Saturday, 26 October 2013 09:15
DEMOCRATS HOLD WEEKEND CONFERENCE IN ORLANDO
Florida Democrats are holding a weekend conference that they see as a rally to defeat Republican Gov. Rick Scott in the 2014 election — though the person many see as the best hope at defeating him isn't a candidate yet. Former state Sen. Nan Rich will be the only gubernatorial candidate speaking at the conference. But former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican turned Democrat, will be making his presence known.
'LITTLE TONY' GUILTY OF MURDER IN FLORIDA SLAYING
A jury has convicted Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari in the mob-style 2001 shooting death of a prominent South Florida businessman. The jury found Ferrari guilty of murder and murder conspiracy Friday in the death penalty case. They deliberated a little over seven hours. Ferrari was accused along with Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello of orchestrating the slaying of former SunCruz Casinos owner Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis.
6 CHARGED IN BOAT CAPSIZING THAT KILLED 4
The operator of a boat that capsized off Miami, killing four women, faces federal involuntary manslaughter charges, and five others — from the Bahamas and Jamaica — also were indicted in the case. The boat carrying Bahamians, Jamaicans and Haitians overturned seven miles east of Miami. The 11 survivors were found clinging to the hull the morning of Oct. 17.
MAN FACES CHARGES AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD SHOOTS AUNT
Tampa Bay area authorities are looking for a man they say showed his 4-year-old nephew where a gun was being kept and then fled after the boy shot his aunt in the back. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reports that 22-year-old Randall Simmons showed the .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun to the boy Monday while they were sitting in a van parked outside a business.
MAN, 92, GETS RESTITUTION IN FRAUD CASE
A 92-year-old man received $75,000 of his savings back after his former investment broker pleaded guilty on fraud charges. The man who Joe Forrest entrusted his savings to is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 2. A prosecutor agreed to the plea deal as long as Paul Arnold agreed to replenish some of Forrest's savings.