Tavares Mayor Suspended After Arrest for Insurance Fraud

Florida governor Rick Scott issued an executive order Thursday suspending Tavares mayor Robert Wolfe after his arrest the afternoon before on one count of felony insurance fraud. According to investigators, Wolfe received $17,234.65 from his homeowner’s insurance policy to repair […]... [Read More]

Woman Suspected in Lethal Wrong-Way Wreck Turns Herself In

A Georgia woman suspected of causing a fatal wrong-way crash in January turned herself in to the Hillsborough County Jail Sunday afternoon. Jean Ann Petraits reported to the county jail to face one charge of vehicular homicide arising from an […]... [Read More]

Sarasota Parents Accused of Selling Cocaine with Children in Vehicle

A mother and father from Sarasota County are residing in the county jail on charges of selling cocaine and child neglect. The duo is being held without bond. According to deputies, Destiny Dexter, 26, and Reginald Frazier, 29, both of […]... [Read More]

Sarasota Woman Faces Charges After Allegedly Passing Out in Car with Her Children

A Sarasota woman was arrested last week after allegedly being found unconscious in a vehicle with two young children and a variety of illegal drugs. Sarasota County sheriff’s deputies say Veronica Posey was discovered at half past seven in the […]... [Read More]

Pasco County Man Charged with Multiple Counts of DUI Manslaughter After Accident on Frankland Bridge

The W. Howard Frankland Bridge was again the site of tragedy last weekend. According to officers of the Florida Highway Patrol, a family of three were the victims of a drunk driver. Joshua Burbank, 25, is charged with three counts […]... [Read More]

Miami Man Faces DUI Manslaughter Charges After Incident on Frankland Bridge

A New Jersey cyclist met his fate Wednesday evening on the W. Howard Frankland Bridge, allegedly the victim of a drunken hit-and-run driver from Miami. Authorities pronounced John M. Brennan, 44, dead at the scene of the accident on Frankland […]... [Read More]

Two Titusville High School Football Coaches Face Felony Drug Charges

On Wednesday two Titusville High School assistant football coaches were arrested, alleged by the government to be operating an illicit drug ring in Brevard County. Leonard Charles “Chuck” Agee, Jr., 40, and Benjamin S. Jenkins, 36, were arrested and charged […]... [Read More]

Florida Wildlife Officers to Crack Down on Inebriated Boating This Weekend

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated is a crime in Florida, whether that vehicle operates on land or upon the waves. Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be on the lookout for boating under the influence on […]... [Read More]

Florida Man Sentenced Seventeen Years After Guilty Vehicular Homicide Plea

Robert Cesaire struck and killed motorcyclist Charles “Sonny” Ferguson in a head-on collision while drunk and driving the wrong way on an I-95 exit ramp seventeen years ago. On Friday, June 17, Cesaire was finally sentenced to seventeen years in […]... [Read More]

Orlando Man Facing Trial on Charges of Piloting Plane While Drunk

An Orlando man is facing trial for allegedly taxiing his airplane into a shed in Melbourne last year while his son was sitting in the passenger seat. The State Attorney’s Office said that a status conference would be held on […]... [Read More]

Inadvertent Calls to 9-1-1 Lead to Felony Drug Charges for Fort Walton Beach Quintet

Inadvertently placing a phone call on a cell phone while it is in your pants pocket is colloquially known as “butt dialing.” Butt dialing 9-1-1 is something to be avoided in most cases, as it is embarrassing and could potentially […]... [Read More]

Lake Worth Man Shakes Bottle of Rum at Authorities After String of Car Crashes

Witnesses say a Lake Worth man showed an even more surprising lapse in judgment than usual vehicle accident suspects when he allegedly shook a rum bottle at first responders who arrived at the scene of his final wreck that night. […]... [Read More]

Hillsborough Sheriff’s Deputy Strikes Semi While Driving Wrong Way on I-75, Faces DUI Charges

A man in a Ford SUV drove the wrong way on the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 early Friday morning, colliding with an eighteen-wheeler in the process. When officers of the Florida Highway Patrol caught up with the driver in […]... [Read More]

Torture and Death at the Hands of Dade Correctional Institution Staff Routine Claims Ex-Counselor

  The New Yorker ran an exposé of Dade Correctional Institution’s Transitional Care Unit last month. Revolving around the story of former TCU counselor Harriet Krzykowski, the piece describes starvation, beating, sexual abuse, and a myriad of other prisoner abuse […]... [Read More]

Seven Hundred Seventy-Seven Days

Derral had lost all hope. For seven-hundred seventy-seven days he sat in a windowless six foot by nine foot cell all day, every day.  His world was confined by three walls of cinder block and one of steel bars. There were […]... [Read More]