Zimbabwe jails 3 for having New Year's party despite ban
Thousands of people attend a music concert to celebrate the new year in Mbare, Harare, Friday, Jan 1, 2021. Despite the ban, large parties were held in several Zimbabwean cities and towns. Zimbabwe had recorded low numbers of COVID-19 infections since March last year when it imposed a lockdown that was later eased as infections slowed. Others are still gathering for church services under trees and without practicing social distancing or wearing masks while they sing and pray. Zimbabwe has recorded more than 17,190 cases and 418 deaths, according to figures released Wednesday by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 men shot during robbery attempt in Southside Estates, police say
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two men were shot during a robbery attempt Monday in Southside Estates, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Police said one of the men was shot in the thigh and the other was shot in the neck. The two, both of whom were described as being in their 20s, were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Sheriff’s Office said. When the two other men were dropped off, according to the Sheriff’s Office, they tried to rob the victims. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500.
Black men's votes courted as some search for political home
Trump’s positions on race and Biden’s decades-old controversial record on criminal justice make neither candidate particularly attractive to Black men. “You don’t lie, you acknowledge the truth, and admit that the choices before Black people in the year 2020 are abysmal,” said Agnew, an organizer with Black Men Build, a group created to empower Black men. Iraq War veteran Leo Dunson is a 35-year-old Black conservative activist and former Democrat who feels both parties have forgotten Black men. And 39% of those votes were by Black men — a similar gender breakdown to numbers reported in the 2016 general election. Harris’s tenure as a top prosecutor in California includes the disproportionate incarceration of Black men for drug offenses.
Driverless boat in Florida spins of control, smashing docks
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Three men conducting a photo shoot on a boat in a busy Florida river somehow went overboard, leaving the 24-foot vessel unmanned and out of control. The three men told deputies that they accidentally fell into the St. Lucie River along Florida's Atlantic coast on Saturday, leaving the boat unmanned. The boat then straightened out, hit a concrete dock, went airborne and hit a second dock before coming to a stop, the Martin County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. One had a minor injury, the sheriff's office said. An investigation into the cause has been turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
4 Georgia men accused of trying to meet teenage girl for sex
The agencies said the operation conducted from Thursday to Sunday had the men believing they were communicating online with a 14-year-old girl, and they arranged to meet “her,” but were met by officers instead. “All of the men arrested made their intentions clear despite being warned about the age the child,” said Capt. Larry Bruce of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. Lowe is a convicted sex offender who was arrested during a similar sting operation in 2016. Detectives said Kesari told them that he worked with children with autism and children with special needs.
JFRD: 2 critically injured in mobile home fire in McGirts Creek
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Two men were hospitalized Saturday after they were pulled from an early morning mobile home fire in the citys McGirts Creek neighborhood, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department said. According to JFRD, rescuers pulled the two men out of the home and both were taken to a nearby hospital with critical injuries. Neighbor Kathern McIntyre said her dog woke her up and thats when she saw the flames and called 911. My husband went outside and started spraying with water the best he could to keep the flames down, McIntyre said. Crews at the scene told News4Jax that the home burned completely from one end to the other, leaving the home charred.
Two men wanted by Bradford County authorities arrested
Two men who were wanted by Bradford County authorities were arrested Sunday, according to the Bradford County Sheriffs Office. Marcus T. Whitfield and Demetrius D. Wilson were arrested on warrants obtained by the Starke Police Department for active investigations, according to authorities. The men are being held at Bradford County Jail, according to deputies. Whitfield was arrested for second degree murder and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and Wilson was arrested for conspiracy to commit first degree murder
Two young Nassau County men killed in crash to avoid deer
Two young Nassau County men killed in crash to avoid deerPublished: February 10, 2020, 5:18 pmVIDEO: There's a growing memorial at the spot where two young Nassau County men were killed when the SUV they were in swerved to avoid a deer and crashed.