A Southwest Florida woman was arrested after allegedly robbing a postal worker and threatening people with a toy gun – all before attempting to flee the scene on a tricycle. NBC affiliate WBBH-TV reported that Leida Crisostomo was arrested Saturday in Collier County on charges that included aggravated assault and armed robbery. Deputies responded to the scene after reports of a woman pointing a gun at people, arriving to find Crisostomo holding a black and silver weapon which later turned out to be fake. Witnesses say Crisostomo pointed the gun at a mail carrier, forcing him out of the truck and making the worker hand her a package out of the back. Crisostomo did not resist arrest, reportedly telling deputies she was God and voices in her head were telling her to do things. The package was eventually returned to the postal worker and no injuries were reported. Get the latest from NBC 6 anywhere, anytime Download the App Available for IOS and Android Follow NBC 6 Twitter … [Read more...] about Southwest Florida Woman Arrested After Allegedly Robbing Postal Worker With Fake Gun, Fleeing Scene on Tricycle
Nick Baumgardner Detroit Free Press Published 11:33 AM EST Dec 24, 2018 ATLANTA — Florida coach Dan Mullen told reporters Monday that he expects to have all draft-eligible players active and in action Saturday against Michigan football in the Peach Bowl. U-M, meanwhile, will play without at least three starters as defensive end Rashan Gary, linebacker Devin Bush Jr. and running back Karan Higdon have all announced their decision to sit the game as they begin preparations for the NFL draft. More: Michigan vs. Florida: What's on the line in Peach Bowl U-M heads to Peach Bowl with future in view Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed Gary's decision not to play, but would not give any specifics on others when asked about it earlier in the month. On Monday, Mullen offered his perspective on the situation — as several players across the country have already opted to sit out their respective postseason games. "It's a very personal decision … [Read more...] about Florida expects to have all players vs. Michigan in Peach Bowl
Nick Baumgardner Detroit Free Press Published 11:02 AM EST Dec 24, 2018 Free Press sports writer Nick Baumgardner takes an early look at Michigan football's matchup with Florida in the 2018 Peach Bowl. Next up: Florida Gators Matchup: No. 7 Michigan (10-2) vs. No. 10 Florida (9-3) in the Peach Bowl Kickoff: Noon Saturday, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta TV/radio: ESPN; WWJ-AM (950), WTKA-AM (1050). Line: Wolverines by 6½. Know the foe Florida enters this game at 9-3 in Dan Mullen's first year as head coach and expects to have its full roster available for the Peach Bowl, including all draft eligible juniors and seniors. The Gators are looking to put the final touch on what was a promising first year under Mullen, who helped rejuvenate the career of quarterback Feleipe Franks — who threw for 2,284 yards, 23 touchdowns and six interceptions as a sophomore. Junior running backs Lamical Perine and Jordan Scarlett have combined for 1,467 yards this … [Read more...] about Michigan football vs. Florida: What’s on line in Peach Bowl
A father and son who were returning to New Jersey from a Disney vacation in Orlando are missing after their small plane crashed off the coast of Florida, officials and family said. Peter Renzulli and his son Daniel, both of Bridgewater, were on a Piper Malibu plane that went down in the water off Jacksonville on Wednesday, their family said. The Coast Guard called off its search on Saturday. The plane took off from Orlando and disappeared from radar about 30 minutes later, the family said. The Coast Guard said the plane went down after making a distress call. Top Tri-State News Photos “The family was devastated to learn that the aircraft could not be located,” said Justin Marchetta, who represents the Renzulli family. “Peter and Daniel are accomplished pilots and their disappearance is heartbreaking.” It wasn't clear whether the father or son was piloting the plane, although the family said that Peter had completed more than … [Read more...] about NJ Father, Son Missing in Plane Crash Off Florida: Officials
KEY WEST, FL - After a few days of work and research discussions here, it's time for a couple days of true vacation. The Family Pharmboy chose to leave the 101°F of North Carolina for the cooler and breezier climes of the gorgeous and peaceful Florida Keys. We're here to right a wrong and to also dump this year's summer vacation cash with some of our old and new friends who are currently being adversely affected by the terrible news on the northern Gulf Coast. However. There is no BP Deepwater Horizon oil in the Florida Keys. Repeat: There is no BP Deepwater Horizon oil in the Florida Keys. As reported in stories by Anne-Margaret Swary and Timothy O'Hara from yesterday's issue of the Key West Citizen, Monroe County lodging and water-related recreation businesses are already taking a serious hit with cancellations and, more significantly, a dramatic drop-off in advance bookings. The Keys still get a lot of tourist business this time of year between 4th of July celebrations and the … [Read more...] about The Florida Keys are Oil-Free!