Family wants no contact with woman facing terrorism charge
Islamic State Female Battalion This undated photo provided by the Alexandria, Va., Sheriff's Office in January 2022 shows Allison Fluke-Ekren. Fluke-Ekren, 42, who once lived in Kansas, has been arrested after federal prosecutors charged her with joining the Islamic State group and leading an all-female battalion of AK-47 wielding militants. The U.S. Attorney in Alexandria announced Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, that she has been charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization. She also told the judge, in response to his question, that she preferred to be addressed as Ekren. The affidavit also alleges Ekren became leader of an Islamic State unit called “Khatiba Nusaybah” in the Syrian city of Raqqa in late 2016.wftv.com
Louisiana school lunch lady accused of serving up alcohol, porn, sex during sleepovers
School worker arrested Dawn Baye is accused of hosting sleepovers for juveniles that included drinking alcohol, watching pornography and engaging in sexual encounters. — A former school cafeteria worker at a Louisiana middle school is accused of hosting sleepovers for juvenile boys, where they watched pornography, drank alcohol and participated in sexual encounters, authorities said. Authorities said Baye met the juveniles at the cafeteria at Lacache Middle School in Chauvin where she worked, WVLA reported. The sheriff’s office said Baye hosted several sleepovers at her home, the television station reported. She was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex and her bail was set at $50,000, according to the television station.wftv.com
Jury selection paused for ex-cop charged in Floyd's death
(Court TV/Pool via AP)MINNEAPOLIS – Jury selection for a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death was halted before it began Monday by the state's effort to add a third-degree murder charge. AdThere was no indication when that court will rule, but a hold could delay Chauvin’s trial for weeks. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. For third-degree murder, they must prove that Chauvin's actions caused Floyd's death, and that his actions were reckless and without regard for human life. Floyd’s death sparked sometimes violent protests in Minneapolis and beyond, and led to a nationwide reckoning on race.
3rd-degree murder count could be reinstated in Floyd's death
As the trial approaches for Chauvin, charged with murder in George Floyd's death, prosecutors are putting the time Chauvin's knee was on Floyd's neck at about nine minutes. A three-judge panel said Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill erred last fall when he rejected a prosecution motion to reinstate the third-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin. A reinstated third-degree murder count could increase the prosecution’s odds of getting a murder conviction. "We believe the charge of 3rd-degree murder, in addition to manslaughter and felony murder, reflects the gravity of the allegations against Mr. Chauvin. Prosecutors want to add charges of aiding and abetting third-degree murder against them, but that question will be resolved later.
Prosecutors: Officer was on Floyd's neck for about 9 minutes
As the trial approaches for Chauvin, who is charged with murder in Floyd's death, prosecutors are putting the time Chauvin's knee was on Floyd's neck at about nine minutes. The fact that the figure has evolved probably won't matter at Chauvin’s trial, which begins Monday with jury selection. He had been handcuffed and was pleading that he couldn't breathe, but Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd's neck even after he stopped moving and speaking. The narrative in the initial complaint filed May 29 by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says Chauvin held his knee to Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes, 46 seconds. This means Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck for at least nine minutes flat, but possibly for as long as 9 minutes, 31 seconds.
Umatilla shooting leaves victim in critical condition, deputies say
Authorities are searching for the gunman behind Wednesday's shooting in Umatilla. (Lake County's Sheriff's Office)LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A person was critically wounded during a shooting in Umatilla Wednesday morning and now deputies are looking for the gunman, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the shooter went to the victim’s residence on Highland Avenue around 11:20 a.m., shot him or her and then fled in a dark-colored sedan with tinted windows. LCSO released a photo of the vehicle that fled the scene, asking for the public’s help in finding it. Detectives are urging anyone with information about the shooting to call the sheriff’s office at 352-343-2101.
K-9 catches wanted fugitive in Deltona park; 2nd fugitive arrested in Daytona
A Volusia County K-9 tracked down a fugitive, wanted for armed robberies in Kentucky, hiding off a bike trail in Deltona Tuesday, according to a release from the Sheriff's Office. A Volusia County K-9 tracked down a fugitive, wanted for armed robberies in Kentucky, hiding off a bike trail in Deltona Tuesday, according to a release from the Sheriff's Office. A second suspect, Daiveion C. Wells, also 19, was arrested a short time earlier by Volusia County Beach Safety, Gant said. Both men had warrants out for robbery in Louisville, Kentucky, and are now being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail without bond. Marshals Task Force, along with the use of technology and personnel at the Volusia County Crime Center."news-journalonline.com
Orange County sheriff limits flights, turns down calls due to helicopter issues
The Orange County's Sheriff's Office continues to limit flights of its three helicopters and turn down calls for air support due to maintenance-related issues, a News 6 investigation reveals. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Orange County sheriff limits flights, turns down calls due to helicopter issues
So OCSO's K-9 team contacted the Seminole County Sheriff's Office seeking assistance from one of that agency's two helicopters. In fact, we've received top-notch service and next-day delivery of parts," said a spokesperson for the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office obtains most of its helicopter parts through a military surplus program. "All of the TFOs are trained to fly the helicopter in an emergency situation," states the Orange County Sheriff's Office website. "(Emergency flight) training requires the section to dedicate an aircraft for approximately 30 hours of flight training, so returning to this program on a full-time basis is not feasible at this time," Minnis told News 6.
Brother-in-law named person of interest in St. Cloud woman's murder
A fourth family member has been named a person of interest in connection with the death of missing mother, Nicole Montalvo, in Osceola County, according to the Sheriff's Office. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Consultant: Flagler Sheriff's Office complex could cost up to $35M
When commissioners voted in April to build a new district office in Palm Coast for the Sheriff's Office, officials estimated it would cost $12-$15 million. BUNNELL When Flagler County commissioners voted in April to build a new district office in Palm Coast for the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, officials estimated it would cost between $12 million and $15 million. But according to a cost analysis released this week by a consultant, design and construction of a new Sheriff's Office administrative complex could cost more than $30 million. "But to give us a design that would have an immediate build of about 50,000 square feet versus the 80,000 square feet. His report offers three options, ranging between 69,299 square feet and 75,641 square feet by next year, with growth options that range from 72,298 square feet to more than 81,000 square feet by 2030.news-journalonline.com
Flagler County deputies bust 'littest' homecoming party advertised on Instagram
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - It was going to be the "Littest Homecoming party of 2019" but the Flagler County Sheriff's Office got word and quickly shut down the party being promoted on social media telling minors to bring their own weed and booze, according to the Sheriff's Office. "Leave the drama at home," read a flyer for "Kendall's HOCO After Party," according to the Sheriff's Office. But before any drama, deputies made sure to shut down the party just as it was getting started, according to Sheriff Rick Staly. According to the arrest report, that teen told deputies he heard about the party on Snapchat. Deputies said that post was followed by numerous other social media posts with Morgan and bottles of liquor.
Bomb squad investigates suspicious package at University High School
The box was wrapped around the sides in gray duct tape, according to a picture released by the Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded and evacuated the area containing the package while the bomb squad investigated and x-rayed the box, according to a Sheriff's Office Facebook post. Schulz said the Holly Hill School was locked down due to a threat which was determined to be unfounded. We are investigating a suspicious package found at University High School this morning. Our Volusia Sheriff's Office bomb squad is on scene and has evacuated the area and a K-9 team is on scene.news-journalonline.com
Search underway after man pulled from Seminole County lake
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Authorities are responding to a drowning incident near Border Lake in Seminole County, according to the Sheriff's Office. Deputies said they were searching for a possible second victim after locating a man's body in the lake Thursday afternoon. Authorities said they had reason to believe the victim was fishing with a friend when he entered the water. The Sheriff's Office said a caller told dispatch the vehicle has been parked by the lake for a few days. Holland said that typically the office building nearby trespasses anyone who uses the lake after a few hours.
Search underway after 1 pulled from Bear Lake in Seminole County
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - Authorities are responding to a drowning incident near Bear Lake in Seminole County, according to the Sheriff's Office. Deputies said they were searching for a possible second victim after locating one in the lake Thursday afternoon. Authorities said they had reason to believe the victim was fishing with a friend when he entered the water. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Family coming home from Disney attacked at gas station
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - A family coming home from Disney was attacked at a gas station on State Road 714 in Palm City on Sunday, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office said the armed suspect walked up to the car and attacked the woman driving the vehicle. Investigators said the suspect drove off with the victim's infant child and mother still inside the car. Deputies said later on, the suspect forced the victim's mother and the infant out of the car. On Monday, the Sheriff's Office announced they caught the man accused of attacking the family and stealing the car.
Suspects canned: Florida men try to hide from deputies in trash bins
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - This arrest is in the can. Three car theft suspects are facing felony charges after they sent Seminole County deputies on a chase that ended at a pair of garbage bins, according to an arrest report. Deputies said a neighbor saw the three men trying to break into cars in the Tuska Ridge subdivision of unincorporated Oviedo. Deputies took to the sky while also trying to track the suspects down on foot. The Seminole County Alert Team was able spot the trio driving an SUV that was reported stolen earlier this week, according to the post.
Bittersweet: Deputies say farewell to summer with lemonade stand stops
It's hard work keeping the kids safe, which is why the deputies are demanding school cafeterias bring back square pizzas. Good behavior must run in newly sworn in Orlando Officer Ricardo Santana's family. Can you think of a better end to summer than an epic lemonade stand? The only thing that could top that would be if some Orange County deputies stopped by your small business, and that's what they did in Pine Hills. Deputies in Volusia County also paid a visit to a lemonade stand after receiving a personal invite from the little lady in charge.
Osceola deputies search for 7-Eleven armed robbery suspects
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Osceola County deputies are searching for two men suspected of committing an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven in Kissimmee. Deputies say the two men in the video walked into the 7-Eleven convenience store on the 8500 block of West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway Saturday around 3 a.m. The video shows the two men walking in as a customer is speaking with a worker behind the counter. One of the suspects then fires his gun at the register before the two men rush out of the store. Deputies say both men were armed and ran away behind the store.
Flagler deputy fired after failing to stop wrong-way driver to be rehired
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - A Flagler County deputy who was fired more than one year ago will be rehired by the Sheriff's Office after the former deputy appealed his termination and an arbitrator said he should be reinstated. While on his way to that call, a wrong-way driver drove past him as he was exiting Interstate 95 at Palm Coast Parkway, the report said. Finn responded to the scene of that crash at 2:17 a.m.That crash left the wrong-way driver, Wendell Parker, dead and another driver seriously injured. The arbitrator found that Fin erred several times and disobeyed rules and regulations of the Flagler County Sheriffs Office." Finn will return to work at the Sheriff's Office as a deputy in the community policing division.
Palm Coast attempted burglary suspect arrested after being spotted on security camera
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - The Flagler County Sherriff's Office said a Palm Coast attempted burglary suspect was arrested after being spotted by the homeowner through their security camera. The Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to Lancelot Drive just after midnight on July 27 after homeowners told investigators they saw an attempted burglar on their Ring video doorbell. Investigators said the homeowner was alerted by her Ring Video doorbell and she saw a man attempting to break into her Ford F-250. Deputies said investigators obtained a copy of the Ring video footage,identified Nixon as the suspect and he was arrested. He is being held on no bond, according to the Sheriff's Office.
FDLE: Flagler crime drops 20.2%
The tally of violent and property crimes was 1,439, the Sheriffs Office lowest crime index since 2004, when it was 1,420. Comparatively, violent crime numbers swelled from 30 in 2017 to 43, spurred by an uptick in assaults. An overwhelming 79 of the 82 criminal offenses in Flagler Beach last year were classified as property crimes. That represented a 9.2 percent drop in property crime numbers and an 11.8-percent reduction in the overall crime index for the city. The Sheriffs Office endured a tumultuous year during which mold fears compelled Staly to order an emergency evacuation of the Sheriffs Office Operations Center, the agencys consolidated headquarters.news-journalonline.com