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  • Video released of teacher kissing student in classroom

    05/23/2017 4:29:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    cbs12.com ^ | May 23, 2017 | Gary Detman
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — *Warning- video includes content that people may find inappropriate* The video evidence against a teacher accused of kissing students in his classroom has been released by Boca Raton police. Just last week, 28-year-old Brian Kornbluth pleaded guilty to a charge of battery in the case.
  • KPMG breaks ground on $400 million facility in Lake Nona; plans to hire 330 statewide (Florida)

    05/23/2017 4:04:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Florida Trend ^ | May 22, 2017
    Leading U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP today broke ground for construction of its $400 million learning, development, and innovation facility in the Lake Nona community of Orlando and forecasted hiring some 330 people statewide over the next three years. The firm announced on January 9 its commitment to create a 55-acre, state-of-the-art campus with 800,000 square feet of space for meeting, classroom, residential, and dining facilities. The campus will feature cutting-edge technology, including an innovation center that will support training and client engagement, and a heritage center to highlight the firm’s rich history and culture. KPMG expects...
  • Florida concealed weapons permit site hacked

    05/23/2017 12:06:33 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 11 replies
    WBBH NBC-2 Naples ^ | May 22, 2017 | Nestor Mato
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - If you're a concealed weapon permit holder, your information could be in danger after a statewide hack. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the data breach affects more than 16,000 people and some social security numbers may be at risk. "It's a little nerve-racking to know that it happened here in Florida," said Evelyn Greenway. Officials say people with concealed weapons licenses who renewed online may have had their names accessed. An additional 469 others have been notified their social security numbers may have been hacked. "Somebody knows this house has weapons in...
  • Police: Man slays neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect

    05/22/2017 10:33:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 22, 2017 | Jason Dearen and Mike Kunzelman, The Associated Press
    A Florida man told police he killed his two roommates because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam, and investigators found bomb-making materials and Nazi propaganda after he led them to the bodies. Devon Arthurs, 18, told police he had until recently shared his roommates' neo-Nazi beliefs but that he converted to Islam, according to court documents and a statement the Tampa Police Department released Monday. Arthurs is being charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and three counts of armed kidnapping. Court records did not...
  • Lockheed Martin plans to add 500 jobs in Orlando (Average pay of $87,000 in Florida)

    05/22/2017 3:54:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 22, 2017 | Paul Brinkmann•
    Lockheed Martin is planning to add 500 new jobs at its Missiles and Fire Control plant in South Orlando, and the defense contractor is seeking $3.5 million in incentives for the expansion. Lockheed will pay the 500 new employees an average salary of $87,000, according to a proposed county resolution to authorize the tax refunds. The hiring would be phased in over the next five years. The Orange County Board of County Commissioners is set to vote Tuesday on its portion of the incentive package, $700,000. According to the resolution, other regions are competing for the Lockheed expansion, but it...
  • Murder victims 'disrespected' suspect's Muslim faith

    05/22/2017 11:16:31 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 17 replies
    FOX 13 News ^ | May 22nd, 2017 | FOX 13 News staff
    Tampa police say the teen arrested for Fridays' double murder says he killed his roommates after being angered by the world's "anti-Muslim" sentiments. Devon Arthurs told them he used to be a neo-Nazi, but had recently converted to Islam. Police arrested the 18-year-old last week for the shooting death of his two roommates at an apartment complex on Amberly Drive. According to the arrest affidavit, Arthurs made reference to "Allah Mohammed!" while officers walked him to the patrol vehicle after he was taken into custody for holding three people hostage inside a smoke shop. Arthurs allegedly told police, "I had...
  • Hero police dog shot, credited with taking bullet meant for officer, sheriff says

    05/13/2017 7:51:55 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 48 replies
    CBS News(Jupiter, FL) ^ | May 13, 2017, 12:33 AM | CBS/AP
    JUPITER, Fla. -- Authorities say a man was shot and killed after two separate shootouts with South Florida deputies while a police dog took a bullet during one of the shootouts. The Palm Beach Post reports that 46-year-old Philip O'Shea died Friday evening. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says O'Shea had an extensive criminal history and was wanted in Raleigh, North Carolina, in connection with a May 2 motel robbery. ... PBSO K-9 Officer Kasper took a bullet in the gunfire that was meant for his partner, Bradshaw said. K-9 Officer Kasper is in surgery and is expected...
  • Bovo: Governor should sign bill reducing tolls and raise our quality of life in Miami-Dade

    05/12/2017 9:46:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 12, 2017 | Esteban Bovo, Jr.
    In 1994, the Florida Legislature and the Miami-Dade County Commission adopted legislation creating the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, also known as MDX, in an effort to maintain toll dollars in Miami-Dade to improve the quality of life of county residents. Fast forward 23 years — Miami-Dade’s population has grown to more than 2.6 million residents and out-of-town visitation has nearly doubled; thus, increasing the use of our roadways by both residents and visitors. This combination equals only one thing — ever growing traffic. The Florida Department of Transportation, Florida’s Turnpike, MDX, and Miami-Dade County have spent billions on expanding the Palmetto...
  • Woman claims I-95 construction damaged her home

    05/11/2017 10:14:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    News 4 JAX ^ | May 6, 2017 | Destiny McKeiver
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A woman claims the ongoing construction along Interstate 95 in St. Nicholas is ruining her home. Christine Parker, who lives on Southampton Road within walking distance of the project, said heavy pounding, earth moving and other construction that's been going on for four years has caused her floors, walls and ceilings to crack. "My house is falling apart," Parker said. "The construction they've been doing (with) all the heavy pounding has ruined my home." The damage is so severe -- she claims the home built in 1922 has shifted two inches in the last three years --...
  • Corrine Brown found guilty of 18 of 22 federal charges

    05/11/2017 11:42:01 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 89 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | May 11, 2017 | Lynnsey Gardner
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former U.S. Rep Corrine Brown has been found guilty of 18 of the 22 federal charges she was facing in her corruption trial. She has been convicted of conspiracy, five counts of mail fraud, seven counts of wire fraud, one count of scheme to conceal material facts, one count of obstruction of IRS laws and three tax fraud charges.
  • Another state declares an emergency over opioid addiction

    05/10/2017 11:16:15 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 53 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 51017 | Mikaela Conley
    Opioid addiction is a medical epidemic, a law-enforcement crisis and now officially an emergency in two states whose governors are taking steps to increase funding to fight it. Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency, allotting $27 million in funds for prevention and treatment services for opioid addiction. Florida followed Maryland, which was the first state to declare a state of emergency related to the opioid crisis in March, when it unlocked $50 million in new funding over a five-year period allocated for the epidemic.
  • Teen Captured On Video Throwing Woman Into Pool Surrenders To Police

    05/09/2017 1:36:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    miami cbs local ^ | May 9, 2017 | Carey Codd
    NORTH LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – It began as a warning about loud music and ended with a 68-year-old woman being thrown to the ground and thrown into a pool. The entire thing was captured on video that quickly went viral on Twitter, and the incident sent a 16-year-old Margate teen to juvenile detention.
  • Woman slammed to ground, thrown in pool after complaining about loud, rowdy party in Fort Lauderdale

    05/09/2017 7:53:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    wptv.com ^ | 5-9-2017
    Woman slammed to ground, thrown in pool after complaining about loud, rowdy party in Fort Lauderdale NBC 6 4:50 PM, May 8, 2017 4 hours ago UPDATE: Broward Sheriff's Office detectives arrested the 16-year-old responsible for throwing a 68-year-old woman in a pool. Officials say the suspect turned himself in shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, He faces one count of battery on a person 65 years of age or older. After he is processed at the Juvenile Assessment Center, he is expected to be taken to Broward Juvenile Facility.
  • Tarpon Springs officer shoots, kills man during car show

    05/06/2017 7:03:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Bay News9 ^ | 5/6/17
    An off-duty police officer working a downtown Tarpon Springs car show shot and killed a man Saturday whom the officer said came at him with a knife, the department said. Tarpon Springs Police: Officer fatally shot man armed with knife Off-duty cop was working a car show in downtown Tarpon Springs FDLE, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office will investigate incident Just after 1:30 p.m., the officer was flagged down by citizens and alerted to a "suspicious" man on a bicycle in the area of Tarpon and Safford avenues. They described the man as wearing an orange jacket with the hood pulled...
  • Florida changes 'Stand Your Ground' onus on prosecutor now

    05/06/2017 6:58:16 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 37 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 05/05/2017 | Jim Rosica
    The legislature of Florida, following numerous complaints of over-zealous prosecutors, has changed the controversial 'Stand Your Ground' law. Now, instead of an individual having to prove he had the right to use force in self-defense, the prosecution now has the burden of proof that the individual DIDN'T have the right of self-defense. Going to the governor's desk, expected to be signed.
  • Polls: Trump Keeps and Expands His Base

    05/05/2017 9:05:23 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 22 replies
    Despite the marches and protests of Brownshirt fascists everywhere, and despite the unprecedented negative fake news coverage of his first 100 days, Trump’s supporters are unfazed. Just a week ago Pew showed that he had lost almost none of his base. Now, a new People’s Pundit Daily poll out of Florida shows that Trump remains very strong in the Sunshine State. Richard Baris, the president of PPD, says “Since the election, the President’s support among whites has held roughly even in the nation’s largest battleground state, while his support among non-whites, particularly Hispanics, has risen slightly on almost ever measure.”...
  • McDonald's introduces Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches in Florida, hiring 5,000 workers

    05/04/2017 4:06:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 4, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    McDonald's Corp. said Thursday that it has introduced its Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches - Maple Bacon Dijon, Pico Guacamole and Sweet BBQ Bacon - at nearly 900 Florida restaurants. The sandwiches were introduced this week, along with a new utensil, the "Frork," that diners can eat them with. The Signature Crafted sandwiches can be customized with beef or chicken, and a choice of either an artisan roll or sesame seed bun. Florida restaurants are also getting the "Experience of the Future" upgrade, including self-order kiosks, table service, and buildings with side-by-side drive-thru lanes. To support the upgrades, McDonald's Florida franchisees...
  • Developments near Tupperware SunRail station to create more than 1,000 jobs (Florida)

    05/04/2017 3:02:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Orlando Business Journal ^ | May 4, 2017 | Veronica Brezina
    Four new projects breaking ground this year along Osceola Parkway are set to bring Osceola County $150 million in economic impact — including one near a planned SunRail commuter rail station that will create 1,000 jobs....
  • Florida Memorial to Award Posthumous Degree to Trayvon Martin

    05/03/2017 7:43:32 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 95 replies
    Five years after his death sparked international dialog about racism, social justice and community policing, Trayvon Martin will be honored for the industrial ambitions he held as a teenager growing up in Sanford, FL. Florida Memorial University will posthumously award a bachelor’s of aeronautical science to Martin, to be received by his parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin during the school’s annual spring commencement ceremony on May 13. Officials say the degree honors Martin’s life-long dream of becoming a pilot, and continues to highlight the family’s commitment to social justice. Martin’s parents, both social justice activists and co-founders of The...
  • Oregon-based firm to move HQ to Winter Park, create 150-plus jobs ($90,926/yr in Florida)

    05/03/2017 11:24:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Orlando Business Journal ^ | May 3, 2017 | Veronica Brezina
    The Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Holiday Al Mangement Sub LLC, doing business as Holiday Retirement, wants to relocate its headquarters to Winter Park with local incentives and create 157 new high-wage jobs. The jobs would be created over the next three years with an average annual salary of $90,926, more than 200 percent above the prevailing average wage in Orange County. The new jobs largely would consist of administration, human resources, accounting/finance and information technology, according to city documents....