Florida

SARASOTA, Fla | Surgery called success for Allman Brothers’ Dickey Betts

SARASOTA, Fla.— Allman Brothers Band founding member Dickey Betts has had successful surgery after slipping and hitting his head while playing with his dog in Florida. The Dickey Betts website says the “Ramblin’ Man” and “Blue Sky” singer-songwriter and guitarist underwent surgery Friday to relieve swelling on his brain. A statement posted Saturday on the … Continue reading SARASOTA, Fla | Surgery called success for Allman Brothers’ Dickey Betts

Florida News: Former Biscayne Park Chief of Police Pleads Guilty to Conspiring With Other Officers to Violate Victims’ Civil Rights by Making False Arrests

WASHINGTON – Former Village of Biscayne Park Chief of Police, Raimundo Atesiano, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring with subordinate officers to violate individuals’ civil rights by making false arrests, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg for the Southern District of … Continue reading Florida News: Former Biscayne Park Chief of Police Pleads Guilty to Conspiring With Other Officers to Violate Victims’ Civil Rights by Making False Arrests

WASHINGTON | History-making runs turn black governor nominees into stars

WASHINGTON— It was a raucous scene that could have been backstage at a rock concert: camera flashes, fans clamoring for autographs, scowling bodyguards, reporters hungry for a scoop. But the center of this attention wasn’t Beyonce or the Rolling Stones. It was three black gubernatorial candidates who stood side by side in a throng of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | History-making runs turn black governor nominees into stars

RALEIGH, N.C. | Florence could rival North Carolina’s 1954 ‘benchmark storm’

RALEIGH, N.C.  — The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like this, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds. Hurricane Florence could inflict the hardest hurricane punch North Carolina has seen in more than 60 years, with rain and wind of … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Florence could rival North Carolina’s 1954 ‘benchmark storm’

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons safety Keanu Neal suffers season-ending knee injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.— Atlanta Falcons safety Keanu Neal will miss the remainder of the season after hurting his left knee in Thursday night’s 18-12 opening loss at Philadelphia. The loss of Neal, a leader on the defense who was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2017, is a major blow to the Atlanta defense. … Continue reading FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons safety Keanu Neal suffers season-ending knee injury

MIAMI | Police: 2 FIU football players shot, assailant at large

MIAMI — Two FIU football players were shot Thursday afternoon, and police said they were looking for who was responsible for what they called a drive-by attack. Opa-locka (Florida) police chief James Dobson identified the players as running back Anthony Jones and offensive lineman Mershawn Miller. Jones was shot in the face and back, while … Continue reading MIAMI | Police: 2 FIU football players shot, assailant at large

FLORIDA | Bowhunting course offered in Palm Beach County

FLORIDA– The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free bowhunting course in Palm Beach County. All classroom materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil, paper and all bowhunting equipment they have.  An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on … Continue reading FLORIDA | Bowhunting course offered in Palm Beach County

Florida News: Tampa Police Identify Victim of Homicide, Tesean D. Blue, 18 years old

TAMPA, FL – Yesterday, Tampa Police released the following information: DATE/TIME: Monday, September 3, at 8:35 PM LOCATION: N. Brooks Street and E. Annie Street VICTIM: Tesean D. Blue 18 yoa (DOB 3/25/00) DETAILS: At 8:35 PM on Monday, Tampa Police officers were dispatched to the report of “shots heard” in the area of N. … Continue reading Florida News: Tampa Police Identify Victim of Homicide, Tesean D. Blue, 18 years old