1 injured in a shooting in Jacksonville

1 injured in a shooting in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: As per the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, a shooting left one injured. The source states the incident happened on Sunday morning at the Chimney Lakes Community Pool.

Officials said they received a call regarding the shooting at around 1:35 am. The person’s identity has not been revealed. The victim rushed into Baptist & Wolfson Oakleaf Emergency Room.

The victim has suffered non life threatening injuries. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, along with that three other vehicles have been shot.

Authorities have not found any motive behind the shooting. There is no detailed information available at the moment.

In order to help the investigation, you can convey any sort of message through a non-emergency number at 904-630-0500 or Crimestoppers at 1-866-845-Tip.

Deadly shooting in South Florida shooting while leaving graduation party.

Deadly shooting in South Florida shooting while leaving graduation party. 1

KENDALL, Fla. – Police in Miami-Dade are investigating a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in Kendall after a graduation party.

Three persons were killed in the incident: two men and a lady. Three males and three women were among the injured.

People were starting to leave the party, which was hosted at a hookah lounge/restaurant at Southwest 104th Street and 109th Court when the mass shooting occurred at 2 a.m.

The woman who died worked as a prison officer in Florida, but authorities have yet to confirm which jail she was assigned to. Two vehicles approached the strip mall, according to authorities, and someone inside began shooting.

A dark-colored Chevy Malibu and a white Toyota Camry were characterized as suspicious automobiles. The six surviving victims all drove themselves to a local hospital and are in good health.

One automobile fleeing the scene drove into a wall at Miami-Dade College’s Kendall campus, according to police. The car that collided into the college had two of the deceased victims in it. A firearm was discovered inside the vehicle, according to police.

The emergency room space at Jackson South Medical Center was enclosed by police tape as authorities conducted their investigation. Loved ones gathered outside the hospital, waiting for news.

Three people were killed and 21 others were injured in a shooting outside a banquet venue in northwest Miami-Dade exactly a week ago. Call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477 if you have any additional information.

At this moment, no arrests have been made in connection with either shooting.

A man pleads guilty to the death of a 2-year-old child and faces up to 12 years in jail.

12 years

ORLANDO, Fla. – After accepting a plea deal with the state, the man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son pleaded guilty Tuesday and will serve up to 12 years in prison.

Toth’s son, Jayce Martin, was discovered unresponsive on his bedroom floor in July 2018, Johnathan Pursglove and the victim’s mother, Victoria Toth, were charged with aggravated manslaughter in Orange County.

Toth agreed to a plea deal in February and will be sentenced at a later date. She is also charged with aggravated child abuse, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in jail.

Pursglove may have faced up to 30 years in jail and a $10,000 fine if convicted by a jury. Pursglove pled guilty and will serve a maximum of 12 years under the terms of the plea deal with the court.

According to the arrest affidavit, 2-year-old Jayce was covered in bruises on the day paramedics arrived at the Orlando apartment in 2018, and medical examiners say he was probably tortured before his death.

Pursglove’s sentence will be handed down on May 11 at a new hearing. During the sentencing, both the prosecution and the defense would be able to call witnesses and experts.

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Manatee Emergency: Contaminated radioactive waste to collapse anytime


Manatee country emergency call –  Florida over the Easter weekend as residents were evacuated from their homes as officials cited fears that a wastewater pond could collapse at any time. On Saturday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency.

According to county officials, the pond, situated at the former Piney Point phosphate processing plant, has a “significant leak,”.The Manatee County Public Safety Department told people near the plant to evacuate due to an “imminent uncontrolled release of wastewater.”

Manatee Director of Public safety, jake Saur said that “A portion of the containment wall at the leak site shifted laterally signifying that structural collapse could occur at any time.”

On Saturday 11 a.m., evacuation orders were extended to people within one mile north of the reservoir’s stacks of phosphogypsum (a fertilizer waste product) and those within half a mile to the south of the site. Surrounding stretches of highway were also closed to traffic. Phosphogypsum is the “radioactive waste” leftover from processing phosphate ore into a state that can be used for fertilizer, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.

On Saturday evening, Mandatory evacuations were extended an additional half mile west and one mile southwest of the site. Manatee County Public Safety Department said that 316 households are within the full evacuation area.

“In addition to high concentrations of radioactive materials, phosphogypsum and processed wastewater can also contain carcinogens and heavy toxic metals,” the Center said in a statement on Saturday. “For every ton of phosphoric acid produced, the fertilizer industry creates 5 tons of radioactive phosphogypsum waste, which is stored in mountainous stacks hundreds of acres wide and hundreds of feet tall.”

Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh said in a statement Saturday that the “public must heed that notice to avoid harm.”

Officials are on site conducting a controlled release of water, roughly 22,000 gallons a minute.

The water that is currently being pumped out by officials in order to avoid a full collapse is a mix of seawater from a local dredge project, stormwater, and rain runoff. The water has not been treated.

“The water meets water quality standards for marine waters with the exception of pH, total phosphorus, total nitrogen, and total ammonia nitrogen,” the state said in a statement. “It is slightly acidic, but not at a level that is expected to be a concern, nor is it expected to be toxic.”

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried wrote a letter to DeSantis on Saturday urging an emergency session of the Florida cabinet to discuss the situation. She wrote that the leaking water is “contaminated, radioactive wastewater,” and noted that this leak is not the property’s first.

“For more than fifty years, this Central Florida mining operation has caused numerous human health and environmental disasters and incidents,” Fried wrote. “There have been numerous, well-documented failures — which continue today — of the property’s reservoir liner, including leaks, poor welds, holes, cracks, and weaknesses that existed prior to purchase by the current owner, HRK Holdings, and exacerbated since.”

On Thursday afternoon, Jeff Barath, a representative for HRK Holdings, the company that owns the site, appeared emotionally distressed while briefing the Manatee County Commissioners about the situation.

“I’m very sorry,” he said. He told commissioners he had only slept a few hours that week because he was trying to fix the situation, and through tears, said he first noticed “increased conductivities within the site’s seepage collection system” 10 days prior on March 22. This system, he said, offers drainage around the gypsum stacks.

He said he immediately notified FDEP of his concerns.

“The water was changing around the seepage. We went into a very aggressive monitoring program,” he said, to find out where the seepage was coming from.

They discovered the south side of the stack system had “increased in conductivity” and that the acidity of the water, which is normally around a 4.6, had dropped to about a 3.5, which indicated an issue.

After a few days, the water chemistry had not improved and water flows were increasing from about 120 gallons a minute to more than 400 gallons per minute in less than 48 hours, Barath said. Last Saturday night, the flow rates increased to “rates that I could not even estimate to you,” he said.

Water was filling the stacks so quickly that the ground was starting to rise, Barath said. This “bulging” was temporarily stabilized but then extended hundreds of feet.

Barath submitted a report to the state on March 26, according to the state-run “Protecting Florida Together,” website, which was created by DeSantis to allow more transparency about state water issues.

“I was anticipating that the gypstack itself was destabilizing at a very rapid rate and recommended that we consider an emergency discharge,” he told commissioners. He said he feared that “overpressurizing” the system would result in “complete failure.”

“I’ve spent most of my days and nights constantly monitoring all aspects of this gypstack system and identifying failure points within it,” he said, noting that failure points were happening “constantly, I mean hourly.”

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection said that it ordered the company to “take immediate action” to prevent further leaks. On March 30, the department said that “pipes at the facility are repaired” and controlled discharges were initiated to prevent any pressure buildup.

However, based on Barath’s testimony at the meeting, the situation was far from over. He concluded his address by saying they were doing “everything possible to prevent a true catastrophe.”

On Friday, another leak was detected in the south containment area of the facility. Despite overnight work to attempt to stop this and other leaks, Manatee Director of Public Safety Jake Saur said on Saturday that the situation was “escalating.”

Cuomo’s case closely investigated by lawyers


Cuomo’s sexual harassment allegations are being investigated and analyzed by lawyers. The lawyers assigned on this case have experience in handling high-profile political cases that involve men accused of abusing their power.

Joon Kim, one of the attorneys in this case was a federal prosecutor who led investigations that sent one of Governor Cuomo’s top assistants behind bars on a bribery conviction. Moreover, he was also the one behind the conviction of another on charges connected to a massive economic development project that Andrew Cuomo stood up for.

Anne Clark, another investigator, is an employment lawyer. She once spoke for a woman in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against an influential New Jersey politician.

On Monday Letitia James, New York Attorney General had appointed Kim and Clark to analyze the accusations made against Governor Cuomo by a number of women who includes his three former staff members who worked in his administration.

Kim served as acting United States attorney for the Southern District in New York for around 10 months in 2017 and 2018 after Preet Bharara was abruptly fired by the former president, Donald Trump.

A statement was released by Kim in James’s office and he said that “These are serious allegations that demand a rigorous and impartial investigation. We will act judiciously and follow the facts wherever they lead.” Clark said that in James’ office that “The people of New York deserve an exhaustive and independent investigation into these allegations, and I am committed to seeing it through,”

The arguments include questioning the women about their love lives and discussing Governor Cuomo’s to making inappropriate comments about their physical appearances. Moreover, the claim that Cuomo subjected them to intimate hugs and unwanted kisses will also be raised.

According to the Albany police, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s allegations vary in severity and scale. One of the accusations made on March 10th by an unidentified woman claims that Cuomo allegedly groped her. The police said this has reached “the level of a crime”.

Over $36,000 worth methamphetamine seized in Tallahassee

Over $36,000 worth methamphetamine seized
Elijah Jeremiah Pittman

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA- According to the Tallahassee Police Department, the suspect, Elijah Jeremiah Pittman who is thought of as a gang member was arrested at his residence for the possession of Alpha- PBP with the intention of selling.

Upon conducting an investigation, Pittman who was known as a validated gang member was reported to be armed and selling synthetic narcotics in the 1300 block of Ocala road.

Upon search warrant, the Tallahassee Police Department along with 12 members of the special investigations department together with the violent crime response team discovered over 30 grams of methamphetamines worth $36,000.

According to the investigators, an additional 24 grams of MDMA was discovered along with a 9 mm handgun that was previously reported as stolen.

The suspect, Pittman was found in his residence during the raid and was taken into custody immediately.

TPD urges the public to be aware and report anything that may seem illegal at 850-574- TIPS

SunRail crash claims one life in Kissimmee

Sunrail crash claims the life

KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA- According to the Kissimmee Police Department, one person was reported dead after the SunRail train crashed into the car on Thursday evening.

A 911 caller around 6.15 p.m. reported the crash. According to the spokeswoman Samantha Scarp, the car was seen driving West on East Vine Street just before it was hit by the SunRail train.

Further reports mentioned at least one person being killed in the crash. No further details pertaining to the crash including the extent of the injuries or their identities were revealed.

With the ongoing investigations, the Westbound lanes of East Vine street are being closed.

Democratic officials calls for Federal investigations upon Governor Ron

Democratic - Governor

Democratic officials in Florida have called for federal investigations into Governor Ron DeSantis for allegedly prioritizing vaccine doses to wealthy donors in exchange for political favors.

Governor Ron DeSantis is coming in for scrutiny after reports alleged that almost all communities belonging to the Governor’s high-value donors received their jabs from mobile clinics by mid-January, while vaccinations have been much harder to come by for lower-income neighborhoods.

Nikki Fried, the state agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried and state Democratic Senate leader Gary Farmer called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate what they called the potential wrongdoing by the government.

“If this isn’t public corruption, I don’t know what is,” Ms. Nikki Fried said at a news conference. “I will not stand by and let our vaccines be used as political gain and to go to be auctioned by the highest bidders while so many of our Floridians are suffering.”

Moreover, they demanded an investigation into whether $3.9m of donations made to the governor’s political action committee were linked to vaccination distribution in what they say appeared to be a “pay to play” scheme.

Senator Gary Farmer slammed what he described as the governor’s “vaccine auction” and wrote a letter to US attorney general Monty Wilkinson on Thursday by saying, “The prioritization of the wealthy and affluent for vaccinations is morally reprehensible in its own right, but the exchange of hard-to-get vaccines for political contributions is nothing short of criminal,”.

Representative Charlie Crist has also raised concerns over the vaccine distribution in Florida and wrote a letter in February to the acting attorney general to investigate the governor allegedly favoring “political allies and donors” over higher-risk communities.

Governor Ron DeSantis has strongly denied the allegations and said the vaccine drive was administered by “a South Florida hospital” and not his office. His office also issued a statement, calling the allegations a “manufactured narrative with political motivations”.

On Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis said at the news conferences that were conducted in Crystal River – “That was not a site that we were involved in in the Keys,’’.

On Wednesday, the Miami Herald reported that the “ultra-exclusive” Ocean Reef Club community in the Florida Keys, which accounts for dozens of Governor Ron DeSantis’s donors, had 1,200 people vaccinated by mid-January while many Floridians struggled to get their jabs.