Students at the University of Central Florida have evacuated the Tower 1 dorm after explosives and guns were found in a student’s dorm room. The student was found dead by a self inflicted gun shot. Students were moved to the UCF arena and await questioning.
On February 9th, TSA agents at the St. Louis airport detained Lucy Forck as she and her family were boarding a flight for Orlando, FL. Lucy has spina bifida and is confined to a wheelchair. Lucy, and her parents, Nathan and Annie Forck, along with her two siblings, cleared the TSA checkpoint without incident. However, as they were at the gate ready to board, a TSA agent pulled Lucy aside for additional screening measures. They wanted to pat her down. According to Nathan Forck, the TSA agents told him they were singling her out for this additional screening because she’s in a wheelchair. They said they are specifically targeting disabled people for this special scrutiny.
Senator Joe Negron, has sponsored a bill that is close to passing in legislation for the ban of drones or UAV surveillance in the state of Florida. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is an aircraft that is controlled by computer or by a pilot using remote control. There is no actual pilot in the drone but it has such technologies that can observe the surface it is covering. Senator Negron, the Criminal Justice Committee, and its citizens believe drones are an excuse to spy on Floridians.
In light of the recent Powerball lottery, a murder trial with Dorice Moore seems all too relevant. Dorice Moore was the financial adviser to Abraham Shakespeare and is now on trial for first degree murder for the death of her client. Mr. Shakespeare was once a multi million dollar lottery winner in Tampa, Flordia, but is no longer reaping the benefits. Ms. Moore allegedly shot Abraham in the chest and spine, and then continued to bury his body under a concrete slab in her backyard. There are no eyewitnesses as of this moment but prosecutors have no doubt that she knew something up was when Mr. Shakespeare went missing.
Hurricane Isaac’s recent landfall along the Gulf Coast has caused a lot more issues than originally thought. A collection of businesses in New Orleans and other Gulf cities are contesting that Isaac has washed up oil and tar from the BP oil spill in 2010. The British oil and gas company has already agreed to pay about $7.8 billion to the plaintiffs effected. Economic losses, property damages, and personal injuries were all cited in these settlements; however lawyers believe that Hurricane Isaac has shown that there is still work to be done. Read more