Boca Prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy Strikes Again With Chainsaw Massacre Gag

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Boca Raton resident and all-around internet sensation Vitaly Zdorovetskiy has struck a viral nerve once again with a gruesome and terrifying chainsaw massacre prank.

The 22-year-old Russian prankster, who New Times profiled last year, has taken up his pranking ways up a notch by fooling poor unsuspecting people into thinking they're not only witnessing a horrible murder by a chainsaw wielding maniac, but are then going to be victims themselves.

The new video has already garnered 24 million views on his VitalyzdTv YouTube channel in just a few days.

See also: Prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy's Top Ten YouTube Videos

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Trial to Decide if Man Needs Medical Marijuana Restarts Monday

Categories: Marijuana

With Election Day three weeks away, the decision over whether medical marijuana will be legalized in Florida hangs in the balance. And today, in what is a first for Florida, a jury will be deciding if marijuana is medically necessary for someone.

The trial of Jesse Teplicki, which started Monday morning at the Broward County Courthouse, puts into the spotlight the issue of marijuana and its legality in the face of needing it for medicine.

Teplicki, 50, was arrested on 2013 after BSO deputies found a grow house in his home, where he was growing 46 marijuana plants. Now Teplicki, who says he needs marijuana to treat his severe anorexia, is facing a felony count of possession.

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Almost Every Major Newspaper in Florida Endorses Charlie Crist for Governor

Categories: Politics

Michele Eve Sandberg

Nearly every major newspaper in Florida has endorsed Charlie Crist for governor this week.

The endorsements began with the Tampa Bay Times weighing in last weekend and the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel weighing in on Friday, followed this past weekend by the Orlando Sentinel and the Palm Beach Post.

The only one that has endorsed Rick Scott is the Tampa Tribune, while daily papers in Fort Myers, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville have yet to weigh in.

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Acreage Residents Move Forward With Lawsuit Over Cancer Cluster and Soil Contamination

Categories: Palm Beach News

Win Henderson via Wikimedia Commons
Cancer clusters -- hot zones of highly contaminated turf that see a spike in disease -- are incredibly hard cases to win in court. Not only do they take years of legal battle and involve a lot of high-end science but usually such cases pit homeowners against corporations with boatloads of money to burn on endless litigation. In rural Palm Beach, a battle between residents of an unincorporated patch of the county and a defense contractor has shaped up along those David-versus-Goliath lines.

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Ryan Tannehill Serves His Critics a STFU Sandwich With a Chicago Bears Beatdown

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill stepped up against the Chicago Bears on Sunday and spoonfed everyone a giant heap of STFU with a brilliant 277-yard-passing, 48-yard-rushing, two-touchdown performance, leading Miami to a 27-14 victory.

Tannehill, who has had it rough as of late, dissected the Bears defense, completing 25 of 32 passes and using is legs to mash Chicago ass. Captain Toe-Thumbs hasn't been this sharp since week one against the Patriots, showing poise in the pocket and throwing accurate darts to his receivers.

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Ebola Czar Ron Klain Was a Big Player in the Florida 2000 Election Recount

Categories: Health, Politics

As it is with everything in life, Barack Obama's new Ebola Czar has a Florida connection. On Friday, Obama announced that former Al Gore chief-of-staff Ron Klain would be his new Ebola Czar.

Klain's objective is to basically be ahead of any new updates on the virus, as well as manage be on top of the way the U.S. responds to any such news, as well as trying to keep the public's panic-mode to a minimum.

Klain, who is not a scientist nor a doctor, is well known in Washington as a guy who can manage a crisis. He made his name as the lead lawyer for Gore during the 2000 Presidential election when Florida was caught up in its "hanging chad" fiasco (he would later be played by Kevin Spacey in a movie about the 2000 election recount).

See also: Ebola: Rick Scott Tells CDC It Must Contact All Fort Lauderdale Frontier Passengers

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Broward Inmate Claims to Have Ebola; Courtroom Forced to Evacuate

Well, this is one way to try to stall your sentencing.

A Broward County courtroom was forced to clear out Friday morning when an inmate told the judge he had Ebola during the morning bond court hearing.

Judge John "Jay" Hurley, who conducts the hearings with inmates over a video system and not in person, announced that the inmate, Joseph Britton, claimed to have the virus that's been making headlines as of late.

That's when everyone in the courtroom at Broward's Main Jail bolted, leaving Britton standing alone.

See also: Ebola: Rick Scott Tells CDC It Must Contact All Fort Lauderdale Frontier Passengers

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Rick Scott Says It Wasn't His Decision Not to Come Out on Stage Over a Fan

Categories: Politics

Michele Eve Sandberg
FanGate is only going to get more insufferably weird before it finally dies down.

Debate organizers Leadership Florida and the Florida Press Association said in their statement Thursday that Crist had agreed to not bring his fan if the temperature were cool enough.

Organizers also say that both candidates signed a letter with the rules on them but that the Crist campaign signed it with a handwritten note scribbled on it reading, "*with understanding that the debate hosts will address any temperature issues with a fan if necessary."

See also: Charlie Crist Broke the Debate Rules With Fan, Officials Say

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Florida Supreme Court to BSO: Stop Phone Tracking Without Warrants

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The Florida Supreme Court fired a shot across the bow of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel yesterday.

In a 5-2 decision, the court ruled BSO cops had no right to stop and arrest Shawn Tracey, whom they stopped with a brick of cocaine and $23,000 cash.

The court said police need a search warrant approved by a judge to track someone's movements. In Tracey's case, a warrant had been obtained, but only for calls from the phone.

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Florida Woman Sues Ex-Husband for Giving Her an STD He Got From a Hooker

Categories: Sex

Joseph Laney
If they gave out blue ribbons for nasty divorces, the legal squabble between Yulia Forest Kohl and Norman Kohl would definitely merit the distinction. Since 2009, the Florida couple have been battling over some nasty claims in court, mainly the accusation that the husband's wild infidelities with hookers and escorts gave the wife a serious STD. Recently a West Palm Beach appeals court weighed in on the sad saga.

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