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  • Disabled vet beaten by accused animal abusers given car

    02/23/2017 1:10:40 PM PST · by tekrat · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/23/2017
    A disabled Navy veteran has a new ride a week after authorities said he was beaten by three men he confronted as they were torturing a turtle in Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach Kia-Mitsubishi gave Garry Blough, 45, keys to a 2012 Kia Forte after the incident was brought to their attention by another veteran, former Marine Paula Mongeon. "I just knew they would help this guy, I just knew it," Mongeon told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/2kPNd6y ).
  • Florida woman hits pedestrian who was 'in the way'

    02/23/2017 8:54:34 AM PST · by simpson96 · 54 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 2/21/2017 | Ryan DiPentima
    A Florida woman who “became upset” when a man was “in the way” of her car hit and injured the man with her vehicle before fleeing the scene, police said. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Amanda Weaver, 28, of DeLand, was allegedly speeding in her silver Kia on Monday when she hit 19-year-old Anderson Cantres from Deltona. A man walking with Cantres at the time of the incident said Weaver became frustrated she had to wait for a pickup truck to back up, screaming profanities at the driver before speeding around the truck and toward Cantres. Weaver’s Kia Soul...
  • DEA agents storm Iron Addicts Gym in Miami

    02/22/2017 8:32:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    WPLG, ABC Local 10, Fort Lauderdale ^ | 5:27 PM, February 22, 2017 | Peter Burke, Amanda Batchelor
    Patrons at the Iron Addicts Gym in Miami said they were disrupted from their morning workouts Wednesday by DEA agents who raided the facility. Ten people were arrested on warrants for selling anabolic steroids, including Richard Rodriguez, a part-owner of the business. Several gym patrons posted about their experiences on Facebook and Instagram, sharing photos of DEA agents in the gym. One man wrote on Facebook that “there is a hormone club for prescription upstairs.” …
  • Florida Gov. Scott Says Fellow Republicans Spreading 'Fake News'

    02/22/2017 7:23:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is now saying that his fellow Republicans in the Florida House are using "fake news" to justify their plan to scrap the state's economic development agency. Scott used his campaign Twitter account on Wednesday to distribute a video critical of House Speaker Richard Corcoran and House Republicans. The video labels Corcoran a "career politician" who wasted money by having the House produce a video that trashed programs championed by Scott.
  • Pastor: 'Demonic activity palpable' at Trump rally

    02/21/2017 3:30:38 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 95 replies
    WND ^ | 21 February 2017 | JOE KOVACS
    The pastor of a Melbourne, Florida, church who attended President Trump’s rally in his hometown over the weekend is claiming “demonic” activity and vitriol were palpable at the event, traumatizing his 11-year-old daughter. “I have been in places and experiences before where demonic activity was palpable,” wrote Joel Tooley, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in Melbourne. “The power of the Holy Spirit of God was protecting me in those moments and was once again protecting me and my daughter in this moment.”
  • 'It's about to be a girl fight!': Huge group of Florida women brawling is captured on video as

    02/21/2017 9:58:32 AM PST · by simpson96 · 77 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 1/25/2017 | Anneta Konstantinides
    (Full article title: 'It's about to be a girl fight!': Huge group of Florida women brawling is captured on video as 50 people watched) Multiple videos that captured a large group of women brawling in a Florida neighborhood have led to criminal charges after they quickly went viral. The cellphone videos showed the group of women fighting near several homes in Leesburg around 4.30pm on Monday. Neighbors said the fight attracted a huge crowd just minutes after people began posting about it on social media. At least 50 people surrounded the group of girls as they threw punches, pulled each...
  • Mrs. Florida heads protest outside of Boca Raton Nordstrom before polite cop threatens arrests

    02/21/2017 6:17:57 AM PST · by Jacvin · 29 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | February 21, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    A Florida group of Ivanka Trump supporters took their message directly to Nordstrom in what they called a “celebration” of the first daughter. A viral video rocketing through social media last week inspired women shoppers around the country to speak out against the company. Resident Steven Alembik called on female fashionistas in the posh town of Boca Raton to show their displeasure on President’s Day at the local mall.
  • Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t

    02/20/2017 11:41:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2017 | Jenna Johnson and David Weigel
    MELBOURNE, Fla. — Many of President Trump’s most dedicated supporters — the sort who waited for hours in the Florida sun this weekend for his first post-inauguration campaign rally — say their lives changed on election night. Suddenly they felt like their views were actually respected and in the majority. But less than one month into Trump’s term, many of his supporters say they once again feel under attack — perhaps even more so than before. Those who journeyed to Trump’s Saturday evening event on Florida’s Space Coast said that since the election, they have unfriended some of their liberal...
  • Meet the man who joined Trump on stage at Florida rally

    02/20/2017 1:37:24 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-20-2017 | Fox & Friends
    Gene Huber shares his story with 'Fox & Friends'
  • Feds: Nine planes violated President Trump’s airspace over the weekend

    02/20/2017 10:59:39 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 41 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | February 20 | Eliot Kleinberg
    WEST PALM BEACH — At least nine planes violated temporary flight restrictions through Monday morning for President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago stay, with at least two of those having the unique experience of being buzzed by military jets, federal officials confirmed this morning to The Palm Beach Post. Eight of those crossed the line on Friday alone, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
  • Court Rules Doctors Can Ask Patients About Gun Ownership

    02/18/2017 10:51:05 AM PST · by kevcol · 128 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2017 | Sarah Hurtubise
    A federal appeals court has ruled that a Florida law restricting doctors from asking patients whether they own guns restricts the right to free speech. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law violated doctors’ First Amendment right to free speech, and concluded that the state failed to prove that physicians were infringing on patients’ Second Amendment rights. A previous decision by a three-judge panel by the 11th Circuit upheld the law, but those suing the state asked for the full circuit court to re-consider the case. ... The Republican-controlled Florida state legislature passed a law in...
  • Student Confesses to Throwing Wooden Block at Trump's Motorcade, Authorities Say

    02/19/2017 3:08:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | February 19, 2017 | Amy B Wang
    A Florida middle school student has confessed to throwing a "2×4″ block of wood at President Donald Trump's motorcade on Friday, not far from the president's Mar-a-Lago estate, authorities said. Just before 2 p.m. Friday, as the caravan was passing through West Palm Beach, one vehicle in the motorcade was struck by "what was believed to be a small hard object," the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Saturday. After completing the trip, "several members of the motorcade returned to the scene and began canvassing the area looking for witnesses and any small hard objects along the...
  • [News Index] President Trump holds rally in Melbourne Florida

    02/19/2017 2:48:51 PM PST · by NonValueAdded · 3 replies
    19 Feb 2017 | NonValueAdded
    A list of the posts on FR related to President Trump's 18 Feb 2017 visit to Melbourne Florida. Trump protester signs along Presidential route outside AeroMod hangar Melania Trump Stuns Rally Crowd In Tight Alexander McQueen Red Dress, Takes On The Haters Melania Trump attacked for reciting 'The Lord's Prayer' at campaign rally Fact-checking President Trump’s rally in Florida {hurl alert} Melania Trump DAZZLES in a scarlet red dress at Florida rallyTRUMP Does The UNTHINKABLE! Secret Service Goes CRAZY! Asks Man To Say A Few Words To Crowd! Authentic as They Come – MAGA Supporter Gene Huber Interview on Judge...
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL student faces charges after 'hurling wooden block at Trump's motorcade'

    02/19/2017 7:51:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/19/17 | ap/ Zoe Szathmary
    A vehicle in President Donald Trump's motorcade was struck by a '2x4' The incident happened Friday around 1:45 p.m. in West Palm Beach, Florida Several members of the motorcade returned to the scene after completing the motorcade to look for witnesses and objects along the roadway A child from a local middle school confessed to throwing the wood at the motorcade, and also implicated four additional students
  • Trump motorcade hit by 2×4, 5 students face charges

    02/19/2017 2:32:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 64 replies
    AP/WFLA ^ | February 19, 2017
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a vehicle in President Donald Trump’s motorcade was struck by a “2×4” and five middle school students are now facing charges. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said in a statement Saturday that the incident happened Friday around 1:45 p.m. Officers assisting the U.S. Secret Service reported that a vehicle in the motorcade had been struck by what was believed to be a small, hard object. Several members of the motorcade returned to the scene after completing the motorcade to look for witnesses and objects along the roadway.
  • Melania Trump Leads Melbourne Crowd in 'The Lord's Prayer' (Video)

    02/18/2017 8:02:49 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | 18 Feb 17 | Melania Trump
    Amazing. Can you imagine Michelle Obama doing this? http://www.nbcnews.com/video/melania-trump-leads-trump-crowd-in-lord-s-prayer-880348739815
  • Went to the Trump Rally. Holly cow was that a great time

    02/18/2017 6:19:06 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 70 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 18 February 2017 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    I had the best time today. I decided to take my family to the Trump Rally. It was so much fun. I left for the Rally around 2 o'clock and got there about 3:45. I parked in the Dollar General which I THOUGHT was close....Haha. Nope had to walk a mile to the end of the line. Once we were in line, it was so much fun being among patriots. It really brought home that we are going to be ok. We were immediately behind 3 Law School young guys from University of Florida and a young Lady who was...
  • Miami, Others, Caving to Trump’s Sanctuary City Order; Harbinger?

    02/18/2017 6:12:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Value Walk ^ | February 18, 2017 | John F. Banzhaf
    In what may well be a harbinger of the future, Miami-Dade, Florida, despite its large immigrant population, has given up its status as a sanctuary city. This result, stemming from President Trump’s executive order stating that federal funds should be cut off to so-called sanctuary cities, was publicly predicted by public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who also noted that if a court is ever able to rule on the issue, it may be an unconstitutional violation of both states’ rights and Congress’ rights, but it is still likely to be quite effective in ending sanctuary status. In other evidence...
  • Epic line forms for Trump rally in Florida, reaches a mile outside the gate

    02/18/2017 3:26:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 18, 2017 | Sarah Lee
    According to Twitter uses on the scene, attendees waiting to hear President Donald Trump speak at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport hangar waited several hours to get in and the line reportedly stretched at least one mile past the gate. Other journalists tweeted out images of the crowd inside the hangar, which looked to be sizable and eager to hear Trump speak in what the White House has called a “campaign event.” Citizen journalists were also documenting the event as Air Force One arrived around 5:30 p.m....
  • LIVE STREAM: President Donald Trump Putting American Back to Work Rally from Melbourne Florida

    02/18/2017 12:57:13 PM PST · by amorphous · 20 replies
    LIVE STREAM: President Donald Trump Putting American Back to Work Rally LIVE from Melbourne-Orlando Florida.
  • Hospital CEO Wins Major Court Victory After Accusing CNN of False Reporting

    02/18/2017 5:54:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 2/15/17 | Rachel Stockman
    Those who accuse CNN and other mainstream media outlets of “fake news” will probably revel in a recent decision by a federal judge in Atlanta, Georgia. While Judge Orinda Evans didn’t all out declare that CNN was peddling in falsehoods, she did take aim at the network in an initial judgment in favor of a former hospital CEO who sued CNN accusing them of purposely skewing statistics to reflect poorly on a West Palm Beach hospital. Judge Evans didn’t mince words in her 18-page order allowing the case to move forward, and dismissing CNN’s attempt to get it thrown out of court.Davide Carbone, former CEO...
  • LIVE THREAD: President Trump Rally in MELBOURNE, FL – 2/18/2017 @ 5 pm.

    02/18/2017 7:48:53 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 70 replies
    Pick up the ongoing LIVE thread of the Trump presidential Rally in Melbourne, FL at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport @ 5 pm.
  • WaPo Tries to Intimidate President Trump From Showing Off Air Force One at Melbourne, FL Rally

    02/17/2017 1:03:32 PM PST · by davikkm · 49 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post published an article Thursday night that tries to intimidate President Donald Trump from showing off Air Force One at his massive Melbourne, Florida, airport rally Saturday evening. Tickets to the rally are still available as of publication time of this article. Trump Force One at Melbourne, FL, campaign rally, September 27, 2016, photo by Kristinn Taylor. The Post article, White House: Air Force One will not be used as a ‘prop’ at political rally, was written by Jenna Johnson who quotes an unnamed alleged administration official as telling her Air Force One would not be used as...
  • NORAD Fighters Cause 'Sonic Boom' En Route to Intercept Unresponsive General Aviation Aircraft

    02/17/2017 8:56:48 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 49 replies
    A pair of Air Force F-15s, under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command, intercepted an unresponsive general aviation aircraft near the Palm Beach, Fla., area at approximately 7 p.m. EST. The intercept required the Air Force F-15s from Homestead Air National Guard Base to travel at supersonic speeds, a sound noticed by area residents, to get to the general aviation aircraft where they were able to establish communications. The intent of military intercepts is to have the identified aircraft re-establish communications with local FAA air traffic controllers and instruct the pilot to follow air traffic controllers’ instructions to...
  • Object Thrown at Trump's Motorcade in West Palm Beach

    02/17/2017 5:31:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Secret Service is investigating after an object was thrown at President Trump's motorcade in West Palm Beach Friday. The incident happened as the motorcade approached Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. No one was injured. President Trump is spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago after an appearance Friday at a Boeing plant in South Carolina. He has a rally scheduled for Saturday in Melbourne.k
  • Miami-Dade commission approves mayor’s decision against sanctuary city [Snowflakes LOSE AGAIN!]

    02/17/2017 1:11:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    wsvn-tv ^ | 2/17/17 | Jessica Holly
    UPDATE: The Miami-Dade Commission has just approved the mayor’s decision to cooperate with the Trump Administration’s immigration orders in a 9 to 3 vote. Nearly one month after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered local officials to cooperate with the Trump Administration....
  • Orange County Fla. School Board Changes Name of Robert E. Lee Middle School

    02/17/2017 9:07:06 AM PST · by Rebeleye · 34 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 14 February 2017 | Annie Martin
    At the urging of parents and others from the College Park neighborhood, the Orange County School Board voted 7-1 to change the name during a regular meeting Tuesday night.
  • LIVE THREAD: President Trump Rally in MELBOURNE, FL – 2/18/2017 @ 5 pm.

    02/16/2017 10:53:00 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 489 replies
    <p>President Trump holds a Presidential Rally in Melbourne, FL at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport @ 5 pm.</p> <p>Large turn out in Melbourne International Airport on 9/26/2016.</p> <p>Tickets for the event have been sold out.</p> <p>President Trump mentioned his visit to Melbourne during a press conference at the White House Thursday afternoon.</p>
  • Daytona veteran beaten up for trying to save turtle's life, police say

    02/16/2017 7:39:06 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 53 replies
    click orlando ^ | 16 Feb 2017 | Emilee Speck
    Victim attempted to stop men from beating turtle. "They started hitting the back of my head and started punching me. I was able to fend off a little bit but I mean three of them, got the better of me," he said. Blough told them he did not want to fight, one of the attackers said “I don’t give a f—and I don’t care if I go to jail,” according to the arrest report. The suspects continued to beat Blough until neighbors came out and the suspects ran away.
  • Vanity - Trump Rally, Melbourne, Florida, 02/18/2017

    02/16/2017 5:11:45 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 6 replies
    Support out great POTUS!!! POTUS, Trump Rally, Melbourne, Florida, International Airport on Saturday, February 18, 2017.
  • The Newlyweds In The Middle Of A US-Japan Summit (Trump, Abe Crash Wedding in Palm Beach)

    02/13/2017 5:03:17 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | February 13, 2017
    President Donald Trump dropped in on a nearby wedding reception at his Mar-a-Lago club Saturday, underway in its Grand Ballroom. For years, this might have been a normal occurrence. But now? The now-President had just worked closely with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to evaluate news that North Korea had launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile. Entering the ornate room, Trump took a photo with the bride and her bridesmaids, who posed in red gowns next to the commander in chief, mimicking his signature thumbs-up. Then he grabbed a microphone. "I saw them out on the lawn today," Trump said of...
  • Case Dismissed , any hope for reimbursement on costs to fight?

    02/13/2017 8:24:49 AM PST · by Neidermeyer · 21 replies
    neidermeyer | 02/13/2017 | neidermeyer
    I'm looking for anyone with experience in this area ,, especially if you are a lawyer in Florida. I just had a dogbite case against me dismissed after a fight that went on for over 4 years. The dog did bite but in defense of me , the case truly had no merit and the plaintiff made ridiculous claims such as "permanent disability" that had no basis in fact and were disproved with video exhibits (and a total lack of medical documentation). I had about 500 hours of surveillance in this fight and about $1000 in miscellaneous out of pocket...
  • Express lanes, motorcycle helmets among bills filed in Florida

    02/12/2017 10:08:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | January 15, 2017 | Kristina Webb
    It could be a busy legislative session for transportation issues in Florida. Already, several bills have been filed addressing controversial topics ahead of the session’s March 7 opening. Here’s a quick look at a few you’ll hear about in the coming weeks. Express lanes A bill proposed in the Florida Senate would prevent the creation of more express lanes on the state’s highways while also setting rules for how express lane toll money must be spent. The measure, SB 250, was filed by state Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami. If the bill is made law during the upcoming session, it would...
  • Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states (Great day!)

    02/10/2017 4:43:15 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 75 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/10/17 | https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/abigail-hauslohner/?tid=a_inl-amp
    Gillian Christensen, a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees ICE, confirmed that agents this week had raided homes and workplaces in Atlanta, the Los Angeles area and two other cities that she declined to identify, as part of “routine” immigration enforcement actions. ICE does not use the term raids. But immigration activists said Friday that they had documented ICE raids of unusual intensity in the past 48 hours in Vista, Pomona and Compton, Calif.; Austin, Dallas, and Pflugerville, Texas; Alexandria and Annandale, Va.; Charlotte and Burlington, N.C.; Plant City, Fla.; the Hudson Valley region of New York;...
  • The Supper Bowl! The Trumps, the Japanese prime minister and his wife are joined by New England

    02/10/2017 11:22:39 PM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/11/17 | Geoff Earle
    Full title....................................... The Supper Bowl! The Trumps, the Japanese prime minister and his wife are joined by New England Patriots owner for dinner at Mar-a-Lago after the First Family fly to Florida on Air Force One..........................................President Donald Trump welcomed the Japanese prime minister and his wife to his ‘winter White House’ in Mar-a-Lago after jetting off for a weekend of ‘golf diplomacy’. At a dinner on Friday evening at the luxurious resort, President Trump was joined by his wife Melania, Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie as well as Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl winners the New...
  • Orange Alligator Dubbed 'Trump-a-Gator' by South Carolina Neighbors

    02/10/2017 1:48:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    An alligator in a South Carolina neighborhood has been nicknamed "Rusty" and the "Trump-a-gator" due to its unusual orange color. The alligator, estimated at 4-5 feet long, has become famous on social media after local residents photographed it swimming in the retention ponds at Tanner Plantation in Hanahan. Herpetologist Josh Zalabak offered one possible explanation for the unusual coloring of the reptile. "Algae -- maybe some pollutant in the water, but it's hard to say unless the water is tested," Zalabak told WCBD-TV. Jay Butfiloski, the state Department of Natural Resources' Alligator Program coordinator, said the color is likely tied...
  • Will Team Trump Beat Bush And Romney Again With Marlins Bid?

    02/09/2017 8:41:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 9, 2017 | Nathan Vardi
    Donald Trump has already beaten Bush and Romney in the political arena, but will Trump’s extended family now also beat them both on the baseball diamond? Forbes reported on Thursday that Jeff Loria, the owner of the Miami Marlins, has a handshake deal to sell the baseball team for $1.6 billion to a real estate developer in New York City. Subsequently, reports emerged that the Kushner family, which made its money in real estate, was negotiating to buy the Marlins. Jared Kushner is married to Ivanka Trump and serves as an adviser to President Trump. The Kushner effort is being...
  • Restaurant Workers Accused of Spitting in Cops’ Food

    02/08/2017 2:28:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Natalie Musumeci
    The officers of Florida’s Jacksonville Police Department may find a burger joint’s food mouthwatering — but in the wrong way. Police Chief Patrick Dooley sent an internal warning letter to his department Monday after he was notified by the owner of a local restaurant called Cruisers Grill of an alleged disturbing practice by employees targeting police. “It has come to my attention that the owner of Cruisers has given indications that his employees in the past or will in the future spit saliva in the food of law enforcement,” read the letter, obtained by Action News Jax, with the subject...
  • 'Leftist Fight Club' trains UCF students to fight Republicans

    02/07/2017 5:59:56 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 48 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Feb 06, 2017 | Lauren Cooley
    The “Knights for Socialism” group at the University of Central Florida (UCF) held a workshop Sunday to teach left-wing students how to “BASH THE FASH” with a “Leftist Fight Club” open to everyone but Republicans.
  • Violent leftist militia at U of Central Florida to assault Trump supporters

    02/07/2017 6:02:24 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/17 | Matthew Vadum
    "Knights for Socialism has decided to host a series of self-defense clinics for anyone that wants to learn how to BASH THE FASH." Something called the Knights for Socialism has sprung up at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The stated purpose of this group is to teach students “how to BASH THE FASH,” that is, how to physically attack those the leftist mob defines as fascists.
  • ‘Running nightmare’: Couple on Gulf Coast killing rampage have killed 3, injured one, police say

    02/07/2017 9:45:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    Washington post ^ | February 7 at 5:22 AM | Travis M. Andrews
    “What we are experiencing is a running nightmare, quite honestly,” Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Chip Simmons said during a Monday news conference. “In short, we have a killer. He is in our midst. … Everyone, and I mean everyone, should be aware of this, should be aware of what they look like.” ... “When you go to work, when you come home, make sure a friend or family member knows where you are, what is your expected time of arrival,” Morgan said, according to the Pensacola News Journal. “These may seem like measures in the extreme, but we’re...
  • Man gets 30 years for setting fire to mosque visited by Orlando shooter

    02/06/2017 7:05:35 PM PST · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | Feb 6, 2017
    An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online pleaded no contest Monday to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Joseph Schreiber, dressed in a burnt orange jumpsuit, his wrists and ankles shackled, pleaded no contest during Monday's hearing before Circuit Judge Steven Levin. Schreiber answered Levin's questions in a clear, unwavering voice before sentencing. A no contest plea is treated the same as a guilty plea. He had confessed to detectives that he set fire to the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce last Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary...
  • A Gay Bar Opens Upstairs. Downstairs, Burger & Beer Joint Loses Its Franchise

    02/06/2017 7:16:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    A black tarp hangs over what used to be the Burger & Beer Joint in South Beach as well as a dark cloud over why it closed. Three months after a gay night club opened on the second floor of the country’s first Burger & Beer Joint, the Boca Raton-based franchise has revoked the local restaurant’s right to use the name, menu and concept. The locals say they are being targeted for leasing the upstairs to a longtime South Beach gay club promoter, and they point to a letter they were sent shortly after The Mix bar and lounge opened,...
  • Deputies still investigating after Wal-Mart customer fatally shoots suspected diaper thief

    02/06/2017 12:37:14 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 6, 2017 | By Stephanie Allen
    A suspected diaper thief shot dead outside a Pine Hills Wal-Mart on Saturday was a fugitive on felony probation at the time of his death, state records show. Arthur “Art” Adams, 19, was a gang member who was planning to sell the diapers, Orange County sheriff’s Capt. Angelo Nieves said. Adams had an arrest record dating to 2011, when he was 15 years old, records show. He was sentenced to four years of probation in June for two 2013 racketeering convictions. A customer — a 50-year-old man — shot Adams after stepping in to help an employee who had followed...
  • Trump tells U.S. troops ‘justice will prevail’ in fight against Islamic terrorists

    02/06/2017 11:42:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 6, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    In his first address to U.S. troops, President Trump vowed Monday to defeat the “radical Islamic terrorists” abroad and to prevent terrorism from “taking root” in America. “Today we deliver a message in one, very unified voice to these forces of death and destruction: America and its allies will defeat you,” Mr. Trump said at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, headquarters of the U.S. Central Command. “Freedom, security and justice will prevail.” The president called the troops “our heroes” and said his administration will provide them with better equipment and supplies to carry the fight to the extremists....
  • LIVE Stream: President Trump Remarks at McDill Air Force Base, Florida (2/6/2017)

    02/06/2017 10:11:25 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    President Trump Live via Youtube ^ | 02/06/17 | Donald J. Trump
    President Trump Remarks at MacDill Air Force Base President Trump delivers remarks to coalition members and senior U.S. commanders at MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa Bay, Florida.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iREDPEFPqG0    
  • People Are Honoring Trayvon Martin's Birthday On Social Media

    02/05/2017 8:53:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | February 5, 2017 | De Elizabeth
    Almost five years ago, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a "neighborhood watch" member as he walked home from a convenience store where he had purchased a juice drink and a package of Skittles. George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon, believed him to be "possibly dangerous" because of his race and the fact that he was wearing a hoodie. Trayvon's murder – and Zimmerman's eventual acquittal – incited nation-wide outrage and was part of launching the powerful Black Lives Matter movement. To this day, Trayvon's name serves as a reminder of the progress that is necessary in...
  • Florida Fisherman Faces Life in Prison for $500K Catch

    02/05/2017 1:45:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    A commercial fisherman in Florida made a costly mistake that could land him in prison for life. Thomas Breeding, a 32-year-old boat captain, was out fishing in the Gulf of Mexico when he came across a mysterious package floating in the water. Inside the package was 45 pounds of cocaine. Breeding reportedly said he knew the right thing was to turn it over to the police, but Breeding decided to go a different route. Instead of doing what he knew was right, Breeding gave the package – worth $500,000 to $620,000 on the street, says AL.com – to four other...
  • Dem Congresswoman Calls Violent Riots at Berkeley a ‘Beautiful Sight’ (w/video)

    02/05/2017 7:07:33 AM PST · by Hadean · 81 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 3, 2017 | Madeleine Weast
    Democratic Rep. Val Demings (Fla.) said on Thursday that the violent riots that took place at the University of California, Berkley the prior night were a "beautiful sight." Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, a vocal Donald Trump supporter, was scheduled to speak at UC Berkley on Wednesday night, but the event had to be canceled due to violent protests from students and other activists. "The university said fires were set, including one caused by a firebomb that ignited a generator-powered spotlight, and commercial-grade fireworks were thrown at police," NBC News reported of the riots. One witness reported seeing a large crowd yelling "No Trump,...
  • Coming Soon: An American-Made Kalashnikov

    02/03/2017 9:49:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/25 | Aaron Smith
    Soon you'll be able to buy an American-made Kalashnikov. Kalashnikov USA, which split from its Russian parent company three years ago, will start selling a semiautomatic 12-gauge shotgun called the KS-12 in February, CEO Brian Skinner told CNNMoney. The gun is being produced at a new factory in Pompano Beach, Florida, and will probably cost at least $750. Skinner said the company is still trying to determine the price, which depends on the cost of manufacturing. Later this year, the company will start selling a semiautomatic 9-millimeter pistol, with a carbine version to follow. Kalashnikov USA also has plans to...