Four Found Dead at Home of Missing Florida Family, Suspect in Custody: Sheriff

The story of a missing Florida family took a grim turn Monday when police turned up at their doorstep and found four bodies inside their home, authorities confirmed to The Daily Beast. Relatives first reported the Todt family missing last Wednesday, asking for information on the whereabouts of Anthony, Megan, and their three young children in a Facebook group that quickly swelled to nearly 2,500 members. The family had recently moved from Colchester, Connecticut, to Celebration, Floridaa gated community on the outskirts of Disney World, designed and built by the Walt Disney Company. The Osceola County Sheriffs Office confirmed that a suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the investigation. That person has yet not been arrested or …

The biggest voting rights win in recent US history and the Republicans trying to thwart it

Amendment 4 should restore the vote to 1.4 million people. But those affected say the struggle is far from over One year ago, Florida enacted the biggest expansion of the right to vote in America in a generation. For 150 years, Florida had upheld a law that banned anyone convicted of a felony from voting, even after they had served the full sentence. The policy, rooted in the Jim Crow south, stood out as a stain on American democracy. But with passed a law with more restrictions: requiring former felons to pay fines and fees they owe to the government before registering. This affects aboutunconstitutional poll tax, historically used to keep African Americans from the polls. They went to court …

Bahamian evacuees find welcome in Florida but politics dog their presence

Thousands forced to flee their homes by Hurricane Dorian found refuge in the Sunshine State but Trump has cast aspersions They descended the cruise ships gangplank at the Port of Palm Beach looking like refugees from a war zone. Some carried babies and small children; others clutched small bags of possessions snatched hastily from the rubble of their ruined homes; most had just the clothes they stood in. For the 1,435 weary Hurricane Dorian evacuees from the Bahamas who disembarked the Grand Celebration liner and stepped on to the dockside at the weekend there were the pressing concerns of where they would find immediate shelter. But while the Red Cross spoke of how they had received offers from across Florida …