UPDATE: Palm Bay police have reported that Victoria Stites, missing since Sunday, has been found safe. She was located in Jamaica, New York. No further details were immediately released. ORIGINAL STORY: Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a Florida teen who is missing and considered to be in danger. >> Watch the news report here Victoria Stites, of Palm Bay, is 19, but her mental capacity is lower than her age, Palm Bay police say. She is possibly traveling to Jamaica, New York, with a man she met on Facebook. >> Read more trending news She was last seen Saturday leaving her Palm Bay home, north of Vero Beach, wearing a green shirt and black jeans, and carrying a purple duffel bag. She has blonde/brown hair and brown eyes. She is about 5-foot-7 and weighs 135 to 140 pounds. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-423-TIPS.
A 2-year-old child who was critically injured after being backed over by his mom’s vehicle around Midnight, has died. According to JSO, Christopher Jackson Jr.’s mom was visiting a relative at the Mathews Crossing Apartments on Century 21 Drive near Atlantic Blvd. The mother asked a relative to watch the boy so that she could go to the store. He was able to leave the apartment without the relative’s knowledge, and was struck by his mother as she was backing out of a parking spot. Family members drove the boy to Memorial Hospital where he later died. Police say the mother did not exhibit any indications of impairment. JSO is now calling the case an accidental death.
After a reported bank robbery in Mandarin, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is now tying the same suspect to at least three other crimes. Between May 18, 2017, and June 16, 2017, JSO says there are four bank robberies in the Jacksonville-area that appear to be related: 06/16/2017 – BB&T Bank located at 11331 San Jose Boulevard 06/07/2017 – Bank of America located at 13170 Atlantic Boulevard 05/25/2017 – First Florida Credit Union located at 4530 St Johns Avenue 05/18/2017 – Atlantic Coast Federal Bank located at 8048 Normandy Boulevard In each robbery, police say the suspect enters the bank wearing a hat and sunglasses and then approaches the teller, pulls out a black semi-automatic handgun, and demands money. Once the suspect receives the money, he flees the area on foot. If you have any information about where this suspect is, or even who he is, you're urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who held up a Mandarin bank. Police responded to the Suntrust Bank on San Jose Blvd. Monday after a suspect walked in, slipped the teller a note demanding money, and fled with cash. JSO says the suspect went to a wagon-type vehicle parked nearby and then drove off. This incident has been classified as an armed bank robbery, although JSO says a weapon wasn’t shown and nobody was hurt. The suspect is described as a white man who’s around 6’3” and was last seen wearing a Gators cap, dark jacket, and black shorts. This robbery is not believed to be related to any other recent bank robberies which have occurred in the area, including one just to the north of this bank ten days ago. We will update this story as more information is available and if JSO provides surveillance footage from the bank. If you have any information, you’re asked to contact JSO at 904-630-0500.
Just a couple of good golf shots from Arnold Palmer’s famed Latrobe County Club, horns honk, there are shouts of encouragement, and hundreds of people stop each day to get their picture taken outside a home painted with the stars and stripes, a house which has become almost a campaign shrine to Republican nominee Donald Trump.
“I never realized it was going to go this viral,” Leslie Rossi said with a big smile, as people pulled in and out of the driveway around the house she owns on Pennsylvania state road 982.
“I didn’t set out to do this – I’m a mother of eight. I just really like Mr. Trump and support him, and I think he’s a great opportunity for our nation.”
Not only did the 46 year old Rossi get her house painted red, white and blue, and adorn it with Trump signs, but there’s also a giant 20-foot cutout of Trump in the front yard as well.
“I’ve never been political in my life; I never even put a sign in my yard,” Rossi said, explaining that after the 2012 election, she decided she needed to do more to get involved in the political system.
And when my Washington colleague Dorey Scheimer asked Rossi about Hillary Clinton, we got a pretty basic answer.
“I’m repulsed by her.”
As we chatted with Rossi, all sorts of people continued to arrive, by car, truck and motorcycle; Rossi greeted all of them with a happy smile, volunteering to take their pictures and help them get some souvenirs from her shop in the back of the house.
“I’ve met fascinating people,” Rossi said. “It’s changed my life, it’s changed my children’s lives.”
“Democrats are going to make us win this election, because they are mad and frustrated – and they’re voting Trump.”
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog.
A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.