Florida

Fla. police have suspects in escaped inmate probe

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — At least six inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday. Police […]

10/22/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building. (AP Photo)

High court to look at death row inmate with low IQ

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up a Florida case over how judges should determine if a death row inmate is mentally disabled, and thus ineligible for execution. The justices said Monday they […]

10/21/2013

This undated combo of photos provided by the Florida Department. of Corrections shows Joseph Jenkins, left and Charles Walker.  (AP Photo/Florida Department. of Corrections)

Escaped Fla. prisoners grilled: Who helped you?

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Back in custody after using forged documents to escape their life sentences, two convicted killers were being grilled on Sunday by law enforcement authorities who said they expect to […]

10/20/2013

Official: 2 Fla. prisoners captured by authorities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement says authorities have captured the two prisoners who were released by phony documents. Commissioner Gerald Bailey said Saturday night that Joseph Jenkins […]

10/19/2013

This undated combo of photos provided by the Florida Department. of Corrections shows Joseph Jenkins, left and Charles Walker.  (AP Photo/Florida Department. of Corrections)

2 killers registered as felons after their escape

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Within days of strolling out of prison without a hitch, two convicted killers freed by bogus paperwork went to a jail about 300 miles away and registered as felons, records showed. […]

10/18/2013

Mom of teen accused in bullying suicide arrested

Florida deputies have arrested the mother of a 14-year-old accused of bullying a girl prior to her suicide. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that 30-year-old Vivian Vosburg has been booked into the county […]

10/18/2013

Jeb Bush

Amid GOP struggles, Jeb Bush focuses on education

BOSTON (AP) — As his party struggles through the latest Washington crisis, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is calling on elected leaders to improve a national education system he says is “woefully behind the times.” […]

10/17/2013

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd talks about the events leading up to the arrest over the weekend of two juvenile girls in a Florida bullying case at a press conference in Winter Haven, Fla., Monday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/The Ledger, Calvin Knight)

Florida bullying case raises questions for parents

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When two girls, aged 12 and 14, were arrested in a bullying-suicide investigation in Florida, many wondered: Where were their parents and should they be held responsible? The mother and […]

10/16/2013

This Sept. 10, 2013, photo shows Polk County Sheriff personnel investigating the death of 12-year-old girl, Rebecca Ann Sedwick, at an old cement plant in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/The Lakeland Ledger, Ernst Peters)

2 girls arrested in Florida bullying case

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida girls who were primarily responsible for bullying a 12-year-old girl who killed herself were arrested after one of them acknowledged the harassment online, a sheriff said Tuesday. Police […]

10/15/2013

This photo provided by Patty Konietzky shows her husband's foot of what they thought was a bug bite on Sept. 22, 2013, in Ormond Beach, Fla. Patty and her husband, Henry "Butch" Konietzky, went crabbing in the Halifax River near Ormond Beach in September. Butch developed a sore which was later confirmed to be vibrio vulnificus. The bacteria spread quickly in his body and he died 60 hours later. (AP Photo/Patty Konietsky)

31 in Fla. infected by bacteria in salt water; 10 have died

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Patty Konietzky thought the small purple lesion on her husband’s ankle was a spider bite. But when the lesion quickly spread across his body like a constellation, she knew something […]

10/11/2013

NYC psychic is convicted of conning clients

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City psychic has been convicted of bamboozling more than $100,000 from clients by pledging to solve problems she traced to previous lives. Sylvia Mitchell was found guilty Friday […]

10/11/2013

C.J. Johnson pulls a shrimp boat out of the water in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Karen, at Myrtle Grove Marina in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Karen threatens US during quiet hurricane season

BRAITHWAITE, La. (AP) — Pickups hauling boat trailers and flatbed trucks laden with crab traps exited vulnerable, low-lying areas of southeast Louisiana on Friday as Tropical Storm Karen headed toward the northern Gulf Coast, a […]

10/04/2013

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 28,151 other followers