'We Are Not Playing Games': Florida Will Give Inmates Playing Cards to Solve Homicides

'We Are Not Playing Games': Florida Will Give Inmates Playing Cards to Solve Homicides

Liv Caputo
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June 10, 2024
TALLAHASSEE, FL—Florida corrections officials announced Monday that they will jumpstart an oddly dark yet seemingly ingenious method of solving cold case homicides: giving prisoners playing cards. These are not normal playing cards; each card will be marked with a photograph of a murder victim or missing person, tell their story, and give information on how […]
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Only in Florida: Palm Bay City Council Election Marred by Cocaine, Murder, and Bribery

Only in Florida: Palm Bay City Council Election Marred by Cocaine, Murder, and Bribery

Liv Caputo
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May 31, 2024
PALM BAY, FL—Palm Bay City Council member Peter Filiberto resigned from his post last year after he was arrested for a DUI and carrying 10 grams of cocaine in his shoe. Now he wants his job back. His opponent? A convicted murderer. "What happened to me a little over a year ago was a sad […]
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'Tiger King' Joe Exotic is Back in Santa Rosa County Jail For....Music?

'Tiger King' Joe Exotic is Back in Santa Rosa County Jail For....Music?

Liv Caputo
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March 28, 2024
SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FL—Tiger King's Joe Exotic was booked into Santa Rosa County Jail early Wednesday morning on hold for a federal hearing regarding a music dispute—not his attempted murder of his biggest critic, Carole Baskin. The Tiger King took a road trip from his 21-year, murder-for-hire conviction in an Oklahoma prison all the way […]
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Florida Democrat Aims to Repeal 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Florida Democrat Aims to Repeal 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Mateo Guillamont
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October 5, 2023
Tallahassee, Fl-Florida Senator Shevrin D. "Shev" Jones (D) of Miami-Dade has filed a bill that would abrogate Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ gun laws.  In Florida, ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws exempt Floridians from a duty to retreat when protecting themselves or their property from an attacker.  Senator Jones’ bill would install a duty to retreat and […]
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Florida Dems Assail ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Following Charges for AJ Owens Shooting

Florida Dems Assail ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Following Charges for AJ Owens Shooting

Mateo Guillamont
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June 27, 2023
Florida Democrats have criticized Florida’s 5th circuit state attorney for only filing assault and manslaughter charges against Susan Lorincz for the death of Ajike Owens. Lorincz has been charged with one count of manslaughter with a firearm and one count of assault. Both charges could potentially lead to Lorincz spending 30 years in prison. The […]
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