The action in Ballybrit gets underway at 2.40pmMeanwhile, there’s an elite field of just five runners for today’s big race at Goodwood.Aidan O’Brien’s Minding will lead the Irish challenge for the Qatar Nassau Stakes, which goes to post at ten past three. The largest purse up for grabs this afternoon is in the Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle, with Willie Mullins seeking to make it three wins out of the last four in the Grade B feature.The champion trainer saddles Westerner Lady this afternoon in the 3.15 start.The Nursery Handicap is another big prize on today’s card, which has attracted a field of twelve two-year-olds.
Officials are reporting that an FIU student was robbed at gunpoint while in one of the University’s parking garages.The incident occurred Friday at the campus located in Southwest Miami-Dade.According to the report, the victim parked in Parking Garage 6 after returning from the bank and was approached by one of two suspects.The suspect was said to have brandished a gun and then fled the scene with another suspect in black or gray Honda.The victim was injured during the robbery, however, the extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.Authorities believe the suspects may have followed the student to the school from the bank.Investigators are asking anyone with any information on this incident to contact FIU Police at 305-348-2626,.
A Delray Beach man is accused of running a sex trafficking ring for over a decade.The FBI says William Foster allegedly recruited underage girls from foster homes to become prostitutes in Palm Beach County who then crossed state lines. Investigators claim Foster used the money he made to start a business and a non-profit foster care organization dedicated to helping sex trafficking victims.The FBI believes he used the organization as a way to recruit girls. The FBI began its investigation in February 2017, when two women reported being recruited into Foster’s organization as teenagers about 10 years earlier.A third woman came forward in September, claiming she traveled from Fort Lauderdale with several of Foster’s girls to engage in sex at various strip clubs in the Detroit area.FBI Special Agent Kelly Cavey laid out the allegations in a 16-page federal complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in West Palm Beach.William Foster criminal complaintRead more here.
The grieving grandfather whose granddaughter fell to her death from a cruise ship window recalled the moment he saw the toddler slip from his grasp.“I saw her fall,” Salvatore “Sam” Anello, 51, told CBS News. “I saw her fall, and I was just in disbelief; it was like, ‘oh my God!”Anello was holding 18-month-old Chloe Weigand up against what he said he thought was a bank of a closed window on The Freedom of the Seas cruise ship while it was docked in Puerto Rico in July.He is now facing negligent homicide charges in Puerto Rico.Anello’s family expressed through their attorney that they did not want the state to charge Anello calling Chloe’s death a “tragic accident that was preventable.”Prosecutor Laura Hernandez told ABC News that prosecutors are confident in the case and would not have pursued a negligent homicide charge if the evidence did not support it.Related content:Grandpa charged for dropping toddler from cruise ship appears in court
President Trump is expected to return home to South Florida Tuesday to host a Keep America Great rally in celebration of his officially becoming a Florida resident.The president opted to give up his New York residency and officially become a Florida resident earlier this month.Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President Inc, Michael Glassner recently said of the change:“President Trump recently became an official resident of the great state of Florida and looks forward to a ‘Welcome Home!’ rally with his fellow Floridians.” “Florida is thriving under President Trump and this homecoming rally will be one of our best yet,” Glassner continued.The will be held at the BB&T Center in Sunrise where doors are set to open at 3 p.m. and the rally will be held at 7 p.m.Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol are warning drivers who are not attending the event to avoid the BB&T Center and the area surrounding the Sawgrass Mills Mall unless they do not mind significant traffic delays.The Sawgrass Expressway near the arena will also be closed to commercial trucks during the afternoon rush hour and other drivers should expect significant delays as traffic will be merged into one lane.In addition to the rally, the President and his family are expected to spend the Thanksgiving Holiday at Mar-a-Lago.Checkpoints and road closures in and around Mar-a-Lago are expected will begin Tuesday, no later than 5 a.m. and remain up through Sunday, December 1st. Motorist are encouraged to seek alternative routes.
A nearly nine-foot-long alligator showed up to a Fort Myers family’s Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday.“He was hissing and swinging his tail around,” homeowner Chhaa Behary told CBS Miami.” And I looked through the window, and sure enough, there’s a gigantic alligator, and his tail was just smacking my door.”“I’m like, why my house? Do you smell turkey?” she added.Beharry’s fiancé called the Florida Fish And Wildlife, who sent trappers which showed up in minutes to remove the gator.However, trapping the reptile was not an easy task.It reportedly took FFW professionals longer than usual to remove the extra attendee.No other information is available at this time.
Actor Jussie Smollett is not out of the woods legally for an alleged self-orchestrated hate crime he said happened last year during the arctic blast in Chicago. Originally all charges were dropped but now a special Cook County grand jury has indicted Smollett on six counts of disorderly conduct. In a statement, Webb’s office said Smollett filed four separate false police reports claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.“The grand jury’s investigation revealed that Jussie Smollett planned and participated in a staged hate crime attack, and thereafter made numerous false statements to Chicago Police Department officers on multiple occasions, reporting a heinous hate crime that he, in fact, knew had not occurred,” Webb said in a statement.Cook County prosecutors last year dropped 16 disorderly conduct charges against Smollett, just over a month after Chicago police had accused him of orchestrating a hoax because he was upset with his salary on the TV show “Empire.”Last August, Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed Webb, a former federal prosecutor, as a special prosecutor in the Smollett case; tasking him to not only investigate Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the case, but to decide if Smollett should be further prosecuted for allegedly staging a fake hate crime against himself.In a statement on the new Smollett indictment, Webb wrote that his office “obtained sufficient factual evidence to determine that it disagrees with how the CCSAO resolved the Smollett case.”Webb said the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office could not provide him with any evidence that the decision last year to dismiss the charges against Smollett was handled similar to other cases.“The CCSAO has been unable to provide the [Office of the Special Prosecutor] with documentary evidence that shows that, in dismissing the Smollett case on the terms presented in court on March 26, 2019, the CCSAO relied on other dispositions of similar cases prior to the Smollett case that would justify this disposition,” Webb wrote.What about double jeopardy?Legal experts have said that’s not an issue because Smollett was never put on trial in the first place.