lago

MIAMI — A businesswoman from China who was arrested last month at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida when she showed up with a bag full of questionable electronics gear was indicted on Friday after a federal grand jury found there was sufficient evidence to hold her for trial. Yujing Zhang, 33, told the authorities […]

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A Teenager Got Arrested For Pretending To RKO His Principal

Twitter 18-year old Gianny Sosa was arrested on Wednesday for trying to hit an RKO, the signature finishing move of WWE Superstar Randy Orton, on his high school principal. It’s a strong message to anyone who hears voices in their head and then act on what they say. Per The Miami Herald, Sosa’s lawyers too […]

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At Trump’s Florida Resort Empire, a Quiet Effort to Eliminate an Undocumented Work Force

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Behind the clipped hedges of President Trump’s sumptuous private clubs in South Florida, including his Mar-a-Lago estate where he has spent many getaway weekends, there has long been a built-in contradiction to the policy the president has repeatedly described as “America First.” Many of his employees have foreign passports. Romanians serve […]

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Gun Control Group’s Report Card on U.S. Banks’ Firearms Ties Has Several Fs

Gun control activists have spent years trying to limit the number of assault-style firearms available to civilians: holding rallies, drafting proposed laws and backing campaigns by shareholders of publicly traded gun makers. Now, one advocacy group is focusing on a different pressure point: the consumer banks that provide loans and other financial support to the […]

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Woman from China Carrying Malware Arrested After Entering Mar-a-Lago

MIAMI — A 32-year-old woman from China carrying four cellphones and a thumb drive infected with malware gained access to Mar-a-Lago during President Trump’s visit to the Florida resort this weekend by saying she wanted to use the pool, federal court records show. The woman, identified as Yujing Zhang, was admitted by Secret Service agents […]

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Matt Gaetz Is a Congressman Liberals Love to Loathe. It’s All Part of the Plan.

WASHINGTON — Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida came to Washington in 2017 with a reputation for bipartisan deal-cutting in the State Legislature — then spent a year idling behind the slow-moving minivans in the House Republican Conference like a Mustang stuck in traffic. So he decided to go the full Trump. With a near-constant presence […]

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Former Trump Family Driver Has Been in ICE Custody for 8 Months

When Donald Trump’s children and campaign staff arrived in South Florida during the 2016 presidential campaign, they were often greeted at the airport by Zoltan Tamas in a black Cadillac Escalade. As a senior security guard at Trump National Golf Club in the town of Jupiter, Mr. Tamas was licensed to carry a gun. He […]

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