The gunman who killed two and wounded five others at a Tallahassee yoga studio before killing himself Friday night had an extensive history of spreading hate messages about women and minorities online. After 40-year-old Scott Paul Beierle was identified Saturday, multiple reports found police records of arrests for groping women and videos where Beierle antagonized immigrants and women. Beierle also seemed to identify himself as an “incel,” or someone who is “involuntarily celibate.” The gunman who killed two and wounded five at a Tallahassee yoga studio before killing himself Friday night had an extensive history of spreading hate messages about women and minorities online. The two victims have been identified as 61-year-old Dr. Nancy Van Vessem and 21-year-old Maura Binkley. After Tallahassee Police identified40-year-old Scott Paul Beierle as the gunman on Saturday, multiple reports found police records of arrests for groping women and social media posts … [Read more...] about The Tallahassee yoga shooting suspect had an extensive history of spreading hate online against women and minorities
Every weekday, Mike Kovensky of Delray Beach, Florida, wakes up at 4:30 a.m. and drives 50 miles to Miami, where he runs sales and marketing for the InterContinental Hotel. “So what I do is I come to the hotel, work out, shower, and get ready here,” Kovensky says. “Because if I do that all at home, then I’m stuck in the middle of the morning rush and it would take me two hours to get there.” South Florida is dominated by cars: I-95 runs through Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami, and closely intersects with the main passage out of Orlando to the north. In 2016, the region’s traffic was ranked fifth worst in the nation, with a congestion rate of 8.7%, which means drivers spend an average of 8.7% of their time sitting in gridlock (Los Angeles, the most congested city in both the U.S. and the entire world, scores at 12.7%). New development in the region is only exacerbating the issue. County bus ridership dipped across the region by as much as … [Read more...] about Can this new privately funded train reshape transit in Florida?
TALLAHASSEE — After farmers and ranchers endured extensive damage in Hurricane Irma, candidates for state agriculture commissioner are offering a variety of approaches to make Florida’s food chain more resilient before future natural disasters.Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring, wants the state to expand on a temporary relief package for farmers the Legislature rolled out after Hurricane Irma.Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-North Fort Myers, wants to put pressure on the federal government to shift more authority over federal services to the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services “to ensure that the needs of our farmers and the agricultural community is met.”Former Rep. Baxter Troutman, R-Winter Haven, speaks of a need to strengthen roads, rail lines and ports, while fortifying utilities and keeping workers safe so they can quickly return to work.And Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter, a Democrat, wants the state to establish a separate emergency relief fund for … [Read more...] about Candidates pitch ways to aid Florida farmers, ranchers after natural disasters
By Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle Published 1:25 pm, Friday, May 11, 2018 As grateful as Duke Ejiofor is to be playing for his hometown Texans, only one thing could make the Alief Taylor graduate even happier. The sixth-round outside linebacker from Wake Forest can't wait until he's fully recovered from a torn labrum so he can start practicing. He's expecting to be ready by training camp. "Just being patient," Ejiofor said Friday as the Texans launched their rookie minicamp. "Trying to get healthy is the first and foremost goal. I'm just ready to get the pads on and get working." For now, Ejiofor is focused on the preparation of absorbing an NFL playbook and getting healthy. "I'm just getting in the playbook and trying to get down as much as I can mentally," Ejiofor said. "When I'm ready to go physically, I can go full speed." Ejiofor recorded 50 tackles, 17 for losses, 10 1/2 sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles as a junior. The former Chronicle top 100 selection … [Read more...] about Texans rookie Duke Ejiofor remaining patient
Highly recruited cornerback Raymond Woodie III updated his recruitment and interest in Arkansas on Recruiting Thursday. Woodie, 6-1, 185 of Tallahassee, Florida has offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Florida State, Florida, Southern Cal, California, Louisville, Michigan State and others. His father is the linebackers coach at Florida State. ESPN rates Woodie the No. 5 athlete and No. 119 overall prospect nationally in the 2019 class. He's being recruited by cornerbacks coach Mark Smith, who visited his school this week. He plans to visit Arkansas this summer. Latest with Arkansas: "I'm still very high on Arkansas. They're one of my top schools." High on the Hogs: "All of the coaches are honest. They've been recruiting me for a long time. It kind of feels like a family atmosphere and I haven't been up there yet." Confident, not cocky: "Playing DB you have to be really confident or you can't play. You have to know like sometimes you may get beat, but you can't ever expect to get beat and … [Read more...] about Coaches, family atmosphere has top prospect thinking Hogs