Sunday, December 17, 2017
Gain time: For many lifers sentenced as juveniles, it means they’ve done their time
Chantay Clark, seen here in a photo taken when she entered prison in the 1990's, was 15 when she shot and killed a woman while trying to steal a car in 1992. Clark, now 40, who was originally sentenced to life in prison, was released Nov. 3 as a result of new juvenile sentencing laws and the gain time she accumulated in prison. [Florida Department of Corrections]
When she was 15, Chantay Clark shot and killed a woman while trying to steal a car. Later, she took a man’s truck at gunpoint, forcing him to take cover in a culvert.Circuit Judge Michael Andrews knew all about her.On Nov. 3, she stood...
Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs in Birmingham, Ala. on Dec. 13, 2017. Photo by Anna Jones.
Inside Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s first Christmas without leader Paul O’Neill
Miami, Florida- December 12, 2017 - Conservation Biologist Joseph A. Wasilewski, holds a male (top) and a female (bottom) Green Iguanas that he recently trapped.
In the years he's been studying and chasing reptiles around the world, local herptologist Joe Wasilewski has earned himself the distinction of having slayed more invasive iguanas than probably anybody else on the planet: 12,000 and counting. The iguanocide was the result of a program Wasilewski created for Cat Cay in the Bahamas, where invasive green iguanas are wiping out native rock iguanas. Now it looks like Florida can use his expertise. Iguanas have been proliferating for years in South Florida after first appearing in Key Biscayne and Coral Gables. The state largely ignored them, or left the problem to residents to solve, because they mostly inhabited urban areas. But now it looks like more are moving into the Keys and damaging native wildlife.
Florida moves to control booming, invasive iguanas
Trans-Siberian Orchestra vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, left, and guitarist and musical director Al Pitrelli, right, perform at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex arena in Birmingham, Ala., on Dec. 13, 2017. Photo by Jay Cridlin
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