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September 2016 Archives

Rise in nationwide murder rate can be attributed to 1 city

Florida residents may have heard statements about the rising murder rate in the United States. According to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, the rising murder rate is not a nationwide dilemma, but it's a problem that is being fueled by violence in Chicago.

Rapper faces jail time in Florida

Rapper Kodak Black was sentenced to 120 days in jail after he plead no contest to two misdemeanor charges in Florida on Sept. 19. The charges were for being in possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis as well as being in possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition to the jail time, he was given a one year driver's license suspension and ordered to pay court costs of $289.

How to escalate a divorce: False accusations of domestic violence

When two people decide to divorce, there are many emotions involved: Some may feel relief, some may feel scared, some may feel sad. If we're being honest, most people feel a mix of all of these emotions. There is the anticipation of moving on, the fear of starting over again and the disappointment that things did not work out.

Florida man killed after trying on flak jacket

According to officers with the Tampa Police Department, a 23-year-old man was shot and killed on Sept. 10 after he tried on a flak jacket. The man reportedly asked out loud whether the flak jacket was bulletproof. This allegedly led his 24-year-old cousin to shoot him in the chest.

President Obama frees 111 nonviolent drug offenders

Florida residents may have heard that, on Aug. 30, President Barack Obama ended the sentences of 111 federal inmates who had been convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. In the past, the president had sought to phase out strict punishments for nonviolent drug offenses as they were seen as excessive compared to other countries.

Man charged with drug possession after crash

A 43-year-old man was taken into custody after an accident that occurred on Aug. 22 on Interstate 10 in Florida. According to authorities, the man's truck had drifted onto the shoulder of the road near mile marker 19. He then steered left, which caused the car to cross two westbound lanes of traffic.

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