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Stolen golf cart shows up as loaner, leaving a paper trail to thief, police say
by Times Editor

A Golden Gate Estates man is accused of stealing a golf cart from the Bayfront community and selling it to a dealer, the Naples Daily News reports.

In mid December, a cleaning crew at the Bayfront community association, 499 Bayfront Place, told Na...



Man awarded $1.3 million after fall that caused 'popeye deformity'
by Times Editor

PORT ST. LUCIE — A local man is $1.3 million richer after an accident at a Port St. Lucie Walmart.

WPBF 25 News on Friday obtained a surveillance photo of Tom Papakalodoukas slipping on a sign that had fallen off a display. It happened in 2011.

Pa...



Bicycle, jogging path through Everglades planned; what possibly could go wrong?
by Times Editor

A paved 75-mile path through the Everglades is being planned that would allow cyclists, joggers and pedestrians to encounter alligators without dodging automobiles.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the River of Grass Greenway would para...



Man accidentally shoots himself in groin with flare gun, deputies say
by Times Editor

LEHIGH ACRES -- A 23-year-old man was taken to the hospital with multiple burn wounds after he accidentally shot himself in the genitals with a flare gun, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

WZVN-Ch. 7 reports that deputies responded to ...



Accused thief found hiding in cardboard box, police say
by Times Editor

A woman accused of swiping tampons, Crystal Light and other items got locked up after police found her trying to hide in a cardboard box, according to recently released records.

TCPalm.com reports that Alyson Strosser, 47, was arrested Jan. 25 in ...



Teacher accused of drinking, doing drugs with student
by Times Editor

PORT ST. LUCIE — A St. Lucie West Centennial High School teacher accused of drinking and doing drugs with a student is free on bail Friday, but "will not return to the classroom while the investigation continues," according to officials.

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Woman gets 30 years in killing man who refused her a beer
by Times Editor

The Florida Keys woman known as "the sea hag" who shot and killed her neighbor after he refused to give her a beer has been sentenced to 30 years behind bars.

Carolyn Dukeshire, 62, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday in the July 2012 ...



Woman breaks into ex-fiance's home, attacks his new girlfriend, deputies say
by Times Editor

A Lake Mary bartender broke into her ex-fiance's Deltona home and attacked the new girlfriend she found in bed with him, Volusia deputies said.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Kelly Custis, 27, a bartender at Fourth Street Bar and Gril...



Woman accused of attacking EMT, deputy at Denny's
by Times Editor

 FORT WALTON BEACH -- A woman was arrested after she apparently attacked an emergency medical technician and an Okaloosa County sheriff's deputy during a confrontation at a restaurant, according to an arrest report.

The Northwest Florida Daily New...



Tow truck driver accidentally dials 911 during drug deal, authorities say
by Times Editor

Associated Press

ORANGE CITY -- A conversation with two passengers landed an Orange City tow truck driver in jail after his cellphone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers listened in.

Authorities say 19-year-old Matthew Dollarhide was surprised when ...