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Bullying Charges Dropped Against Girls In Rebecca Sedwick Suicide Case

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Miami

BY MIKE SCHNEIDER, ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Charges have been dropped against two teenage girls whom a sheriff had accused of bullyin...

Alleged Bully's Parents Claim Daughter's Facebook Was Hacked

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 10.24.2013 | Miami

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When two girls, aged 12 and 14, were arrested in a bullying-suicide investigation in Florida, ma...

Possible Charges For Bullies' Parents

AP | JENNIFER KAY and MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — It was a cold-hearted online post that a Florida sheriff said hastened the arrest of two girls, aged...

Two Girls Arrested For 'Terrorizing' Bullied Victim

AP | By MIKE SCHNEIDER and JENNIFER KAY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — After 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick committed suicide last month, one of her tormenters continued to make comments about her...

What Bullied 12-Year-Old Wrote Before Her Suicide

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 11.13.2013 | Miami

TAMPA, Fla. -- For nearly a year, as many as 15 girls ganged up on 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick and picked on her, authorities say, bombarding her ...

White Sox Pitcher Chris Sale: Not Too Worried About Verducci Effect

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports
Leslie Reece Schichtel

Anticipating the start of his third season with the White Sox, the young lefty has already made his statement: He is an asset.

Mummified Diver Found 13 Years After He Saved A Life

Posted 08.24.2012 | Weird News

An Iowa man's mummified body was found in the waters of Lake Michigan on Saturday, his diving gear and empty oxygen tank still attached. But the sh...

Man Loses 100 Pounds To Donate Kidney To Sister

Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact

Tired of watching a dialysis machine keep his sister alive, Jeremy Bell decided to lose 100 pounds so he could save her. Crystal Bell’s kidneys w...

WATCH: Customer Beats McDonald's Manager Over Poor Service

Posted 01.04.2013 | Miami

A McDonald's manager was beaten with a baseball bat, Lakeland Police report, after a customer became enraged alleging poor customer service. Accord...

Man Dies In Mobile Meth Lab Explosion

Posted 01.05.2012 | Crime

A man died on Tuesday after a mobile meth lab explosion sent shards of glass into his neck, police in Florida said. Lakeland authorities originally...

Bailouts Don't Work: The Lotto Winners Study

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

You can see why bailouts fail. Wall Street and lottery winners have a common bond. They have access to easy money without restraints.

Tearing Up the Lotto Ticket

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Almost all of us have our own "lotto moment." We make decisions about money that will either give us long term security and happiness or bring on pain and regret.

Abraham Shakespeare Missing: Florida Lottery Winner Disappears

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LAKELAND, Fla. — Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man, who won the Florida lottery in 2006, and has now gone missing. T...