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Category Archives: Crimes and Courts

BREAKING: Jan. 6 Committee Requests Interview with Ivanka Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is asking Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, to voluntarily cooperate with its probe. The committee sent a letter Thursday requesting a meeting with Ivanka Trump, who served as an adviser to her father, in early February. In the letter, committee chairman Bennie Thompson says…

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Orange County Bar Association Announces 2022 Professionalism Award Recipients

ORLANDO, FL… The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2022 Professionalism Awards. The James G. Glazebrook Memorial Bar Service Award, the William Trickel, Jr. Professionalism Award, and the Lawrence G. Mathews, Jr. Young Lawyer Professionalism Award recipients, who are nominated by their peers, are attorneys and judges whose…

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Texas Rabbi: Captor Grew “Belligerent” Late in Standoff

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — A rabbi who was among four people held hostage at a Texas synagogue said Sunday that their armed captor grew “increasingly belligerent and threatening” toward the end of the 10-hour standoff, which ended with an FBI SWAT team rushing into the building and the captor’s death. Authorities identified the hostage-taker as…

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Representative Morales and Senator Berman File Active Shooter Alert Bill

ORLANDO, Fla.—  Two Florida Lawmakers filed legislation to prevent further shooting sprees in an effort to save lives. Representative Daisy Morales (D-Orlando) and Senator Lori Berman (D-Delray Beach) have filed HB 1271 and SB 1672 to require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to implement an alert system to be activated on the report of an active shooter. The…

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4th Resident of Retirement Haven Charged with Voter Fraud

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — A fourth resident of a massive Florida retirement community has been arrested on a charge of voter fraud. Charles Barnes, 64, was arrested Tuesday and charged with voter fraud for casting more than one ballot, according to an arrest affidavit filed in court. The arrest affidavit doesn’t detail the basis…

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Sheriff Gets $25K Bond in Assault Case Over Shocked Inmate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff charged with ordering the stun gun shocking of an inmate at his county’s jail was trying to help his officers deal with a combative, out-of-control man who had just beat his father with a baseball bat, the sheriff’s lawyer said at his bond hearing Tuesday. But a lawyer for…

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VIDEO: Orange County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team Rappels Inside Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Orlando, Fla — On Monday patients at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children got a special visit from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and Hazardous Devices Teams. Looking to bring some joy to children in the hospital this holiday season, the SWAT deputies rappelled along the inside of…

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Backfiring car causes active shooter scare at movie theater

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The sound of a car backfiring near a South Florida movie theater led police to evacuate moviegoers following multiple reports of an active shooter, authorties said. The incident happened Sunday night at the Cinemax movie theater in Davie. Davie police later told news outlets that a passing vehicle’s engine likely backfired,…

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