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Florida man threatened people 3 different times before shooting man in 'stand your ground' case

<b>(CNN) —</b> The man charged with manslaughter after shooting another man in a Clearwater, Florida, convenience store parking lot has a history of threatening drivers, according to documents from the Pinellas County Circuit Court.<p>Michael Drejka, 47, fatally shot Markeis McGlockton in July after …

Crime

She ripped up a church cemetery. The reason had nothing to do with religion, cops say

A more than 100-year-old cemetery outside a Florida black church was vandalized, according to a police report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s …

Crime

Florida construction worker, 38, sexually preyed on 11-year-old girl at home he was remodeling: report

A 38-year-old construction worker who was remodeling a Florida home exchanged phone numbers with an 11-year-old girl he saw there and sent her nude …

Crime

The Florida Man Who Fatally Shot A Black Man In A “Stand Your Ground” Case Was Charged With Manslaughter

A Florida man who had avoided arrest for about a month due to the state’s “stand your ground” law was arrested Monday and charged with manslaughter …

Florida

Stray Bullet Kills Girl, 7, Sitting in Car With Her Dad at Fla. Shopping Plaza

A stray bullet struck and killed a 7-year-old girl sitting with her dad inside a car at a Florida shopping plaza on Saturday — and police are seeking …

Crime

Fla. Girl, 3, Dies After Being Left in Hot Van at Daycare — and Teacher Is Sent to Jail

A Florida daycare worker was sentenced to nearly a year in county jail after a toddler in her care died in a hot van last summer, multiple outlets …

Crime

White Man Charged in Florida 'Stand Your Ground' Killing of Black Father

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in …

Crime

Florida Man Charged With Manslaughter In What Had Been A 'Stand Your Ground' Case

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Michael Drejka, who fatally shot Markeis McGlockton after McGlockton shoved him in a <b>Clearwater, Florida</b>, convenience store …

Florida girl, 7, dies after being struck by stray bullet sitting in car

The 7-year-old girl was caught in the crossfire — and fatally shot — while inside a car with family members at a strip shopping plaza in …

Crime

A coworker didn’t like her management style. So he took revenge in her drink, cops say

Earlier this summer, a woman took a sip of water at work and noted that it tasted strange. When she looked at it, she noticed a mucousy, white …

Crime

Florida 'stand your ground' shooter Michael Drejka charged with manslaughter

The Florida man who invoked the "stand your ground" self-defense law after shooting a black man in a dispute over a parking space was charged Monday …

Florida

NY street honors teacher killed in Florida school massacre

DIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — A street in New York's Long Island has been named for a teacher killed after helping shield students from the gunman in last winter's school shooting in Parkland, Florida.<p>The street where Scott Beigel grew up in Dix Hills, New York, was dedicated as "Scott J. Beigel Way" on …

Florida

Florida police union rescinds ticket discounts amid NFL National Anthem protests

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Florida police union is urging Miami Dolphins ticket holders to return their tickets after members of the team knelt during the National Anthem to protest police brutality, among other racial and social issues.<p>The Broward County Police Benevolent Association (BCPBA) said Friday it would …

Football (U.S.)

Police Arrest Florida Man Who Threatened to Lynch NAACP President

A Gainesville, Fla. man was arrested on hate crime charges Thursday after police say he threatened to lynch the president of the Alachua County NAACP …

Crime

What Is Causing Florida’s Algae Crisis? 5 Questions Answered

By Karl Havens<p><i>Editor's note: Two large-scale algae outbreaks in Florida are killing fish and threatening public health. Along the southwest coast,</i> …

Florida

Florida girl dies after being struck by stray bullet

A 7-year-old Florida girl died when she was shot in the head by a stray bullet while sitting in a car with her family.<p>Jacksonville police say Heydi …

Florida

An 11-Year-Old Changed The Results Of Florida's Presidential Vote At A Hacker Convention. Discuss.

Election hackers have spent years trying to bring attention to flaws in election equipment. But with the world finally watching at DEFCON, the …

Florida

University Says Florida GOP Candidate Faked College Degree She Posed With In a Picture

An Ohio University claims a Republican candidate lied about graduating from their school and faked her college marketing diploma.<p>In her campaign …

South Florida police group hits back with powerful message after Miami Dolphins kneel during anthem

Despite a new NFL policy than prohibits protests during the national anthem, multiple Miami Dolphins players protested during the playing of the song before last Thursday’s preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, two kneeling and others raising their fists.<p>Now, one local police union is …

Football (U.S.)

Florida candidate tried to prove she’s a college graduate. The school says her diploma is fake.

The political kerfuffle around Melissa Howard began when a news site reported that the Florida state House hopeful is not a college graduate, as she claims to be. To prove the story wrong, Howard (R) reportedly flew to her proclaimed alma mater, Ohio’s Miami University, to get a copy of her college …

College & University

Donald Trump Acts Like A ‘Dog Off A Leash’ At Mar-A-Lago When Melania Isn’t Around, Omarosa Claims In New Book

The tell-all book from the former 'Apprentice' star contains a number of sordid allegations against Trump.<p>Donald Trump is a very different man when …

Donald Trump

Deputies: Florida woman sought towers 'within sniping range' of courthouse

A Florida woman was arrested Thursday after she posted on social media that she was searching for a clock tower “within sniping range” of a …

Crime

Florida man, 34, captured after cops say he’s seen attempting to rape woman

A Florida man was arrested on Saturday after police said he was captured on surveillance video attempting to rape a woman who was entering her New York City apartment.<p>Christopher Prusa, 34, faces a slew of charges including attempted rape, unlawful imprisonment and attempted assault.<p>On Friday, a …

Crime

Woman 'high on zombie drug flakka' in scary footage as she writhes in front of shocked residents

A woman allegedly high on a "zombie drug " was caught on camera terrifying residents in an apartment complex.<p>Bizarre footage taken by a disturbed …

Florida

Disturbing video shows moment Florida deputy fatally shoots suspect

The deputy was responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Florida

Florida man killed in standoff shot BB gun at deputies

Five deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave after a man armed with a BB gun was fatally shot Thursday afternoon in the Paradise …

Florida

Parker youth saves uncle from drowning in Florida

Courtesy Fessman familyAn 11-year-old Parker boy saved his uncle from drowning in a freak accident in Florida and is being hailed as a hero by his …

Florida

Florida man is fatally shot after threatening mother, police say

FLORIDA<p>Police fatally shoot man who threatened mom<p>A Florida man who threatened his mother with a gun was fatally shot by at least one police officer, authorities say.<p>Acting Delray Beach Police Chief Mary Olsen told news outlets that officers found the man “in a very agitated state” in their home …

Florida

Florida man jailed after fleeing police in upstate New York

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A Florida man is jailed after authorities say he led police on a 36-mile (58-kilometer) chase in upstate New York, barreling his car toward a blockade and drawing fire from a trooper before crashing into an embankment.<p>State police arrested 49-year-old Andrew Adeb Said and …

Police: Florida man fatally shot after threatening mother

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man was fatally shot by at least one police officer after threatening his mother with a …

Florida