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Parole Commission Could Help 'Prison Houdini' Escape Life Behind Bars

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 12.17.2014 | Crime

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man known as the prison Houdini might finally see freedom after more than 35 years — this time without an elaborate esc...

Mom Forced Son To Dress In Drag, Posted Photos On Facebook: Cops

Crime Feed | Posted 12.15.2014 | Crime

A Florida mom and her roommate are facing child cruelty charges after forcing her 10-year-old son to dress up like a girl and then posting pictures of...

Mom Who Drove Kids In Sea To Plead Insane: Lawyer

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 12.09.2014 | Crime

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors will drop attempted murder charges against a mother charged with trying to kill her three children by driving...

Woman Sentenced For Killing, Cooking Neighbor

AP | Posted 12.05.2014 | Crime

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman convicted of cooking her neighbor after strangling and dismembering him has been sentenced to life in pri...

Florida Man Made Meth In Park Bathroom: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.01.2014 | Weird News

Police in Volusia County, Florida, have arrested a man for allegedly making meth in the bathroom of a local park. Justin Hill, 20, of New Smyrna Be...

Man Shoots Mother With Bow And Arrow: Cops

AP | Posted 12.01.2014 | Crime

MARY ESTHER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man told police he shot his mother with a gun and a bow-and-arrow and then stabbed her Sunday because he claimed ...

Robbers Who Make Victims Strip Still On The Loose

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.11.2014 | Crime

Investigators in Broward County, Florida, are stumped by a rash of armed robberies where the suspects make their victims, including a pregnant woman, ...

17-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Running Prostitution Ring

AP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Crime

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two southwest Florida high school students organized a prostitution ring of students from nearby high schools. ...

Student Led High School Prostitution Ring: Police

Associated Press | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a 17-year-old Sarasota High School student organized a prostitution ring of students from nearby high...

Florida Man Sets House On Fire, Kills Responding Deputy

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 11.23.2014 | Crime

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who had made previous threats against police set his house on fire Saturday and ambushed the first sheriff's deputy w...

Florida State Gunman Was Lawyer: Official

Associated Press | BRENDAN FARRINGTON, GARY FINEOUT | Posted 11.20.2014 | Crime

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida State University alumnus and attorney shot three people at the school's library early Thursday before being killed...

Police: Gunman Killed After Shooting At Florida State University

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON and GARY FINEOUT | Posted 11.21.2014 | Crime

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the g...

Man Arrested For Allegedly Fighting Cops In Taco Bell Drive-Thru

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.19.2014 | Weird News

A man who attempted to order food from a drive-through window while on his bike ended up being driven in a police car straight to jail. Gabriel Har...

WATCH: Man Stuffs Chainsaw Down Shorts

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weird News

Is that a chainsaw in your shorts or are you just excited for some Weird News? A Florida man is accused of shoplifting a chainsaw by stuffing the h...

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EXCLUSIVE: Man In Murder-For-Hire Alligator Case Was Targeted Before

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.10.2014 | Crime

Ernesto Negrillo, the man whose ex-girlfriend's mom is accused of plotting to hire a hitman to kill him and feed his body to alligators, was marked fo...

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Man Says He Has 'No Idea' Why Ex-Girlfriend's Mom Would Plot To Have Him Fed To Alligators

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.08.2014 | Crime

A man whose ex-girlfriend's mom is accused of hiring a hit man to kill him and feed his body to alligators said he can't understand why he was targete...

Fort Lauderdale Passes Law That Restricts Feeding Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact

Lawfully feeding hungry people in Fort Lauderdale just became much more difficult. The city passed an ordinance on Oct. 22 that limits where groups...

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Missing Teacher's Loved Ones "Fear The Worst"

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.31.2014 | Crime

The family of missing Florida schoolteacher Steven Stark is deeply troubled by his sudden and unexplained disappearance. UPDATE: Alex De Armas, the...

Ex-Mob Boss Gets 4 Months For Meeting Friend

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 10.27.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would p...

Too Big To Jail: 500-Pound Suspect Challenges Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.27.2014 | Crime

The scales of justice can handle Howard Hendrix and his domestic disturbance charge, but Florida deputies had problems arresting and transporting the ...

Drunk Stripper Attacks Boyfriend With Ax: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

Tammy Hiser doesn't like being ignored. Her boyfriend, Andrew Whitaker, found that out Monday night when she threatened him with an ax, because he ...

Florida Woman's Plan To Send Drugs To Her Jailed Beau Backfires: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.04.2014 | Weird News

Letter rip! An Ocala, Florida woman is accused of hiding drugs under stamps in her love letters to her inmate boyfriend. Sarah Laurito, 18, was all...

Man Arrested For Allegedly Burning, Decapitating Co-Worker

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Crime

A Florida man is accused of murdering his co-worker and burning her body in a field. Marvin Rivera-Montalvo, 30, was arrested and charged with firs...

Florida Man Allegedly Threatened To Shoot Drive-Thru Employee Over Burger

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.21.2014 | Weird News

Sometimes you just crave a burger. A Florida man is accused of threatening to shoot a Checkers drive-thru clerk if he did not hand over a hamburger...

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Tragic Ending Of Search For Missing Florida Woman

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.19.2014 | Crime

A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend is believed to have taken his own life just hours after authorities discovered ...