Joan Rivers Dead at 81

September 3, 2014 by  
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Joan Rivers, after spending one week in critical condition passed away on September 3, 2014.

Joan Alexandra Molinsky is an American writer, comedian and Actress best known for co-Hosting the Fashion Police show. Her death comes sadly, after being moved to a private room at the hospital where she was being monitored. Family and friends were keeping their fingers crossed in hope and prayer that Rivers would make a recovery.

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Her daughter Melissa Rivers, who flew in from California had released this statement before the death of Joan Rivers.

“My mother has been moved out of intensive care and into a private room where she is being kept comfortable. Thank you for your continued support.”

It is still unknown how much later She passed away, after the release of Melissa’s statement on River’s official website. Not much more is known at this time as news comes in about the death of Joan Rivers.

Legal action could be taken against the Upper East side clinic, where Rivers went last week for a visit to her doctor before going into cardiac arrest.

 

Police: Moms take kids on shoplifting spree

September 15, 2009 by  
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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL — Two women accused of bringing their infant children along with them on a shoplifting outing at a Walmart SuperCenter each faces a felony child abuse charge, according to recently released arrest affidavits.

Chelian Monique Sinclair, 19, and 25-year-old Kimberly Elizabeth Buchanan on Saturday went into the Walmart SuperCenter in the 1600 block of Northwest St. Lucie West Boulevard, investigators said.

The affidavits gave this account:

A loss prevention manager spotted them concealing items in a diaper bag and a tote bag under their shopping cart. Next, they chose some other goods and went to a check out counter, making no attempt to purchase the hidden items.

“Kimberly and Chelian had their two infant children with them while they were shoplifting in Walmart,” an affidavit states.

The items were valued at $195.34.

Police arrested Sinclair, listed as an unemployed Port St. Lucie resident, and Buchanan, of Fort Pierce, each on a felony child abuse charge and a misdemeanor retail theft charge.

The affidavits did not specify what happened to the infant children following the arrests.

Broward deputy faces additional sexual assault charges

August 25, 2009 by  
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Deputy Jonathan Bleiweiss, accused of preying on homeless men and illegal immigrants, remains jailed without bail

BROWARD COUNTY – A Broward sheriff’s deputy who was arrested on charges he stalked and sexually assaulted men searched police records to obtain photos and personal data on more than two dozen men and five prisoners he met while on duty, court documents show.

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Investigators found the information, printed from law enforcement databases, in a wooden chest in Deputy Jonathan Bleiweiss’ bedroom, according to a search warrant filed Monday in Broward Circuit Court. The printouts also carried added notations, for instance “HOT JEEP GUY” and “HOT GUY IN TOYOTA ECHO,” said investigators, who matched the printouts to an activity log on Bleiweiss’ computer at work.

Bleiweiss, 29, initially faced 15 criminal charges stemming from one man’s allegations, but on Monday prosecutors added seven counts — including stalking, armed false imprisonment and sexual battery — relating to a second man’s statement. At least six other men have levied allegations against Bleiweiss, saying the deputy fondled, assaulted, threatened and harassed them. The men are all undocumented immigrants and almost didn’t report the incidents because they feared reprisal, officials said.

The second man told investigators that Bleiweiss pulled him over early one morning in April or May in Oakland Park and ordered him to sit in the backseat of the patrol car, where Bleiweiss then reportedly performed oral sex on him.

“Immediately afterwards, Jonathan Bleiweiss grabbed his flashlight and radio and exited the vehicle, asking [the victim] if he would like to do it again in the future,” Detective Graciela Benito wrote in an arrest report released Tuesday.

The alleged victim said that Bleiweiss pulled him over again three days later and fondled him.

Investigators said they could find no written record of the traffic stops.

Bleiweiss has been held at the Broward County Jail without bond since his arrest Aug. 3.

He remains employed by the Sheriff’s Office but has been suspended without pay. The criminal investigation is ongoing, as is an internal investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

Before his arrest, Bleiweiss’ image was that of an openly gay deputy who excelled at his job and was a leader in the local gay community.

After his arrest, though, homeless men and undocumented immigrants in Oakland Park have come forward to tell reporters that they despised and feared Bleiweiss because he often harassed them for no reason.

Riviera Beach police served with FBI search warrant

August 25, 2009 by  
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Riviera Beach– FBI agents descended on the Riviera Beach Police Department today looking for records on police overtime assignments. A city police spokeswoman confirms the State’s Attorney’s office is investigating the matter and requested the FBI to serve the subpoena for information. Agents arrived at police headquarters around 9 or 10 a.m. and left with the evidence.

Source: Cbs12.com

People fed up with sky-high power bills

August 25, 2009 by  
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VERO BEACH, FL – Kevin Beverly turned on his lights because he knew we were coming.

He sits in the dark most of the time.

Beverly keeps the air conditioner set at 78 or higher, even though his daughters need to stay cool.  The two girls suffer from epilepsy and heat increases the likelihood of a seizure.

Still, the electricity bill often tops $400, $500, even $600.

Beverly lives in unincorporated Indian River County but gets his power from the city of Vero Beach.

Vero Beach gets electricity from Florida Municipal Power Agency, which recently raised its rates to offset projected fuel costs.

“The FMPA literally almost doubled their costs to us,” says Vero Beach Customer Service Manager John Lee.

“We got a bill from them last month for $6.2 million.  By contract, we are obligated to get that from our customers.  We don’t tax it, we don’t take any profit, we send it right back to them.”

Lee says customers will soon get a break.

The contract with FPMA ends in January and Vero Beach will start getting its power from the Orlando Utilities Commission.

Lee says though the base rate for power will increase, the average homeowner’s bill should drop about 20%.

Any savings on the electricity bill will not kick in until January and Vero Beach customers will still pay more than customers of Florida Power and Light.

Beverly says he’s not sure how he’ll even make it to the first of the year.

He’s asked the city repeatedly for help.

“Oh our hands are tied, that’s the answer we would get,” Beverly says.  “Or it’s going to get worse before it gets better.  And who knows if better’s coming January 1st.”

Water and sewer rates will also increase, costing the average homeowner $11 more per month next year.

The Vero Beach City Commission will discuss the proposed hikes September 1st and vote on them September 15th.

Source: wptv.com

Deadly Jupiter crash on I-95 Kills 2 People

August 16, 2009 by  
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Two people are dead after a crossover accident on I-95, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Florida Highway Patrol.

It happened just south of Indiantown Road near Jupiter.

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Officials say a red pickup truck crossed the median hitting a Toyota carrying the two victims.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported to Saint Mary’s Medical center with non-life threatening injuries.

Source: wptv.com

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