June 7, 2006
Doesnt it cost more than 21 cents to make a press release?
Man Gets 21 Cents In Robbery
MILTON, Fla. -- A robber escaped without even getting a quarter.
Investigators in Milton are searching for a man who made off with 21 cents after robbing a convenience store this weekend.
The robber entered a Tom Thumb store around 1:45 a.m. Sunday.
According to a spokesman for the Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office, the man was wearing a ski mask and carrying a box cutter.
June 6, 2006
I wanna be left behind for my birthday mommy
Parents Realize Next Day They Left Son At Chuck E. Cheese
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A 6-year-old Florida boy who was accidentally left behind by his family after they celebrated his birthday at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant will temporarily remain in state custody.
A judge said the state Department of Children and Families will likely determine Tuesday whether Michael Emanuel can live temporarily with a relative.
Emanuel's family said they accidentally left him Saturday night and didn't notice he was missing until the next day. Each relative thought the child was with another family member.
Employees at the Boca Raton restaurant called police and the child was taken into state custody.
An attorney for the boy's mother told the judge there were 12 youngsters at the party and as they all piled into cars to leave, the boy was simply overlooked.
Only in florida.
May 31, 2006
Lovely couple in florida arrested...
for trying to put a hit out on their grandkids! come on people, just change your phone number and ignore em, dont try and kill em. People dont even know how to fight right anymore.
Police: Couple Offered Hit Man $100 To Kill Grandkids
Two grandparents in Lake County, Fla., were arrested for allegedly offering a hit man $100 to kill their three grandchildren, daughter-in-law and the family's pet dog, according to Local 6 News.
Lake County deputies said Robert Jackson, 60, and his wife, Versie, 59, traveled to a Best Western hotel Tuesday to meet a hit man -- who was an undercover law enforcement officer.
"(The couple) met with the so-called hit man, where they paid the hit man $100 in cash as a down payment for the murder of the wife and her three children," Lake County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Christie Mysinger said.
"According to an arrest affidavit, Versie Jackson made contact with the undercover agent while her husband stayed in the car because he was reportedly too afraid the meet the person who would kill his grandchildren and daughter-in-law," Local 6 reporter Louis Bolden said.
The couple was taken into custody after the money was exchanged.
After an investigation, authorities said the couple's son, Jason Jackson, 31, concocted the alleged murder-for-hire plan from jail and asked his parents to seal the deal, Bolden said.
The 31-year-old is awaiting trial in a sexual molestation case, and his wife and children were scheduled to testify against him.
Investigators said the rest of the money was to be paid to the hit man after the family members were killed Tuesday night.
The daughter-in-law, Karen Jackson, was shocked to hear about the plan to kill her, her children and pet dog, according to Local 6 News.
"I never saw this coming," Jackson said. "I loved (him) with all my heart. (He) was good to me and good to the kids. (He) was a nice guy, everybody's friend. (He was) like a Ted Bundy charmer. He has to be a psychopath."
Jackson said after her husband's arrest last year, her in-laws stopped speaking with her.
She said she plans to testify against her husband and both in-laws.
Both grandparents remain in the Lake County Jail without bond.
December 30, 2005
Tropical Storm Zeta forms
gotta love this. the official season ended last month, but its still spitting some out.
November 29, 2005
&epsilon Epsilon forms 2 days before the season close
Epsilon has formed in the Atlantic
The 26th named storm of the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record was expected to be absorbed by other weather systems and shouldn't affect land.
November 23, 2005
will Delta be the last?
Looks like Motehr Nature isnt giving up and setting the record high. Tropical Storm Delta formed today, and looks like its going nowhere.
November 18, 2005
here comes γ (Gamma).
you thought wilma, α and β where bad, here comes γ. What seems to be the last named storm of this season is aiming stright for Miami. Guess you have to love miami to stay living there after this year. Happy Thanksgiving Miami!