Three Teenagers Shot Dead in Palm Beach County; Victims Identified

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In one of the bloodiest incidents in recent Palm Beach County history, three teenagers were murdered Monday in Mangonia Park. Nineteen-year-old Carley Chapman and 17-year-olds Martavious Brown and Se'sawn Danford were shot to death in a Mangonia Park apartment on Australian Avenue, Palm Beach deputies say.

Neighbors reported shooting just after 10 a.m. Monday at the Hampton Court Apartments. When deputies arrived, they discovered Brown and Chapman dead. Danford was wounded and died on the way to the hospital.


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Ex-Owner of Florida Arena Football Team Redirected Franchise Website to Sex Offender Registry, Lawsuit Says

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Usually, you don't see enough high-level punking among grown adults in corporate positions. Bravo. *Slow clap*

According to a lawsuit now grinding through the legal system in Chicago, Florida arena-football owner David Pearsall isn't a guy you want to mess with. A former owner with the Arena Football One league, Pearsall got into a squabble with the organization after his franchise was revoked. Then things got interesting.

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Lynn Rosenthal, Broward Judge Arrested for Crashing Into Cop Car, Says Doctor Gave Wrong Ambien Prescription

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On Wednesday, Broward Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal entered a no-contest plea to a reckless-driving charge after ramming her black BMW SUV into a police car in the Broward County Courthouse parking lot back in May.

Rosenthal, who was not in court while her lawyer entered the plea, was sentenced to three months of probation and 25 hours of community service and ordered to pay restitution.

At the time of her arrest, Rosenthal had admitted to taking Ambien, a prescription sleeping pill, the night before her accident.

Her attorney, Brian Silber, sent out a news release in hopes of explaining Rosenthal's arrest, and so that the "public can put this matter to rest once and for all."

The explanation, according to the release, and to what Silber told New Times, was that Rosenthal was accidentally given the wrong prescription by her physician.

See also: Lynn Rosenthal, Broward Judge Arrested on DUI Charge, Was on Ambien

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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Offering a Traffic App

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Being stuck in traffic sucks. But now, instead of having to look up why the traffic in Palm Beach suddenly got so wretched while still driving or waiting for the next update from the radio station, you can get an audio update thanks to a new traffic app.

The PBSO has partnered with the Audible Media Group to offer residents an audio traffic app for their Android or iPhone.

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When Your Medical Marijuana Business Fails, You're Screwed

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Illustration by Colin Hayes
As support for Amendment 2 picks up across the state, Floridians are eager to get their hands in the medical weed industry game. But it's become clear recently that the Republican-controlled Legislature might cap the number of dispensaries and limit the number of people who can cash in.

Consider California. When medical pot was first legalized there, dispensaries popped up everywhere. Voters decided to limit them, and many closed down, leaving would-be entrepreneurs in the dust.

See also: How to Get Rich in the Medical Marijuana Business (or Go Broke Trying)

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Says It's No Surprise Florida Cops Were Linked to KKK

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The Ku Klux Klan on parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.
The nickname of Fruitland Park, Florida, might be "The Friendly City," but something sinister is lurking behind the Lake County city's fa├žade of Southern hospitality.

Deputy Police Chief and Fire Chief David Borst stepped down last Thursday after the FBI confronted him with evidence that he was involved in the Ku Klux Klan -- the white supremacist group that emerged following the Civil War and is known for its conical hats.

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Louis Salgar Murder: Details Emerge on Suspect Who Shut Down Palm Beach

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Via Florida Department of Corrections and St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
In 1996, Raul Reinosa was arrested in Duval County for armed robbery.
It was Fourth of July in St. Augustine when a cop spotted Raul Reinoso Martinez pushing a beaten-up bike down A1A. A car braked as he cut across the road, and the homeless-looking man angrily slammed on the vehicle's hood.

When Officer Todd Smith called the man over, he noticed Martinez was carrying a small bayonet and knife in his pants. He started talking about how much he loved the officer and loved God. He also mentioned spending some time in Miami.

See also: Louis Salgar, Miami Punk Musician and Bartender, Murdered

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Florida to Execute Convicted Child Rapist and Murderer Today

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Eddie Wayne Davis, from Polk County, will be the seventh execution in the State of Florida so far this year when -- at 6 p.m. today -- he's injected with midazolam hydrochloride, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride.

In 1994, when Davis was 25, he was in a community development in Lakeland scrounging for some beer money. He came across an 11-year-old girl named Kimberly Waters tucked in her bed. He'd later say he didn't think anyone was inside the house he'd picked to break into, but as the Naples News points out today, that wasn't exactly true for long:

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BSO Conducting "DUI Saturation Patrol" During Fourth of July Weekend

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Happy Fourth of July everyone!

Now that you have your entire day free and know how you plan to celebrate America's butt-kicking of Britain, here's what you need to know:

The Broward Sheriff's Office will be conducting a countywide DUI saturation patrol today and throughout the remainder of the holiday weekend.

Officers from the BSO, along with the DUI Task Force, will be actively enforcing DUI laws and identifying impaired drivers all across the county today, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Florida Man Trashed in Tell-All Book by Former Mother-in-Law, Lawsuit Says

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A short list of the worst ways to get back at an ex: poison the goldfish, glitter-bomb the car (shit never vacuums up), and here's a new one: Have your mom write a tell-all book, then ship the skinny out to everyone in his or her life.

That's the scenario laid out in a lawsuit recently filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court. Local John Scott claims that his ex's mom used his marital Hiroshima as fodder for a book, painting Scott as a deadbeat a-hole with defamatory information.

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