Arson Investigation At Daytona Beach Church
(Daytona Beach, FL) -- Volusia County officials are investigating a Daytona Beach church fire they suspect was arson. Daytona Beach police and fire officials responded yesterday to investigate the charred damage at Masters Domain Church on Fremont Avenue. A pastor there doused the blaze Wednesday night after discovering it burning at the bank-owned facility. Investigators estimate damage to the building at five-thousand-dollars. The Florida Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations and the ATF are also assisting in the inquiry.
Pulse Nightclub Site To Become Memorial
(Orlando, FL) -- The site of the Pulse nightclub is getting turned into a permanent memorial. Pulse owner Barbara Poma announced yesterday that the site of last June's mass shooting that left 49 people dead will become a museum to honor the lives of the victims. Poma also announced community service efforts from her One Pulse Foundation that include the creation of grants and scholarships. The Pulse owner decided to privately create the memorial site after declining an over two-million-dollar offer from the city of Orlando to buy the South Orange Avenue property. A morbid memorial to the sad incident…I’m not sure it’s wise.
Court Documents Released On Markeith Loyd Arrest
(Orlando, FL) -- Court documents released this week show Markeith Loyd was beat up during his January arrest by officers who feared he had a gun. Evidence was publicized yesterday by Florida's Fifth Judicial Circuit that revealed city of Orlando and Orange County cops admittedly punching and kicking Loyd several times during his arrest at a vacant Carver Shores home. At least two officers remarked in official papers that they thought Loyd had a gun in his waistband while arresting him. Loyd is facing the death penalty for the January killing of Clayton and the December killing of his pregnant ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon. When you mercilessly kill a cop, assassinate a cop, just how do you expect the arresting officers to respond to you? Having no fear that you’d do the same to them if given a chance? Not going to happen, dirt bag!
Corrine Brown Testifies During Corruption Trial
(Jacksonville, FL) -- Corrine Brown is testifying on her own behalf during her corruption trial. The former 6 term congresswoman was on the stand yesterday answering questions for nearly four hours at the Jacksonville federal courthouse. Brown denied all charges that she used a purported children's education fund for her own personal expenses. She blamed her former chief of staff Ronnie Simmons for financial impropriety. Brown's testimony continues today. She faces a 350-year prison sentence for nearly two-dozen criminal charges.