Tonya Thomas, Florida mother, murders her 4 kids, shoots herself

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mother who fatally shot her four children before killing herself Tuesday called three of the kids who had sought help from a neighbor back to the house before firing the fatal shots, authorities said. Tonya Thomas is seen in a 2002 booking mug provided by the Brevard County, Fla., Sheriff's Office. Authorities More...

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By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Albert Miller, age 75, grabbed and dragged by alligator while playing golf

LAKE WALES:  Lake Ashton Golf and Country Club — that 15th hole is a killer. Florida man is recovering at home today after a nine-foot alligator interrupted his golf outing  by trying to eat him. Photo of the More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Alan Hall, real life hero, sacrifices life to save others

The Tampa Bay Times headline reads: Wife of man who saved child from drowning: ‘That’s how he lived his life’ Alan Hall is being described by friends and family as the sort of person who wouldn’t More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Plane crashes into Publix supermarket in DeLand Florida

Investigators are getting to work to try and figure out what went wrong after a small plane crash landed into a crowded Publix supermarket in DeLand Monday evening. Investigators estimated around 100 customers were More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Christopher Scott Ryon, man punches 3-month old baby if face to take nap –

Christopher Scott Ryon, Winter Haven man, was jailed and charged in the death of his 3-month-old daughter, riley Ryon. Authorities say Ryon has been charged with aggravated manslaughter of the child, allegedly More...

By Judy Aron On Thursday, March 29th, 2012
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Constitutional Win!

A Florida judge ruled Red Light Cameras are Unconstitutional! A man from Pasco County, Fla., who got nabbed by a traffic camera to catch red light runners believes the camera was wrong — both in snapping his license More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

St Pete school blunder: Laeping to literacy

A St. Petersburg high school sign promoting a recent literacy event for parents apparently wasn’t spell-checked, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The sign outside Lakewood High School read “Laeping More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 20th, 2012

Tylarnda Anderson arrested: reported son missing, he was at neighbors

Tampa local story…as police went door-to-door to find a missing child. Tylarnda Anderson mugshotTurns out, the 8-year-old Chris Brown, was at a neighbors. “I want to hug him so bad,” Brown’s More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Stephanie Spurgeon trial begins: day care worker shook baby to death

The murder trial of Stephanie Spurgeon begins as she faces charges of shaking a baby to death. Spurgeon is a Palm Harbor day care owner who allegedly killed a 1-year-old by shaking the girl to death. But More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, January 30th, 2012

Massive I-75 accident leaves 10 dead, highway still closed

A long line of cars and trucks collided one after another early today on a dark Florida highway so shrouded in haze and smoke that drivers were instantly blinded. At least ten people were killed. When rescuers first More...