Domestic Violence Awareness Next Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Domestic violence continues to be a problem throughout Florida. According to Florida law, domestic violence is defined as, “any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.” So much of this goes on in all communities. What you may think is a normal household on the outside, the inside can be quite different! Here are a few signs of an abusive relationship: • Being controlling. Does
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Alcohol at College Sporting Events

Do you think it is okay for colleges to sell alcohol at sporting events? There is a new trend of colleges turning to alcohol sales during sporting events. This trend is occurring in order to boost attendance at games as well as bringing in extra money for the school. Of course, the paradox is that many college students are under the legal drinking age of 21. There are two train of thoughts to why selling alcohol at a college sporting event is either a good idea or a bad idea. Those who believe it is a good idea cite these
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Looting, Storm Clean-Up

Hurricane Hermine Hurricane Hermine was the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in eleven years. This hurricane caused extensive damage including limbs down, trees down, flooding, and the loss of power. Unfortunately, natural disasters sometimes lead to looting. Our bondsman on 49th Street want you to be aware that looting is a crime. Penalties for looting vary and depend on the amount of the item stolen. A person can be charged with petty theft, larceny, grand theft, or burglary. In Florida, there is an anti-looting law. The anti-looting law, according to the Sun Sentinel, “provides increased penalties for specific
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