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A- Palm Beach Post: Killing them with kindness.
Decapitating Burmese pythons — a sanctioned method for killing the invasive snakes in the upcoming Python Challenge contest — is “despicably cruel” and may violate state animal cruelty laws, animal-rights activists say.B- CBS4: Life in South Florida.
The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter on Friday to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the event sponsor, urging the commission to ban hunters from decapitating snakes in the month-long hunt that starts Saturday. As an alternative, PETA is urging the commission to promote “immediate destruction of the brain by gunshot.”
According to PETA, the snakes “remain alive and in agony” for up to an hour after their heads have been cut off. The commission is reviewing the letter and offered no further comment Monday.
“There really is just no good way to do this,” said Lori Kettler, general counsel for the PETA Foundation. “It’s a problem and we just want a humane solution.”
Police and Fire Rescue officials rushed to the scene on the 900 block of Royal Poinciana Drive just after 7 p.m.C- CBS4: Oops.
The woman and her son told police that they were pulling into a parking spot to see a movie when her shoe got stuck under the pedal, causing her to accelerate.
The car drove right into the canal and the son said he broke the back window to free himself and his mom. They were able to get back on land and wait for help.
POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – A Deerfield Beach man who reportedly called police to report he was being chased by a man with a gun ended up in jail for alleged public indecency.D- NBC Miami: Yes, vultures are eating cars in South Florida.
On Sunday, just after 6 p.m. Broward sheriff’s deputies were sent to the 1900 block of NE 1st Avenue in Pompano Beach after a caller to 9-1-1 said he was being threatened by a man with a gun. When deputies arrived, at first they couldn’t find the person who made the call. They then spotted 27-year old Joseph Wilson who emerged from the backyard of a home.
When asked what was going on, Wilson told the deputies “some guys was chasing me with a gun and he said he was going to shoot me,” according to the complaint affidavit. When asked to describe the man or gun, Wilson said he couldn’t.
According to the complaint affidavit, two juveniles said they saw a man who matched Wilson’s description masturbating on the side of a home. They reportedly said when they went to approach him, he ran off.
Vultures, never popular with the public, are now being accused of developing a taste for the cars of visitors traveling to the Florida Everglades.E- NBC Miami: Your well-regulated militia, South Florida chapter.
Police are investigating after a pregnant woman was shot and killed on a Miami street late Monday night.F- WPLG: Welcome to Miami!
The shooting happened around 10 p.m. in the 1200 block of Northwest 53rd Street, Miami Police said.
MIAMI - Prices on the I-95 Express lanes were up Monday evening as thousands headed to Sun Life Stadium for the BCS National Championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama.
The price was at $6 about 5 p.m. Monday. Drivers reported prices as high as $7.