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“Justice” Is The Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster has chosen “Justice” as is word of the year for 2018. According to Merriam-Webster’s editor, “justice” was a constant in their top 30 searches. Perhaps the over-the-top confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh helped fuel the searches. The number of searches for the word was up 74 percent this year. “Justice” winning […]

Names of Predatory Priests to be Released Today

The priests accused of sexually abusing minors are expected to be identified by two branches of the biggest order of Catholic priests. The Midwest and Maryland branches of the Jesuits are expected to release their lists of abusive priests today dating back more than 60 years. One of those priests is Donald J. O’Shaughnessy, who’s […]

Tragic “Death by Dad” Shooting in Martin County

The Martin County Sheriff says a father had no choice but to shoot and kill his own son during a fight with his younger brother. Investigators said 30 year-old Joseph Maloney, had his brother in a choke hold with a knife against his neck when the father shot him early Sunday morning at a home […]

The News You Need To Know In A Minute 12/17/18

A tragic story of death by dad. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says a father had no choice but to shoot and kill his own son during a fight with his younger brother. Investigators said 30 yr Joseph Maloney, had his brother in a choke hold with a knife against his neck when the father […]

Coast Guardsman Shoots Family, Self in Miami

A man who serves in the U.S. Coast Guard allegedly shot and killed his wife as well as the couple’s 7-year-old son, and shot and critically injured their 8-year-old daughter, before committing suicide at their home in Southwest Miami-Dade on Sunday, according to police. Reports say that John Stanley Presnar was arguing with his wife. […]

Giuliani: Trump, Mueller Will Meet “Over My Dead Body”

Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s attorney, is shooting down chatter about a possible interview between the leader and special counsel Robert Mueller. Giuliani said on “Fox News Sunday” that an interview between his boss and Mueller would only happen “over my dead body,” although Mueller has repeatedly asked for the opportunity as he investigates possible connections […]

Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold Locally

Someone in our area has “just a bit” more money for the holidays, after buying a ticket with the winning numbers in Saturday’s Fantasy 5 drawing. The ticket, sold at the Publix located just west of the Beeline Highway at 10130 Northlake Boulevard, is worth more than $74,000, according to Florida Lottery officials. It is […]

Schumer: Only Trump Can Avoid Government Shutdown

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on a Sunday morning TV talk show that it is entirely up to President Trump to avoid a possible federal government shutdown this Friday night. After Trump said that he would be “proud” to end up with a shutdown if Congress does not finance the $5 billion wall he […]

DOJ: Navy Officer Solicited Sex from Disabled Child

A Navy officer in northeast Florida could be locked up for a decade after pleading guilty to soliciting sex from a minor. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 31-year-old Michael Douglas McNeil of Jacksonville is facing 10 years to life in federal prison, after he pleaded guilty to using the internet to entice a disabled […]

FBI Meets with Parkland Families for First Time

The FBI recently met with families of the Parkland school shooting for the first time since the massacre that took 17 lives and injured 17 others on Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The agency says that on December 8, deputy director David Bowdich, who serves as the bureau’s second-ranking official after director […]