(SL) –As police look for suspects in three recent murders in a Tampa neighborhood, there’s one phrase the city’s police chief refuses to use. Interim Chief Brian Dugan said at a public meeting last night in Seminole Heights that he does not want to use the term “serial killer.”
He told hundreds at Edison Elementary School there’s a stereotype associated with that word, and he cited Ted Bundy as an example.
Bundy was a white male who acted alone, but Dugan says this killer could be black or a female or even more than one person.
(Orlando, FL )– Get away from all the bad. At least one day a year, Central Florida’s biblical-based theme park welcomes all, free of charge. The Holy Land Experience is required to offer the free day in order to keep its property-tax exemption as a religious entity.
This year, that day is tomorrow. It will be first come, first served from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and parking is also free. You can find out more at HolyLandExperience.com.
(Gainesville, FL) — It’s been a tough football season at the University of Florida so far, even including death threats from fans. That’s what Jim McElwain head coach of the three-and-three Gators, told the media yesterday.
McElwain did not go into specifics regarding the threats with the media and, apparently, not with the school.
Senior Associate Athletic Director Steve McClain issued a statement saying that the UF administration met with the coach yesterday afternoon and he offered no additional details.
(Tallahassee, FL) — Another day, another shooting in Tallahassee. Early yesterday morning, police got a call from a McDonald’s on South Monroe Street where a man had walked in with a gunshot wound.
The call was from the victim himself, who was taken to a hospital for treatment. Anyone with knowledge of the incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 850-574-TIPS.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum wants to respond to the rash of recent violence in the state capital by activating the Leon County Emergency Operations Center. But at a meeting yesterday, County Commission Chairman John Dailey rejected the proposal, saying the center is not designed for a law enforcement operation.
Sheriff Walt McNeil doesn’t like the idea, either. But Gillum isn’t giving up and plans to present it to city commissioners tomorrow.