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Broward teen faces charges for trying to extort Sen. Lauren Book with explicit photos

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PLANTATION, Fla. – A 19-year-old Broward County man targeted Florida Sen. Lauren Book and threatened to leak partially nude photos to Fox News to end her political career. Jeremy Kamperveen, of Plantation, is accused of sending Book pornographic pictures and was accused of distorting “fake and stolen images” to threaten the Florida Senate Democratic Leader. “The investigation is active and ongoing to ensure that other individuals... [...]

Sheriff: ‘Prolific offender’ accused of assaulting woman

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A man with a lengthy criminal history is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman as she delivered pizza to a central Florida apartment complex, officials said. U.S. marshals arrested Osvaldo Figueroa, 55, Tuesday in nearby Lake County on a sexual battery charge, Osceola County Sheriff Marco López said during a news conference. He said the woman was assaulted Sunday in an elevator at the apartment complex... [...]

Monroe County commissioner accused of domestic violence

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A county commissioner from the Florida Keys was behind bars in Miami-Dade on Wednesday after being arrested on domestic battery allegations. Monroe County Commissioner Eddie Martinez was arrested Tuesday night after an alleged incident at a family home in Hialeah earlier in the day that led to his daughter calling 911. Martinez, 46, was elected to the county commission in November 2020. According to an arrest... [...]

Dale Holness suing to overturn results of District 20 primary won by Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick

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BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Former Broward County Mayor Dale Holness has filed a lawsuit to overturn the results of a contentious race for District 20′s congressional seat. Holness claims Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick is “ineligible to hold office.” She won the Democratic primary by only five votes. Among the complaints listed in the lawsuit, Holness said Cherfilus-McCormick didn’t file proper financial paperwork and essentially... [...]

Car crashes into business in Fort Lauderdale

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Police are investigating after a vehicle crashed into a business at a shopping plaza in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday morning. The incident was reported around 3:45 a.m. at 3001 E. Las Olas Boulevard. Sky 10 was above the scene around 6:20 a.m. as authorities were still at the scene inspecting the damage and trying to determine what led to the crash. The incident left severe damage to the store as one side of the... [...]