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Markeith Loyd might escape death penalty without fix in law

TALLAHASSEE — Markeith Loyd, accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer, could escape facing capital punishment if the Legislature doesn’t fix Florida’s death penalty law. Rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court and Florida Supreme Court last year nullified the state’s capital punishment statutes. Lawmakers would have to change the law to comply with the rulings before Loyd’s possible conviction in order for prosecutors to seek the death penalty against him, some Central Florida defense lawyers say. “The Legislature will have to do something … before anybody gets sentenced to death,” said J. Edwin Mills, an Orlando attorney who has defended murder suspects. Loyd was captured by Orlando police on Tuesday night after a weeklong ma...

Here's The First Trailer For Netflix's Big Original Feature Film

Netflix has just released the first trailer for their big original movie, The Discovery, starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Jesse Plemons, and Riley Keough. The feature will screen at Sundance this month, and hit the streaming network on March 31st. And there’s nothing like an early 1960s pop song playing over gloomy scenes before coming to a screeching, distorted halt to tell you that something ain’t right. The movie is about Dr. Thomas Harbor (played by Robert Redford), and his “scientific breakthrough that shocked the world… thrown our lives off balance and challenged everything we know about life and death.” McDowell has presumably discovered that the afterlife is for real, and now it’s the #1 destination for humans. From Netflix’s release: “It’s a love story set in a w...

4 students from School for Deaf and Blind will join 1,000 Idahoans at inauguration

When students at the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind suggested entering an online contest to win a free trip to the presidential inauguration, Brian Darcy figured they had no chance. “I couldn’t believe we won,” Darcy, the administrator of the school, said Wednesday. On Wednesday afternoon, four students and two faculty members from the small school in Gooding, Idaho, arrived in Washington, D.C, ready to attend the swearing-in of President-elect Donald Trump and a presidential inauguration leadership summit. It’s history being made obviously, and I think there’s going to be a lot of people, which is something really new. Where I’m from there’s not a lot of people. Karlee Robinson, 18, of Oakley, Idaho Idaho will be well represented at Friday’s inauguration, which organizers say could d...

More Body Parts Found At Bronx Trash Facility

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Another gruesome discovery has been made at a garbage collection site in the Bronx. Investigators were at a Bronx garbage transfer station for a second day in a row, after more human remains were found there. As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported, the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit and medical examiner were still at the Metropolitan Transfer Station on Halleck Street on Wednesday, a day after human body parts were found. A 911 call was first made early Wednesday morning, about the potential discovery of human remains at the transfer station. Investigators combed the area with the K9 unite and discovered a female torso and a leg. Then, they found two arms with no hands. Police believe all the remains are from the same person. Luciano Guillen — the owner of Luciano Auto Wre...

Let's talk about Markeith Loyd's face

click image Photo via Darlene Jones/Twitter Markeith Loyd, a wanted murder suspect and subject of a massive nine-day manhunt, was finally brought into custody last night, and he’s still in the hospital recovery from what appears to be a lot of “resisting.” While the capture of a murder suspect, especially one wanted for allegedly killing his pregnant girlfriend and a police officer, makes riveting news, it’s important to distinguish the difference between a “murder suspect” and a “convicted murderer.” And, most importantly, it’s important to remember that our courts determine guilt, not police officers. At this point, what happened after Loyd put his guns...

Early Addition: We Spent So Much Money On Weed Last Year

Follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. Oh wow, Trump claims about new jobs are mostly inflated, made up garbage; God gee who could have predicted I’m just in shock over here. Americans and Canadians spent $53.3 billion on (mostly) illegal weed last year, so I guess we’re just a couple nations of criminals. Speaking of Canada, Shark Tank‘s Mr. Wonderful, Kevin O’Leary, is running for Conservative leader up there, putting to the test smug Canadians’ assertion that they aren’t TV-addled dummies. There were some problems with WWE honoring Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka this week following his death. Want to look at millions of unclassified CIA do...

Modern Primitives Play "'R&B' — With Some Noisy Guitar Stuff Over the Top"

“People been fed so much bullshit for so fuckin’ long that when they get some real shit, it hits ’em like a goddamn shot of dope.” That’s what Gastonia-born Travis Phillips said in 2012 about the rock ‘n’ roll that Charlotte’s best-kept secret, Modern Primitives, cranks out like raw meat from a grinder. Five years later, that hasn’t changed. What’s changed is the band’s lineup, and along with it, a beefed-up sound courtesy of new bassist Tim Nhu, who came from the metal world. Don’t let the “M” word mislead you, though: Modern Primitives haven’t transformed into Gojira or Sumac. The songs still center on Phillips’ threatening twang and searing guitar squall over Phil Gripper’s pounding dru...

​Urban Hibachi among 5 C. Fla. eateries closed last week due to roaches or other health violations

Last week, five Central Florida restaurants were closed temporarily to clean up roach and/or rodent activity or other health violations. They include: Mi Querida Colombia Bakery & Restaurant at 10438 E. Colonial Dr. in Orlando closed on Jan. 9 with 2 high-priority violations (13 live roaches in the kitchen; roach excrement inside cabinets in the front line area, on the wall and more) and two basic violations (26 dead roaches in the kitchen and other areas; outer openings not protected with self-closing… Source link

Final Ringling Bros. Show At Nassau Coliseum Sells Out

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Officials with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey say the iconic traveling circus’ final show at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island is sold out. An announcement was made last week that the “Greatest Show on Earth” would be shutting down this spring after touring for nearly 150 years. The circus will be at the arena in Uniondale for 16 performances from May 12-21. Seats normally going for $23.75 in the venue’s upper level and $191.75 in the lower level are priced on the secondary market at $245 and $2,000, respectively, for the circus’ last show, Newsday reported. Officials with Feld Entertainment, the producer of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, say declining ticket sales coupled with high operating costs made t...

Have you seen this robbery suspect?

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are searching for a pair of suspects who robbed a victim in an apartment off West Boulevard on Wednesday. CMPD says two suspects forced their way into an … Click to Continue » Source link

MLS media day: Kaká says he plans to remain in Orlando

Kaká spent most of his offseason in Brazil, and while there spoke with local media about his future. The Orlando City captain’s contract expires at the end of 2017. He caused a stir among fans when he suggested he would return to hometown club São Paulo to finish his career after this season. Like Orlando City fans, Lions CEO Alex Leitão seemed surprised by the comments because just before the MLS season ended Kaká said he would evaluate his physical condition closer to the end of 2017 before deciding whether to continue playing and that he would like to stay in Orlando, if possible.  Leitão told the Orlando Sentinel earlier this month, “The last conversation I had with him about this was that he needed more time to see how his body works, and his mind. I think Kaká is no doubt...

Cuomo Wants Wine & Beer Served In NY Movie Theaters

Nitehawk Cinema (Foursquare) It’s a time honored tradition to sneak alcohol into the movie theater. You think anyone’s watching Independence Day: Resurgence sober? Please. Dine-in cinemas like Nitehawk and Alamo have the ability to sell alcohol, but attendees of first run cinemas are stuck with soda and a discreet flask unless a proposal through the Governor’s office comes to pass. During his budget address yesterday, Cuomo revealed that his office is looking into allowing the sale of wine and beer in movie theaters across the state. “We also had a proposal that would allow alcohol and beer to be sold in movie theaters,” he mentioned in his remarks. “And it would be joined with an incentive program, to incentivize the movie theaters to sell New York wine and beer.” In 2011, Nitehawk Cinema...

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