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Florida Man Who Killed Couple and Chewed on Victim’s Face Avoids Jail Time With Insanity Plea

25-year-old Florida man Austin Harrouff will avoid jail time after a judge accepted his insanity plea in the killing of a couple in 2016, per WPTV5. Harrouff, who attended Florida State University prior to the attack, was arrested six years ago when he was accused of killing 59-year-old John Stevens and his wife, 53-year-old Michelle Mishcon. The case was set to go to trial on Monday, but that will no longer happen after he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to two counts of first-degree murder and various other charges in connection with the crime. Their neighbor was also seriously injured by Harrouff, who was 19 when he committed the attack.
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Strong storms possible Tuesday and Wednesday for Northwest Florida

(WEAR) -- The hits keep coming. Another chance for strong to severe storms is on the way. Two rounds are possible: One on Tuesday afternoon/evening, another Wednesday morning. We begin with Tuesday. A rare moderate risk (level 4 out of 5) for severe weather is posted across Mississippi. The red color. Some of this first round spills into SW Alabama and NW Florida through the afternoon and evening hours on Tuesday.
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Rep. Lois Frankel announces $147.7M in funds to help families with rising home costs

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Representative Lois Frankel announced a mufti-million dollar initiative to assist Florida families with rising home costs. On Monday afternoon, Frankel held a conference announcing a new Infrastructure law to help individuals and families maintain safe and healthy indoor temperatures. Frankel said the funding will help low-income households pay home heating and cooling bills, prevent energy shutoffs, restore services, make minor energy-related home repairs and replace broken air conditioning units.

Disney CEO Bob Iger Comments on Reedy Creek and “Don’t Say Gay” Controversy

Bob Iger recently held his first Town Hall meeting as the newly returned CEO of The Walt Disney Company. In the meeting, we learned how Iger felt about the Park Pass Reservation System, that the previously announced hiring freeze would continue, and that no, Disney would not be merging with Apple. Now, it looks like Iger is sharing his thoughts on a few of the controversies that have surrounded the company in recent years.

Add auto insurance to the increasing costs of living in Florida

Florida lawmakers are scheduled to return to Tallahassee soon for another special session to deal with the state’s property insurance crisis. But it’s not just homes and condos where Floridians pay high insurance costs, but automobiles as well. In fact, Florida’s auto insurance rates are among the top...

Velveeta hit with $5m lawsuit over whether its instant mac and cheese takes too long to cook

A Florida woman is suing the makers of Velveeta microwavable macaroni and cheese for $5m, claiming the Kraft Heinz Foods Company is misleading customers with promises that the pasta will be ready in three-and-a-half minutes.In court documents filed on 18 November, lawyers for Amanda Ramirez, of Hialeah, Florida, claim it takes more than the advertised time to actually make the food, causing the woman to pay a price premium for an instant meal that’s not so instant.In court fillings, Mr Ramirez’s attorneys say that she “looks to bold statements of value when quickly selecting groceries” and “paid more for...

Dunkin’ Donuts Is Giving FREE Coffee to Florida Residents for Giving Tuesday

Free coffee you say? We’re listening…. Black Friday has come and gone, Cyber Monday deals are still going strong, but soon it’ll be Giving Tuesday, and that brings a whole new set of celebrations. Dunkin’ Donuts announced one way they’ll celebrate Giving Tuesday, and Florida residents will want to know about this event!

Florida seniors have the worst medical debt in the US, report says

TAMPA, Fla. - Inflation is crushing the wallets of millions of Americans, but seniors on a fixed income are feeling the brunt of it as they pay medical bills. "If you're out of work, then how do you pay your rent, your mortgage, buy food for the table? And unfortunately, what happens is it’s those things, such as medical bills, that might fall by the wayside," said JoAnn Bross, the director of clinical, social work and spiritual care services at Gulfside Healthcare Services in Tampa Bay.

Woman sues Kraft Heinz for $5M over mac and cheese cooking time

A south Florida woman is boiling mad over her mac and cheese. Amanda Ramirez has filed a $5 million lawsuit in Florida against The Kraft Heinz Company. Ramirez said the company's claim that Velveeta Shells & Cheese Microwavable cups are "ready within three-and-a-half minutes" is misleading. She said it takes longer than advertised to cook the food, because the company doesn't take into account the time it takes to remove the lid, add sauce, add water, and stir.

The Stimulus Program Would Provide Hundreds of Dollars to Florida Families Each Month

If you’re noticing that your wallet is a little lighter than usual right now, keep reading. The Family Security Act 2.0 is a brand-new proposal. In this proposal, children aged five and under would receive $350 per month, which would be sent to their parents. Parents of older children would receive $250 per month until […] The post The Stimulus Program Would Provide Hundreds of Dollars to Florida Families Each Month appeared first on Food Contessa.