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    By Gisela Crespo and Susannah Cullinane | CNN A Florida golfer is believed to have drowned after falling into a golf club pond while looking for his lost ball Sunday morning, police say. Hermilo Jazmines of Lutz, Florida, was playing golf with a friend at the East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Sunday. “At about 7:37 a.m., Jazmines teed off at hole number three and was last seen looking for his ball near the green. Jazmines’ golf cart was parked on the cart path and his putter was found lying on the ground near the water,” the sheriff’s office said. Deputies were called after Jazmines was reported missing and helped the Oldsmar Fire Department search the wooded area and the edge of the pond, the release said. “The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office dive team responded and located Jazmines submerged...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Isabel Pupo was all smiles, just days after she opened her eyes from a medically induced coma. Doctors, at times, were convinced it would not happen, as the 55-year-old was on the verge of death. READ MORE: Astronauts Install Support Frames On International Space Station For New Solar Panels “During that time, I actually told the family on numerous occasions, unfortunately, that she was going to pass away and we are going to have to stop,” said Dr. Steven DeBeer, a cardiothoracic surgeon. Pupo got admitted into Mount Sinai Medical Center back in July with severe Covid and Pneumonia. Doctors say her oxygen levels were considered “unlivable.” “I remember calling up doctor DeBeer and I said, Steve with such a high BMI and very obese can you consider her for an ECMO machine,” said Dr. Ari Ciment, a pulmonologist. She was then considered and put on an...
    Miami — Isabel Pupo was all smiles just days after she opened her eyes from a medically induced coma. Doctors, at times, were convinced it would not happen, as the 55-year-old was on the verge of death, CBS Miami reports.  "During that time, I actually told the family on numerous occasions, unfortunately, that she was going to pass away and we are going to have to stop," said Dr. Steven DeBeer, a cardiothoracic surgeon in Florida. Pupo was admitted into Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach back in July with severe COVID-19 and pneumonia. Doctors say her oxygen levels were considered "unlivable." "I remember calling up Dr. DeBeer and I said, Steve can you even consider this lady with such a high BMI, very obese?" said Dr. Ari Ciment, a pulmonologist. She was then considered and put on an ECMO machine, a respiratory life support treatment, for 67...
    A Florida woman is celebrating overcoming her 150-day battle with COVID-19.  Isabel Pupo, 55, was admitted to Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach back in July with a serious case of coronavirus. She was also suffering from pneumonia. 'I actually told the family on numerous occasions, unfortunately, that she was going to pass away and we are going to have to stop,' Dr. Steven DeBeer told CBSMiami, referring to her ECMO life support. Pupo's high BMI made it risky to hook her up to an ECMO machine, which temporarily provides support to take the place of lung and heart functions. Eventually, Pupo was selected for ECMO machine treatment, which lasted 67 days, during which her breathing was still a struggle. 'I remember listening to my daughter’s voice from the phone,' Pupo said about being in a medically induced coma. 'They would put the phone near my ear and all I remember was...
    A Florida woman was arrested Wednesday for hiding her roommate’s body in a trash can so she could collect his Social Security benefits, authorities said. Michelle Haney, 48, told deputies she found her roommate, Jon Leonard, dead in their Bradenton mobile home in July, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. But instead of calling the sheriff’s office, Haney stuffed Leonard’s body in a closet for three weeks. When that short-sighted plan became unbearable, she put the rotting corpse in a trash bin and left it with a neighbor, authorities said. Haney allegedly told the neighbor she’d come back for the bin later. But after two months, Haney still hadn’t shown up. The neighbor decided to open the trash bin on Tuesday, and discovered Leonard’s still-decomposing body, authorities said. Haney later admitted to deputies she had hidden Leonard’s body so she could collect his Social Security checks....
    A Florida woman swiped a $15,000 diamond ring from a jewelry store after making a fuss about a previous purchase, police said Thursday. The jewel heist took place on Feb. 10 at Gold Silver Creations in Key West, according to The Miami Herald. Store manager Bigya Niroula said the unidentified woman came into the shop and “was complaining a lot.” “She said, ‘Can I try the ring, please?’ I said, ‘Sure,’” she recalled. She chose a size 7 14-carat white gold ring with three diamonds. As Niroula helped someone else, the sticky-fingered customer swapped out the pricey gem for one of her own rings and left the store, cops said. The manager was able to snap some photos of the suspect, who was wearing a floral skin-tight outfit, leopard-print mask and her hair in two buns. She is believed to be from Homestead but may be living with her boyfriend...
    More On: florida Cancun relaxes COVID-19 rules ahead of spring break travel Bible Beltless: Naked man clutching Bible reportedly shot in Florida complex Woman returns Purple Heart to man’s family after finding it at thrift store In-house experts are new luxury tower perks: From fly fishing to feng shui A Florida woman swiped a $15,000 diamond ring from a jewelry store after making a fuss about a previous purchase, police said Thursday. The jewel heist took place on Feb. 10 at Gold Silver Creations in Key West, according to The Miami Herald. Store manager Bigya Niroula said the unidentified woman came into the shop and “was complaining a lot.” “She said, ‘Can I try the ring, please?’ I said, ‘Sure,'” she recalled. She chose a size 7 14-carat white gold ring with three diamonds. As Niroula helped someone else, the sticky-fingered customer swapped out the pricey gem for one...
    A pregnant woman was shot outside of a hospital in Celebration, Fla. on Thursday in what police said was an "isolated incident." The Osceola County Sheriff's Department said on Twitter that a suspect was in custody, with officials telling local NBC affiliate WESH 2 that an unidentified man had committed the shooting. "Our deputies responded to a Shooting in the vicinity of Advent Health in Celebration. This was an isolated incident. The victim is a pregnant female who sustained critical injuries and is receiving treatment. Her condition is stable. Suspect is in custody," the department tweeted. "Sheriff Marcos R. Lopez and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office thank the quick response of the community and the outstanding work of the deputies attending this case. More information will be released once we process the details of the case," the department continued. Our deputies responded to a Shooting in the vicinity of Advent Health...
    POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida woman who set fire last fall to 10 garbage trucks outside a solid waste business where she worked has been arrested, authorities said. Saprell Frazier, 43, was taken into custody during a traffic stop Friday in Pompano Beach, a day after being placed under surveillance, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office report. She was charged with one count of burglary with structural damage and 11 counts of second-degree arson. According to a news release, surveillance video from the early morning hours of Oct. 18 shows a person in a garbage bag suit and goggles break into the Waste Pro compound in Pompano Beach, just north of Fort Lauderdale. Investigators said the intruder torched the gate before walking around the compound and setting fire to multiple trucks. Before leaving, the person opened a door to the building and placed a bottle containing a...
    POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida woman who set fire last fall to 10 garbage trucks outside a solid waste business where she worked has been arrested, authorities said. Saprell Frazier, 43, was taken into custody during a traffic stop Friday in Pompano Beach, a day after being placed under surveillance, according to a Broward Sheriff’s Office report. She was charged with one count of burglary with structural damage and 11 counts of second-degree arson. According to a news release, surveillance video from the early morning hours of Oct. 18 shows a person in a garbage bag suit and goggles break into the Waste Pro compound in Pompano Beach, just north of Fort Lauderdale. Investigators said the intruder torched the gate before walking around the compound and setting fire to multiple trucks. Before leaving, the person opened a door to the building and placed a bottle containing...
    US Capitol siege in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images A Florida woman was arrested after threatening to shoot FBI agents investigating her ties to the Capitol siege. Suzanne Kaye, 59, was charged with one count of knowingly and intentionally transmitting in interstate commerce a communication containing a threat to injure a person. Kaye and her lawyer invoked the Fifth Amendment and will not speak to investigators during the case. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Florida woman who threatened to shoot members of the FBI during an ongoing investigation of her ties to the January 6 Capitol insurrection was arrested, according to the Department of Justice. Suzanne Kaye, 59, was charged with one count of knowingly and intentionally transmitting in interstate commercea communication containing a threat to injure a person. According to court filings, the FBI received a tip in mid-January suggesting...
    New York : Illustrative image of a supermarket. Photo: ETIENNE LAURENT / EFE MIAMI – The Attorneys of Jennifer Susan Wright, the doctor of Miami who was arrested for allegedly attacking and insulting a Hispanic, they denied that she had committed a “hate crime” and pointed out that the accusation “is full of lies.” Wright, 58, an anesthesiologist at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach (Florida), was arrested and later released on bail for assaulting a Hispanic man, who was also insulted with racist expressions and damaged his car. According to a court document to which Efe had access, the woman faces three charges, including manipulation and assault with prejudice, the latter a serious crime. “We hope to discredit this disgusting attack against our client, which is full of lies and information twisted to fit someone else’s political agenda,” says a statement by...
    Miami : Today is Tuesday, February 23 and these are the main news of the day: 1.- As of today, the Jackson Health System will begin to receive appointments online for the vaccination of people between 55 and 64 years old. In addition to meeting the age requirement, they must have a signed medical order stating that they suffer from one of the 13 approved medical conditions. You don’t have to be a Jackson patient. 2.- Karla Morataya woke up today with more than 15 knife wounds at Jackson Memorial Hospital. The woman assures that it was caused by her ex-partner, Alberto Smith, who entered her house this Sunday and attacked her and her boyfriend, who bled to death at the scene. And all in front of the woman’s son. The suspect fled, but died on the run when his vehicle crashed. 3.- They revealed the images of...
    A woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly robbed a bank in Florida in an electric wheelchair and threatened to kill everyone inside, according to reports.  The unidentified woman got into an argument with a teller at Regions Bank in downtown Jacksonville before announcing she was robbing the place, Jacksonville's WJXT's reported.  Authorities said the woman was given cash before leaving the bank, located just a few blocks from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office headquarters. She was taken into custody a short time later. SUSPECT IN BRAZEN NYC CHANEL ROBBERY CAUGHT ON VIDEO IS ARRESTED IN FLORIDA Regions Bank, located in downtown Jacksonville.  (Google Maps) No one was injured during the robbery, according to the sheriff's office. FLORIDA SHERIFF'S DEPUTY RESCUES MISSING GIRL, 13, FROM MOTEL ROOM WITH MAN SHE MET ONLINE: POLICE Authorities added that the woman never displayed a weapon, according to the station.  CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP...
    A Florida woman was arrested after she, in a whiskey-fueled rant on TikTok, allegedly threatened to shoot FBI agents who called to ask her if they could come to her home to interview her about her activity in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Suzanne Kaye, 59, from Boca Raton, Fla., was charged with making a communication in interstate commerce that threatened to kill agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida said in a statement Friday. DEFENSE SEC. SAYS NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO LEAVE BY MID-MARCH, BUT LONG-TERM SECURITY CONCERNS LINGER The FBI received an online tip to the National Threat Operation Center (NTOC) on Jan. 16 that Kaye posted information on her Facebook page that she was present at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to the criminal complaint affidavit filed last week....
    Pro-Trump protestors clash with police during the tally of electoral votes that that would certify Joe Biden as the winner of the U.S. presidential election outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/For The Washington Post via Getty Images A Florida woman was charged for threatening to shoot FBI agents online, according to the DOJ.  The FBI contacted  Suzanne Kaye to investigate a tip about her travel to D.C for the Capitol riot. The videos were posted on her social media accounts including Tik Tok, Miami New Times reported. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Florida woman was charged after she threatened to "shoot" FBI agents in a video published on multiple social media accounts, according to a press release from the Department of Justice citing a criminal complaint.  According to the press release, the FBI reached out to Suzanne...
    MIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman was arrested on charges she threatened to kill FBI agents who were investigating a tip that she was at the U.S. Capitol during the January insurrection, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Suzanne Kaye, 59, was contacted by the FBI last month but she denied having traveled to Washington. Authorities had received a tip with information Kaye had made Facebook posts saying she was at the Capitol on Jan. 6. However, after reviewing her social media accounts, they had not found anything related. Kaye posted a video on her Facebook page days after the FBI called her, saying she would not speak to the agents without counsel and that she would exercise her Second Amendment rights and shoot them if they went to her house, the criminal complaint says. Prosecutors say the video was also shared on the social media platforms Instagram...
    “You’re gonna have to arrest me,” said Suzanne Kaye of Boca Raton, Florida, in a TikTok video she posted before being arrested. Federal prosecutors are charging the 59-year-old Kaye, who describes herself as an “angry patriot hippie,” with “making a communication in interstate commerce that threatened to kill agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” In a video captioned “Fuck the FBI” posted at the end of January, Kaye reacted to questions from the FBI over her trip to Washington, D.C. on January 6, in relation to the Capitol riots. “Hi friends. I’m here to let you know I need to drink. Just got a call from the FBI. They want to come talk to me about my visit to D.C. on January 6th,” says Kaye in the video. “I told them, bro, I ain’t gonna talk to you unless I have counsel. And being that I can’t afford counsel...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Hollywood Police Department has released a new photo of missing 21-year-old Noemi Bolivar. Bolivar was seen entering a bus in the 7000 block of Sheridan Street on February 11, 2021. She was wearing a black and white T-shirt, denim shorts, teal sneakers, black sunglasses and a mask. READ MORE: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Flags At Half Staff For Rush Limbaugh Police say Bolivar got off of the bus alone in the 800 block of Sheridan Street. Bolivar went missing on Thursday, February 11. Authorities say they were able to ping Bolivar’s cell phone near the beach in Hollywood but were unable to locate her at that location. Hollywood Police Criminal Investigation Division is currently working on this case and are following any leads that could help find Bolivar. According to her parents, she was last heard from on a Snapchat...
    PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – Federal prosecutors have charged a Florida woman with threatening to kill FBI agents, in a video she posted on social media. According to a federal complaint, Suzanne Kaye, 59, from Boca Raton, was being investigated for possible involvement in the capitol insurrection on January 6. The complaint states agents contacted her after she posted information on her Facebook page that she was present at the U.S. Capitol on that day. READ MORE: Mass COVID Vaccination Site Coming To Miami Dade College North Campus, 3 Other Locations Across State Kaye denied having traveled to Washington D.C. but agents still wanted to interview her and she agreed. Just days later, the complaint states, she posted a video on her Facebook page titled, “ANGRY Patriot Hippie” which was captioned, “F— the FBI!!”  In the video, Kaye takes a giant swig of Jack Daniels red label before announcing that she...
    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a missing 21-year-old woman who failed to show up for a Zoom Bible study hours after visiting a South Florida nature center a week ago. Noemi Bolivar’s parents told CBS4 their last contact from Bolivar was a Snapchat message while she was in Anne Kolb Nature Center on Feb. 11. “She’s just a nature girl. She loves birds. That’s her passion, go look at the birds and the plants and everything,” Marycel Bolivar told WPLG. In the week since Bolivar went missing, Hollywood police, her family and community members have searched the area multiple times. Authorities pinged Bolivar’s phone near Hollywood Beach but were unable to locate her. “I don’t think Noemi would run away from home,” Karem Ryker, a family friend told the South Florida SunSentinel. “I don’t think this is a prank. I don’t think she is hiding out at...
    MIAMI (AP) — A convicted pimp and his alleged accomplice are in custody, accused of grooming an 18-year-old from central Florida for prostitution, authorities said. Saint Matthew Hopson, 32, and Atilia Cleto Thomas, 19, each face charges that include felony human trafficking and forcing, compelling and coercing someone to become a prostitute, according to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. They were arrested on Feb. 13. An arrest report said that on Jan. 14, Hopson met the Lakeland teen on Facebook Dating and began grooming her. The next day, he drove to central Florida to meet her, and brought her back with him to Miami, where they stayed in a hotel, the Miami Herald reported. They went shopping at Victoria's Secret and Hopson had the teen pose for photos in the clothes that he bought her, the report said. Hopson then asked Thomas to post the pictures on an online escort...
    A Trump-supporting Florida woman has been charged after filming herself threatening to 'shoot' FBI agents who questioned her over the Capitol riots. Suzanne Kaye, 58, from Boca Raton, Florida, was contacted by the FBI over her 'visit to DC on January 6', a criminal complaint filed on Monday revealed. Following her conversation with the agents, Kaye released a rage-fuelled video of herself chugging Jack Daniels Cinnamon Spice from the bottle while 'Every Breath You Take' plays in the background. In it, she says she has a right to 'carry a gun to shoot your f****** a** if you come to my house'. Poll worker Kaye - who has a history of violence - has been charged with threatening to injure another person. Suzanne Kaye, 58, (left) has been charged after filming herself threatening to 'shoot' FBI agents who questioned her over the Capitol riots. Kaye (right in her video) from...
    Loading the player... A 45-year-old trans woman was found dead on Feb. 4 in her northeast Miami-Dade condo, and police are now on the hunt for her killer.  Calling the murder of Alexus Braxton a “violent and vicious” attack, Miami-Dade Police Detective Juan Segovia said, “The family was left with no closure, and they’re suffering tremendously because of the death and the manner in which our victim was murdered.”  Alexus Jordan, a 45-year-old trans woman, was found dead on Feb. 4 in her northeast Miami-Dade home. Police are now on the hunt for her killer. (NBC 6) Braxton’s family grew worried after not hearing from her, and they called the police to do a wellness check at her Carmel at the California Condominiums. The responding officer made the gruesome discovery.  “Lord have mercy, I never, ever thought it would happen,” said Braxton’s mother, Joenita, told NBC 6 of South Florida.  Read...
    Florida authorities are searching for a suspect in the murder of a black transgender woman who was killed in a “violent and vicious” attack in her apartment earlier this month. Alexus Braxton, 45, was found dead in her apartment at the Carmel at the California Condominiums in Miami around 10 p.m. on Feb. 4, according to Miami police. Her mother and sister called 911 after arriving at Braxton’s apartment and not hearing from her, WTVJ reported. “Whoever did this, you need to come forward,” Braxton’s sister, Neki, told the outlet. “You hurting our family. What would the reason be for you to do such a crime and do such an act on a beautiful person?” Cops say they have surveillance footage of a person they believe has information about Braxton’s murder. Surveillance footage shows the attacker entering Alexus Braxton’s apartment...
    MIAMI (AP) — Police in South Florida are searching for clues in what they say is the “violent and vicious" death of a 45-year-old transgender woman. The body of Alexus Braxton was found Feb. 4 inside her condominium at the Carmel at the California Condominiums, Miami-Dade police Detective Juan Segovia said in a video posted on Twitter. “The family was left with no closure, and they’re suffering tremendously because of the death and the manner in which our victim was murdered,” Segovia said. Police said Braxton’s mother and sister were concerned and went to the home to check on her. They called authorities because they felt something was suspicious. The officer found Braxton's body. “Lord have mercy, I never, ever thought it would happen,” Braxton’s mother, Joenita, told NBC6. Police want to talk to a person spotted on surveillance video who may have information about Braxton's death. Copyright 2021 The Associated...
    A convicted felon from Florida is wanted for theft after he allegedly stole a diamond engagement ring from his fiancée to propose to a second woman, after meeting both of them on the same dating website OKCupid using two fake identities.  Joseph Davis, 48, is wanted on a felony charge for reportedly stealing around $6,270 worth of jewelry from his girlfriend in Orange City including the ring he gave to her when he proposed and a ring that belonged to her grandmother.  He is accused of using the engagement ring to propose to a second woman in Orlando, 30 miles away.  Now the women, who both ended their relationships with the man they knew as 'Joe Brown' and 'Marcus Brown' have teamed up with police to bring him for questioning.   Joseph Davis, 48, (pictured) is wanted on a felony charge for reportedly stealing around $6,270 worth of jewelry from his...
    A Florida woman accused of repeatedly stabbing her sister with an EpiPen allegedly justified her actions by telling police that she's 'allergic to drunks'.     Joanna Zielinski, 62, was arrested on Thursday in Naples and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery for her attack on her sister Laura, 64.  Police said the two women were drinking together at their home when Laura fell asleep on the couch.  Joanna stayed awake and consumed more alcohol and narcotics before she 'went crazy and attacked Laura with an EpiPen, stabbing her with it multiple times', a police report states.  Joanna Zielinski, 62, (left) was arrested on Thursday in Naples and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery for allegedly stabbing her sister Laura (right) repeatedly with an EpiPen Officers with the Naples Police Department responded to the Zielinksi home at around 10.30pm after someone called 911 and then hung up, WBBH reported.  Laura told...
    Loading the player... Last September, Diamonds Ford was arrested for shooting a Jacksonville Sheriff SWAT team officer after law enforcement broke a window while serving a search warrant. The Jacksonville, Florida woman, who was woken the morning of Sept. 28 by the sound of glass breaking, is now asking that charges brought against her be dropped arguing that she was unaware that it was law enforcement attempting to enter her home when she fired gunshots through the window. The bullets hit an officer’s bulletproof vest. As reported by Insider, both Ford and her fiance Anthony Gantt are charged with attempted murder of a police officer and intent to distribute marijuana. The SWAT team was executing a search warrant from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Ford claims that she was unaware that law enforcement was outside of her home and only fired her weapon because she thought an intruder was...
    Loading the player... Deputies are looking for a Volusia County, Florida man who is accused of stealing an engagement ring from a woman he was dating and giving it to another woman he was dating. Joseph Davis, 48, is wanted by authorities on a felony charge of grand theft, WESH 2 reported. (Credit: VOLUSIA SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT) Investigators said Davis stole an engagement ring and wedding bands from the jewelry box of his girlfriend in Orange City and used them to propose to his other girlfriend in Orlando. Read More: World Series champ Mookie Betts engaged to middle school sweetheart According to WESH 2, investigators said Davis went by “Joe Brown” with one girlfriend and “Marcus Brown” with the other. Officials said Davis met both women on the dating site OkCupid in 2015 and 2016, and the two women involved in the case have now teamed up to help...
    Florida woman demands Tom Brady apologize for Lombardi Trophy toss. Drunk Tom Brady is the gift that keeps on giving and now there’s a whole new element of hilarity to throw (pun intended) into the mix. Apparently, there’s a woman in Florida who is pretty mad he threw the Lombardi Trophy from his boat into the arms of someone in another boat. The woman, Lorraine Grohs, is the daughter of Greg Grohs who was the designer behind the first Vince Lombardi Trophy. He worked for Tiffany and Company as a silversmith for nearly 30 years. “It just upset me that this trophy was disgraced and disrespected by being thrown as if it was a real football,” said Grohs (h/t Fox4Now). “I have a big history of this trophy being made by my father and it’s such an honor and I know all the craftsmen that made it when my dad was there also at Tiffany’s and...
    He’ll be spending Valentine’s Day alone. A Florida man is on the run after stealing one girlfriend’s old engagement ring so he could use it to propose to his other girlfriend, authorities said. Joseph Davis, 48, is wanted on a grand theft charge after allegedly betraying two girlfriends he met on the dating site OKCupid, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Thursday. Brown used the alias “Joe Brown” with one girlfriend, and “Marcus Brown” with the other, authorities said. Girlfriend No. 1 — who lives in Orange City, and who had dated Davis since 2015 — told detectives she learned through some Facebook sleuthing that Davis, a convicted felon, was engaged to the second woman. Worse, she saw on the second woman’s Facebook page that her rival was wearing an engagement ring and wedding band identical to her own from a previous marriage,...
    More On: florida man Florida man steals car carrying 30 vials of COVID-19 vaccine Ardor in the court: Burglary suspect flirts with judge, still gets $5K bail Man tries to board flight from Florida with 22 pounds of meth Literal Florida man busted for calling 911 for a ride home He’ll be spending Valentine’s Day alone. A Florida man is on the run after stealing one girlfriend’s old engagement ring so he could use it to propose to his other girlfriend, authorities said. Joseph Davis, 48, is wanted on a grand theft charge after allegedly betraying two girlfriends he met on the dating site OKCupid, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Thursday. Brown used the alias “Joe Brown” with one girlfriend, and “Marcus Brown” with the other, authorities said. Girlfriend No. 1 — who lives in Orange City, and who had dated Davis...
    ORANGE CITY, Fla. -- A Florida man stole an engagement ring and wedding bands from a girlfriend and used them to propose to another girlfriend, according to authorities.Volusia County Sheriff's deputies said Thursday they have issued an arrest warrant for Joseph Davis, 48, who had not been found as of Friday.Their investigation started earlier this year when a woman from Orange City, Florida, told detectives she had discovered her boyfriend was actually engaged to someone else. When she looked up the fiancée's Facebook page, she noticed a photo of her wearing a wedding band and engagement ring that was identical to her own from a prior marriage, the sheriff's office said in a news release.When the Orange City woman checked her jewelry box, she found her rings were missing, as were several other pieces of jewelry, including a diamond ring that belonged to her grandmother. The total value of the...
    A Florida woman allegedly woke her sister up by drunkenly stabbing her with an EpiPen Thursday night, then explained to police that she's "allergic to drunks," WBBH reports.  Joanna Zielinski, 62, was booked into a Collier County Jail on one count of domestic battery Thursday, according to arrest records.  FLORIDA MAN STOLE RINGS FROM 1 GIRLFRIEND, USED THEM TO PROPOSE TO ANOTHER: POLICE WBBH reports that the sister was drinking with Zielinski then went to bed, but woke up some time later to Zielinski repeatedly stabbing her with the EpiPen.  "I’m allergic to drunks," Zielinski told police, according to the local news outlet. "So I injected her with the EpiPen so she wouldn’t be drunk anymore; what’s the big deal?" CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP    Zielinski is due in court on Mar. 1. Paul Best is a reporter for FOX Business and Fox News. Follow him on twitter at @KincaidBest.
    ORANGE CITY (CBSMiami/AP) – A Florida man is a wanted man for stealing an engagement ring and wedding band from a girlfriend and using them to propose to another lover, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, and he met both women on the same dating app. Investigators have issued an arrest warrant for Joseph Davis, 48, who had not been found as of Friday. RELATED: The Message Of Love Continues Now: Service Projects Honor Those Who Died IN Parkland School Shooting Their investigation started earlier this year when a woman from Orange City, located halfway between Orlando and Daytona Beach, told detectives she had discovered her boyfriend was actually engaged to someone else. When she looked up the fiancée’s Facebook page, she noticed a photo of her wearing a wedding band and engagement ring that was identical to her own from a prior marriage, the sheriff’s office said in...
    Florida police are on the hunt Friday for a convicted felon accused of stealing an engagement ring and wedding bands from his girlfriend and then using the jewelry to propose to another lover.  Joseph L. Davis -- a 48-year-old who went by the aliases "Joe Brown" and "Marcus Brown" to separate women in Orange City and nearby Orlando, respectively -- has a warrant out for his arrest by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office on a felony charge of grand theft. Police say both women have since dumped Davis after learning of the infidelity and are working with investigators and each other to help bring him into custody.  "Earlier this year, the Orange City woman came forward and told detectives that she discovered her boyfriend was actually engaged to someone else," the sheriff’s office said in a statement. "When she looked up the fiancée’s Facebook page, she noticed a photo of her wearing a wedding band and engagement ring that was identical to her own, from a prior marriage."  Joseph L. Davis, shown here, remains...
    ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man stole an engagement ring and wedding bands from a girlfriend and used them to propose to another girlfriend, according to authorities. Volusia County Sheriff's deputies said Thursday they have issued an arrest warrant for Joseph Davis, 48, who had not been found as of Friday. Their investigation started earlier this year when a woman from Orange City, Florida, told detectives she had discovered her boyfriend was actually engaged to someone else. When she looked up the fiancée’s Facebook page, she noticed a photo of her wearing a wedding band and engagement ring that was identical to her own from a prior marriage, the sheriff's office said in a news release. When the Orange City woman checked her jewelry box, she found her rings were missing, as were several other pieces of jewelry, including a diamond ring that belonged to her grandmother. The...
    Loading the player... A Florida woman who was shot in the face by a rubber bullet during a Black Lives Matter demonstration last year has received an apology from a city official. Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Ben Sorensen reached out to LaToya Ratlieff on Wednesday, news outlets reported. Read More: KKK member who drove into BLM protesters sentenced to 3 years “I just felt like it was appropriate to reach out and see how she’s doing and talk with her about working together to improve police reform,” Sorensen said. Ratlieff told news outlets it was the first time anyone from the city has said they are sorry for what happened to her last May when she was struck in the eye by a bullet fired by a Fort Lauderdale police officer as a peaceful protest over the killing of George Floyd quickly escalated. Floyd, a Black man, was killed while...
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was shot in the face by a rubber bullet during a Black Lives Matter demonstration last year has received an apology from a city official. Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Ben Sorensen reached out to LaToya Ratlieff on Wednesday, news outlets reported. “I just felt like it was appropriate to reach out and see how she’s doing and talk with her about working together to improve police reform,” Sorensen said. Ratlieff told news outlets it was the first time anyone from the city has said they are sorry for what happened to her last May when she was struck in the eye by a bullet fired by a Fort Lauderdale police officer as a peaceful protest over the killing of George Floyd quickly escalated. Floyd, a Black man, was killed while being arrested by a white police officer in Minnesota last year. His...
    Jacksonville, Florida — A group of activists and lawyers is calling for Florida authorities to drop charges against a Black woman who said she was acting in self-defense when she shot and wounded an officer during a raid on her home last year. Diamonds Ford, 28, has said she never heard the SWAT officers identify themselves as law enforcement and thought she was firing at an intruder, as evidenced by the fact that Ford called 911 after firing her weapon. Ford's lawyer, Stephen Kelly, said Monday that the 911 call demonstrates that Ford didn't know police were entering her Jacksonville home. "Miss Ford, just hearing her voice, she was in fear," Kelly said during a news conference outside the Duval County Courthouse. "She thought she was going to die that day." Ford and her 28-year-old fiancé, Anthony Gantt, are facing charges of attempted murder of a law...
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A group of activists and lawyers are calling for Florida authorities to drop charges against a Black woman who said she was acting in self-defense when she shot and wounded an officer during a raid on her home last year. Diamonds Ford, 28, has said she never heard the SWAT officers identify themselves as law enforcement and thought she was firing at an intruder, as evidenced by the fact that Ford called 911 after firing her weapon. Ford’s lawyer, Stephen Kelly, said Monday that the 911 call demonstrates that Ford didn’t know police were entering her Jacksonville home. “Miss Ford, just hearing her voice, she was in fear,” Kelly said during a news conference outside the Duval County Courthouse. “She thought she was going to die that day.” Ford and her 28-year-old fiancé, Anthony Gantt, are facing charges of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A Florida man fatally shot a woman in front of a police officer and then was also fatally shot Saturday, authorities said. While the officer fired at the suspect, it wasn’t immediately known if he was killed by the officer or died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Sarasota Police Chief Jim Rieser. The officer responded to a report of gunshots and a woman screaming and arrived to find the man with a gun. The suspect then shot the woman, Rieser said. The deputy wasn’t injured and was placed on administrative leave under department policy, Rieser said. Trending On CBSMiami.com ‘This Pillow Fight Just Got Very Real’: David Hogg Starting Pillow Company To Rival MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Florida Middle School Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student Major Shakeup For Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Administration The department didn’t release the names of the officer, the...
    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man fatally shot a woman in front of a police officer and then was also fatally shot Saturday, authorities said. While the officer fired at the suspect, it wasn't immediately known if he was killed by the officer or died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Sarasota Police Chief Jim Rieser. The officer responded to a report of gunshots and a woman screaming and arrived to find the man with a gun. The suspect then shot the woman, Rieser said. The deputy wasn't injured and was placed on administrative leave under department policy, Rieser said. The department didn't release the names of the officer, the shooter or the woman killed. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Florida, Associated Press
    A Florida police officer has been fired after allegedly mocking a female co-worker’s concerns on the spread of COVID-19 and hugging her against her will.  According to a review of the case obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, the Longwood Police Department found that Cpl. David Hernandez was “not fully forthcoming and not truthful” about allegations from his co-worker during an investigation on the July incident.   Police Chief David Dowda wrote in his review that after Hernandez allegedly approached the woman to give her a hug, the employee told Hernandez not to touch her and then “physically backed away” and “crossed her arms.”  “This was more than sufficient indication for you to know to stop trying to embrace her; however you ignored her comments and moments later embraced her,” Dowda added.  The employee, who was not identified by name, filed a complaint against Hernandez, in which she said that he “disregarded...
    Mark Makela/Getty Images Leslie Socolov accosted a man, calling him a "stupid Jew," in a video shared on Twitter. Socolov, who wore a Miami-Dade Police Department jacket, is a retired employee of the department. In 2015, she reportedly killed a veteran, but was not prosecuted due to a Florida hit-and-run law. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A woman wearing a Miami-Dade Homicide jacket got out of her car outside a Boca Raton, Florida, restaurant Satuday to accost another driver, telling him, "Just because you're Jewish and a Democrat doesn't give you the right to stay there." The woman, identified as Leslie Socolov, worked for the Miami-Dade Police Department for close to 20 years in a civilian role as a stenographer for the homicide unit, the Miami Herald reported. Socolov, whom the police department said has retired, was responsible for the death of a homeless man in...
    A Florida teen wanted in connection to the shooting death of a woman inside her apartment Sunday night has been caught after more than a day on the run, investigators said Tuesday. Michael Lecorn, 16, was identified as the suspect in the murder of 41-year-old Fonda Gandy inside her apartment on Vizcaya Lake Road in Ocoee, about 12 miles west of Orlando, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. INDIANAPOLIS TEEN CHARGED WITH 6 COUNTS OF MURDER IN SLAYING OF FAMILY, PREGNANT WOMAN Lecorn fled the scene and was considered "armed and dangerous," investigators said. A $5,000 reward was offered for information leading to his arrest. The shooting unfolded around 11 p.m. after an argument broke out between Gandy, her sister and the suspect, FOX35 Orlando reported, citing investigators. Gandy’s father, Anthony, told the station that Gandy and his other daughter, LaWanda, had asked Lecorn to leave when his granddaughter brought the...
    This is the comical moment a mischievous wild deer attempts to steal a woman's salad as she eats outside at a picnic table. Madeline May, 25, had been enjoying a wholesome tuna salad when she encountered the hungry buck trying to make a play for her meal in Big Pine Key, Florida. Footage shows the sneaky woodland creature slowly approach Ms May, who is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, before trying to eat the food directly from her styrofoam box. Madeline May, 25, eats her salad in Big Pine Key, Florida, when the wild buck tries to eat her meal Ms May films the sneaky woodland creature as it approaches her at the picnic table  During the clip, which has now gathered more than 330,00 likes on TikTok, Ms May, sits at the picnic table and says: 'I'm sitting outside enjoying my salad and I've been spotted.' As the brazen deer approaches...
    A condominium association in Florida is suing a 78-year-old woman over the feeding of a stray cat. A lawsuit filed earlier this month in Tampa accuses Joan P. Hussey of breaking the rules by attracting and feeding "stray cats/animals" in and around the common areas of the Tampa Racquet Club Condominium, the Tampa Bay Times reported. FLORIDA ANGLERS CATCH RECORD-BREAKING SWORDFISH THAT WEIGHS 767 POUNDS The lawsuit doesn’t specify the number of cats or other animals Hussey is alleged to be feeding. "The continued presence of the stray cats may also induce unwanted health issues to those surrounding neighbors and/or tenants and could cause unwarranted damage to the Association’s common elements," the lawsuit says. Hussey told the newspaper she only feeds a black-and-white cat she had fixed years ago and calls Cleo. She said she puts a bowl of dry cat food under her car in its covered parking space, picks...
    Two months after the barefoot body of a Palisades Park native was found in a rural area of Florida, authorities have finally identified her – but they still don’t know how she died. Relatives from North Jersey who's seen social media posts helped identify Maryann Zoon, 65, who’d apparently lived alone in Fort Pierce near a stretch of road with no surrounding houses where a work crew found her decomposing remains in November. She hadn't been reported missing, authorities said. Although they don’t suspect any wrongdoing, detectives with the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office were trying to piece together Zoon’s final days and hours. “That’s where our investigation turns now,” Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Brian Hester told reporters this week. “We still don’t believe that this was a homicide. There’s nothing leading us to believe that. “But we do need to try to figure out why she was out there and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A lawsuit filed earlier this month in Tampa accuses an elderly resident of breaking the rules of a condo association by attracting and feeding “stray cats/animals” in and around the common areas of the Tampa Racquet Club Condominium. The Tampa Bay Times reported that the lawsuit doesn’t specify the number of cats or other animals Joan P. Hussey, 78, is alleged to be feeding. “The continued presence of the stray cats may also induce unwanted health issues to those surrounding neighbors and/or tenants and could cause unwarranted damage to the Association’s common elements,” the lawsuit says. Hussey told the newspaper she only feeds a black-and-white cat she had fixed years ago and calls Cleo. She said she puts a bowl of dry cat food under her car in its covered parking space, picks up the bowl after Cleo eats. “I’m terribly surprised'” said Hussey. “I’ve had cats...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A lawsuit filed earlier this month in Tampa accuses an elderly resident of breaking the rules of a condo association by attracting and feeding “stray cats/animals” in and around the common areas of the Tampa Racquet Club Condominium. The Tampa Bay Times reported that the lawsuit doesn’t specify the number of cats or other animals Joan P. Hussey, 78, is alleged to be feeding. “The continued presence of the stray cats may also induce unwanted health issues to those surrounding neighbors and/or tenants and could cause unwarranted damage to the Association’s common elements,” the lawsuit says. Hussey told the newspaper she only feeds a black-and-white cat she had fixed years ago and calls Cleo. She said she puts a bowl of dry cat food under her car in its covered parking space, picks up the bowl after Cleo eats. “I’m terribly surprised'” said Hussey. “I’ve had cats...
    Cold-case investigators in Ohio and Florida are looking into possible connections between a death row inmate and at least two unsolved murders and disappearances of women from 30 years ago.  Roland 'Rollie' Davis, 68, is already facing capital punishment in Ohio for the 2000 murder and robbery of 86-year-old retired nurse Elizabeth Sheeler in Newark. In November 2020, Davis was charged with the brutal rape and murder of Sharon Gill, 42, who was stabbed 39 times inside her home in Deep Creek, Florida, on March 21, 1990. The victim’s then-18-year-old daughter, Krista, discovered her mother's lifeless body after returning home from school. Scroll down for video  Roland 'Rollie' Davis, 68 (left), who is on death row in Ohio for the murder and robbery of Elizabeth Sheeler, 86 (right), a retired nurse, is being investigated in connection to cold cases in Florida  Davis, pictured in a mugshot in...
    Melissa Marescot came into My 600-LB Life hoping to be able to regain her life, wanting to lose weight and gain mobility that would allow her to go out with friends. Melissa had made some significant strides by the end of her episode, but it remained to be seen just how far along she’s gone toward her goals. The Florida woman was featured on the January 27 episode of the TLC docu-series, showing her journey to Houston to work with renowned weight-loss surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan. As The Cinematic reported, the 36-year-old woman had built up her struggles with weight through a lifetime of trauma, turning to eating as a way to find comfort in an abusive home growing up. The trauma deepened when her father walked out on the family when Melissa was young, and she ended up pregnant at the age of 15. After an abortion, she dropped...
    WBBH-TV Gina Brashear. Gina Brashear is the Florida woman who was recorded calling two Black men the n-word multiple times and later defended her right to say it. Brashear told NBC affiliate WBBH-TV she “absolutely” has “reasons to be racist” and had no remorse about using the expletive. A Lee County deputy responded to the scene on a harassment call, Heavy confirmed with the Lee County Sheriff’s public information office. But no charges were filed. Brashear has not yet commented on the incident on her public-facing Facebook page. Her account includes multiple images of the Confederate flag and statements indicating support for the January 6 Capitol riot. Here’s what you need to know: 1. Brashear Was Angry About a Moving Truck in the Road & Defended Her Use of the Racial Slur Lee County woman defends racist rant that was caught on camera2021-01-26T04:09:49Z The recorded confrontation...
    The family of a woman who went missing in Florida 15-years-ago this month hope to finally solve the case this year after raising more than $80,000 to pay for private investigations.  Jennifer Kesse, 24, went missing from her newly purchased condo in Orlando, Florida, on January 24, 2006. A police search was launched after she failed to turn up for work as a finance manager at Central Florida Investments.  But despite extensive searches, few clues to her alleged abduction have ever been found.  Now, on the 15th anniversary of her disappearance, her parents Joyce and Drew claim they are 'moving forward' with the case and have 'great hope' to solve it.  They maintain an on-going Go Fund Me page that has raised more than $80,000, out of a $200,000 goal, to pay for their private investigations. Scroll down for video  Jennifer Kesse, 24, went missing from her newly purchased Orlando,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 61-year-old Florida Keys man is facing serious charges after authorities said he tried to kidnap a 19-year-old woman. Monroe Sheriff’s Office deputies say Steven Greg Hamley has been charged with attempted kidnapping, battery, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The victim told deputies that she had been walking to work when an older man in his 50s or 60s with shoulder-length hair, in a gold-colored vehicle, stopped and asked her if she would help him look for a dog. She then told police that the suspect got out of the vehicle and attempted to “forcefully put her in the vehicle.” More from CBSMiami.com Tesla’s Elon Musk Wants To Dig Tunnels To Alleviate Miami’s Congested Traffic Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner Rent Luxury Miami Condo Near ‘Billionaire Bunker’ Property Florida Man Wanted For Taking Part In Capitol Riots Arrested At Inauguration...
    The body found this Wednesday at kilometer 159 of Route 6, near the El Timote stream (in Florida), belongs to Carolina Escudero, the 27-year-old girl who was missing since January 11, according to El País and confirmed El Observer with sources from the Ministry of the Interior. The woman had been seen for the last time in San Ramón (Canelones), after a meeting with her ex-partner, who left a letter before committing suicide days ago, when she had been summoned to testify in the Prosecutor’s Office. The body was found with a bullet hole in the skull, semi-burned, covered with branches and stones, the product of the collapse of an abandoned well similar to a hookah. « They wanted to hide the body by collapsing stones, » Canelones Police Chief Víctor Trezza said at a press conference. The account that the man made to the police when he reported the disappearance on...
    A DISTURBING new video shows the moment a Florida sheriff’s deputy is sent flying after being hit by a woman in a stolen car. Police say Katarina Vanfossen, 23, had been fleeing cops in South Bradenton after being involved in a traffic crash in a stolen white Ford Taurus. 4A new video shows the moment a Florida sheriff’s deputy is sent flying after getting slammed by a woman in a stolen carCredit: Manatee Sheriff 4Cops then move on the offenderCredit: Manatee County Sheriff's Office 4Katarina Vanfossen, 23, is facing attempted murder charges Credit: Manatee County Sheriff's Office Vanfossen is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly driving a white Ford Taurus into the officer.  The police aerial footage shows cops cornering the stolen vehicle in a parking lot of a South Bradenton strip mall — just hours after the car sped off when deputies first spotted it. When they caught up with...
    As America’s vaccine rollout lurches on, stories continue to emerge of individuals who are not yet eligible being vaccinated as a result of supply chain failures — and those who are eligible struggling to make appointments, all while some states risk running out of vaccine supply. Copywriter and Orlando, Florida, resident Monica Morrison became one such story this month. Although the healthy 35-year-old does not fall into any of Florida’s current vaccine priority groups, she was able to score a Moderna shot after driving her mother Cherie to get vaccinated and learning that the site had extra doses. Despite her not currently qualifying, nurses opted to vaccinate Morrison. This is her story.  I was lucky enough to get my 70-year-old mom a vaccine appointment at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Her appointment was on Jan. 6 — the day of the insurrection — anytime between 6 p.m. and their last...
    New York : MIAMI – The Virginia Police rescued the young Hispanic Nicole Martinez, 18, abducted at gunpoint Sunday from her home in Pembroke Pines (Florida), and stopped the man who took her, Jaddier T. Sánchez, 37, with whom he had had a love affair, according to police sources. Media such as Telemundo and CBS reported that the police in Pembroke Pines, in the Miami area, had alerted of what happened at the national level and thus Sánchez and Martínez could be located on Monday when they were driving on a highway in Alexandria (Virginia). The young woman was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, but, according to a relative told Telemundo 51, she is physically fine. Sánchez remains in detention. According to the police, Martínez and his parents were returning home on Sunday night when they encountered Sánchez, who, armed with a gun, forced them to get...
    A data scientist who was accused of hacking Florida’s health alert system turned herself in on a felony charge Sunday, Reuters reported. Rebekah Jones claimed that she was fired in May 2020 for refusing to manipulate data to cover up the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks. She was then accused of hacking a government messaging system to tell employees to speak out about COVID-19 deaths. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement obtained a warrant and searched her home in December. Jones has been charged with a third-degree felony for using the state’s emergency alert system to send an unauthorized message. “It’s time to speak up before another 17,000 people are dead. You know this is wrong. You don’t have to be a part of this. Be a hero. Speak out before it’s too late,” the message read. She has also been accused of downloading confidential information, NPR reported. (RELATED: Hackers ‘Unlawfully...
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP/CBS Miami) — A man wanted in the weekend kidnapping of a South Florida family is now in custody in Alexandria, Virginia, police said Monday morning. Pembroke Pines police said in a social media post that Jaddier T. Sanchez, 37, was taken into custody early Monday. The 18-year-old woman he is accused of kidnapping, Nicole Martinez, was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said. They offered no additional details about how Sanchez was located or the woman’s condition. RELATED STORIES: Police: Pembroke Pines Teen Nicole Martinez, Parents, Kidnapped At Gunpoint Pembroke Pines Teen Nicole Martinez, Kidnapped At Gunpoint, Found In Virginia The incident began early Sunday morning when Sanchez confronted the woman and her parents as they returned to their home in Pembroke Pines. He forced them at gunpoint into their pickup truck and drove them to several banks to get...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Boynton Beach woman was arrested Thursday at a Boca Raton bagel shop after refusing to leave the store for not wearing a mask, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. Palm Beach Sheriff’s deputies said Cindy Falco DiCorrado, 61, had been at the Einstein Bros. Bagels on Glades Road and U.S. Highway 441, when the incident happened. Video of her arrest was posted to Instagram by director, producer, and lifelong Miamian Billy Corben. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Billy Corben (@billycorben) In the video you can see DiCorrado on the ground arguing with the arresting deputies. At one point, she accuses the deputy of trying to kidnap her. DiCorrado is now facing charges of trespassing and resisting arrest without violence. Authorities say that DiCorrado had been screaming at customers and employees, saying, “you are violating my rights.” Deputies...
    New York : A waitress at an Orlando restaurant probably saved the life of an 11-year-old boy victim of torture and abuse by getting the minor, at the table with his parents, to respond with secret signals that he needed help, a local media reported this Thursday. The events occurred on January 1 at the Mrs. Potato restaurant, when two adults and two minors sat at the table and a waitress, Flavine Carvalho, went to take the order and noted that the boy had multiple contusions and bruises on his arms and face. After verifying that the father did not order any food for the boy, noticing the visible blows and seeing the boy in a timid attitude, the woman decided not to sit idly by. Carvalho wrote a note that said “DO YOU NEED HELP? OK ”(Need help? OK) and showed it to the boy while standing behind...
    New York : Noé Jiménez-Cortés Photo: Broward County Sheriff / Courtesy A Hispanic man who burned his girlfriend in a Florida home has been charged with murder after the victim died of the burns, local authorities reported Tuesday. Noé Jiménez-Cortés, 40, has been accused of murder and arson caused by burning his girlfriend Aniuska Reguisero-Garcés, 34, on November 2 in a house in the North Lauderdale town, in South Florida, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office reported today. Related: 19-year-old man charged with stabbing to death of Latina baby in Nebraska The victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he perished last December 29, which deserved that the charge for Jiménez-Cortés of attempted murder that he was facing at first be changed to that of murder. On the day of the events, a neighbor alerted the authorities after responding to the victim’s cries for help....
    More On: kidnappings Suspect in Michigan gov kidnap plot seeks prison release Soldier, 16-year-old boy both charged in killing of US Army corporal Army colonel allegedly beat wife, threatens suicide in standoff with cops Devastating child homicides run rampant in South Africa A Florida man is suspected of kidnapping a hospital employee as she went to work and sexually assaulting the woman in her car, authorities said. Joel Cossio, 31, was arrested early Sunday in Charlotte County after a tip to investigators about his whereabouts roughly 24 hours after the woman was attacked as she arrived at work at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said. Investigators did not elaborate on what led to Cossio’s arrest, but his relatives told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that he “suffers from mental illness” and left his home earlier Saturday following an argument about his medication. “They would...
    Firefighters rescued a woman trapped in a 40-foot sinkhole in Florida for 11 hours after her car fell inside. The woman was driving with her friend through a patch of woods on private property Wednesday night when their vehicle crashed into a sinkhole filled with water, according to a release from the High Springs Fire Department. Both the woman and the man accompanying her were able to climb out of the vehicle’s windows. The man was able to scale the sinkhole’s steep slope and made it out to call for help, but the woman could not make it. First responders arrived at the scene early Thursday morning. High Springs Fire Department Lt. Kevin Pearson lowered himself inside the sinkhole and lifted the woman in distress out of the hole using a harness and rope shortly before 7:30 a.m. The woman did not suffer any serious injuries, according to the fire department....
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts fighter is accused of stabbing his two sisters early Thursday as they slept in a spare bedroom in his apartment because a “higher power” told him to do so, police in Florida said. Irwin Rivera, 31, who is known as “The Beast,” remained in the Palm Beach County Jail early Friday on two counts of premeditated attempted murder, according to jail records. An arrest report said multiple neighbors and one of the victims called 911 to report the stabbing at Rivera’s Boynton Beach home early Thursday morning. Arriving officers found a 22-year-old woman next to the road, covered in blood, an arrest report said. She had multiple stab wounds on her back, head and arm, and told officers her brother stabbed her. She told officers her sister was still in the house, the report said. The 33-year-old woman...
    More On: homicide Three men charged in grisly killing of flight attendant released Man killed, teen injured in shooting at Bronx housing complex Drug-related death of 1-year-old NYC boy ruled a homicide Triple shooting at Queens hotel believed to be first homicide of 2021 A Florida couple has been found dead miles from each other after disappearing shortly before New Year’s Eve, authorities said Wednesday. Tiffany Church, 35, and her boyfriend, Trodarius Rainey, 26, were reported missing on Dec. 31 after their rented car was found with at least one bullet hole in a parking garage in Sanford, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Seminole County Sheriff’s Office at the time said their disappearance was “suspicious” and the couple was believed to be in danger. Rainey’s body was discovered by a man walking his dog Saturday in Lake Jesup Park, the outlet reported. Then on Tuesday, his girlfriend’s remains were found...
    Getty Images Tyler Cameron. Heading into 2021, it seems as though a Bachelor Nation favorite may be on the road to finding his happily ever after. Tyler Cameron appears to be dating model Ireland Borba. On Tuesday, E! News shared some exclusive photos of the pair, who were spotted together in New York City. According to the report, they had been spending time together in Florida — where Cameron is originally from — and recently drove up to New York. They were seen carrying bags from a vehicle upon arrival. Despite how things may look, however, a source told the outlet that Cameron and Borba aren’t necessarily exclusive — but they are indeed dating. “Tyler and Ireland both live in Florida so they have kept in touch and made plans to see each other these last couple of months. They are both into each other but it’s a...
    It was a very Happy New Year for the staff of a Miami restaurant when a woman left a massive $2021 tip on her $71.00 takeout order Friday morning. According to The Miami Herald, an unidentified Florida woman left a gargantuan gratuity for the entire staff of a North Miami Beach restaurant called Miami Squeeze as a way to start the year off right: One of Miami Squeeze’s loyal customers strolled in around 10 a.m. New Year’s Day and ordered her usual breakfast with some to-go: three avocado toasts with eggs and three smoothies. Her total was $71.84, but she left a note on the tab along with an exponentially larger total: “Happy New Year!!! Always love coming here.” It took the staff a few moments to realize her added tip wasn’t $20.21, but in fact $2,021, enough to tip almost $100 for each of the 22 workers at...
    CHATTAHOOCHEE, Fla. (AP) — A woman is dead after driving into a Florida river on Sunday in what police are describing as an accident. Chattahochee police said a car was found front end down near an Apalachicola River dock. A responding officer saw the car go down in the river and waded out to see if anyone was inside. The officer could not see or feel a driver. Divers later found an elderly woman inside. Once divers were called in, police said an elderly woman was found inside the car. An autopsy showed the woman drowned and police believe the death was an accident, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Florida, Associated Press
    Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A couple near Tampa is looking for the name of an 85-year-old woman who sent them an unsigned Christmas card detailing the good times she spent in their house when she was a child. The woman wrote that some of the best years of her life were spent in the house in the Seminole Heights neighborhood. “I moved there when I was eight years old! I am now eighty-five! Not a Christmas goes by that I don’t go back in my memory of those war years, our gatherings, laughter, and tears too, but all in all they were good memories," the woman wrote in the Christmas card she mailed to Jeremy Beauchamp and his husband, Dale. The couple moved into the home two years ago. “I opened it and my first thought was — this is so strange to get a letter from someone...
    Associated Press DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday were investigating the shooting death of a woman found bleeding outside a South Florida apartment complex. The South Florida SunSentinel reported that homicide detectives from the Broward Sheriff's Office were trying to piece together the events that led to the Saturday night shooting. The woman’s name was being withheld pending notification of kin. Deputies were dispatched to the scene after someone reported gunfire shortly before 10:30 p.m. Saturday. They found the woman on the ground bleeding from a gunshot. She was rushed to a hospital, where she later died. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Florida, Associated Press
    Three men, including the rapper Splash Zanotti, allegedly demanded $20,000 and sexually assaulted a woman after breaking into a South Florida home, police said. Splash Zanotti, whose real name is Kejuan Campbell, along with Dionte Alexander-Wilcox and Antonio James allegedly broke into the Miramar, Florida home in October by pointing a gun at one of the homeowners, according to a federal affidavit. The men, all armed with firearms, proceeded to force both homeowners on the ground and assaulted them. The assailants allegedly forced the couple to write checks totaling $20,000 and attempted to use the couple’s debit card to purchase money orders equalling $20,000, but they failed to successfully cash the checks or complete the money orders, the affidavit said. They decided to spend the night at the couple’s home and at one point, one of the men allegedly raped the woman. “With a firearm in his hand, the masked...
    Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men, including an underground rap artist known as Splash Zanotti, appeared in federal court Christmas day in connection with a home invasion two months ago, in which authorities said the men terrorized a couple, demanded $20,000 and sexually assaulted a woman. A third man is set to appear before a judge on Monday. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that a federal affidavit accuses the three men of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping, crimes that carry a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted. Federal authorities described Splash Zanotti, whose real name is Kejuan Brandon Campbell, as the ringleader of the group. A federal criminal affidavit said Splash Zanotti and his two accomplices, Dionte Alexander-Wilcox and Antonio James, forced their way into the couple’s Miramar home at gunpoint while wearing masks on the afternoon of Oct. 11. They told...
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men, including an underground rap artist known as Splash Zanotti, appeared in federal court Christmas day in connection with a home invasion two months ago, in which authorities said the men terrorized a couple, demanded $20,000 and sexually assaulted a woman. A third man is set to appear before a judge on Monday. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that a federal affidavit accuses the three men of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping, crimes that carry a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted. Federal authorities described Splash Zanotti, whose real name is Kejuan Brandon Campbell, as the ringleader of the group. A federal criminal affidavit said Splash Zanotti and his two accomplices, Dionte Alexander-Wilcox and Antonio James, forced their way into the couple’s Miramar home at gunpoint while wearing masks on the afternoon of Oct. 11. They told...
    A woman in Florida is spreading holiday cheer by delivering Christmas trees to families in need this year. Kathy Jones, from Brevard County, Florida, noticed that struggling families were posting on social media about needing Christmas trees back in October, according to Florida Today. She decided to ask for donations on a local Facebook group and since then, she has delivered more than 100 artificial trees to Florida families. “It’s been a chaotic year, not having the freedom that we’ve always had to get out and do things and now, life has changed for everybody,” Jones told Florid a Today. “And then a Christmas tree with lights on, it brings about a peace, a joy.” On Friday, Jones posted on Facebook that she had made her last delivery, which brought her total to 124 Christmas trees. “The overwhelming response from people who were in need was definitely heart-touching,” Jones...
    Originally Published by: Charity builds beds for children in need: No kid is going to sleep on the floor in my town Los Angeles charity holds drive-through Christmas celebration after facing potential coronavirus closure California nurse defeats coronavirus after 8-month battle: ‘This is my second life’ A woman in Florida is spreading holiday cheer by delivering Christmas trees to families in need this year. Kathy Jones, from Brevard County, Florida, noticed that struggling families were posting on social media about needing Christmas trees back in October, according to Florida Today. She decided to ask for donations on a local Facebook group and since then, she has delivered more than 100 artificial trees to Florida families. “It’s been a chaotic year, not having the freedom that we’ve always had to get out and do things and now, life has changed for everybody,”...
    A Florida man who police say kidnapped and killed his wife earlier this year, then sent strange text messages in which he pretended to be her in order to cover it up, pleaded guilty to lesser charges and disclosed the location of her body.  Jupiter police found the remains of Gretchen Anthony, 51, about three miles from her home in Abacoa, putting an end to a nearly 10-month long search that began after she disappeared in March.  BIZZARE CORONAVIRUS TEXTS LEAD TO HUSBAND'S ARREST IN WIFE'S DISAPPEARANCE "We hope that this will bring closure to family now that Gretchen has been located," Police Chief Daniel Kerr said during a news conference on Monday.  Gretchen's husband, David Ethan Anthony, 48, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping and will be sentenced to 38 years in prison, according to his plea deal.  David Ethan Anthony, 48, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping in the killing of...
    A woman in Florida is spreading holiday cheer by delivering Christmas trees to families in need this year.  Kathy Jones, from Brevard County, Florida, noticed that struggling families were posting on social media about needing Christmas trees back in October, according to Florida Today.  She decided to ask for donations on a local Facebook group and since then, she has delivered more than 100 artificial trees to Florida families.  CHARITY BUILDS BEDS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED: ‘NO KID IS GOING TO SLEEP ON THE FLOOR IN MY TOWN’ "It’s been a chaotic year, not having the freedom that we've always had to get out and do things and now, life has changed for everybody," Jones told Florida Today. "And then a Christmas tree with lights on, it brings about a peace, a joy." A woman in Brevard County, Florida, has delivered 124 Christmas trees to families in need this year....
    A Florida woman has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her sister with a pointy Christmas ornament early Wednesday, authorities said. Shirley Rogers, 55, was arguing with her boyfriend in her Oxford home when her sister stepped in to try and calm her down, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office obtained by the Villages-News. Rogers pushed her sister, grabbed a beaded cone-shaped Christmas decoration and then stabbed her on the left side of her torso, the arrest report says. The sister escaped Rogers and called the police. When cops arrived at the home, Rogers’ boyfriend was gone, police said. It’s unclear if the sister received any medical treatment. Cops have not identified Rogers’ sibling. Roger has been charged with one county of battery. She was booked into Sumter County Detention Center in Bushnell where she’s being held without bond.
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    A man in Florida was bitten by a shark and returned to his home to await paramedics, according to audio of an emergency call. The 39-year-old, who has not been publicly identified, was swimming on Tuesday off the coast of Siesta Key, a barrier island in southwest Florida located near Sarasota, when he was bitten by a shark. After walking home, a woman dialed 911. “It’s an emergency,” the woman told the dispatcher. “He made it home, he was swimming in the ocean. … There’s blood all over my house.” “He’s bleeding to death,” she added about the man, who was bitten on his hand and arm. The woman in the audio of the 911 call assured the victim that “everything is going to be fine” before the 911 dispatcher walked her and another person through how to stymy the bleeding until paramedics arrived. Sarasota...
    A Florida man who was bleeding profusely from a shark bite managed to walk home on Tuesday before being hospitalized. The 39-year-old man was attacked by a shark in the waters off Siesta Key, Fox 13 reported , citing Sarasota County Fire Rescue and hospital staff. After returning home, a woman called 911 to report the victim was “bleeding to death” from wounds to his hand and arm. On the call, the woman can be heard telling the man, who was conscious, that “everything’s going to OK.” The 911 dispatcher gave the woman directions on how to control the bleeding, the report said. The shark bite victim was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
    A Florida woman shockingly threw her dog off the second floor of a motel balcony after local authorities responded to a call that she had attacked a maid after threatening to jump off herself.  Allison Murphy, 35, was charged with animal cruelty and resisting an officer with violence after she was detained at a Motel 6 in Daytona Beach on Monday. The Volusia County Sheriff's Department shared bodycam footage of Murphy's arrest - and the moment she tossed the German Shepherd - on Tuesday. The Volusia County Sheriff's Department shared bodycam footage of 35-year-old Allison Murphy Murphy's Monday arrest at the Daytona Beach Motel 6 on Tuesday Deputies and Daytona Beach police arrived at the motel at 2992 West International Speedway Boulevard at around noon after staff called and said that the woman was standing over the railing. They said she was threatening to jump off and had also...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A Florida man who was bitten by a shark, walked home bleeding where a woman called 911 and had him taken to a hospital. News outlets reported the man was swimming in the waters off Siesta Key, near Sarasota, when the attack happened. WTVT reported a woman called 911 and said the 39-year-old man had been bitten on his hand and arm and was bleeding profusely. She was heard reassuring him “everything’s going to be OK.” Sarasota Memorial Hospital spokesman Kim Savage said a man had been admitted Tuesday and the wound was confirmed to have been a shark bite, but she said she could not provide any more details on his condition or personal information. (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
    SIESTA KEY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man was bitten by a shark and walked home bleeding where a woman called 911 and had him taken to a hospital. News outlets reported the man was swimming in the waters off Siesta Key, Florida, when the attack happened. WTVT reported a woman called 911 and said the 39-year-old man had been bitten on his hand and arm and was bleeding profusely. She was heard reassuring him “everything’s going to be OK.” Sarasota Memorial Hospital spokesman Kim Savage said a man had been admitted Tuesday and the wound was confirmed to have been a shark bite, but she said she could not provide any more details on his condition or personal information. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, animals, Florida, fish