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reward info in 13 South Florida carrier robberies
$50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest
and conviction of anyone involved in one of 13 recent robberies of
South Florida letter carriers.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service and U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer
announced the reward Wednesday. They say the perpetrators are seeking
information in mail that would allow them to steal people's
identities and commit fraud, especially income tax fraud.
robberies began in October 2011, with the most recent one in March.
Two men are serving prison time after they were convicted in the 2010
killing of a North Miami Beach letter carrier in an attempt to steal
his mailbox key.
with information is asked to contact the postal inspectors at 1-877-876-2455.
men found dead in car in Palm Beach canal
say three men were found dead inside a car that had apparently run
off a rural South Florida highway and into a canal.
Florida Highway Patrol reports that a trooper found the car Sunday
morning off U.S. 27 in Palm Beach County after noticing fresh tire
tracks and damage to a guardrail. Inside the overturned and partially
submerged car, officials found the bodies of 34-year-old Hershie Lee
Hobbs Jr., 29-year-old Lavoris Lenard Hall and 30-year-old Alton Hart
Jr. It wasn't immediately clear who was driving.
cause of the crash remains under investigation.
70% Chance Of Below Normal Hurricane Season
days away from the start of the 2015 hurricane season, the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released their predictions.
Wednesday, NOAA said that based on current and expected conditions,
combined with model forecasts, they estimate a 70-percent probability
for each of the following ranges of activity during the upcoming
season, which starts June 1.
Named Storms, which includes TS Ana that formed in May
Cyclone Energy (ACE) range of 40%-85% of the median
expects the seasonal activity will fall within these ranges in
70-precent of seasons with similar climate conditions and
uncertainties to those expected this year.
ranges, NOAA said, do not represent the total possible ranges of
activity seen in past similar years.
Leads Nation In Number Of New Self-Employed Jobs
Sunshine State, new numbers shows, has created the most jobs with
people working for themselves of any state in the nation, and
positions in real estate and rentals led the way.
added more than 63,000 self-employed jobs from 2012 to 2013,
according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
represents close to a quarter of the 270,000 new self-employed jobs
created nationwide during that period.
had more than 1.8 million self-employed workers. Professional
services jobs led the way in pure numbers in both Florida and the
nation, but real estate and rental jobs were tops in total receipts earned.
job sector with the smallest number of self-employed workers in
Florida was mining.
it was utilities.
strain likely available later this year
officials are predicting that a strain of low-potency marijuana
should finally be available for medical purposes later this year.
in 2014 voted to legalize a strain of marijuana known as
Charlottes Web to treat epilepsy and cancer patients.
there have been disputes over rules drawn up by the Department of
Health to implement the law.
administrative law judge today threw out the latest challenge to
department put out a statement that the ruling should clear the way
to put in place regulations to govern the distribution of the
marijuana strain. The department said it is moving swiftly to
facilitate access to the product before the end of the year.
constitutional amendment authorizing medical marijuana was narrowly
defeated last fall.
Lauderdale man stuffed assault rifles down his pants
Florida man faces grand theft charges for allegedly trying to steal
assault rifles from a pawn shop by stuffing them down his pants.
Marlon Paul Alvarez of Fort Lauderdale made his first court
County Judge John Hurley, reading from an arrest report, said
Alvarez had been seen taking an AK-47 from a display and sticking it
down his pants. Hurley said Alvarez removed the weapon, then took
another assault rifle off another display, put it down his pants and
then limped out the door.
say the Davie pawn shops owner confronted Alvarez.
was held on $25,000 bond for grand theft and the violation of a
domestic violence injunction. Jail records didnt show whether
he had an attorney.