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Young Chinese Artists

Simon Watson | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

My Generation: Young Chinese Artists has just opened in Florida. The show looks at the new generation of artists who have emerged in mainland China since 2000, a period marked by increased openness to the West.

A Foodie's Heaven In Florida

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A typical St. Petersburg itinerary might include seeing the Dali Museum, having a drink at the storied Vinoy hotel and c...

'Kingpin' Pharmacist Busted With More Than 5,000 Stolen Pills

Posted 02.16.2012 | Crime

Talk about a drug store -- authorities in Florida busted a licensed pharmacist they allege was illegally dealing pills like morphine, valium and oxyco...

Florida 'Vampire' Bites Face Of 69-Year Old Man: Police

Posted 11.09.2011 | Crime

"I am a vampire, I am going to eat you," was the last thing Josephine Smith allegedly said before she viciously assaulted a homeless senior citizen sl...

'Hiccup Girl' Arrested: Jennifer Mee Charged In Florida

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — An uncontrollable case of the hiccups brought an odd sort of fame to Jennifer Mee, who was 15 when she appeared on t...

Opera star's son pleads not guilty to Pa. killing

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

HONESDALE, Pa. — An opera star's son has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting and murdering a Pennsylvania camp counselor 18 years ago.

Wayne County prosecutor Michael Lehutsky says he is seeking the death penalty for 46-year-old Jeffrey Plishka. Authorities say Plishka killed 24-year-old Laura Ronning near a waterfall in the Pocono Mountains in 1991.

Lehutsky says he is seeking the death penalty because Plishka killed Ronning while committing other felonies.

Ronning, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was working at Camp Cayuga near Honesdale when she disappeared while on a hike. Police say she was sexually assaulted and shot in the head.

Plishka, of Onley, Va., is the son of Metropolitan Opera singer Paul Plishka. He entered his plea Wednesday.