"Cash-register justice" in a Florida town
The entire 50+ mile strip of US 301 between Hawthorne and Baldwin, FL is a notorious speed trap encompassing several cities.
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WPTV Local News
Florida 'speed trap city', Hampton, under fire
You can lay claim to a 1,260-foot stretch of busy highway a mile outside of town and set up one of the nation's most notorious speed traps.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
The Florida Times-Union
Terry Dickson: Maligned Hampton has its defenders
On a bleak Tuesday morning in this city of 477, it was after 10 a.m. and City Hall was still locked.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
News 4 Jax
Man sought in arson death arrested
A man sought by Jacksonville police on charges of murder and arson was arrested Thursday at a Starke bar, according to the Bradford County Sheriff's Office.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
The Family Badge
Starke, Fla: Inmate Executed in Death of Florida Trooper
Howell built the bomb in his Fort Lauderdale home and placed it in the microwave oven, court documents stated.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Florida Times-Union
Florida city Hampton gets temporary reprieve from abolishment
They pleaded, they promised and asked for time. And in the end, the impassioned words of Hampton residents won a temporary reprieve for their tiny city teetering on the brink of abolition.
Water outage affects city of Starke
Officials say much of the city of Starke lost water Thursday morning because of a water main break.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
The Florida Times-Union
Hampton, notorious Florida speed trap, faces abolishmnet
Bruce.Lipsky@jacksonville.com--02/25/14--The future of Hampton, a town in Bradford County, is in doubt after most of its' officials resigned after a state audit and the mayor was arrested on drug charges.
Man executed for pipe bomb death of Fla. trooper
Real estate developer Donald Trump says he expects New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to make it through the scandals that are plaguing his administration.
Man to be executed for Fla. state trooper's murder
The man who built a bomb that killed a Florida Highway Patrol trooper is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Bradford County woman's lemur serves the community
Bradford County woman's lemur serves the community on firstcoastnews.com: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/life/people/2014/02/25/bradford-county-lemur-serves-community/5819979/ A Bradford County woman and her pet lemur stay busy with school and nursing home visits, as well as other community service.
Starke family saves abandoned exotic pets
Starke family saves abandoned exotic pets on firstcoastnews.com: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/02/24/starke-abandoned-exotic-pets-saved/5791583/ STARKE, Fla.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
Volusia, Flagler death penalty opponents stand vigil at executions...
Tim Nowak throws up his arm at the time of the scheduled execution of Juan Carlos Chavez as friends of Jimmy Ryce maintain a vigil outside Florida State Prison near Starke on Wednesday.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Juan Carlos Chavez Execution Day Timeline
Fifteen years, 2 months and 20 days after Chavez was found guilty in 1998 of first-degree murder, sexual battery on a person less than 12 years old and armed kidnapping for the crimes he committed against 9-year-old Samuel James "Jimmy" Ryce in 1995, his execution loomed.
Man, woman arrested after drugs in home with child
A man and woman were arrested Thursday after they were found in an apartment with drugs where a child was present.
Starke man held on $70k bond for burglary charges
Starke man held on $70k bond for burglary charges on firstcoastnews.com: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/crime/2014/02/13/james-david-petrie-burglary/5449583/ James David Petrie, 40, is facing charges related to a Feb. 10 burglary in the area of Southeast State Road 100, according to a release from the Bradford County Sheriff's Office.
Judge denies request to stop Howell execution
A judge has denied requests by Paul Augustus Howell's attorneys to halt his upcoming execution on the grounds that Florida's latest lethal-injection cocktail would subject him to an agonizing death.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
WBAY-TV Green Bay
Fla. man executed in boy's rape, murder
Innovative, influential comedy genius Sid Caesar, whose sketches lit up 1950s television with zany humor, has died at age 91. Milton Berle was the funnyman whose pioneering presence in the nation's living rooms earned him the title Mr. Television.
Execution day for Juan Carlos Chavez
Juan Carlos Chavez is scheduled to be put to death at 6 p.m. today for the kidnapping, rape and murder of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce.