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Police announce arrest in killing of Takeoff, calling Migos rapper "innocent bystander"
Source:  CBS Miami
Friday, 02 December 2022 16:21

Houston Police Sgt. Michael Burrow spoke with reporters Friday after an arrest was announced in the fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff. The artist, born Kirsnick Khari Ball, was an "innocent bystander" in the shooting, Burrow said. Watch him discuss the investigation.

Cut Loose with ‘Footloose’ at Broward Center
Source:  Biscayne Times Online
Friday, 02 December 2022 16:20

If you’re old enough to remember the 80s, you’ll remember “Footloose� on the big screen starring Kevin Bacon. At the time, the movie enjoyed the largest February opening weekend in film history and grossed $80 million in North America.

Chicago-based startup in running for global Earthshot Prize hosted by Prince William
Source:  CBS Miami
Friday, 02 December 2022 16:20

A U.S. company has found a way to collect carbon emissions and recycle them to be used in everything from plastic to clothing fabric, and it's earned them a royal spotlight. Ben Tracy has more.

Alonso High School janitor accused of shooting at cats with pellet gun faces termination
Source:  WFLA
Friday, 02 December 2022 16:20

TOWN 'N COUNTRY, Fla. (WFLA) -- An Alonso High School janitor could soon lose his job after allegedly admitting to shooting at multiple neighborhood cats with a pellet gun.

According to a release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Osvaldo Aloma Garrido, 65, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with aggravated cruelty to animals with a weapon.

Deputies were called to a home on Elm Way on Nov. 12 after a resident said they heard shots and spotted a man - later identified as Garrido - carrying a pellet rifle. A witness told deputies they took the rifle from him and stored it in their home.

The sheriff's office said they did not find injured animals or any evidence of a crime.

On Nov. 21, deputies interviewed a witness who said a cat was found with multiple wounds on its body several weeks prior. Veterinary records confirmed the animal's injuries, noting the wounds were from a pellet gun.

Deputies interviewed Garrido the next day and he allegedly admitting to shooting at multiple cats in the area. The sheriff's office said he was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Orient Road Jail on a $7,500 bond.

"I will not tolerate any act of animal cruelty in our county,� Sheriff Chad Chronister said. "The suspect had no regard for the animals he injured and admitted to firing shots on various occasions. It's disheartening to know that there are individuals who intentionally harm animals. We will not condone violence against any animal and we will continue to make sure that individuals who commit these crimes are held accountable.�

When asked about Garrido's employment status, Hillsborough County Schools said he is facing termination based on his felony charge. He has worked for the district since 2017 and had not experienced disciplinary action prior to the arrest, according to the district.

Hillsborough County Jail records indicate Garrido is from Cuba and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been notified of his arrest.


NEIGHBOR OF THE WEEK: THE WESTON/NORGREN FAMILY
Source:  Florida Keys Weekly Newspapers
Friday, 02 December 2022 16:19

With our Neighbor of the Week highlight on pause over the last few months due to individual spotlights like October’s Be Like Mike feature, Keys Weekly figured we’d kick things back off with not one, but four incredible individuals who live in the Middle Keys. It’s no exaggeration to say that one of the three rescued and rehabilitated manatees detailed on page 12 of this paper may very well have met a different fate if not for the quick action, accurate reporting and generosity of the Weston family: Todd Weston and Josie Norgren and their daughters, Rockie and Zeiss. Stranded in the grass flats off Marathon’s 63rd Street Ocean in late April with a fractured skull from a propeller strike, the injured sea cow was properly reported to FWC by the family, who then volunteered their time and the use of their boat to monitor the animal’s condition and transport official crew members out to the flats to assist in the rescue.

How did you come to the Keys? We wanted a winter job that was warm. We build log homes in the summer in Minnesota with our company called Lakes Country Log Homes and started a charter company down here called Gettin’ Tight Charters. Our plan is to be here for six months from November to June, then head back to Minnesota for the summers.

What is your family’s favorite show to watch together? Fishing YouTube videos by Aaron Young, Kelly Young, Nick Stanczyk and “Life by the Bow.�

What’s your funniest family vacation story? Going to a remote island last Easter and getting stranded right after Todd proposed to Josie. The girls thought that was a hoot! The tide went out and we were stuck from about 4:30 to 11:30 p.m.

What’s one thing you never want to live without? Family & pets.

What’s one thing that’s always on a menu, but you will never try? Fish. We catch our own!

What is your favorite Keys meal? Josie and Todd love mahi tacos, and Rockie and Zeiss like grilled mahi with Old Bay seasoning.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received or given? Don’t eat yellow snow.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? Josie is scared to swim in the deep ocean, Todd and Rockie are very artistic and Zeiss is a great singer.

What was your favorite part of helping with the manatee rescue? Zeiss liked to pet it, Rockie liked that she gets to be in a newspaper, and Todd and Josie loved giving back and helping nature and local manatee rescuers while giving the animal a second chance at life. (Editor’s note: Zeiss was permitted by official release crews to say goodbye to the manatee before his release. Touching wild manatees is prohibited by law in all other circumstances.)

We heard you suggested a name of Northern Beauty for the manatee. Where did the suggestion come from? We wanted to name the manatee after our boat, the Northern Beauty. The boat helped us and the crew rescue him. And of course, we are from way up north in Minnesota and our two girls are beauties.

The post NEIGHBOR OF THE WEEK: THE WESTON/NORGREN FAMILY appeared first on Florida Keys Weekly Newspapers.


Amazon loses 10% of its vegetation in nearly four decades
Source:  Latest South Florida News | MiamiHerald.com &
Friday, 02 December 2022 16:17

The Amazon region has lost 10% of its native vegetation, mostly tropical rainforest, in almost four decades, an area roughly the size of Texas, a new report says. From 1985 … Click to Continue »

Sanibel Deli, Bank of the Islands and Captiva's Island Store reopen after Hurricane Ian
Source:  Ft Myers - News
Friday, 02 December 2022 16:17

Businesses are starting to reopen on Sanibel and Captiva a little over two months after Hurricane Ian.

      

KEY WEST GETS LIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Source:  Florida Keys Weekly Newspapers
Friday, 02 December 2022 16:15

With a palm tree positioned next to the giant Christmas tree, the holiday season officially lit up in Key West, where residents and visitors celebrated the city’s annual Christmas tree-lighting on Monday, Nov. 28 at Bayview Park.

Little Otis Weekley, the toddler grandson of Commissioner Jimmy Weekley, did the honors just after sunset by pushing the big red button to illuminate the towering tree.

City officials, including the newly sworn-in City Commissioner Lissette Cuervo Carey, spoke to the crowd and rang in the holiday season.

A giant menorah stands next to the tree at Bayview Park and will be lit during a ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.

The post KEY WEST GETS LIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS appeared first on Florida Keys Weekly Newspapers.


Team USA's Walker Zimmerman talks World Cup and Netherlands matchup
Source:  CBS Miami
Friday, 02 December 2022 16:13

Walker Zimmerman, defender for Team USA, joins "CBS Mornings" from the World Cup in Doha, Qatar. He discusses preparing to take on the Netherlands on Saturday and his role helping negotiate equal pay for the men's and women's national teams.

Man arrested in fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff, Houston police say
Source:  Breaking News, Sports, Weather & More | MiamiHerald.com &
Friday, 02 December 2022 16:12

Police in Houston have arrested a man for last month’s fatal shooting of Takeoff, a member of the popular rap group Migos. Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, has been charged with … Click to Continue »

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