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Florida father who beat son's sexual abuser now wants donations

Daytona Beach - Some who applauded the Daytona Beach father who battered a man he'd allegedly caught sexually abusing his son last week are now starting to retract their praise after seeing that he later tried to capitalize off the situation via crowd sourcing.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

She's bluesy, ballsy, beautiful and brilliant – meet Beebs Special

Beebs and Her Money Makers are a funk, soul band with a slight twist of ska who are playing the Journeys/Warhead stages on this year's Vans Warped Tour.
Digital Journal Report by Kathleen Creighton - 1 comment

Florida father pummels accused pederast

Daytona Beach - All men are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law, but that didn't stop one Florida father from delivering swift, violent justice on a man he allegedly found touching his son.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

Man claims he snapped photo of two-headed alligator

Recently some images of a two-headed alligator have surfaced, and they have caused a stir on the Internet, and have people questioning whether or not the images are real.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Florida inmates smuggle gun into prison to shoot themselves

Lake City - To paraphrase the poet Robert Burns, "the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Two Florida inmates can testify to that as an elaborate scheme to get their sentences reduced by shooting each other was a bust.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

Man paints house like American flag to protest code enforcement

Bradenton - In a classic protest song, Bob Dylan once said "the answer is blowin' in the wind," much in the way of an American flag. For one Florida man, the answer was in the American flag, but this flag was certainly not blowing in the wind.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 3 comments

Bear ruins relaxing hammock area

Daytona Beach - Something very amusing happened recently as a bear recently wandered into a Daytona Beach backyard. It kicked back in a hammock and relaxed a bit as you can see in the attached video.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Port St.Lucie has a mayor with a heart Special

Port Saint Lucie - It is rare today to find a public official with an open genuine heart, but it is not impossible. JoAnn Faiella, mayor of Port St. Lucie, is such an individual.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 1 comment

Review: 'Young World Travelers and the Magical Crystal Globe' is a gem Special

Tarpon Springs - "Young World Travelers and the Magical Crystal Globe" is an educational children's book written by a Florida gift shop owner and Greek-American author Demetra Travaris-Lecourezos. It was co-created by Constantinos "Gus" Lecourezos.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Fire that killed four in Florida was arson, officials say

Tampa - A man who appears to have died along with his family when fire destroyed their rented Florida mansion this week had recently bought gas cans and fireworks, authorities said today.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Florida passes medical marijuana bill for epileptic children

Tallahassee - A strain of low-potency marijuana became legalized in Florida yesterday to help treat epilepsy and cancer patients, including children.
In the Media by Nora Meszaros - 1 comment

Proposed bill in Florida could kill craft brewing industry Special

Tallahassee - The fate of craft beer brewing in Florida is in the balance as a new bill has been introduced to regulate the craft beer industry. Craft brewers are calling it “extortion” and claim it favors big beer distributors.
Digital Journal Report by Sean Fraser - 5 comments

Pedophile sting finds dwarf in van, urine

Longwood - Christopher Lanning embarked on an 18-hour cross-country journey to Florida with the intent of sleeping with an underage girl.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet

Man burns down his apartment to stop bug infestation

Orlando - A Florida man took drastic action when he discovered his apartment was infested with bugs — rather than call an exterminator, he decided to kill them with fire.
In the Media by Michael Thomas - 2 comments

Women in Prison: No longer hopeless Special

Cells in jails and prisons around the United States are being filled by women at an alarming rate. Drugs. Crime. Children. Shame. A prison sentence is different for a woman than it is for a man.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 2 comments

Neighbors allegedly spot Florida man having sex with pit bull

Tampa - A convicted felon was arrested in Florida on Tuesday afternoon after neighbors allegedly witnessed him having sex with a dog in his yard.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Geoffrey C. Smith: Sculpts bronze trophies for IGFA Special

World renowned bronze sculptor Geoffrey C. Smith will travel to Costa Rica in April for the IGFA catch and release sailfish tournament.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 1 comment

Could Medicaid expansion debate turn into an immigration issue?

Proponents of expanding Medicaid in Florida argue that a 'no' vote means that legal immigrants will have access to insurance subsidies while some U.S. citizens go without coverage.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

101-year-old Florida man citing experience running for Congress

Sarasota - Great-Great Grandfather Joe Newman is running as a write-in candidate against four-term Representative Vern Buchanan for Florida’s 16th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

Sporty Stingray and Jaguars spotted in Jacksonville Special

Jacksonville - A chic outdoor mall south of downtown Jacksonville, Fla. appears to be one place where the sleek, speedy animals of the car world roam. A local importer showcases feline machines around a high-end watering hole, which seems to draw other fast creatures.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 5 comments

Why the world needs more 'Jacks' Special

Jensen Beach - John Carcano is Holly Creek’s best kept secret. The quiet community in Martin County, Florida has a neighbor unlike any other.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 3 comments

Michael Dunn trial begins; case similar to George Zimmerman's

Jacksonville - Jury selection begins Monday in the trial for Michael Dunn, a white software developer, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Jordan Davis, 17, an unarmed black teenager.

George Zimmerman agrees to celebrity boxing match

George Zimmerman — the former self proclaimed neighborhood watchman acquitted of murdering unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin — has signed up to take part in a celebrity boxing match.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

Home Boys: Leafs beat Panthers in fifth consecutive home win Special

Toronto - The sun may be hot in Florida, but the Maple Leafs scorers are on fire in Toronto. Now winners of their last five games at home, 13 different Leafs players contributed on the score sheet Thursday night en route to a 6-3 win over the Florida Panthers.
Digital Journal Report by Dave Pitman - 2 comments

Medical marijuana on November ballot in Florida

Tallahassee - A proposed measure to allow the use of medicinal marijuana in Florida passed its last test to be on the November ballot for a constitutional amendment.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

Florida GOP candidate: Arrest Obama and 'hang him high'

Saint Petersburg - A Republican candidate running for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives has called for President Barack Obama to be arrested and executed by hanging for 'war crimes.'
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 13 comments

Robert Marucci: Florida school backtracks, lifts suspension

An 18-year-old Florida student who was suspended from school for starring in a gay porn movie has been allowed to return to his studies, following protests from his fellow students at his treatment.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

France authorizes first medical marijuana treatment

Paris - Pressure to remove laws criminalizing even the use of marijuana for medicinal uses grew Thursday as France approved its first use, a medication used to help MS sufferers.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Florida’s mangroves are on the move

Miami - Satellite images from the past three decades reveal that Florida’s mangrove forests are on the move. The trigger is fluctuating temperatures.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Breaking Bad contest winner arrested on drug charges

A guy in Florida who recently won a competition to watch the series finale of 'Breaking Bad' together with the show's cast, has got into rather appropriate trouble. He has been arrested for running a drug distribution operation.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment
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A mother manatee and her calf enjoy the shallows where water is warmer than in the Gulf of Mexico.
A mother manatee and her calf enjoy the shallows where water is warmer than in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Behind the Scenes at the RNC
Behind the Scenes at the RNC
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Screenshot of sinkhole in a Florida community (2012)
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On August 7th  2013  Ronald Gjoka ran on to the pitch during a match between Real Madrid and Chelsea...
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On August 7th, 2013, Ronald Gjoka ran on to the pitch during a match between Real Madrid and Chelsea, to hug his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Officials work at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 at Paynes Prairie on Sunday  J...
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Officials work at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 at Paynes Prairie on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, south of Gainesville, Fla.
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Former Governor Mitt Romney speaking at CPAC FL in Orlando  Florida.
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Former Governor Mitt Romney speaking at CPAC FL in Orlando, Florida.
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Bison head mounted on wall at Ted's Montana Grill in St. John's Town Center. Jacksonville, Fla.
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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
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Chef Andres with wife at one of his events
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
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Skyline near the Gulf.
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North Port Florida police officers jump in to help Winn Sell subdue the alligator.
North Port Florida police officers jump in to help Winn Sell subdue the alligator.
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Jaguars QB Gabbert sacked again by Chiefs.  Jacksonville  Fla.  9/8/13
Jaguars QB Gabbert sacked again by Chiefs. Jacksonville, Fla. 9/8/13
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2014 Jaguar XJL Sedan.  Jacksonville  Fla.  2/8/14
2014 Jaguar XJL Sedan. Jacksonville, Fla. 2/8/14
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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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