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  • Florida Dem admits lying about treating Pulse shooting victims: 'I just made it up'

    07/20/2019 12:27:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/20/19 | Keith Griffith
    A Florida Democrat who ended her run for a seat in the state's House of Representatives late last month admitted to authorities that her claim of being a medical doctor who treated Pulse nightclub shooting victims in Orlando wasn't true, according to a charging affidavit released this week. “I lied,” Elizabeth McCarthy told state investigators, Florida Politics reported. "It is a false statement." During her candidacy, McCarthy, 50, told people she was a doctor at Orlando Regional Medical Center and treated 32 victims of the 2016 massacre. I lied. It is a false statement."  — Elizabeth McCarthy, former Florida state House candidate “I personally removed 77 bullets from...
  • MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: Florida school removes principal who wouldn’t

    07/09/2019 7:09:06 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 7/9/19 | Pamela Geller
    describe the Holocaust as ‘factual’ Late last week, I reported on a Florida principal’s who could not saythat the Holocaust was a historical fact. I asked readers to sign the petition for the removal of the holocaust denying Florida principal. It worked. First and foremost, I applaud the parents, the mother, who refused to accept the left’s systematic academic antisemitism. One person can make a difference A high school in Boca Raton, Florida, removed a principal who told a parent that he needed to remain neutral on whether or not the Holocaust occurred. The Palm Beach County School District said...
  • LPD: Woman arrested for turning in husband’s firearms to Lakeland police

    06/27/2019 8:30:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    The Ledger ^ | 6/21/19 | Kathy Leigh Berkowitz
    LAKELAND — A 32-year-old woman was arrested on June 15 when she gathered her husband’s guns to turn them over to the Lakeland Police Department. According to Courtney Irby’s arrest affidavit, she told police her husband had been taken to jail for trying to run over her with a car. Irby said she went to Joseph Irby’s apartment on Village Center Drive in Lakeland and searched for the guns she knew he had. When she told a Lakeland police officer she had the guns with her to turn them in, he replied, “So are you telling me that you committed...
  • 50 Years Since Stonewall [Promoted on Company's Intranet Site]

    06/26/2019 5:47:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    SunTrust Intranet Site ^ | June 26, 2019 | Staff
    "We've gotten better at talking about inclusion. Now we intentionally start conversations, and when it's Pride Month or Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we celebrate." — Kevin Hart, founder of the West Florida LGBTA Teammate Network If rainbows and vibrant parades come to mind when you think of Pride Month, you're not alone, but if you research the history, you'll see it's more than a colorful party. "Pride Month is really about Stonewall," said Kevin Hart, founder of the West Florida LGBTA Teammate Network.
  • Florida woman told to remove gay pride flag from home

    06/22/2019 8:48:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/21/2019 | Staff
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CNN) — A Florida woman is speaking out after being told to remove her pride flag. Robin Chipman lives at Coquina Key Condominiums in St. Petersburg. She put a rainbow flag out in honor of Pride Month. But someone in the condo complex complained and now, Chipman says she has to take it down or face a fine. "I have friends and neighbors that are in the community. And I want to show my support. And it's only the biggest celebration in the state of Florida and most of the country. Bigger than New York and it's...
  • Muslim Federation Facebook Manager Calls Jews ‘Demonic’ and US ‘World’s #1 Terrorist'[Florida]

    05/03/2019 4:55:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 3, 2019 | Joe Kaufman
    Abdur Rahman al-Ghani posts that Democracy is evil and Islam will overtake the world. The South Florida Muslim Federation (SFMF), the umbrella organization for South Florida’s many Islamic extremist groups, like most organizations, has a presence on social media. But unlike most organizations, this one’s Facebook page is managed by an individual who has previously used this same outlet to publicly degrade Jews, homosexuals and America and to call for violence. This piece is not meant to change this organization, SFMF, but to expose it. SFMF was founded in April 2017 and incorporated in December 2017. Among its founding organizations...
  • Bunny brawl! Easter bunny throws down during fight in Orlando (video)

    04/22/2019 8:13:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 55 replies ^ | 4/22/2019 | Jeff Tavvs
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The last thing you want to do is make the Easter Bunny angry; because if you do, he'll become hopping mad. All jokes aside, the Easter icon threw down his paws in Orlando last night when he got involved in a little holiday fisticuffs. WKMG reports the person in the bunny costume put themselves in the middle of a fight between a man and a woman. The "bunny" appears to try and break things up, but then starts throwing haymakers of his/her own. Orlando police broke up the fight moments later while the bunny stood off to...
  • ‘He’s got a machete!’ Cops drive right into a Florida road rage

    04/20/2019 7:54:39 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/18/2019 | Madeleine Marr
    Florida drivers got to see a disturbing case of road rage this week. According to a police report from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, two detectives in an unmarked car were driving toward Englewood, south of Sarasota, in slow moving traffic. Suddenly, they came upon four men outside their cars in some sort of confrontation. The report says the detectives hit the emergency lights and parked behind one of the vehicles. As they got out of their their car, three men pointed at a man later identified as Michael Cittadino, yelling, “He’s got a machete!” The suspect, who was “moving...
  • A naked man burglarized a Little League concession stand in Dunedin (Florida Man)

    04/18/2019 5:23:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 4/18/2019 | Daniel Figueroa IV
    Wearing a baseball cap, gloves and, it seems, nothing else, a Florida man burglarized a Little League concession stand in Dunedin earlier this month. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is now asking for help in identifying the man, who Greater Dunedin Little League president Susan Semitecolos said caused about $5,000 in damages. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the man broke into a concession stand at Fisher Field in Dunedin on April 7 around 4 a.m. Surveillance footage provided to the Tampa Bay Times by Semitecolos shows the man, appearing to be naked, rummaging through the stand. Semitecolos said he stole...
  • Waffle House good Samaritan shot to death paying for meals, handing out $20 bills

    04/09/2019 6:49:31 AM PDT · by Puppage · 93 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | 04/09/2019 | ABC News
    <p>Police arrested Ezekiel Hicks, 25, on murder charges early Sunday in the death of 41-year-old Craig Brewer, who was shot and killed at a Waffle House, in Gainesville, Florida, just a few miles west of the University of Florida.</p> <p>Officials with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office said the restaurant's surveillance camera captured an altercation between the two on video. Witnesses said the victim was arguing with a female acquaintance of the suspect, who was reportedly upset because Brewer's generosity didn't include her.</p>
  • South Florida mayor Wayne Messam releases video announcing his presidential campaign

    03/28/2019 4:22:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 3/28/19 | Anthony Man
    Wayne Messam, the mayor of Miramar, said in a video released Thursday morning that he’s running for president. “The promise of America belongs to all of us. That's why I'm going to be running for president. To be your champion,” Messam said in the video.
  • Florida man killed after using metal pole to get pigeon off power line

    03/26/2019 2:19:49 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 51 replies
    WEAU ^ | 5/25/2019 | Jordan Smith
    PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (Gray News) - A 35-year-old Florida man lost his life Saturday while trying to retrieve a pigeon he cared for from a power line. Deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office found Elian Garcia-Rivera around 3 p.m. They told The Palm Beach Post he used a 20-foot aluminum pool pole to try and move his bird, but accidentally touched the live power line. The shock threw him to the ground between a large pigeon coop and a fence. Paramedics transported him to a local hospital where he passed away. "There are no words to say,"...
  • Want to be mayor of Port Richey? Show up Tuesday. No felonies, please.

    03/21/2019 8:20:49 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 3/21/19 | Justin Trombley
    The City Council has invited qualified applicants to make their case at Tuesday’s 7:30 p.m. meeting. Filling a vacancy on the council will be harder. PORT RICHEY — Officials aren't entirely sure who will lead the city now that two mayors have been arrested and suspended from office in less than a month. Nothing like this has ever happened before in the small, coastal Pasco County municipality of 2,800, said Assistant City Manager Jocilyn Martinez. Last month, Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Mayor Dale Massad after he was arrested Feb. 21 on a variety of charges, including attempted murder. On Tuesday,...
  • Squirrel attacks man at his Sarasota County home

    03/20/2019 7:42:48 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 47 replies
    WFLA ^ | 3/19/2018 | Peter Bernard
    SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - In eastern Sarasota, beware of the crazy squirrel. The offending rodent has gone after four people, using its claws and teeth to injure his victims. “I was walking, walked right here, I was standing right here, I was looking in the truck. It came running up the back side here,” said Robby Armstrong. Armstrong's security camera caught the Saturday sneak attack. “The squirrel ran behind me and jumped on my side, went down my shoulder, got on my elbow and just chomped on me,” said Armstrong. The attack lasted only seconds, but the little guy...
  • Deputies: Arby's manager pepper sprayed employee, chased him with a knife

    03/20/2019 5:20:56 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    WPTV ^ | 3/19/2019
    ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A manager at a Royal Palm Beach Arby's restaurant is accused of using pepper spray on an employee and chasing him with a knife. At 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019, deputies responded to the restaurant located at 9970 Belvedere Road. Coworkers described an argument between the manager, 21-year-old Le'Terria Akins, and an employee, 29-year-old Ernst Point Du Jour. Witnesses told deputies that Point Du Jour was upset about not being released from work and got into a heated argument with Akins. The coworker said Point Du Jour got up close to Akins and...
  • Florida woman catches 10-foot alligator 'pounding' on her front door: 'That’s when I ran'

    02/13/2019 8:55:05 AM PST · by ETL · 55 replies ^ | Feb 13, 2019 | Jennifer Earl | Fox News
    A 350-pound gator greeted an unsuspecting Florida woman at her front door Tuesday morning, causing the panicked homeowner to flee. When Geri Staples heard the aggressive knock, she peeked out of a clear window in her door to see who — or what, rather — was causing the ruckus. To her surprise, an estimated 10-foot-long alligator was on the other side, and it appeared to be frustrated. "I saw him right there and he hit the door, and that’s when I ran [upstairs]. I wasn’t sure if he kept pounding like that if he could actually open the door with his...
  • Not a boy, not a girl. Florida family raising gender-neutral 'theyby'

    02/12/2019 11:38:56 AM PST · by Levy78 · 74 replies
    KVUE Austin ^ | 2/12/19 | Liz Crawford
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Many parents find out the sex of their child before the baby is born. Others opt for the surprise, waiting to hear, "it's a boy" or 'its a girl." However, some families are exploring another option by raising a "gender neutral" child. What's a 'theyby'? Sparrow's parents decided to raise their baby without a known sex, giving Sparrow the option to choose gender free from stereotypes. Instead of "boy" or "girl", gender neutral babies are known as "theybies". "Theybies" refer to babies without a known sex.
  • Man said he’d ‘kill em with kindness’ — that’s the name of his machete, Fla. cops say

    02/08/2019 6:35:33 PM PST · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/14/2019 | Josh Magness
    One Florida man had an interesting interpretation of the phrase “kill ‘em with kindness,” police say. Bryan Duane Stewart, a 30-year-old from Milton, wrote the word “kindness” on a machete — and then tried to stab a neighbor with it on Wednesday, according to a police report McClatchy obtained from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. Jail records from the sheriff’s office say Stewart faces aggravated assault and aggravated battery charges and has a $10,000 bond after he was put behind bars at the Santa Rosa County Jail early Thursday morning. That neighbor went on a shopping run to...
  • Woman arrested, accused of trying to run over deputies

    02/08/2019 5:58:18 PM PST · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    Fox 35 Orlando ^ | 2/8/2019 | Staff
    PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The Brevard County Sheriff's Office says a woman is behind bars, accused of deliberately trying to run over deputies. Deputies responded to a disturbance call in Cape Canaveral on Monday. They say a man called 911 saying that he wanted an intoxicated woman taken out of his home. Deputies say the woman was inside a car in the parking lot when they arrived on scene. They say they approached the car, at which time the woman put the car in reverse, hitting a car that was in her path. Officials say the...
  • Holiday woman with Hello Kitty tattoo arrested after fight over cat food, deputies say

    02/05/2019 9:11:44 AM PST · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    WFLA8 ^ | 2/5/2019 | Staff
    HOLIDAY, Fla. (WFLA) - A Pasco County woman is facing a felony battery charge after deputies say she got into a fight over cat food. Deputies say 46-year-old Shawna Smith got into an argument with the victim around 8 p.m. Monday at her home on Kepner Drive in Holiday. At some point during the argument, deputies say Smith grabbed the victim from behind and threw her to the ground. The arrest report says Smith then started scratching the other woman. The victim suffered several scratches on her arm and neck, deputies say. According to the arrest report, Smith was previously...