Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed

In this June 16, 2017 file photo, Dalia Dippolito listens to attorneys and Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley discuss jury instructions in her third attempted murder trial in West Palm Beach, Fla. Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley is scheduled Friday, July 21 to sentence Dippolito, who was convicted last month of solicitation of first-degree murder. She was recorded on video and audio in 2009 as she plotted to kill Michael Dippolito, telling an undercover detective she was "5,000 percent sure" she wanted her husband dead.(Lannis Waters /Palm Beach Post via AP, Pool)
In this June 16, 2017 file photo, Dalia Dippolito listens to attorneys and Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley discuss jury instructions in her third attempted murder trial in West Palm Beach, Fla. Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley is scheduled Friday, July 21 to sentence Dippolito, who was convicted last month of solicitation of first-degree murder. She was recorded on video and audio in 2009 as she plotted to kill Michael Dippolito, telling an undercover detective she was “5,000 percent sure” she wanted her husband dead.(Lannis Waters /Palm Beach Post via AP, Pool)

A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters.

Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley imposed the sentence on Dalia Dippolito, who was convicted last month of solicitation of first-degree murder. She was recorded on video and audio in 2009 as she plotted to have Michael Dippolito killed, telling an undercover detective she was “5,000 percent sure” she wanted her husband dead. Full Story ⤳

Florida Woman’s Gun Accidentally Discharges, Shoots Mall at Millenia Shopper in Leg

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a weapon that accidentally discharged outside a Florida mall has injured one person.

First responders arrived to the scene about 7:45 p.m.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the shooting happened outside the Mall at Millenia on Saturday. Orlando police Lt. Robert Terrell says a handgun in a woman’s purse accidentally fired a bullet through her bag and hit the victim in the lower leg.

Terrell said the shooting happened outside the mall, near the Macy’s department story. He said the injury was not life-threatening.

Terrell says the victim was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Further details have not been released.

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Naked Instagram Model Attacks an Officer in Clearwater

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Brissa Dominguez-Garcia, an Instagram model with over 70,000 followers, got kicked out of the Edge Hotel in Clearwater Wednesday night, after causing a disturbance.

The night manager told her she was no longer welcome on the property, but instead of leaving she simply walked into another guest’s room, as revealed by security.

When police officers showed up to remove her, they found her completely naked. Full Story ⤳

Florida Woman Trusts a Stranger to Borrow Her Car along with Her 4-Year-Old Daughter

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At Santa Rosa Medical Center, Miranda McCoy let a stranger borrow her car along with her 4 year old daughter to get “a strawberry milkshake…” She trusted him because he was “like a gentleman, and very charming.” The man never returned. Details are not yet provided, but the 4 year old girl, Alanda McCoy, was safely found the next day, after a Florida Amber Alert was issued. Both Alanda and her 12 year old sister are in DFCS custody and staying at their aunt’s home.

Miranda McCoy: Hasn’t Seen Daughter Since She Was Found Safely

Miranda McCoy says she still hasn’t seen her daughter little 4 year old Alanda McCOy after she trusted William Billy Kavachk with her at Santa Rosa Medical Center. Miranda’s mother is a patient at the hospital.

“Within a few minutes he introduced himself, like a gentle man was very charming, and he said is there anything I can get for you, and she said a strawberry milk shake will be great, you know,” says McCoy.

She says that simple request from her ill mother turned into a search for her daughter. Full Story ⤳

Villager goes on wild golf cart ride after getting drunk at community pool

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A Villager who admitted to drinking wine at a community pool was arrested after a wild ride in her golf cart Tuesday afternoon in the Village of St. Charles.

Joyce Hellkamp Smith, 62, of the Village of St. Charles, had been at the wheel of a green golf cart at about 2 p.m. when someone reported the golf cart was hitting curbs, driving in and out of the golf cart lane and driving in front of oncoming vehicles, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The golf cart then drove through someone’s yard on Baldwin Run. The witness was blocking Smith’s golf cart when a deputy arrived on the scene.

Smith admitted she had consumed “some wine” and the deputy spotted a cardboard 1-liter wine container inside a compartment on the dashboard. The deputy also observed numerous green leaves and sticks on the floorboard of the golf cart, leading the deputy to believe Smith had recently hit a bush. Full Story ⤳

Florida Toddler pulls Loaded Gun from Toy Box during Child Welfare Investigation

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A Boynton Beach toddler found a loaded pistol in his “My Little Learning” toy box while officials were investigating his home for possible child neglect.

The 3-year-old boy wanted to bring out his toys while officers were in his home, according to a police report. His toy box had several small books in it, but while officers were talking to an adult in the house, the toddler pulled out a black 9mm semi-automatic pistol. One officer immediately took the gun and found a bullet was in the chamber with the safety off. Full Story ⤳

Gainesville woman gets butt lift after stealing money from city

A Gainesville city report released June 14, 2017, said Natwaina Clark stole $93,000 from the city of Gaineville, using $8,500 to get a butt lift. [Alachua County Sheriff's Office]

An investigative report released Wednesday shows a former city of Gainesville employee, accused of stealing more than $93,000 from the city, spent some of it on a Brazilian butt lift.

The report found that former city staff specialist Natwaina Clark, 33, charged her city-issued credit card 136 times for roughly $61,000 in unauthorized charges, used her bosses’ cards at least 36 more times for an additional $31,000, and spent nearly $900 on a coworker’s card five times between November 2015 and March 2017.

The report also finds department heads acted negligently, allowing city funds to be misspent.

Documents attached to the report show Clark, who was hired in August 2015, funneled roughly $41,000 to her personal PayPal account, linked to her bank account, and that $8,500 of it went toward a Brazilian butt lift. The cosmetic surgery procedure uses fat from one part of the body to augment one’s buttocks.

PayPal transactions were itemized as “decor,” “storage bins,” and “holiday banners.” Full Story ⤳