Satellite images show ‘apocalyptic’ Hurricane Ian approaching Florida

Daunting satellite images show bolts of lightning sparking around the massive, swirling eye of Hurricane Ian — as the “apocalyptic” storm approaches Florida Wednesday after already knocking out power in Cuba. The timelapse by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration came as more than 2.5 million people in the Sunshine State have been urged to evacuate before the eye is expected to hit there late Wednesday. Other … Continue reading Satellite images show ‘apocalyptic’ Hurricane Ian approaching Florida

Florida sex trafficking sting nabs 160 people including Georgia Deputy Police Chief Jason DiPrima

A sex sting operation that resulted in the arrests of 160 people also busted Georgia Police Officer Jason DiPrima. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday that their week-long sting, called “Operation Fall Haul II,” discovered at least two sex trafficking victims. Sheriff Grady Judd said during a press conference that there could potentially be more victims. “Our goal is to start services the … Continue reading Florida sex trafficking sting nabs 160 people including Georgia Deputy Police Chief Jason DiPrima

Family of four’s $1,113 trip to Universal Studios shocks internet

A TikTok video documenting how a one-day family outing to Universal Orlando Studios in Florida set it back more than $1,100 went viral over the weekend, generating more than 1.5 million views. Miranda Pearce, a British marketing expert, flew with her husband and their two young sons to the Orlando theme park. “The cost of 1 day at Universal Studios,” the caption read against the backdrop of … Continue reading Family of four’s $1,113 trip to Universal Studios shocks internet

11-year-old killed in Florida murder-suicide remembered as ‘caring’

Friends of an 11-year-old girl killed in a murder-suicide allegedly carried out by her father remembered her as a “caring person” who made others feel like they “belong.” Sunny Ramirez and her younger sister, 7-year-old Shelby Ramirez, were among five family members who were found dead inside their home in Orlando by police officers performing a welfare check around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Friends of the sisters who … Continue reading 11-year-old killed in Florida murder-suicide remembered as ‘caring’

Mass shooting in downtown Orlando injures seven: video

A packed nightlife district in Orlando erupted in chaos early Sunday morning when seven people were shot, according to reports. Local cops said the gunfire followed a brawl and set off a panicked stampede in the bustling area. The conditions of the victims were not immediately available. A volley of gunfire can be heard in a live video taken from the scene that shows late night revelers running for … Continue reading Mass shooting in downtown Orlando injures seven: video