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Fatal Police Shooting In Florida Prompts Few Headlines And No Riots

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A fatal police shooting in Florida has gone largely unnoticed by the national media. Tampa resident Jason Westcott was shot inside his home after a presumably “no-knock” warrant was issued for alleged marijuana dealing. A Florida SWAT team fatally shot Jason Westcott during the raid that garnered about $2 worth of pot. Prior to the… Read more »

The Jaw Dropping Shark Week Event Now In Full Swing! (Video)

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Shark Week is now here — “television’s longest running must-see summer TV event returns to Discovery Channel.” Shark Week has been going on for 27 years to be exact. Shark Week fans will drop their jaws at the lineup of shows and events scheduled throughout the week. The Discovery Channel reveals that there will be… Read more »

Church Cancels Funeral: Gay Man Denied By Congregation

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cancels Gay Man's Funeral

A Tampa church has canceled the funeral of a gay man and sparked fresh controversy. Julion Evans’ mother was standing by his casket at the wake when she received a phone call from the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. The pastor informed the grieving woman that her son’s funeral service, scheduled to occur the next… Read more »

Soldier’s Home Demolished While On Active Duty In Iraq

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A soldier’s home was demolished over alleged code violations while he was on active duty in Iraq. Staff Sergeant Jesus Jimenez has been embroiled in two major fights over the past seven years, the war on terror in the Middle East and one back home with Miami-Dade County in Florida. Jesus Jimenez, 37, was in… Read more »

Florida Dad Beats Teen He Found Raping His Son

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A Florida dad beat the man he found raping his son. Accused child rapist Raymond Frolander was found inside a Daytona Beach home with multiple knots on his head and bleeding from his mouth when police arrived. The unidentified 35-year-old Florida dad reportedly walked in on Raymond Frolander sexually battering his 11-year-old son around 1… Read more »

Rental Cars Full of Dangerous Germs, Studies Show

Rental Cars are lousy with germs

A recent study has found that rental cars are teeming with myriad germs, some very dangerous to humans. Jeff Rossen, from NBC’s the Today show, ran an investigation into the cleanliness of returned rental cars, and what he found is surprising. In the study, human fecal matter was found on the steering wheel of a… Read more »

Prepper Manhunt In Florida: FBI Says Suspect Making Homemade Bombs

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A Florida prepper is the subject of a manhunt after the FBI received a tip that he could be crafting homemade bombs on his property. Valrico prepper Martin Winters is a member of the River Otter Preppers group. The federal gun investigation turned into a statewide manhunt on Monday when FBI agents attempted to arrest… Read more »

Rescue Horse Injected With Gasoline

The horse's wound appeared at first to be an insect bite.

A rescue horse named Jolean had to be put down last week after falling ill at a small horse farm in Belleville, Florida. What veterinarians found during their equine autopsy, however, was anything but normal. “The vet who did the autopsy asked me: ”Did you pour gasoline on this horse?’” owner John Hoogerhyde told MailOnline,… Read more »

Daytona Beach Couple Fined For Feeding Homeless

Chico and Debbie Jimenez

A Daytona Beach, Florida couple unexpectedly found themselves on the right side of morality, but the wrong side of the law last week. Their crime: feeding the homeless. Chico and Debbie Jimenez have spent more than a year working to distribute food to the needy through their Christian outreach group, Spreading the Word Without Saying… Read more »

This Judge Is Either The Least Qualified Person To Run A Drug Court, Or The Most

Gisele Pollack

Gisele Pollack is judge in Broward County, Florida, who operates a drug court, particularly for marijuana offenders. The idea of her court, as with drug courts around the country, is to steer minor and nonviolent drug offenders into treatment programs rather than slapping them with criminal penalties. Unfortunately, Pollack is now facing some possible criminal… Read more »

Car Slams Into Packed Florida Church, Injures 20

Florida Church Easter Car Crash

People gathered at the Second Haitian Baptist Church at Fort Myers, Fla. had a lucky escape, after a car crashed through the walls and slammed into people assembled outside the church for its annual Easter concert. According to CNN, more than 20 people were injured in the accident that happened at around 8 p.m. local… Read more »

Florida Man Kicked Out Of Basketball Game For Being HIV Positive [Video]

HIV positive Dakota Basinger

A Florida man was reportedly thrown out of a basketball game after it was revealed to the organizers that he was HIV positive. 21-year-old Dakota Basinger faced this unwarranted humiliation during a Kissimmee Parks and Recreation basketball game earlier this week, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The incident happened on April 13 about four minutes into… Read more »