Kimanie King, Senior at Piper High Who Stabbed Teen Multiple Times, Is Honor Roll Student, Attorney Says

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Broward Sheriffs Office
Kimanie King, the 18-year-old senior at Piper High School who was arrested for stabbing another student on Thursday, appeared at his first court hearing Friday morning.

King is facing attempted murder and possession of a weapon on school grounds charges.

During the hearing, William Barry Paul, King's attorney, said that his client is an honor roll student and a soccer player at the school.

See also: Student Stabbed at Piper High School in Sunrise


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Jesse "King" Lewis Forced Homeless Women Into Prostitution

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Today a 28-year-old Royal Palm Beach man will appear before a federal judge. According to prosecutors, Jesse Lewis was responsible for nothing less than a reign of terror involving sex-trafficked homeless women, running them out of Hollywood and Dania Beach motels. Dubbing himself "King" and demanding his women call him "Daddy," Lewis allegedly kept the women trapped by threat of force.

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Fort Lauderdale Man Busted Transporting Pot Worth Over $300,000 From California

Categories: Crime, The Pot

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Gainesville Police
Michael John Cefola had been driving for days, transporting cargo in his vehicle all the way from California. Maybe it was the lack of sleep, or maybe it was just carelessness. But Cefola couldn't keep his blue Chevy four-door from swerving in and out of the lane on a Gainesville highway.

A police officer noticed this and pulled Cefola over. Turns out, the officer happened to be a member of the Gainesville-Alachua County Drug Task Force.

Also, turns out Cefola was allegedly transporting about 90 pounds of pot worth around $356,000 on the streets.

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101 Cantina: Police Reports From Boca Bar Detail Drunk Talk, Bottle-Smashing, Puking in Cop Cars

Categories: Crime, Listy Lists

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When 101 Cantina -- the same popular bar made famous first in Gainesville -- opened in June 2013, FAU students were happy to patronize the place.

On March 17, the Sun Sentinel reported that since its inception, 98 arrests have been made on 101 Cantina's premises and that the vast majority -- 78 -- of said arrests have been for, you guessed it, underage drinking, including one woman who walked around the place with her underwear by her ankles screaming at police.

See also: 101 Cantina in Boca Raton: 98 Arrests Since June

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Colin and Andrea Chisholm, Palm Beach Couple Accused of Welfare Fraud, Are On the Run

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Sir Colin Chisholm III and his wife, Lady Andrea Chisholm, the extravagant Minnesota couple who lived for a time in Palm Beach on a $1.2 million yacht, are on the lam from authorities. They're also not royalty, and their extravagant lifestyle was earned fraudulently, a criminal complaint alleges.

Colin, 62, and Andrea, 54, collected more than $167,000 in welfare, food stamps, and medical assistance from Minnesota while living on an 83-foot yacht in Palm Beach over the past seven years, according to the complaint, which was filed with a Minnesota state court.

The Chisholms, who remain at large, lied about the source of their income, where they were living, and who they were living with, prosecutors say.


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Florida Retail Theft Ring Taken Down With Assistance From Broward County Sheriff's Office

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The Broward County Sheriff's Office was part of a state-wide Organized Retail Crime task force that helped nab a massive retail theft ring.

According to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, 16 people were arrested in the $15 million statewide shoplifting ring after a year-long investigation.

The Organized Retail Crime task force was a joint venture that included BSO, Miami-Dade Police, Doral police, Orange County Sheriff's Office, and Homeland Security.

Their investigation, dubbed Operation Over The Counter, resulted in the arrest of an organized theft ring that stretched from Miami, through Broward, and into Orlando.

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Amanda McClure, Suspect in Fatal DUI Crash, Arrested Again

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Amanda McClure, the woman accused of driving drunk and killing Patriot Guard Rider John Regan on I-95 near Palm Beach Gardens in September, is back in jail.

McClure, 25, of Palm City, was arrested Saturday night on charges of violating her probation, according to Palm Beach County Jail records.

At the time of her arrest, she had been waiting for her trial on DUI manslaughter charges.

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Sunrise PD Using a Secret Device to Monitor Phone Calls, ACLU Says

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If George Orwell and Stan Lee sat down to dream up a superdevice for trashing personal freedom and privacy, they'd probably come up with something like the Stingray.

The device, manufactured in Melbourne, Florida, allows police to target suspects based on their cell phone signals. If that isn't enough to make you fearfully clutch your copy of the U.S. Constitution, keep in mind that law enforcement agencies have been able to use the Stingray without a judge's permission.

Although the American Civil Liberties Union has suspected for some time that Florida law enforcement is using the device, agencies up until now have stayed silent, claiming that the tech is protected as a trade secret.

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Fort Lauderdale Man Busted for Selling Alcohol Illegally at 4 A.M. on a Monday

Categories: Broward, Crime

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A modern-day speakeasy.
Speakeasies began sprouting up in the 1920s when a ban on alcohol prompted the sale of bootlegged liquor in clandestine bars. Nowadays your chances of stumbling into a speakeasy have significantly decreased, since Prohibition ended in the '30s.

But last Monday, Fort Lauderdale Police shut down the closest thing to it -- a loud party where a man was illegally selling alcohol.


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Kayla "2 Drunk 2 Care" Mendoza's Criminal Investigation Is in "Final Stages," FHP Says

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Kayla Mendoza
New Times began calling Florida Highway Patrol in late February for an update on Kayla Mendoza's criminal investigation. After all, it had been almost four months since Mendoza Tweeted "2 Drunk 2 Care," went behind the wheel, and caused a head-on collision that killed 21-year-old best friends Marisa Catronio and Kaitlyn Ferrante on the Sawgrass Expressway last November.

Since then, the families of Catronio and Ferrante have filed wrongful-death suits against Mendoza, her boyfriend who owned the car, and the restaurant that reportedly sold the 20-year-old alcoholic drinks, Tijuana Taxi Co.

Previously, Sgt. Mark Wysocky of Florida Highway Patrol would only tell New Times that the case was still a pending investigation. But after yesterday's blog post, he called to elaborate.

See also: Kayla "2 Drunk 2 Care" Mendoza: No Charges Yet in Wrong-Way Crash

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