Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

Stand your ground? Florida man kills moviegoer for throwing popcorn

January 14, 2014 |  by  |  U.S. Headlines  |  No Comments
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Stand Your Ground in Florida

Has Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” defense gone too far?

Florida man Curtis Reeves Jr. may very likely use the controversial “stand your ground” defense if he heads to trial for murder: The 71-year-old shot and killed a man yesterday who was texting during a screening of Lone Survivor. Read More

George Zimmerman: Domestic violence arrest leads to felony charge

November 19, 2013 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  2 Comments
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George Zimmerman was arrested Monday at his girlfriend's home.

The home of George Zimmerman’s girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, where he was arrested Monday for domestic violence.

George Zimmerman appeared before a judge today on three charges following his arrest Monday for abusing his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe.

Zimmerman is charged with one count of felony aggravated assault and also faces two misdemeanor counts stemming from his girlfriend’s accusation that Zimmerman pointed a gun to her face, threatened her and destroyed her property.  Read More

George Zimmerman arrested and jailed for domestic violence

November 18, 2013 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  No Comments
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George Zimmerman mug shot for 11/18/13 arrest

George Zimmerman poses for his mug shot following his arrest for a domestic violence incident on Nov. 18, 2013.

George Zimmerman was arrested this afternoon after a domestic violence situation involving Zimmerman and his girlfriend prompted Florida police to take him into custody.

Local NBC affiliate station WESH of Orlando, Florida reports Zimmerman was arrested at 1:00 p.m. EST at his girlfriend’s house and was booked into Seminole County Jail.

Photos from the scene show at least three police SUVs lined up at the scene at the Forest City suburb, about 30 minutes south of Zimmerman’s previous home in Sanford, Florida and where Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Read More

Davion Only: An orphan’s unanswered plea for a family

October 17, 2013 |  by  |  Lifestyle, U.S. Headlines  |  No Comments
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Davion Only just wants a family. The 15-year-old orphan who has spent his entire life in foster care made a heartbreaking plea to a Florida church on Monday as his caseworker watched.

“I know God hasn’t given up on me. So I’m not giving up, either,” said Davion as he addressed members of Mark Missionary Baptist Church. “I’ll take anyone. Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be.” Read More

Brain-eating parasite warning sweeps Florida after tragic case

August 16, 2013 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  2 Comments
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Glades County, Florida

Glades County, Florida: Brain-eating warning issued

Tallahassee, Florida: The Florida Department of Health sets off high alarm across the state as it confirms a rare but deadly case of a brain-eating parasite in Glades County, Florida.

A 12-year-old boy contracted the Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) after playing in water in a ditch near his house.  Read More

Florida teen rape case: Does gender matter for Kaitlyn Hunt?

May 24, 2013 |  by  |  U.S. Headlines  |  1 Comment
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Kaitlyn Hunt is an 18-year-old Florida teenager — a pretty girl from Indian River County. Yet Hunt’s face is splashed across national news outlets for serious crimes committed against a minor: Hunt is accused of maintaining an unlawful sexual relationship with a 14-year-old classmate.

Kaitlyn Hunt could spend up to 15 years in a Florida jail if she’s convicted.  And despite the media firestorm, prosecutors remain firm that Kaitlyn Hunt deserves to be charged and punished for her actions.  Yet others disagree for the basic reason that both parties were female. They wonder: Is Hunt being charged because she’s gay? Read More

Elin Nordegren Buys $12M Mansion (PICS)

March 20, 2011 |  by  |  Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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If I was publicly humiliated by my cheating husband, I’d stay as far away from him as possible. I definitely wouldn’t build a house just minutes from where he lives! But then again, I’m not Elin Nordegren. Tiger Woods’ Swedish ex-wife did exactly that and plopped down a cool $12 million to build her dream home. Where, you ask? Just miles from Tiger Woods’ new abode in sunny North Palm Beach, Florida!

Get more on Elin Nordegren and her mansion after the jump!
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Clay Duke Responsible For Florida School Board Shooting

December 15, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News  |  No Comments
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PANAMA CITY, FL: A horrific scene unfolded yesterday at the Panama City School Board when a crazed gunman took aim at several board members and then fatally shot himself. Police reports say that the group was involved in a routine discussion when Clay Duke entered the room, spray painted a red “V” with a circle around on the wall and then started waving a gun around.

For the rest of the school board shooting details and the VIDEO, read on…
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Celebration, Florida: 1st Homicide In Disney Town’s History

December 2, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News  |  No Comments
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The picturesque Disney town of Celebration, Florida just got a little less magical as news of the first homicide in fourteen years makes its way around the internet. 58-year-old former teacher Matteo Giovanditto was found lifeless on the kitchen floor of his condo covered by a blanket. This is the first homicide in Celebration’s 14 year history.
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Florida Gubernatorial Candidate, Alex Sink, Fires Aide Who Sent Text Message During Debate

October 26, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News, Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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During a commercial break in a debate with Florida gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott Monday night, Democrat Alex Sink received a text message from an aide.

While Sink said the text message didn’t help her cause during the debate, it could have violated debate rules and, thus, she fired her senior adviser, Brian May; he of the shifty fingers.

Sink’s campaign had said Monday night that May had been let go after he sent a text message during a break in the debate to Sink via her makeup artist. Tuesday, Sink said she couldn’t really tell much about what the text message was trying to say to her, but realized it could be a violation

of rules on information sharing that the campaigns had agreed to before the debate, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Read More