Florida

  • Florida serial killer’s parents are refusing to answer questions

    The father of the suspected Tampa serial killer is refusing to speak to investigators, court documents show. A judge is scheduled to rule on whether Howell Donaldson Jr. should be held in contempt for refusing to provide testimony to state prosecutors Tuesday, despite a subpoena that ordered him to do so,...
  • 75-year-old ex-cult leader arrested in metro Atlanta for 1992 murder

    COBB COUNTY, Ga. – U.S. marshals arrested a 75-year-old woman in Cobb County in connection with the death of a toddler more than 25 years ago. Authorities say Anna Elizabeth Young is a former cult leader who murdered a 3-year-old boy in Florida in 1992. Young was arrested Friday at...
  • Former Florida congresswoman sentenced to five years for fraud

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – Former U.S. Representative Corrine Brown of Florida was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for her role in helping raise more than $800,000 for a bogus charity that was used as a slush fund, federal court officials said. Brown, 71, was convicted...
  • Former D-FL Rep sentenced to prison for tax evasion and fraud

    Former Florida rep sentenced to five years in prison for fraud, tax evasion Former Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for her connection to a fraudulent charity that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to multiple reports from Jacksonville, Fla., news outlets. Brown was convicted in...
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving parade revels on amid tight security

    NEW YORK — The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade featured balloons, bands, stars and heavy security in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots. With new faces and old favorites in the lineup, the Americana extravaganza made its way through 2½ miles of Manhattan on a cold morning....
  • NASA captures 20 years of seasonal changes of home planet

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA has captured 20 years of seasonal changes in a striking new global map of the home planet. The data visualization, released this week, shows Earth’s fluctuations as seen from space. The polar ice caps and snow cover are shown ebbing and flowing with the...
  • African-American Lottery Winner Uses His Earnings to Help Rebuild Florida’s Black Business Community

    In 2010,  Miquel Pilgrim, a U.S veteran and florida resident has won the Lottery. Today, he is using that money to give back to his community. He uses his money with hopes to restore Sistrunk Boulevard located in Florida. Sistrunk Boulevard was a center for black owned businesses and...
  • Someone is missing 50 pounds of cocaine that washed ashore on Florida Beach

    Somewhere, someone is missing a very large block of cocaine. Brevard County sheriff’s deputies retrieved the large block of powdered narcotic about 11 a.m. ET Friday after it washed ashore just south of Melbourne Beach. Some media reports estimated it to be about 50 pounds, nearly 23 kilos. The cocaine...
  • 4th person shot dead in Tampa in possible serial spree

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Police cordoned off a Florida neighborhood and searched intensely for a possible serial killer Tuesday after a fourth person was shot dead. Tampa police say residents of the city’s Seminole Heights neighborhood reported hearing shots just before 5 a.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, they found the...