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2017 in Florida: A hurricane, a serial killer hunt, #metoo

GAINESVILLE — Florida in 2017 was ravaged by a powerful hurricane, transfixed by the hunt for a serial killer in Tampa and rocked by a stream of political resignations after sexual misconduct allegations.

The year’s biggest news stories chronicled a historic hurricane season that had nearly all of Florida in its crosshairs. Hurricane Irma knocked out power for millions across wide swaths of the state, destroyed homes and disrupted lives.

Fuel shortages paralyzed residents, hindering many peoples’ ability to evacuate as Irma roared toward the Florida Keys, where it made landfall. Keys residents saw their slice of paradise bulldozed by winds and storm surge; residents died at a Hollywood nursing home that lost power; and the state’s iconic citrus groves suffered.

A different kind of storm reached Florida’s capital: the #metoo movement.

A powerful state senator and Republican candidate for governor resigned the

Read more at: http://www.theledger.com/news/20171230/2017-in-florida-hurricane-serial-killer-hunt-metoo

2017 in Florida: A hurricane, a serial killer hunt, #metoo

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida in 2017 was ravaged by a powerful hurricane, transfixed by the hunt for a serial killer in Tampa and rocked by a stream of political resignations after sexual misconduct allegations.

The year’s biggest news stories chronicled a historic hurricane season that had nearly all of Florida in its crosshairs. Hurricane Irma knocked out power for millions across wide swaths of the state, destroyed homes and disrupted lives.

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2017 in Florida: A hurricane, a serial killer hunt, #metoo – News4Jax

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida in 2017 was ravaged by a powerful hurricane, transfixed by the hunt for a serial killer in Tampa and rocked by a stream of political resignations after sexual misconduct allegations.

The year’s biggest news stories chronicled a historic hurricane season that had nearly all of Florida in its crosshairs. Hurricane Irma knocked out power for millions across wide swaths of the state, destroyed homes and disrupted lives.

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2017 in Florida: Hurricane Irma, a Serial Killer Hunt, #MeToo

Florida in 2017 was ravaged by a powerful hurricane, transfixed by the hunt for a serial killer in Tampa and rocked by a stream of political resignations after sexual misconduct allegations.

The year’s biggest news stories chronicled a historic hurricane season that had nearly all of Florida in its crosshairs. Hurricane Irma knocked out power for millions across wide swaths of the state, destroyed homes and disrupted lives.

Fuel shortages paralyzed residents, hindering many peoples’ ability to evacuate as Irma roared toward the Florida Keys, where it made landfall. Keys residents saw their slice of paradise bulldozed by winds and storm surge; residents died at a Hollywood nursing home that lost power; and the state’s iconic citrus groves suffered.

A different kind of storm reached Florida’s capital: the #MeToo movement.

Photos: Long Road to Recovery Begins After Irma

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2017 Florida top stories: Hurricane Irma, a serial killer hunt, #metoo

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida in 2017 was ravaged by a powerful hurricane, transfixed by the hunt for a serial killer in Tampa and rocked by a stream of political resignations after sexual misconduct allegations.

The year’s biggest news stories chronicled a historic hurricane season that had nearly all of Florida in its crosshairs. Hurricane Irma knocked out power for millions across wide swaths of the state, destroyed homes and disrupted lives.

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2017 in Florida: A hurricane, a serial killer hunt, #metoo

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Florida in 2017 was ravaged by a powerful hurricane, transfixed by the hunt for a serial killer in Tampa and rocked by a stream of political resignations after sexual misconduct allegations.

The year’s biggest news stories chronicled a historic hurricane season that had nearly all of Florida in its crosshairs. Hurricane Irma knocked out power for millions across wide swaths of the state, destroyed homes and disrupted lives.

Fuel shortages paralyzed residents, hindering many peoples’ ability to evacuate as Irma roared toward the Florida Keys, where it made landfall. Keys residents saw their slice of paradise bulldozed by winds and storm surge; residents died at a Hollywood nursing home that lost power; and the state’s iconic citrus groves suffered.

A different kind of storm reached Florida’s capital: the #metoo movement.

A powerful Florida state senator and Republican candidate for governor resigned the day after an investigation found credible evidence of

Read more at: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/28/2017-in-florida-a-hurricane-a-serial-killer-hunt-m/

Parents of accused Florida serial killer refuse to answer prosecutors’ questions

TAMPA, Fla. — The parents of the accused Seminole Heights killer are refusing to answer prosecutors’ questions despite a court subpoena. That decision could land them in jail.

Howell Donaldson Jr., and his wife Rosita, walked in to meet with the prosecution team on Tuesday.

The couple are refusing to comply with a subpoena to answer questions about their son. 

Their attorney Ralph Fernandez said the conversation was not combative.

“They were very polite and general questions about locations, relationships and prior physical and mental history,” said Fernandez.

When asked if prosecutors think that the parents know something pertinent to the investigation, Fernandez said, “No. I don’t know why they did this. I think that they want to know something, clearly.”

We learned the parents spoke with their son for the first time Friday via video conference for about two minutes. Fernandez says the couple became very emotional and had to be helped out of their chairs. 

We then asked Fernandez the question

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Florida may seek death penalty against former St. John’s athlete

Florida prosecutors will likely seek the death penalty against the former St. John’s University basketball player suspected of slaying four people in Tampa.

“The death penalty should be reserved for the worst of the worst,” Tampa State Attorney Warren said Thursday, “and, generally speaking, serial killing would qualify.”

Warren spoke out after accused serial killer Howell (Trai) Donaldson III was ordered held without bail in his first court appearance.

Three people were found murdered in less than two weeks in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Florida.

(Photo via Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives)

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(Photo via Bureau

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Alleged Florida Serial Killer Arrested: What We Know

Tampa police may have ended a six-week hunt for a serial killer when they arrested former St John’s University basketball player Howell Emanuel Donaldson III earlier this week. The 24-year-old McDonald’s crew leader was taken into custody at the fast food restaurant near the city’s Seminole Heights neighborhood, where he allegedly shot four people to death and sent law enforcement and residents into panic over the past two months.

On Wednesday, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, who refrained from using the term serial killer during the investigation, told reporters during a press conference

Read more at: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/alleged-florida-serial-killer-arrested-what-we-know-w512946