Here's your usual collection of weird and interesting news. Enjoy your Cooler.
A- HuffPo: The Miami New Times is now apparently contributing content to the Huffington Post in total with their logo and full linked attribution.
B- Palm Beach Post: Remember how concerned Republicans were about voter fraud?
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Two employees of a company once aligned with the Republican Party of Florida admitted to law-enforcement authorities that they forged voter registration forms.C- Palm Beach Post: Life in South Florida.
It's the first result in a far-reaching voter fraud investigation that was launched last fall - and initiated at the urging of the party after election supervisors started flagging questionable applications.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported Tuesday that the two ex-employees were charged with a third degree felony. But prosecutors back in January decided to place both of them on probation because neither has a criminal history.
After pulling over a car for reckless driving, a police officer arrested and charged the driver with DUI and cocaine possession. The driver’s eyes were bloodshot and glazed, and he had a white powder trailing down from his right nostril. When the driver stepped out of the car, the officer observed that both nostrils were filled with the white powder-like substance. The driver admitted he had bought cocaine at a nightclub and snorted some of it as he was being stopped. He stated that he was addicted to cocaine and would like some help.D- WSVN: Another season for Florida.
Across Florida this time of year, it's the start of what's unofficially considered the "sinkhole season," State Geologist Jonathan Arthur said. It coincides with the beginning of the state's rainy season and usually lasts until the end of summer.E- WPTV: Jeebus.
JUPITER, Fla. -- A Jupiter man was arrested this weekend for a December incident in which police say he beat a young boy who refused to eat squirrel soup and his own vomit.
Police say the incident began when Marc Smith, 50, served the child "freshly hunted squirrel soup" for breakfast.
The boy ate the soup, but then later told police that he became "violently" ill and vomited into his bowl.
According to an arrest report, the boy's refusal to continue eating angered Smith. He ordered the child to eat the vomit and remaining soup from the bowl, police said.
When the boy said no, Smith hit him with his pants belt, the report states.