John Goodman Again Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

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John Goodman has been sentenced to 16 years in prison, the same sentence he received after his first trial.

Goodman is being given credit for time served. He has served a total of 152 days in jail. In addition, a request for posttrial bond was denied by the judge.

The defense says it is filing a notice of appeal.

Goodman will remain in Palm Beach County Jail for the time being.

See also: Attorneys say John Goodman is Broke

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West Palm Beach Woman Accuses Bill Cosby of Drugging, Raping Her

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Mr. Scott King via Wikimedia Commons
More and more women have been coming forward lately, and over the years, accusing iconic comedian Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them. The latest of those women is West Palm Beach resident Therese Serignese, who claims she was assaulted by Cosby after one of his shows in 1976, when she was 19.

Cosby, who is scheduled to perform a sold-out show tonight in Brevard, has been all over the news lately over multiple sexual assault allegations. The allegations had been around for many years, but the story hit the zeitgeist after comedian Hannibal Buress made reference to Cosby being a rapist at a show several weeks ago. He told the stunned audience to Google "Bill Cosby rapist" to back up his claims.

Since then, more and more women have come forward and given terrifying accounts of allegedly being drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby.


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David Menasche, Local Author and Teacher With Brain Cancer, Dies

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via The Priority List Facebook page
David Menasche, a Broward resident and former Coral Reef Senior High English teacher who had been stricken with brain cancer and wrote a book about reconnecting with his former students, has died.

According to a post on his personal Facebook, a family member of Menasche's announced that he passed away early Thursday morning "surrounded by his family."

He was 42.

See also: A Final Interview with David Menasche, Beloved Teacher and Author

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BSO Dive Team Stumbles Upon Car With Human Remains Inside

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Via @CBSMiami
A routine training exercise by the Broward Sheriff's Office dive team inadvertently ended up discovering the remains of a long-missing Pompano Beach woman on Wednesday.

Charlene Azzaro had been missing since last being seen leaving her sister's home in 2013. But divers performing a training exercise in the canal located in the 3200 block of N. Palm Aire Drive discovered a 2000 gold Nissan Maxima in the murky depths of the water.

Inside the car were skeletal remains belonging to a human. Azzaro's sisters Kathleen Platt and Lauretta Patton-Mungroo -- who is the missing woman's identical twin sister -- confirmed to police that the Nissan belonged to Charlene.

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ESPN Reporter Makes Jameis Winston Joke During FSU Shooting

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Photo by David July via Wikipedia Commons
While the terrifying events of a lone gunman opening fire inside the FSU library and injuring three students were unfolding late Wednesday night, ESPN reporter Marisa Martin sent out an unfortunate tweet in an attempt to make a Jameis Winston joke, suggesting that the gunman was looking for the polarizing FSU quarterback.

Instead of the requisite "I've been hacked" excuse, Martin was defiant over her comment, saying she stood by her opinion. But that quickly changed after her account was suddenly deleted and she took to another account to then offer the requisite "I've been hacked" excuse.

ESPN, meanwhile, is distancing itself from Martin, saying she's only a student reporter.

See also: Shooting in FSU Library: Three Students Shot; Gunman Dead

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John Goodman Sentencing Delayed Until Friday; Attorneys Say He's Broke

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The sentencing for the polo mogul has been delayed until Friday. John Goodman, who was found guilty -- twice -- of DUI manslaughter in the 2010 death of 23-year-old Scott Wilson, had been scheduled to hear his fate on Wednesday afternoon.

But Palm Beach County Chief Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath moved the sentencing to Friday afternoon, saying he needed more time to think over the arguments made by the attorneys on both sides. Colbath is specifically considering the added guilty verdict of vehicular homicide by the jury on October 28.

Meanwhile, Goodman's attorneys announced Wednesday that the polo mogul is broke.

See also: John Goodman Found Guilty of DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide

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The Satanic Temple Children's Activity Book Causing School Board to Rethink Policy

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Courtesy of Satanic Temple
Back in September, the Satanic Temple announced its intention to hand out pamphlets on its tenets to Florida schoolchildren in response to an Orange County School Board decision that allowed a Christian group to hand out Bibles and pamphlets of its own.

But the outcry over the idea of a group that calls itself the "Satanic Temple" handing out materials to kids is forcing the School Board to revisit its policy of allowing any kind of religious material to be handed out.

The School Board met Thursday to discuss its policy.

See also: Satanic Temple Looking to Put Up Holiday Display in Florida Capitol Again

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Activist Jillian Pim on Hunger Strike in Protest of Fort Lauderdale Homeless Laws

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Jillian Pim hunger-striking in protest of Fort Lauderdale homeless feeding laws from Voice Media Group; video by Dylan Bouscher.

Jillian Pim hasn't eaten in over a week. She only drinks lemon water, twice a day adding salt for electrolytes.

Jillian and her husband, Nathan Pim, are activists with South Florida Food Not Bombs, a group that claims it has been feeding the homeless in Stranahan Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale for seven years. The two have been actively protesting Fort Lauderdale's new homeless feeding restrictions since Fort Lauderdale commissioners voted to approve the new ordinance on October 22.

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Rush Limbaugh Threatens to Sue Democrats Over Campus Rape Comments

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Rush Limbaugh, a man who has made a living slamming people by saying vile things about them, is threatening to sue the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for what his lawyer says were attempts to paint the conservative talk show host in a bad light.

According to the Daily Caller, Limbaugh has hired attorney Patty Glaser, who told Fox News that the DCCC maliciously defamed her client by taking his comments about campus rape out of context in a fundraising email.

"It is so damaging, whether it's Republican or Democrat," Glaser told Sean Hannity. "You've got to be more responsible. You can't maliciously attack people."

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In Campaign to Stop the Court-Ordered Circumcision of a 4-Year-Old, Toddlers Hold Signs Saying "Leave His Penis Alone"

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Angel Keller via Facebook

"I wonder if Chase wants his penis cut? I know I wouldn't!"

On Facebook, those words are transposed over a picture of an infant boy, along with hashtags including #foreskinisnormal.

As we reported in the spring, Boynton Beach mom Heather Hironimus was ordered by the court to have her then-3-year-old child circumcised, in accord with a parenting agreement she'd signed in 2011. However, in the intervening years, Hironimus had read up on the practice and come to learn it was not medically necessary and even risky.

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