Markeith Loyd

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 2

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 2

TROOPERS: MAN FACES DUI CHARGES AFTER HITTING 8 SERVICEMEN The crash occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday on Perdido Key, which is near Pensacola in the Florida Panhandle. Eric Watt is charged with DUI involving serious bodily injury and officials say he may face additional charges. Troopers said in a news release that the eight men […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 7

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 7

NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE FOUND FOR BONDI, TRUMP BRIBERY COMPLAINT Fort Myers-area State Attorney Stephen Russell presented Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday with the results of an investigation. The complaint stemmed from scrutiny last year over a $25,000 campaign contribution Bondi received from Trump in 2013. Bondi asked for the donation about the same time her […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 5

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 5

3RD FLORIDA MAN GUILTY FOR BURNING CROSS IN COUPLE’S YARD Federal prosecutors said in a statement Tuesday that 56-year-old William Dennis of Port Richey pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to threaten, intimidate and interfere with an interracial couple’s enjoyment of their housing rights. Two other men previously pleaded guilty. PROSECUTOR SEEKS DEATH PENALTY FOR […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 2

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 2

LEGOS READY TO BLAST OFF WITH ‘WOMEN OF NASA’ SET Lego said Wednesday it had chosen the “Women of NASA” project as the winner of its fan design contest. The announcement comes on the heels of the Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures,” which tells the story of three black female mathematicians who helped NASA during the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 8

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 8

CHARGES DROPPED FOR NIECE OF SUSPECT IN OFFICER KILLING Prosecutors have declined to file charges against Lakensha Smith-Loyd, the niece of Markeith Loyd. Markeith Loyd is facing two first-degree murder counts and other charges related to the deaths of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and Lt. Debra Clayton. Smith-Loyd, was arrested on an accessory charge last month […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 27

FLORIDA AIRPORT SHOOTING SUSPECT INDICTED ON 22 COUNTS The indictment returned Thursday charges 26-year-old Esteban Santiago with 11 counts of causing death or bodily harm at an international airport, five counts of causing death during a crime of violence and six counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence. Santiago could face the […]