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George Zimmerman threatened to shoot man in road rage incident, follows man to his job

LAKE MARY, Fla. (WSVN) — Lake Mary Police have confirmed they’ve had another run-in with George Zimmerman.

According to officers, on Tuesday, a man called 911 saying George Zimmerman threatened to kill him during a road rage incident.

The following day, the same man called 911 again and said Zimmerman was waiting for him at work, and he felt worried for his safety.

Lake Mary Police said they confronted Zimmerman, and he admitted to exchanging words with the man the previous day.

Zimmerman’s string of legal issues started two years ago with the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Since he was acquitted in the Martin murder case, Zimmerman has had a number of run-ins with police.

In dash cam video from July of 2013, Lake Mary Police confronted Zimmerman after his estranged wife said he threatened her and her father. In that case, Shellie Zimmerman decided not to press charges.

A few months later George Zimmerman was arrested and accused of domestic violence. His girlfriend accused him of pointing a shotgun at her. She later changed her story, and wanted the charges dropped.

In this latest case, police said, the man Zimmerman allegedly threatened also does not want to press charges, so Zimmerman has not been arrested.

We’re still working this story, waiting on those 911 calls, and we’ll have more later today.

Stay tuned to WSVN 7 News and wsvn.com for updates.

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Ted Cruz booed off stage while defending Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) abruptly walked off stage at an event organized by a pro-Christian organization in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night after the crowd turned on him for vociferously defending Israel.

Delivering the keynote at an event hosted by the group In Defense of Christians, which raises awareness for persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, Cruz said, “Christians have no greater ally than Israel.” That’s when the crowd began to boo, according to The Daily Caller.

He also lumped Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS, and al Qaeda together, saying they “are all engaged in a vicious genocidal campaign to destroy religious minorities in the Middle East.”

“Those who hate Israel hate America,” he added, prompting more boos and heckling.

As the crowd continued to shout, Cruz said, “If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, then I will not stand with you,” and then left the stage. –Jon Terbush

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

World War 3: Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Fired, Vladimir Putin Warns U.S. Of More ‘Corresponding Countermeasures’

World War 3: Russia's Nuclear Weapons Fired, Vladimir Putin Warns U.S. Of More 'Corresponding Countermeasures'
World War 3 is on the tips of the tongues of many, and now that Russia has fired its nuclear weapons as a show of force, Vladimir Putin is already warning the United States and NATO he believes this new Cold War 2 will cause a planned arms escalation in response to threats made over the Ukraine crisis.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, even before Russia invaded Ukraine, various U.S. investors and financial analysts were saying World War 3 is inevitable based upon history and economic cycles.

Earlier this month, Ukraine Defense Minister Valeriy Heltey claimed Russia’s nuclear weapons could be used against his country in a tactical strike if tensions continued to escalate.

“The Russian side has threatened on several occasions across unofficial channels that, in the case of continued resistance they are ready to use a tactical nuclear weapon against us.”

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite even claimed that Russia is effectively waging war against all of Europe.

“It is the fact that Russia is in a war state against Ukraine. That means it is in a state of war against a country which would like to be closely integrated with the EU. Practically Russia is in a state of war against Europe,” she said. “That means we need to help Ukraine to… defend its territory and its people and to help militarily, especially with the military materials to help Ukraine to defend itself because today Ukraine is fighting a war on behalf of all Europe.”

Unfortunately, Russia’s nuclear bombs are increasing in number, not decreasing as was previously hoped all but 10 years ago. On Wednesday, the Russian military successfully tested a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched from the nuclear submarine the Vladimir Monomakh. The test nuclear missile flew from the White Sea near Russia’s border with Finland and hit its target nearly 3,500 miles away on the Kamchatka peninsula north of Japan.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1467926/world-war-3-russias-nuclear-weapons-fired-vladimir-putin-warns-u-s-of-more-corresponding-countermeasures/#y7GAKhccFe5PvvvB.99

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Ray Rice Cut by Ravens After Video of Elevator Punch

The Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice’s contract today after a video emerged of the running back punching his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City hotel elevator.

The NFL followed up by suspending Rice indefinitely, which would prevent another team from picking him up. Earlier in the day, the NFL said it had never seen the violent video before it suspended him for two games for domestic abuse earlier this summer.

“We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator,” the NFL said in a statement today. “The video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today.”

 

Within hours of the video’s appearance on TMZ.com, Rice’s team, the Baltimore Ravens, tweeted, “The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of RB Ray Rice this afternoon.”

The video shows Janay Palmer, now Rice’s wife, being hit in the face in the elevator. Palmer then lunges at the running back before he delivers a blow that knocks her out. When the elevator doors open, Rice drags Palmer’s body outside, leaving her face down on the floor, her legs still inside the elevator.

PHOTO: In this May 1, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice holds hands with his wife, Janay Palmer, as they arrive at Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse in Mays Landing, N.J.

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PHOTO: In this May 1, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice holds hands with his wife, Janay Palmer, as they arrive at Atlantic County Criminal Courthouse in Mays Landing, N.J.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he and team officials had not seen the video before today, but after seeing it they quickly came to the decision that Rice had to be released.

“It’s something we saw for the first time today,” Harbaugh said. “It changed things of course. It made things a little bit different.”

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said he spoke this evening with President Obama about the news that the Ravens terminated Rice’s contract.

“The president is the father of two daughters. And like any American, he believes that domestic violence is contemptible and unacceptable in a civilized society,” Earnest said. “Hitting a woman is not something a real man does, and that’s true whether or not an act of violence happens in the public eye, or, far too often, behind closed doors. Stopping domestic violence is something that’s bigger than football — and all of us have a responsibility to put a stop to it.”

The clip sparked outrage from fellow football players, coaches and fans, and many called for the NFL to cut Rice sooner. Herm Edwards, a former coach for the New York Jets, said he would have taken action before the video was released.

“I thought and I said this early, when this incident took place: If I was the head coach, obviously, he would have been deactivated for a while,” Edwards told ESPN before the Ravens and the league acted today. “More than two games.”

“I’ve always felt this way, that I understand there is a policy, they have to go through the procedure of the law and you have to go through all that. I also know that you, as a coach, have enough information … that you can decide your own fate of the player even before the league gets involved.”

Edwards added, “This could be a one-time incident, but it’s one-time too many.”

Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, where the fight happened, said it released the video to police. Atlantic City police did not respond to requests for comment by ABC News. A prosecutor told ABC News he refused to discuss what might have been submitted, viewed or cited by the grand jury.

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Posted by on September 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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PUBLIC RECORDS A judge orders the Gov. Rick Scott to stop fighting request for records

After ordering Google to turn over information on the governor’s gmail account, a judge steps in to tell Gov. Rick Scott to stop resisting his order.

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A Tallahassee judge this week ordered Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi to stop fighting attempts to allow Google to turn over basic information about the private email accounts used by the governor and his staff to conduct state business.

Circuit Court Judge Charles A. Francis last month ordered the company to disclose who and when the email accounts held by the governor and his staff were established. The action is part of a pending public records lawsuit filed against Scott and Bondi by Tallahassee attorney Steven R. Andrews.

But the Jacksonville attorney hired by the governor to fight the effort refused to agree on the language of the subpoena, delaying it for weeks. Andrews then asked the judge to intervene and Francis overruled Scott’s attorney, Thomas Bishop, on Thursday.

The two-page order allows Andrews to seek subscriber information for the Gmail accounts used by the governor and two of his former staff members, Sarah Hansford and Brad Pipenbrink.

Andrews alleges that the governor’s office encouraged staff to use Gmail accounts to circumvent the public records law. He believes that determining who and when the accounts were established will help determine who was involved.

Scott has said that his account, gov.rls@gmail.com, was used to communicate with his family members, not public business, and that he has “followed the law.”

However, emails to Scott’s gmail account have surfaced from his former chief of staff Steve MacNamara after MacNamara left the governor’s office.

Scott’s attorney, Thomas Bishop, objected to having Andrews seek the IP addresses of those who created the accounts. The judge’s ruling does not allow Andrews to seek access to the content of the emails between these accounts and others.

In May, Andrews first asked the governor’s office to turn over information about the Google account, as well as a Yahoo account used by the governor’s office, but Scott’s lawyers refused.

Colleen Andrews, a paralegal in the firm and Andrews’ wife, said that the governor has effectively delayed the subpoena for months by hiring Bishop, whose schedule interfered with the ability to get a hearing on the case until late in August.

“Is the Governor afraid these records will lead to ‘secret state business’ not meant for access by Florida voters until after the election in November?,’’ she said. “Does ‘open government’ apply to everyone else but the Governor, and if so, why is he not accountable?”

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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NORAD scrambles two F-15 fighter jets to escort unresponsive plane flying over Atlantic Ocean

In this Aug. 22, 2010 photo, an F-15 from the 104th Fighter Wing at the Barnes Air National Guard Base takes off during the  Westfield International Air Show in Westfield, Mass.

AP Photo/Mark M. Murray Springfield RepublicanIn this Aug. 22, 2010 photo, an F-15 from the 104th Fighter Wing at the Barnes Air National Guard Base takes off during the Westfield International Air Show in Westfield, Mass.

An Air Force official says two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled after the pilot of a private plane over the Atlantic Ocean failed to respond to air traffic controllers.

A NORAD spokesman says the fighters were launched at 11:30 EDT Friday after the pilot of a private plane repeatedly failed to respond to calls from air traffic controllers. The pilot may be suffering from hypoxia, NORAD said on Twitter.

The spokesman says the pilot filed a flight plan to fly from Rochester, New York, to Naples, Florida. The jets are currently escorting the plane while NORAD investigates.

The plane is a Socata TBM700, a high performance single-engine turboprop.

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Posted by on September 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, left, is swarmed by the media as he leaves Federal Court for the third day of jury deliberations in his corruption trial in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. McDonnell and his wife Maureen are charged in a 14-count indictment with doing special favors for Jonnie Williams, the CEO of dietary supplements maker Star Scientific Inc., in exchange for $165,000 in gifts and loans. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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A federal jury in Richmond convicted Bob McDonnell of 11 of the 13 counts he faced; Maureen McDonnell was convicted of nine of the 13 counts she had faced. Sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 6, and the couple could face decades in prison. Both bowed their heads and wept as a chorus of “guilty” kept coming from the court clerk.

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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