‘Ollie hasn’t faded from our hearts:’ Death of pit bull still haunts as accused killer awaits trial

Animal lovers still mourn Ollie, demanding justice for the pit bull who died after being stabbed more than 50 times and left for dead inside a suitcase. Brendan Evans, his accused killer, remains behind bars at the Broward County jail nearly a year after being charged with the Oct. 10 crime. His trial is expected to get underway some time next year. A personal trainer who lived near the Hollywood alley where Ollie was found, Evans was charged with 17 counts of aggravated animal cruelty —... Read More

From 2018: Potential Trump Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett, Catholic Chicago judge and Notre Dame professor who stirs abortion debate

Opponents also have brought up Barrett’s ties to People of Praise, a group that calls on its mostly Catholic congregants to join Protestants in worship and works of service outside the church. According to online archives, Barrett and husband Jesse M. Barrett, a federal prosecutor in northern Indiana, have long been involved with the group of about 1,700 that formed in South Bend in 1971. ... Read More

Delray’s Coco Gauff, 14, stays grounded with family after winning French Open girls’ title

“Her talent, I’d say, is off the charts for her age,” said Murray, who has hit with the likes of Venus Williams and Naomi Osaka. “There’s not a lot of people I can name in the past that have come up like her, besides the Williams sisters. If people, if they know tennis, are familiar with Martina Hingis. That’s the closest thing I can come up with. But she’s definitely one of a kind, and I can see in these two or three years, give her time, and she’s gonna be just as good.” ... Read More

Caylee Anthony disappeared 10 years ago — and the Casey Anthony saga began

Meanwhile, investigators at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office were trying to find Caylee with few paths to follow, said Stucker, who was leading the criminal investigations division at the time. They knew the child had been gone for about a month, meaning the trail could already be cold. They didn’t know for sure where she was last seen, since the apartment Casey pointed them to had been vacant for months. ... Read More

Cinco de Mayo: 10 best freebies, deals and $1 margaritas

Cinco de Mayo is Sunday and there are plenty of spicy and salty drink and dining deals to be had to celebrate Mexico’s victory over France, which happened May 5, 1862. Ole! Applebees: $1 Dollaritas all month long. Bahama Breeze: $5 classic margaritas and create your own premium tequila and rum flights for $10 through Sunday. Chili’s: Swill $5 Presidente Margaritas, Tequila Trifectas and draft beers on Sunday. Cumberland Farms: Text Chos to 64827 to get a coupon for $1 nachos... Read More