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Former Sábado Gigante star sentenced to prison on child porn charges

By By Kate Jacobson, Sun Sentinal Adonis Losada was convicted on 66 counts after being arrested in 2009 Former “Sábado Gigante” star Adonis Losada at his sentencing Friday on child porn charges told the judge that he knew what he did was wrong, and that he was going to prison. But he won’t spend as much time behind bars as he could have. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Woman, friend attacked by men on bicycles in Hollywood

A woman said she and her friend were attacked by two men on bicycles while she was walking her dog in Hollywood. The May 8 incident near Van Buren Street and South 19th Avenue was caught on camera. “One bike comes up on my left and he grabs my purse,” the victim, who asked not to be identified, told Local 10. She said the man was punching and kicking her, while the other man knocked her friend unconscious. “I just put my hands up to try and protect myself,” she said. A passing car seemed to scare off the attackers. They left with nothing, but they left the victims bloodied and bruised. The victims didn’t get a good look at their attackers. “I was dragged and punched and kicked so many times, I had no time to look up,” the woman said. She is hoping the surveillance video will help lead to their arrests. “I hope we catch them, and I hope this doesn’t happen to anybody else,” she said. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Fla. Supreme Court suspends Broward County judge arrested on DUI charges

A Broward County judge who was tasked with overseeing misdemeanor drug court has been suspended from office by the Florida Supreme Court after her DUI arrest earlier this month. The Supreme Court issued an order Friday suspending Gisele Pollack from the bench without pay “pending disposition of this proceeding.” Pollack was arrested May 2 in Plantation. Police said the judge was driving west on Sunrise Boulevard when she veered into the far right lane and struck a car. The driver of the car was taken to a hospital with a neck injury. According to the arrest report, the officer could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the car and the judge’s mouth. The officer also wrote that she “was incredibly unsteady on her feet” and nearly fell over a couple of times during a roadside sobriety test. Pollack, who has admitted to having a history of alcohol and drug addictions in the past, went on personal leave in March after a meltdown in court. She also had a relapse on the bench in December that led to a disruption in court and her return to rehab. She faces five charges, including DUI with damage to property or persons and failure to use due …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Fla. lawsuit claims Johnny Manziel asked woman to strip for him at LeBron James' home

A lawsuit filed in Florida alleges 2012 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel has been sexually harassing an Atlanta woman, sending her pictures of his penis and asking her to strip for him at the home of a Miami Heat star. The lawsuit, filed May 16 by Samantha Schacher, seeks $25 million in punitive damages from Manziel and his former college, Texas A&M University, for emotional distress. Schacher claims that the former Aggies star has been sexually harassing her since Valentine’s Day 2013, calling her “non-stop” on her cellphone and sending naked “selfies” of himself showing her his penis. READ: Samantha Schacher vs. Johnny Manziel Lawsuit “This is clearly sexual harassment,” Schacher writes. According to the lawsuit, on Christmas Eve, Manziel sent Schacher a naked photograph of himself on Facebook in which he placed a hotdog bun around his penis, called her “Ho, Ho, Ho,” and said he wanted a threesome. “That is disgusting and Manziel humiliated me,” Schacher writes. Schacher also claims Manziel keeps asking her to strip for him at “his boy” LeBron James’ home. Among her other claims are that Manziel admitted to taking steroids and told her if another man talks to her he would beat him up and “get away with it because he’s …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Conservative United Methodists say split over sexuality is ‘irreconcilable’

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey (RNS) Ten years after rejecting an “amicable separation” as premature, conservatives within the United Methodist Church now say a divorce is inevitable. The post Conservative United Methodists say split over sexuality is ‘irreconcilable’ appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Michael Bohannon arrested, accused of killing stepfather

A Miami-Dade County man accused of killing his stepfather was arrested Thursday in Fort Lauderdale. Miami-Dade police said Michael Bohannon, 36, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder. Detective Robin Pinkard said Robert Castillo, 65, was found dead in the kitchen by his wife when she returned home Tuesday. A medical examiner determined the cause of death to be a homicide, though police did not say how he died. Bohannon was identified as the suspect and an arrest warrant was issued. A motive for the killing was not immediately known. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Mystery deepens of African crocodile in Everglades

By By David Fleshler , Sun Sentinel May be same species as mummified crocodiles from Egypt An investigation into the mysterious appearance of an African crocodile in the Everglades has come up empty, with a DNA analysis failing to prove the formidable predator had escaped from the grounds of a nearby breeder. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
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Atheists lose court battle with IRS

By Lauren Markoe (RNS) Does the IRS discriminate against atheist groups? A federal court says “no.” The post Atheists lose court battle with IRS appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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