Cop cold-cocks unarmed man ‘acting irate’ at restaurant

A police officer in Florida cold-cocked an unarmed homeless man who appeared to challenge the cop’s authority after a report of a disturbance at a Miami Beach restaurant, video shows. Police bodycam footage from the Dec. 3 incident shows a homeless man from Orlando identified as Lowell Poitier Jr., 35, making aggressive gestures toward at least one officer before seemingly […]

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Family of Florida woman who died on first date claim she was left for dead on interstate: report

Jennifer St. Clair fell off a motorcycle on a Florida interstate, according to reports. (Facebook) The family of a Florida woman who reportedly died Friday after falling off a motorcycle during a first date claims her date left her for dead on an interstate, reports said. Jennifer St. Clair, 33, was found dead around 3 a.m. near an Interstate 95 […]

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Florida woman, 85, fighting to keep painting of Virgin Mary on mobile home: 'Have to kill me first'

Millie Francis, 85, says she was inspired to paint a picture of the Virgin Mary on a piece of plywood that replaced a window she wanted removed from her mobile home in Bradenton, Florida. (Mark Young/Bradenton Herald) An 85-year-old Florida woman reportedly says the lawyers representing her trailer park will "have to kill me first" before she lets them remove an […]

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Florida man threatens to kill professor over 7 a.m. final: police

A college student in Florida threatened to kill his professor for scheduling a final exam at 7 a.m., university police officials said. Rafael Decomas, a 20-year-old student at Florida Atlantic University, was arrested Wednesday after sending a tweet at 1 a.m. Tuesday warning his data structure professor that his upcoming morning exam simply wouldn’t work with his schedule, WPLG reports. […]

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Thousands of acres burned in the Everglades

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A fast-moving brush fire in south Florida’s Everglades has burned about 2,300 acres and is only about 50 percent contained. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported on Sunday that the brush fire started in western Broward County on Friday. Scott Peterich, a wildfire mitigation specialist for the Florida Forest Service, said the fire will burn for […]

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Florida man allegedly beat 7-week-old girl to death while changing diaper, report says

Artem Eydelman was charged with first-degree murder. (Courtesy of Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office) A Florida man allegedly admitted to police that he punched a 7-week-old girl in the head after growing frustrated while changing her diaper and was charged Monday with first-degree murder, Fox 13 Tampa reported. Artem Eydelman, 29, was home alone with the girl, Gwendolyn Eydelman, on Nov. […]

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Legendary NFL coach Mike Ditka treated for heart attack

Mike Ditka, the former NFL coach who led the Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl championship in January 1986, was hospitalized in Florida earlier this week after suffering a heart attack, according to reports. Ditka, who turned 79 in October, remained in the hospital as of Friday, but was reportedly doing well, sources told Chicago’s FOX 32. The coach was […]

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Rick Scott defeats Bill Nelson in Florida Senate race after recount fight

Republican Rick Scott squeaked out a win Sunday against Democrat Bill Nelson to become the next U.S. senator to represent Florida. Nelson, who served three terms in the U.S. Senate, met his match in Gov. Rick Scott. Sunday marks Scott’s third close statewide win in less than a decade. The victory also marks the first time in more than a […]

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Video shows Florida burglar taking vending machine for a ride in elevator

The Miami Police Department says detectives are investigating a burglary of an apartment building vending machine.  (Miami Police Department) Police in Miami, Fla., say they are looking for a burglar who was caught on camera pushing a large vending machine into an elevator. The attempted burglary was reported at a 20-story apartment building in May, WSVN-TV reported Friday. “He was […]

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Trump urges Florida to halt vote recount and hand races to Republicans

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Florida election officials to abandon recount efforts and declare Republicans the winners, casting doubt on vote tallies as state officials scrambled to review more than 8 million ballots by a Thursday deadline. Leads by the Republican candidates in two key contested races – one for a seat in the US Senate and […]

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