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Billings case on new ID series ‘Citizen P.I.’

In February, I was interviewed for a new series, Citizen P.I., on the Investigation Discovery Channel concerning the 2009 murders of Bud and Melanie Billings….

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Local white supremacists indicted

Acting United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging 16 individuals with violent crimes in aid of racketeering. According to…

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Thomas makes court appearance

In early April, Inweekly broke the story that local insurance agent, John Michael Thomas, had been arrested in Arizona for alleged wire fraud charges related…

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Molchan: Recanting Florence turned himself in back in 2009

Inweekly has asked Assistant State Attorney John Molchan about Rakeem Florence’s recent affidavit recanting his statement and testimony in the murder trial of Patrick Gonzalez…

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Teen recants testimony in 2009 Billings murder trial

In July 2009, a group of men kicked in the doors of the Beulah home of Byrd and Melanie Billings, killing the couple and stealing…

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Pensacola on Dateline NBC again this Friday

Dateline NBC returns to Pensacola this Friday, 8-10 p.m, to cover the murder of Taylor Wright. On September 14, 2017, Wright’s girlfriend reported that she…

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Looking for Hassan in all the wrong places (UPDATE)

Other possible title: “This is not the Hassan you’re looking for” The News Journal and WEAR TV have covered how a case of mistaken identity…

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Keefe vows to prosecute those who stormed US Capitol

By The News Service of Florida staff Lawrence Keefe, the U.S. attorney for Florida’s Northern District, vowed to identify and prosecute individuals who engaged in…

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Overall crime down, murders set a new record

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has released the crime statistics for the first six months of 2020. The overall crime index dropped 9.4% in…

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