On Tuesday, a man killed himself in the doorway of a neighbor’s house in Pine Hills, following a dispute with his ex-girlfriend, police said. According to police, a man turned up at his ex-girlfriend’s house in the middle of the night and a violent dispute erupted. The woman ran to a neighbor’s home where she was followed by the man. Subsequently, following an altercation, the man then stabbed himself to death at the neighbor’s house.
Investigators are continuing their probe into the sudden death of 21 horses, set to compete in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Polo Championship last Sunday. The Florida Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Polo Association and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, said that necropsies are being performed. It is believed that some sort of toxin caused the deaths, although investigators say they don’t know for sure yet.
As the Fifth Summit of the Americas concluded on Sunday, President Barack Obama sent a clear message to Cuba’s President Raul Castro, indicating that it was that country’s turn now to make changes. Particularly, Obama stressed the release of political prisoners and reductions in steep fees charged by the Cuban government, on monies sent from abroad.
Students and faculty of the Joseph Littles-Nguzo Saba Charter School in West Palm Beach, may soon be evicted and the doors shut. The African-centered charter school has provided a decade of service to Palm Beach County’s disaffected youth, but State budget cuts might be too much for the school to over-come. School founder Amefika Geuka however, remains optimistic that this financial uncertainty could be weathered.
As Floridians struggle with job losses, lost homes, and reduced savings, Governor Charlie Crist has been caught up in a jet-setting lifestyle, hob-nobbing with celebrities, staying at posh hotels, attending charity events and relaxing in his new wife’s $4 million condo on Miami’s Fisher Island. Some Florida Democrats call Crist “Empty Chair Charlie”, for his missed days in the state capitol. Crist said this week, “I’m never not governor. I have no days off. I’m working all the time.”
A gunman who hijacked a plane in Jamaica has been captured after an eight-hour stand off, police say. Late Sunday night, the 20-year-old Jamaican forced his way past a security checkpoint and seized the CanJet Airlines plane in Montego Bay. All passengers and two crew were quickly released but six crew members were held at gunpoint for several hours. Authorities described the young man as “mentally challenged”.