Posted on 26 January 2016 by The Florida Star Online
A 30-year-old Florida woman was arrested who stole $12,000 in cash and jewelry from residents of the assisted living facility where she worked.
Melissa Taylor, admitted to stealing from multiple residents over the past several months. According to Taylor, since October 2015, she stole a diamond ring, gold chains, cash and a gift card from five separate victims who were all over the age of 80. Taylor said she traded and sold the stolen jewelry for money to pay her utility bills.
Taylor, is charged with five counts of theft from a person 65 years old or older. She was released Monday evening on $7,500 bond.
Posted on 27 June 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor
On Thursday, a St. Johns County jury unanimously recommend the death penalty for Kentrell Johnson (center) for his part in the murder of Florida State University Vincent Binder in early April 2010. TContinue Reading
Brunswick City Commissioner James Brooks arrested in baby death
By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star
Brunswick Commissioner James M. Brooks, was arrested for obstruction of justice in the death of the 13 month old shot in his stroller.
He also has a six-count indictment claiming he aceepted payment from applicants for city police jobs, liquor licenses and permits. He was said to influence other officials on their behalf. Additionally, Brooks was charged with three counts TContinue Reading
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you, Governor. To all the families, first responders, to the community of Newtown, clergy, guests — Scripture tells us: “…do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away…inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”
We gather here in memory of twenty beautiful children and six remarkable adults. They lost their lives in a school that could have been any school; in a quiet town full of good and decent people that could be any town in America. TContinue Reading
After flags were ordered to be flown at half staff to honor the victims of the Stony Hook school shooting in Connecticut, an emotional President Barack Obama briefed the media at 3:16p.m, visibly pausing with a trembling lip, keeping his eyes off the media as he wiped away at least two escaping tears.
He was addressing the morning’s tragic events in Newtown, CT where 24 year-old Ryan Lanza slaughtered the school principal plus 20 children between age 5 and 10, most of them kindergarten students in his mother’s class. His father was found dead in New Jersey and his mother also killed, both in their homes.
“We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years,” said President Obama who stated that when he heard the news, he not only acted as president but also as a parent.
He fought back tears by consistently blinking and took frequent breaths between speaking.
“They had their entire lives ahead of them,” he struggled to say. “Birthdays, graduations, weddings… kids of their own.” TContinue Reading
Hundreds attended the memorial of Jordan Davis, 17 who was shot by Michael David Dunn at a gas station in Jacksonville.
It has not been nine months since Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida. Now, another black teenager has been laid to rest after being killed under suspicious circumstances.
Michael David Dunn, the 45-year-old vice president of Dunn & Dunn Data Systems in Vero Beach, was in Jacksonville recently weekend for his son’s wedding. According to records, on Friday when Dunn, a gun collector, encountered Jordan Russell Davis, 17, a student at a Jacksonville magnet school, Samuel W. Wolfson High, in a SUV in the parking lot when Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down their music. Davis and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot eight or nine times, striking Jordan twice. TContinue Reading