Florida Headlines

  • Florida set to execute man convicted of killing woman during burglary

    Florida is scheduled on Thursday to execute a man who was convicted of beating and stabbing a 63-year-old North Miami woman to death during a burglary more than two decades ago.

    U.S.
  • Florida set to execute man convicted of killing woman during burglary

    Florida is scheduled on Thursday to execute a man who was convicted of beating and stabbing a 63-year-old North Miami woman to death during a burglary more than two decades ago.

    IN
  • 'No one deserved what she got,' brother says of North Miami woman killed in 1992

    Robert Pattee is now 85 years old, but he remembers the call he got from North Miami police 26 years ago that his older sister was dead. "No one deserved what she got," Pattee told Local 10 News. Phyllis Minas, 63, was brutally stabbed to death in her North Miami apartment Oct. 2, 1992. Now, the man convicted of that crime, Jose Antonio Jimenez, 52, is set to die by lethal injection Thursday night at the Florida State Prison in Raiford. "My wife and I had to clean up the place," Minas' nephew,...

    WPLG
  • FBI plans 'Rapid DNA' network for quick database checks on arrestees

    Though DNA has revolutionized modern crime fighting, the clues it may hold aren't revealed quickly. Samples of saliva, or skin, or semen are sent to a crime lab by car (or mail), and then chemists get to work. Detectives are accustomed to waiting days or weeks, or more, for the results. Some labs are so backed up, they only take the most serious crimes. Some samples never get tested. But a portable machine about the size of a large desktop printer is changing that. A "Rapid DNA" machine can take...

    SFGate
  • Former nicotine research monkeys now at primate sanctuary

    More than two dozen monkeys that were test subjects in nicotine addiction research have been moved from an Arkansas lab to a Florida primate sanctuary. The Gainesville Sun reported Wednesday that the squirrel monkeys are now at the city's Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. The U.S

    ABC News
  • The FAA wants to merge Florida’s flight paths. Will your neighborhood hear it coming?

    The Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen program proposes to consolidate flight paths in South Florida’s airspace, and critics are concerned the increased concentration of air traffic will lead to noise pollution.

    miamiherald