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Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Designer Bag Bingo Emerald Coast Exceptional Families invites you for a girl’s night out on Friday, Sept. 22 for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Holley by the Sea Beach House. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket purchase includes one set of bingo […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, March 17, the 77th day of 2016. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 17, 1966, a U.S. Navy midget submarine located a missing hydrogen bomb which had fallen from a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber into the Mediterranean off Spain. (It […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 11

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 11

FLORIDA POISED TO APPROVE A NEARLY $82.3 BILLION BUDGET Lawmakers will vote on the budget Friday and then end their annual 60-day session on time. Unlike in past years, it appears that both Democrats and Republicans will support the spending plan. The vote is designed to “send a message” to Scott, who last year vetoed […]

Today in History

Today is Thursday, March 10, the 70th day of 2016. There are 296 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell’s assistant, Thomas Watson, heard Bell say over his experimental telephone: “Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you” from the next room of Bell’s Boston […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 9

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 9

TECHNICIAN TESTIFIES ABOUT CAMERA IN HULK HOGAN CASE David Rice testified that someone needed to manually push a button to make a recording with the camera. Hogan is suing Gawker for posting an edited version of a sex tape of him and Clem’s wife, taken in Clem’s bedroom. BILL REQUIRES ARREST BEFORE POLICE CAN SEIZE […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 8

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 8

HULK HOGAN SAYS HE WAS ‘COMPLETELY HUMILIATED’ BY SEX VIDEO Testifying in his privacy lawsuit against the Gawker website, Hogan said he didn’t authorize the tape to be made or authorize Gawker to publish it. Hogan said when he realized that his best friend, radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, was involved in making […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 3

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 3

DETECTIVES: FAKE TEEN DOCTOR STOLE $34,000 FROM PATIENT A judge ordered a teenager accused of being a fake doctor to take a mental health exam. Judge Joseph Marx ordered Wednesday that 18-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson could be released provided he undergoes the examination by Friday. EXECUTION DELAYED WHILE LAWMAKERS WORK TO FIX SYSTEM The Florida Supreme […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, March 3, the 63rd day of 2016. There are 303 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On March 3, 1991, motorist Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers in a scene captured on amateur video. Twenty-five people were killed when a United Airlines Boeing 737-200 crashed while approaching […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 8

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 8

POLICE INVESTIGATE MASS SHOOTING AT FLORIDA NIGHTCLUBS A shooting erupted inside a nightclub packed with hundreds of people in Orlando’s tourist district early Sunday, killing two people and injuring 10 others. Early Saturday, a shooting broke out at a Tampa strip club, killing two and injuring at least seven people. STATE GOP LAWMAKERS BACK LGBT […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 5

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 5

FLORIDA, VULNERABLE TO ZIKA VIRUS, GETS READY FOR FIGHT Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the state has three new cases of Zika and he’s adding a fifth county to his health emergency declaration. Scott said Thursday at a news conference in Tampa that the 12 cases in Florida are all from people who became infected […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2016. There are 331 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 4, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin began a wartime conference at Yalta. On this date: In 1783, Britain’s King George III […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 1

5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 1

SHERIFF’S DEPUTY AND THE UNARMED BLACK MAN HE SHOT AND PARALYZED ARE BOTH EXPECTED TO BE CROSS-EXAMINED IN A FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT Two interruptions due to 22-year-old Dontrell Stephens’ chronic pain have delayed the completion of his cross-examination until Monday. Meanwhile, Palm Beach County Deputy Adams Lin has testified that Stephens flashed a dark […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 28

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 28

SEX-OFFENDER ACCUSED OF TRYING TO ABDUCT GIRL AT AIRPORT The family arrived from Argentina on Tuesday and the girl was walking toward a water fountain when police say 42-year-old Cuong Nguyen grabbed her wrist. She got away and ran to her mom. He was arrested and remains in jail. 6 TREATED FOR CARBON MONOXIDE IN […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 27

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 27

ATTORNEY: SHOOTING VICTIM SAYS DEPUTY USED EXCESSIVE FORCE Attorney Jack Scarola told a jury of six women and two men that Palm Beach County deputy Adams Lin violated Dontrell Stephens’ civil rights when he shot him four times in September 2013 in a confrontation that was partially recorded by the dashboard camera in Lin’s patrol […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 26

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 26

COAST GUARD RESCUES 13 FROM SINKING SHIP The Coast Guard responded Monday night after getting a call that a yacht was taking on water off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. The boat will be towed to shore. LAWSUIT AGAINST DEPUTY WHO SHOT UNARMED MAN SET TO BEGIN Opening statements are scheduled Tuesday in the federal lawsuit filed by 22-year-old […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 25

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 25

TRIAL SET TO OPEN IN LAWSUIT FILED BY MAN SHOT BY DEPUTY Opening statements are expected in the federal lawsuit filed by a young black man who was unarmed when he was shot and left paralyzed by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy. DEPUTY CRASHES INTO CAR ON INTERSTATE 95 The Broward Sheriff’s deputy was […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 22

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 22

2 OF 3 TEENS PLEAD GUILTY IN DRUG-RELATED CROWBAR ATTACK The 19-year-old women pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated battery. A Brevard County circuit judge explained that the teens could each face up to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors asked that sentencing be delayed until after the case against their co-defendant, an 18-year-old man, was finished. […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 21

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 21

UNION PRESIDENT SAYS MIAMI OFFICER STABBED IN FACE The incident occurred early Thursday at the Magic City Casino. The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment. There was no word on what led to the stabbing. ARRESTS MADE IN 2 COLD CASE HOMICIDES IN LAKELAND Two years ago, Lakeland police had 38 unsolved homicides […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 20

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 20

LEGISLATORS COULD HAVE LESS MONEY TO SPEND NEXT YEAR State economists are meeting Tuesday to draw up new forecasts to predict how much the state will collect in taxes. The forecasts will be used by state legislators to draw up this year’s budget for the fiscal year that begins in July. COPS FATALLY SHOOT MAN […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 19

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 19

BIKERS, ATV RIDERS TAKE OVER MAJOR SOUTH FLORIDA ROADS FOR 2ND KING HOLIDAY Dozens of riders clog streets, some say to show support for Martin Luther King’s message of non-violence. Police largely kept their distance. MIAMI BEACH MANSION SET FOR DEMOLITION A vestige of the drug wars that made Miami notorious for violence and smuggling […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 18

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 18

2 MEN RESCUED FROM GULF OF MEXICO The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two men from their boat after it started taking on water about 30 nautical miles off the Florida Keys on Sunday. FLORIDA RESCUE GROUPS SAVE GOLDEN RETRIEVERS FROM TURKEY, BRING THEM TO US The dogs used to be a status symbol in Turkey, […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 15

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 15

MAN GETS LIFE SENTENCE FOR FATAL STABBING A Pinellas County jury found 38-year-old Michael Lease guilty Thursday of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Lease stabbed 23-year-old Dwight Tisdale nearly 30 times in a car parked outside a Palm Harbor supermarket last January. MAN GETS 25 YEARS FOR KILLING EX-GIRLFRIEND Joel Rodriguez pleaded guilty to murder Thursday. […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 14

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 14

US SEEKS SENTENCING CUT FOR BASEBALL DRUG CLINIC OWNER A Miami judge is scheduled Thursday to consider reducing Anthony Bosch’s four-year sentence by 16 months, or about a third. Federal prosecutors say Bosch should be rewarded for extensive cooperation in the investigation. SUSPECT ARRESTED IN DEATH OF FLORIDA WOMAN IN ITALY DNA analysis of a […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 13

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 13

NEW TRIAL FOR WOMAN ACCUSED OF LURING EX TO HIS DEATH IS UNDERWAY IN OCALA Nineteen-year-old Amber Wright is among a group charged in the killing of 15-year-old Seath Jackson in 2011. Prosecutors say Wright lured Jackson to a house where he was beaten and shot multiple times. His body was then burned in backyard […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 12

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 12

STATE OF STATE SPEECH MARKS BEGINNING OF SESSION Gov. Rick Scott will outline his priorities Tuesday for Florida’s 60-day legislative session. COAST GUARD RECOVERS BODY OF MISSING PADDLE BOARDER The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Kenton Miller’s pickup was found at a St. Augustine Beach boat ramp after his wife reported him missing […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 11

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 11

ITALIAN POLICE INVESTIGATING AFTER FLORIDA NATIVE FOUND DEAD IN HER FLORENCE APARTMENT Police opened a murder investigation Saturday after 35-year-old Ashley Olsen of Summer Haven, Florida, was found dead, her neck bruised and scratched. Italy’s expat community expressed hope that the case won’t turn into another Amanda Knox-style, drawn-out, headline-grabbing legal saga. TORNADO DAMAGES HOMES […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 8

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 8

US WILDLIFE OFFICIALS DECIDE ON MANATEE STATUS PETITION U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said Thursday that the manatee population has recovered enough that the species no longer meets the definition of “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act. WATER PROTECTION BILL TO MOVE FORWARD, THOUGH ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY IT’S FULL OF ‘LOOPHOLES’ Critics say they still […]