Man kills family members, including a child, before catching Florida flight
Thirty-six-year-old Jeffrey David Powell from South Carolina was nabbed by police and charged with "three counts of murder and one count each of possession of a weapon during a violent crime." Powell also earned himself an attempted murder charge for wounding an 8-year-old boy by gunshot when he ran to seek asylum and help at a neighbors house after Powell killed three family members which included his 11-year-old cousin.Read full story
Florida woman tries to steal car and dyes her hair to get away
Update from the official Clearwater PD Facebook page 8/7: " We have our suspect in custody. Someone saw the photos on Facebook and recognized having seen her recently and called us. Detectives found her and arrested her -- but with different color hair after she dyed it to look different than the photos we published. She's been jailed on multiple charges. Thanks to everyone for helping us solve this case!"Read full story
Two planes have crashed in Florida in one month
If you haven't heard the news yet, a small plane crashed in Orlando near AventHealth Centra Care at Waterford Lakes Monday night when a pilot was forced to make an emergency landing, claiming "engine trouble" as the cause after he ran into problems on his way to the Orlando Executive Airport, a destination only 11 miles from where the plane went down. The small plane had originally taken flight from Hollywood, Florida it's last updated location was Orlando.Read full story
Florida will be fining businesses who ask for COVID vaccination proof $5,000
News just dropped a few hours ago that Tallahassee will lead the charge in Florida and start charging "businesses, schools and government agencies" that are mandating proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for citizens by Sep. 16.Read full story
People are messing up their fake COVID-19 vaccination cards and getting caught for it
Every so often you'll see a story in the news that just makes you say "what?" Since fake COVID-19 vaccine cards have been popping up around the country and people are tired and wanting to travel, a few people have been caught in the most baffling ways possible.Read full story
Should the Florida Department of Health be sued for not giving daily COVID updates?
Back in June, the Florida Department of Health announced they would pull back on daily COVID-19 case reporting and switch to weekly updates instead, and some Floridians are not having it.Read full story
"Racist rant" on Tiktok gets Florida teacher put on leave, but did she get off easy?
So if you haven't seen the viral video blowing up Tiktok or any of the following aftershock, a woman named Patricia Smith A.K.A. the "Kings Lake Karen," has been placed on leave from her position as a special needs educator for the Collier County School District after she was blasted on Tiktok "hurling racist taunts at a mother and her children who she thought were trespassing in her neighborhood."Read full story
Orlando Fire Chief accused of hitting a woman is suspended. Does he deserve a harsher punishment?
I understand this news story originally exploded on August 16, but I had to know: Do you think the Fire Chief who was suspended with pay after accusations surfaced of him punching a woman in the face should get a harsher punishment?Read full story
Am I part of the problem for working at a theme park during COVID?
Recently, I moved to Orlando to perform at a theme park right in the middle of COVID. Terrible timing, right? The thing is, we all thought the world was starting to bounce back, and it was then or never, but here I am about to start work as theme parks around Orlando start to drop Halloween events, some raising capacity all while positive COVID cases climb without a lock-down in sight.Read full story
Orlando, should Disney World be raising capacity during a pandemic?
It's clear people are tired of the pandemic, but does that mean theme parks should be raising capacity so we can have a little fun?. If you haven't heard the news, though Disney World is still at limited capacity as hospitals around Central Florida are placing patients in hallways during an uptick in COVID positive cases, they are planning to increase capacity soon. According to officials speaking on behalf of the Happiest Place on Earth, last week, company management claimed they "hope to increase that steadily by the end of the year."Read full story
If you're a woman who wants to work on a cruise ship, read this first
In 2016 I perform for a very famous cruise line who is currently casting. I will never regret the experience, no matter how grueling cruise ship life is (it's certainly not for everyone). Many people make a career out of performing, a dream job.Read full story
The grand opening of this new Orlando Publix was a total party
So, in case you haven't heard, because, you know, you might not be in the area, you didn't hear about it or just not have cared that much, a new Publix in Orlando's Ecco Plaza had a grand opening today (it's so new I can't even find an address for it, or maybe I'm just stupid. Either way, head to Ecco Plaza and you can't miss it).Read full story
"Deadly encounter at tow yard" leads to charges for Central Florida couple
Husband and wife duo Michael and Elissa Denn, who'd owned Mulberry towing company and reported by Polk Police to have been working at Stoll Manor Mobile Home Park in Lakeland, are now "facing multiple felony charges" after an investigation revealed they were "carrying out illegal towing practices."Read full story
Orlando PD speak about " tragic officer-involved" shooting incident live on Facebook
About three hours ago (Aug. 12 8:30 A.M.) Orlando PD went live on their official Facebook page to give an update about an "officer-involved" shooting incident on Cashmere Dr. (3100 block).Read full story
Florida man's new truck is K.O.ed by lightning, catches it on video
A Florida man named Jack Foraker is left shaken after his brand-new 2020 Ford Ranger truck was struck by lightning and K.O.ed, a moment he was able to catch on his dashcam. Jack reported that he was on his way back to his home in Estero and coming up to Big Carlos Pass when he hit a storm.Read full story
Florida man earns 26 charges for child pornography
A few hours ago (11:19 A.M. on August 11) Volusia County Sherriff's Office (VSO) posted their most recent social media update on their official Twitter and Facebook accounts reporting they've arrested and charged 41-year-old Brian Yanks from Port Orange with 26 counts of "possession of a sexual performance of a child."Read full story
Car thief dyes hair to avoid arrest, gets caught anyway
collage made by me with photos provided by the official Clearwater PD Facebook page. The power of social media can be truly incredible. This story has been ongoing since last week, with August 5 being the first time Clearwater Police posted on social media asking for help catching a woman, who has now been identified as Johna Lamont, after she stole a car from a Clearwater dealership under the guise of a "test-drive."Read full story
Sarasota PD aren't messing around in school zones as classes begin
It is the first day of school for students in Sarasota, Florida, and Sarasota PD have used social media to let Sarasota drivers they aren't messing around when it comes to driving in school zones and that they are "all hands on deck."Read full story
Masked Subway robber arrested after "striking twice within fifteen minutes"
An hour ago, an update from the Official Clearwater Police Facebook page told of the daring arrest of a clown-mask wearing 20-year-old John Greenlee Jr., who earned two counts of "armed robbery." He also earned additional charges of "carrying a concealed firearm," and "resisting arrest without violence." According to the Facebook post, Clearwater police found Greenlee walking the Subway at 18419 U.S. 19 N. "moments after he struck twice within 15 minutes." There is no timestamp for the crime, but Clearwater PD reported the arrest happened Monday night. The official Clearwater PD Facebook post says:Read full story
Arrested former deputy/clown threatens uprising, says he is "prophet of God"
Occasional birthday party entertainer "Po Po the Clown" aka Derick Velez, a former deputy for the Monroe County police has been arrested after authorities say he threatened: "The Columbine, and Parkland school shootings were 'nothing' compared to what he could do."Read full story