Richard Haskins in a hat and better days.Ed Steele

Richard Haskins in a hat and better days.

When Richard Haskins showed up to court on Thursday morning, he had no idea that he was going to receive his sentence.

Arrested in December 2012 for attempting to rob the Wells Fargo bank on University Drive in Denton, the Wee Beasties singer has been in jail since last March for a probation violation. He knew he’d be going to prison, but the question was for how long; it could be anywhere from two years to 20, and the sentencing had been delayed several times

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This has been YesJulz’s year. With the exception of DJ Khaled, YesJulz (real name Julieanna Goddard, 26), is the biggest social-media star in America right now not named “Kardashian.” After getting her start promoting events for South Beach clubs such as LIV and Story, she now spends her time Snapchatting from parties while jet-setting around the world, leading the New York Times to call her “Snapchat Royalty” in June.

The minute she reached the top, it seems her competitors are already trying to tear her down: Miami Beach Police say they arrested two Broward County residents after they allegedly stole and/or hacked YesJulz’s all-powerful cell phone, found nude photos and videos on it, and then tried to extort $18,000 from her, lest they release those photos to the public.

grant.whitus.7news.2Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Grant Whitus declares that members of the pain-in-the-ass general public — or worse, the pantywaist liberal media — are in no position to second-guess the life-and-death decisions he had to make in the course of his eventful career as a SWAT team leader for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Westword has the story.

thomas.proesel.mug.shot.800.croppedBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The snowboarder fell more than twenty feet to the snow below — and video showed that Proeser had done it. But a high-powered attorney who defended basketballer Kobe Bryant from sex charges came to Proeser’s aid — and a psychiatrist has now ruled on what’s been called a “psychotic episode.” Westword has the story.

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Cedrick Carnell Camper Jr. died with $500 in his sock. That was only the beginning.

On Friday, May 27, as medical students from Nova Southeastern University watched, five staff members from the Broward County morgue examined his body. One noticed something protruding from the sock.

Deputy chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Steckbauer, a Davieresident and Air Force veteran with three years at the coroner’s office, placed the money in a manila envelope, according to a police report. He sealed it with evidence tape. Later that afternoon, he realized the envelope was missing. He retraced his steps, thoroughly searched the morgue, and X-rayed the body. But he couldn’t find the money.

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Three alleged ISIS sympathizers have been arrested in Palm Beach, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced late Friday.

Two of the men—Gregory Hubbard, 52, who went by the name “Jibreel,” and Darren Arness Jackson, 50, who went by “Daoud”—are from West Palm Beach. The third, Dayne Atani Christian, 31, also known as Shakur, is from Lake Park.

According to the Department of Justice, Hubbard was arrested at Miami International Airport yesterday. He had planned to fly to Germany, then board a train to Turkey and cross the border into Syria.

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Seven days after he slipped out of shackles and left the Broward County Courthouse through a back door, allegedly with the help of at least seven others, accused murderer Dayonte Resiles was marched back into the Fort Lauderdale jail not long before dawn this morning.

Surrounded by a SWAT team at a West Palm Beach motel, Resiles surrendered peacefully late Wednesday night; thus ended one of the most intensive manhunts in South Florida history.

“South Florida is a safer place,” declared Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

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