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  • Famed snake trackers from India latest weapon in Florida war on pythons

    01/24/2017 9:02:51 AM PST · by tekrat · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/26/2017 | JENNY STALETOVICH
    What Judas snakes, snake-sniffing dogs and even hunters from around the globe have struggled to accomplish may finally be pulled off by a pair of singing snake catchers from India: solving the riddle for finding Burmese pythons in Florida's Everglades. In just two weeks this month, the two tribesmen from Southern India, working with theUniversity of Florida, caught 14 pythons. That included a monster 16-foot female holed up in the ruins of the old Nike missile base on Key Largo. Irula trackers and biologists discovered this 16-foot female python, along with three other snakes, holed up in a 27-foot long,...
  • Woman accused of smearing bananas on cars at Trump’s club

    01/23/2017 5:25:25 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 34 replies
    News Channel 8 [wfla.com] ^ | January 23, 2017, 3:37 pm | AP
    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A woman is being charged with sneaking onto President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club shortly before his inauguration and smearing bananas on cars.
  • Woman slashes Trump sign with knife, says it 'ruined her chill'

    01/22/2017 11:19:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | January 22, 2017 | Peter Burke, Managing Editor
    BIG PINE KEY, Fla. - A California woman was arrested Friday in the Florida Keys after she slashed a President Donald Trump sign, telling deputies she did it because the sign "ruined her chill," Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said. Elizabeth McSurdy, 30, of Oakland, California, faces charges of criminal mischief and aggravated assault stemming from the incident at R&T Vinyl Signs in Big Pine Key. The owners of the business told deputies that a woman had slashed their vinyl Trump sign and threatened them while holding a knife in her hand. One of the men took a...
  • Captured alive: Bloodied Orlando 'cop killer' who murdered veteran female......

    01/17/2017 9:15:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 17, 2017 | Anna Hopkins For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Captured alive: Bloodied Orlando 'cop killer' who murdered veteran female officer at a Walmart is arrested by cops after a week on the run Video of a bloodied suspect wanted in the murder of an Orlando police officer has emerged as he was apprehended after a nine-day manhunt on Tuesday evening. The Orlando Police Department tweeted Tuesday night that 41-year-old Markeith Loyd was in custody, ending a laborious search that began with the January 9 fatal shooting of Lt. Debra Clayton outside a Walmart store. Loyd was wanted in connection to the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, and...
  • Markeith Loyd Captured

    01/17/2017 4:46:48 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 50 replies
    WFTV ^ | 1-17-2017 | WFTV
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  • Video of massive Florida 'dinosaur' gator creates buzz

    01/17/2017 6:06:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | January 16, 2017 | Staff
    And you thought dinosaurs were extinct. Video of a massive alligator spotted in Lakeland was posted to Facebook on Sunday, raising the eyebrows of many.
  • Noor Salman, Wife of Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen, Arrested

    01/16/2017 10:52:15 AM PST · by SSS Two · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | JAN 16 2017, 12:11 PM ET | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and TRACY CONNOR
    The wife of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen was arrested by the FBI on Monday in connection with the mass shooting, officials said. Noor Salman was taken into custody in California, where her family lives, but the case is filed in Florida, where her husband massacred 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in June. "I can confirm the arrest did occur," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on MSNBC. This is a matter that we continue to take very seriously," she said. "We said from the beginning we were going to look at every aspect of this case, every aspect of...
  • FBI arrests wife of gunman in Pulse Orlando terror attack

    01/16/2017 9:39:03 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies
    WFTV ^ | 1-16-2017 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The FBI has arrested the wife of the gunman in the Pulse terror attack, Channel 9 learned Monday. Noor Salman Mateen was married to Omar Mateen when he carried out his attack in Orlando last June. Read: Who is Noor (Salman) Mateen? FBI agents took Salman Mateen into custody at a home in Northern California, authorities said. Salman Mateen is charged with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting the attempted provision of material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Salman Mateen will be transferred from Northern California to the Middle District of Florida, the FBI said.
  • F.B.I. Arrests Wife of Killer in Orlando Mass Shooting

    01/16/2017 8:51:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/16/17 | Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — The wife of the man who carried out a deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla., has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting, a law enforcement official said Monday. Noor Salman was taken into custody by F.B.I. agents at her home outside of San Francisco.
  • RUBIO: TRUMP SHOULD HAVE ‘RESPONDED DIFFERENTLY’ GIVEN WHAT JOHN LEWIS ‘MEANS TO OUR COUNTRY’

    01/16/2017 7:26:34 PM PST · by usafa92 · 170 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 16 JANUARY 2017 | PAM KEY
  • Man Wears Sign Supporting Cop Killer Outside Florida Sheriff's Office: 'God Bless the Shooter'

    01/15/2017 11:09:17 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | January 15, 2017 | Caitlin Nolan
    Man Wears Sign Supporting Suspected Cop Killer Outside Florida Sheriff's Office: 'God Bless the Shooter' As Orlando police remain embroiled in a manhunt for a suspect wanted for the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an officer in Orlando, a man [stood] to show support for that alleged cop killer, donning a sign celebrating the death of police outside a Florida sheriff’s office. ... Ian McGuire, 26, ... outside the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, ... three hours southwest of Orlando, wearing a sign that read: "2 cops dead in Orlando. God bless the shooter." ... he posted to YouTube showing...
  • Mom-to-Be Wears Chewbacca Mask While in Labor

    01/14/2017 2:05:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Today ^ | Jan. 10, 2017 | Ronnie Koenig
    The force was definitely with Katie Stricker Curtis, 32, on January 3rd when she gave birth to her first child, a girl named Jayden Lee. The medical assistant from Windsor, Ontario, decided to don a Star Wars Chewbacca mask during labor, leaving the staff at Windsor Regional Hospital in stitches. A ten-second clip of her going through labor while wearing the Chewy mask was posted to her Facebook page on January 2nd and has since gotten over 216,000 views. This isn't the first time that a Chewbacca mask made the news in a hilarious way. Earlier this year, another video...
  • Authorities Investigating Video Showing Dog Chained to Trailer Driving 70 mph Florida Highway

    01/13/2017 3:08:27 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Julia Jacabo
    WATCH Authorities Investigating Video of Dog Chained to Crate on Florida Highway (video) Authorities in Florida have launched an investigation after a video emerged on Facebook of a dog chained to the top of a crate being towed by an SUV driving at least 70 mph. Palm Coast resident Brenna Cronin, 24, shot the video Wednesday afternoon in Flagler County as she and her boyfriend were driving southbound on I-95 toward Daytona Beach. In the video, a dog is seen standing on top of the crate, which contained at least one other animal, while a Chevrolet Tahoe pulls the trailer...
  • Charges Dropped Against Miami-Dade Firefighter Accused of Assault on Cop

    A judge dropped charges Wednesday against a Miam-Dade Fire captain who was arrested for pointing a gun at a police officer. Nicholas Marian, 55, was granted Stand Your Ground immunity in a bizarre encounter with a Miami Shores police officer. Fellow firefighters who had been rallying behind Marian were at the courthouse celebrating the ruling. The fire captain was arrested in March of 2016 for drawing his shot gun at an officer who knocked on his front door. Police responded to Marian's home after getting a complaint about an erratic driver in the neighborhood. Marian's pick-up truck matched the description...
  • Florida Democrat pushes expanded gun background checks in wake of airport shooting

    01/11/2017 4:46:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2017 | Brian Seay
    A state senator in Florida is sponsoring a handful of gun control bills, citing last week’s airport shooting as a reason to introduce at least one of the measures. State Sen. Gary Farmer says he plans to introduce a bill that would close the so-called gun show loophole in his state. “Last week horror came to our state and to the Fort Lauderdale airport,” Farmer said, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “That horror came in the form of a deranged man who should’ve never been allowed to buy, own or in any way possess a dangerous firearm.” Florida Carry Executive...
  • Cops: Orlando man arrested; aided murder suspect before cop shooting (100K reward)

    01/11/2017 3:20:16 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | january 11, 2017
    A 33-year-old man has been arrested in Florida on charges he helped Markeith Loyd, a fugitive suspected of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and fatally shooting an Orlando police officer, leading to a massive manhunt in which another deputy died in a traffic accident. Zarghee Mayan, of Orlando, is suspected of aiding Loyd after the murder the ex-girlfriend, 24-year-old Sade Dixon, who was slain Dec. 13. ...Master Sgt. Debra Clayton approached him in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store... Loyd fatally shot the 17-year veteran. Many of her colleagues immediately joined the pursuit; ... a sheriff’s deputy died when he...
  • Florida householder fatally shoots woman searching for dog

    01/11/2017 2:20:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 January 2017
    The victim, Rebecca Rawson, 65, was fatally injured after approaching the armed householder's home on Tuesday night, say sheriff's officials. As her relative knocked on the door, Eugene Matthews, 83, emerged firing a handgun, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. ... Officials say that Ms Rawson and her daughter waited in their car as her brother-in-law knocked on Mr Matthew's door to ask if he had seen their dog. Police say Mr Matthews opened his door and started shooting at the family.
  • Universal hiring 1,700 workers for Volcano Bay (Orlando, Florida)

    01/10/2017 12:07:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WTSP-TV | January 10, 2017 | Staff
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/florida/universal-hiring-1700-workers-for-volcano-bay/384779760
  • [MacBook Pro] Lap top saves man's life during Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

    01/08/2017 3:29:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    WPLG ^ | 1/7/16 | Andrea Torres
    There were bullets flying at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when 13 people were shot. Five of them didn't make it out of the baggage claim area alive. And Steve Frappier was lucky. He credited his Apple MacBook Pro for saving his life. The 37-year-old traveler from Atlanta brought his school-issued lap top, because he was going to an education conference. He placed it in his backpack, but didn't think of it when he felt an impact on his back during the shooting. "I was wearing a backpack on both shoulders and then when we went to the floor, I dropped...
  • Travelers lose 25,000 items after Florida airport rampage

    01/08/2017 2:26:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Fox News.com via AP ^ | January 8, 2016
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Dan and Janice Kovacs and their two children were passing through airport security when the gunfire erupted. They were shoeless — with wallets, passports and carry-on items chugging along a conveyer belt — when they sprang into the mass of people running to safety. Now they're among stranded travelers at Fort Lauderdale trying to recover what the airport director says are 25,000 pieces of luggage, cellphones and other belongings separated from their owners during Friday's shooting rampage. "We have no IDs, we have no passports, no money," Janice, 39, said Saturday afternoon, wearing sandals borrowed from...
  • Who gave this guy his gun back twice?

    01/08/2017 7:36:06 AM PST · by Goillini · 28 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/7/2017 | Wnd
    WASHINGTON – The case of Esteban Santiago, the 26-year-old shooter in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport massacre, gets stranger by the minute. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/who-gave-this-guy-his-gun-back-twice/#tAM5FIZOumo98joZ.99
  • Fort Lauderdale Jihadi Esteban Santiago aka “AASHIQ HAMMAD”: “La ilaha illAllah”...

    01/07/2017 2:46:03 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 48 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | January 7, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Fort Lauderdale Jihadi Esteban Santiago aka “AASHIQ HAMMAD”: “La ilaha illAllah”,“There is no God but Allah,” JIHAD IN AMERICA Estaban Sanitago’s aka Aashiq Hammad journey to Islam goes back at least 10 years. His MySpace page is eyeopening. More news the enemedia ignores, censors, scrubs – thanks to Charles Johnson over Got News. As for mental illness, that is now the default cover for Islam. It was “lone wolf” until the number of ‘lone wolves’ made the narrative ridiculous and absurd. Now Islam is a mental illness. Suspect chose Florida airport for rampage that killed five: FBI Santiago/Hammad chose Florida...
  • Pictured in handcuffs: Fort Lauderdale military vet and ISIS obsessive is led to his cell......

    01/07/2017 9:01:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 7, 2017 | Clemence Michallon and Emily Crane and Ashley Collman and Liam Quinn ET AL
    FULL TITLE: Pictured in handcuffs: Fort Lauderdale military vet and ISIS obsessive is led to his cell after it's revealed he had gone AWOL several times during service and was investigated for child porn The suspected gunman who authorities believe shot dead five people and injured six after opening fire in Fort Lauderdale International airport had gone AWOL several times while serving in the military and was investigated for child pornography, authorities have said. Esteban Santiago, a 26-year-old Iraq war veteran, was taken into custody and was pictured in handcuffs Saturday as police led him to the Broward County Main...
  • Police: Suspected Gunman Got Into An Argument During Flight

    01/06/2017 3:46:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 159 replies
    CBS Local ^ | January 6, 2017
    Suspected Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shooter Esteban Santiago. (Picture provided by law enforcement sources) FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Federal law enforcement sources said the suspected gunman in a deadly attack at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport got into an argument during his flight from Alaska to Florida. They’re now investigating whether that’s what set off a shooting rampage that left 5 dead and 8 others wounded. Esteban Santiago-Ruiz, 26, took a flight from Alaska to Florida Friday with a stop in Minnesota, officials said. Somewhere along the way, he got into an argument. According to Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca, Santiago-Ruiz arrived...
  • Shooter, Esteban Santiago Lived Within Walking Distance From Only Mosque in Alaska

    01/06/2017 2:45:22 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 69 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 6, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    UPDATE: Ft Lauderdale shooter, Esteban Santiago lived within walking distance from the only mosque in Alaska!! We received a tip that according to voter rolls, Esteban Santiago lived within 1.6 miles of Alaska’s only mosque. Featured photo taken from closed Twitter account (@Esteban00903) of 26 year old Esteban Santiago. Multiple FALSE images of #EstebanSantiago the #FortLauderdale shooter going around. THIS is the MOST LIKELY one based on Alaska records. https://t.co/ptfe9mdufA — WeSearchr (@wesearchr) January 6, 2017 Pic from closed Twitter acct (@Esteban00903) of a 26 y/o #EstebanSantiago w ties to both Anchorage and Naples. NEEDS VERIFICATION! pic.twitter.com/aGRi0p10Eb — allengwinn (@allengwinn)...
  • Gunman kills at least five people and wounds nine at Florida airport: Shooter in a Star Wars....

    01/06/2017 12:30:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 140 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 6, 2017 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com and Jose Lambiet In Ft. Lauderdale For Dailymail.com and Reuters
    FULL TITLE: Gunman kills at least five people and wounds nine at Florida airport: Shooter in a Star Wars shirt opened fire in Fort Lauderdale baggage claim aiming for victims' heads - and more shooters are reported The deadly shooting at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport is not over yet. Sources tell DailyMail.com that there is another shooter in the parking garage. Five people were killed and another six injured when a guman opened fire in the baggage claim area of Terminal 1 around 1pm. The gunman in that incident - who was wearing a Star Wars shirt -was taken into custody...
  • Possible second active shooter at Ft. Lauderdale airport (update: no other shooter)

    01/06/2017 12:27:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Republican ^ | January 6, 2017 | Alban Murtishi
    The Transportation Security Administration tweeted about a possible second active shooter situation at the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, international airport. The TSA also announced a shelter in place order for the airport. Earlier today, a shooter, who authorities believe to be a man named Esteban Santiago, shot and killed 5 people and injured eight others, according to MSNBC....
  • Report: Shooting At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport

    01/06/2017 10:13:39 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    CBS FLL ^ | 1-6-2017 | CBS
    An investigation is underway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. We have reports of a shooting at the airport, according to Broward Fire Rescue.
  • Shooting Reported Inside Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport

    01/06/2017 10:22:18 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 553 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 01/06/2017 | NBC6
    Police have responded to a shooting inside Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport Friday afternoon. Details have not been confirmed by police, but early reports indicate as many as seven people were shot. Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who was traveling from the airport, tweeted out following the incident:
  • Study: Stand Your Ground led to increase in homicide cases

    01/06/2017 4:23:20 AM PST · by rarestia · 73 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, January 06, 2017, 12:04 AM EST | Cheryn Stone
    New medical findings link Florida's Stand Your Ground law to a significant increase in gun deaths. JAMA Study: 24.4% increase in homicide associated with Stand Your Ground Study authors say findings should be used to make informed decisions A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states implementing Stand Your Ground in Florida is associated with a 24.4 percent increase in homicide and a 31.6 percent increase in firearm-related homicide in the state. "So the implication of these findings is that almost immediately after Stand Your Ground was enacted, rates of homicide and firearm homicide have gone...
  • Narrow-Minded A-List Celebs Could Learn Lesson from Patriotic Marching Band

    01/06/2017 8:16:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The Palmetto Ridge High School Marching Pride Band erupted in cheers when they learned they would be representing the town of Naples and the state of Florida at the 2017 presidential inauguration. "It's not really about politics, this parade, it's the position, we're marching for the President of the United States, not specifically Donald Trump, even if it had been Hillary, not specifically for Hillary," Drum Major Robert Colvin told Fox 4. In other words, the Marching Pride has American Pride. It will be the first time any band from Collier County, Florida has marched in the Presidential Inaugural...
  • Trump kicks biographer off his golf course (Invited by Koch Brother)

    12/31/2016 7:18:55 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 50 replies
    Hill ^ | 12/31/16 | Brooke Seipel
    President-elect Donald Trump ran into one of his most critical biographers while golfing Friday on his course in Florida, Politico reported. Trump reportedly asked Harry Hurt III, who wrote "Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump" in 1993, to leave after Hurt offered Trump congratulations on his presidential victory. The book sparked a feud between the two, as it included Ivana Trump's accusations that Trump had raped her, an allegation Trump has repeatedly denied. According to Politico's report, Trump criticized Hurt's biography on the golf course, leading to a heated exchange Hurt shared on Facebook, which Politico said...
  • Local radio station rebrands itself in nod to Donald Trump

    12/26/2016 7:41:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WTSP-TV | December 26, 2016 | Staff
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.wtsp.com/news/local-radio-station-rebrands-itself-in-nod-to-donald-trump/378274094
  • Countdown week 4 (December 25 - 31, 2016) MERRY CHRISTMAS DEPLORABLE

    12/25/2016 4:23:53 AM PST · by DollyCali · 1,101 replies
    Friends | Christmas! December 25, 2016 | DollyCali
    Merry Christmas Happy Lord's Day WELCOME TO THE TRUMP FAMILY TRAIN We are in the sixth week since the election until the Inauguration The family has travelled to White House South for the holidays but DJT continues to work in addition to have some family time and get in a round of golf with Tiger Woods. Maybe a few more announcements this week but we ll expect to see amazing things to come down after the New Year, leading up to Inaugural
  • Authorities probing if Florida man has ties to terrorism

    12/22/2016 6:34:37 AM PST · by LSUfan · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 22 Dec 16 | Unknown
    A joint terrorism task force is investigating whether a 21-year-old man has connections to terrorism after he was arrested at the New Port Richey, Florida home he shares with his parents. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said on Twitter Wednesday it would be foolish for him to say the case is "definitely not connected to terrorism." Paramedics were called to the home Wednesday morning after Sherif Elganainy's father became unresponsive. He was taken to a hospital. His mother called deputies to ask them to check out suspicious fumes she said were in her home. The sheriff's office says "suspicious materials"...
  • Pasco SO investigating 'potential terrorist' in New Port Richey

    12/21/2016 7:24:10 PM PST · by DocRock · 27 replies
    Fox 13 News ^ | Dec 21, 2016 | Crystal Clark
    NEW PORT RICHEY (FOX 13) - The Pasco County Sheriff's Office, along with the FBI, ATF, and Homeland Security are investigating a "potential terrorist" after deputies were called to the home of a concerned mother.
  • Florida Woman Gets License to Keep Her Pet Alligator 'Rambo'

    12/21/2016 4:49:49 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | December 21, 2016 | Avianne Tan
    After months of negotiation with state officials, a Florida woman has finally received a license allowing her to keep her pet alligator. The gentle gator named Rambo is "like a dog" and loves being petted and going for walks on a leash, according to his owner, Mary Thorn, 55, of Lakeland, Florida. Rambo is ... a local celebrity and has been the star of small shows... for a few charities and organizations... The "trained" gator has even been photographed "riding an ATV" along with her on her motorcycle, Thorn said. But earlier this year, in March, the gator garnered national...
  • Satanic display in Sanborn Square ripped from the ground [Boca Raton FL]

    12/21/2016 10:04:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    WPEC, CBS 12, West Palm Beach ^ | 12/20/2016 | Kara Duffy
    A controversial Satanic display has been ripped out of the ground. It was placed at Sanborn Square in downtown Boca Raton earlier this month, drawing sharp criticism from the community. It appears a vehicle jumped the curb to gain access to the display, where tire marks run deep through the grass of the square. The pentagram, which was built by a Palm Beach County teacher, has been the center of controversy for weeks now and has already been vandalized once before. An unknown person or group spray painted the display and ripped down the banner. …
  • Police: Accused shoplifters bite security officer at Macy's

    12/20/2016 11:16:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 27 replies
    WPXI ^ | December 17, 2016 | Olivia Hitchcock
    WELLINGTON, Fla. - A Macy’s loss-prevention officer was bitten Sunday evening by two women he suspected of stealing from a mall in Florida, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Tresha and Trudy-Ann Thompson were arrested on charges of aggravated battery and theft, records show. The women share a home, according to records, although their relationship is not clear in the arrest reports.
  • Uber Driver Shoots and Kills Would-Be Robber: Aventura PD

    12/18/2016 6:47:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Dec 18, 2016
    The Uber driver, who has a concealed weapons permit, shot and killed the attempted robberAuthorities say an Uber driver fatally shot a man who was allegedly attempting to rob him early Sunday morning. Aventura Police say an Uber driver in a black Toyota Corolla picked up a passenger from a condo along the William Lehman Causeway at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday. As the Corolla headed west on the causeway, a silver Dodge Caravan occupied by two people cut off the Uber driver. The driver of the Caravan jumped out with two guns drawn and attempted to rob the Uber...
  • Trump calls Evan McMullin 'McMuffin' in rally speech

    12/16/2016 8:27:39 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2016 | Paulina Firozi
    Donald Trump repeated a nickname mocking one of his formal presidential rivals at his rally on Friday night, calling Evan McMullin “McMuffin.” While reminiscing about watching the polls close on election night, Trump referred to the conservative third-party McMullin as a “character that nobody ever saw before, nobody ever heard of him before." When someone in the audience chimed in to call the former Independent candidate “McMuffin,” Trump repeated it. "That’s correct, that’s his name, he said Evan McMuffin, do you believe this?” Trump said. “I never heard of this guy before. Nobody did. And the polls said he’s even...
  • 9-Foot-Long Python Found by Kayaker in Biscayne Bay

    12/16/2016 10:25:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 12/16
    The Burmese python continues to be found in and around Biscayne National Park. A kayaker, who was paddling around a small platform in Biscayne Bay just east of Mowry Canal, saw a 9-foot-long python curled up on a platform. Soon after, South Florida Water Management District technicians located the snake and quickly removed it. The python has been relocated and will serve as a training snake to for classes to teach the public about the Burmese python invasion and how to safely capture and remove these nasty invaders. Biscayne National Park officials ask for everyone to please keep their eyes...
  • PITBULL: FLORIDA PAID ME $1 MIL TO TAKE STATE WORLDWIDE

    12/16/2016 3:34:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/15/16
    Pitbull went public with the contract he signed with Florida -- revealing the state paid him a ton of money to be its ambassador -- but he only did it after a politician pushed him into a corner. ....Florida state's Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran had filed a lawsuit asking a judge to allow Pitbull's deal to be made public. As we reported ...Pitbull's company had threatened to sue if representatives leaked the "trade secrets" in his contract.
  • LIVE:Trump/Pence USA Thank You Tour Orlando, FL 12/16/2016 @ 7pm ET.

    12/16/2016 6:35:30 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 328 replies
    Friday, December 16, 2016: Join President-Elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence for the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Orlando Amphitheater located in the Central Florida Fairgrounds at 7:00 PM ET. Orlando Amphitheater located in the Central Florida Fairgrounds
  • Ship wrecked off Florida might have changed history (Jean Ribault's Fleet)

    12/14/2016 6:27:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 04:41 EST, 14 December 2016 | Staff
    Treasure hunters have apparently found the 500-year-old remains of a naval expedition led by a colonizer who could have changed Florida's history, making it French-speaking at least for a while. The big question is if the shipwreck is that of "La Trinite," the 32-gun flagship of a fleet led by Jean Ribault, a French navigator who tried to establish a Protestant colony in the southeast US under orders from King Charles IX. They probably are, say authorities in Florida, the French government and independent archeologists. And if they in fact are, this is an unparalleled find, said John de Bry,...
  • WTVJ Photographer Attacked During Story

    12/09/2016 10:18:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    TV Spy ^ | 12/8/16 | Kevin Eck
    A woman accused of faking her own abduction attacked a photographer from Miami NBC-owned station WTVJ. Samantha Martinez first pushed reporter Michael Spears when he asked about the abduction after Martinez was released from jail Wednesday. Then when she saw a WTVJ photographer shooting video, she went on the attack. “I will knock your ass out,” said Martinez as she headed towards the photographer. “Get your **** outta my *** face.”
  • Public University Professors Demand “Sanctuary Campus” to Shield Illegal Aliens

    12/09/2016 1:54:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 9, 2016
    Comparing immigration enforcement to “fugitive slave laws,” professors at a taxpayer-funded university in south Florida are demanding that the school protect illegal aliens by creating a “sanctuary campus.” Students at colleges around the nation have made similar requests to protect undocumented classmates after president-elect Donald Trump vowed to increase deportations and reverse an Obama administration measure that shields those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But the Florida professors are blazing the trail as the first faculty members to officially call for campus-wide sanctuary in the aftermath of the presidential election. They work at Florida International University (FIU), a...
  • Satanic pentagram set up next to a NATIVITY scene in a Florida park causes outrage (BARF)

    12/09/2016 7:07:12 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 9, 2016 | Zoe Szathmary For Dailymail.com
    A massive Satanic pentagram has been placed in a Florida park, causing outrage - with some people calling it 'ridiculous' and 'offensive'. The display was installed in Boca Raton's Sanborn Square and is located next to a nativity scene. Preston Smith got a permit from the the city for the display, WPTV reported. Scroll down for video
  • FAU students call man caught secretly recording women in bathroom "creepy"

    12/08/2016 8:32:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    cbs12.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | Yaremi Farinas
    BOCA RATON, Fl. (CBS12) — A Greenacres man is accused of secretly videotaping women inside a bathroom at Florida Atlantic University's main campus. Campus police said there are multiple victims. "That's crazy that that is just now being discovered. It's really creepy," said Nickey Banks. FAU Sophomore Banks spends about four days a week studying out of this engineering building. It's the same building where officers said they caught 20-year-old Alexis Garcia hiding inside a stall in the women's bathroom. Police said during a two-week time span, Garcia secretly recorded women as they used the restroom. Last Wednesday someone called...
  • For the First Time, Trump Might Nominate a Florida Native for the Supreme Court

    12/07/2016 6:50:06 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 67 replies
    Miami NewTimes ^ | November 25, 2016 | Brittany Shammas
    Since his stunning election victory two weeks ago, Donald Trump has been busy making a series of controversial appointments. First came alt-right media baron Steve Bannon as chief strategist and counselor and then Jeff Sessions, who was once denied a federal judgeship due to accusations that he made racially insensitive comments, as attorney general. This week, the president-elect announced his secretary of education will be billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos, a school-choice proponent some educators fear could dismantle public education. His most anticipated pick, though, is yet to come. On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly brought up the U.S. Supreme Court...