Carjacking suspects fire a gun at a Poinciana man and his daughter.

Normally a quiet community, Poinciana was targeted by two suspected carjackers on Friday.

Normally a quiet community, Poinciana was targeted by two suspected carjackers on Friday. (Photo by Dave Raith).

POINCIANA — The normally quiet and laid-back community of Poinciana got a jolt this morning when a man waiting with his daughter at a school bus stop was confronted by two men at gunpoint.
Now detectives with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public to call in any tips and information that could help law enforcement find the men behind this brazen robbery attempt. The case is being classified as both a robbery and attempted carjacking.
Fortunately, the victim and his daughter were able to escape and did not get injured, although the sheriff’s office reported that the two suspects did fire their gun at the man’s car.
Now, the hunt is on for the two men. If caught, they could face life in prison. Continue reading

From tougher child porn penalties to aid for the homeless, new laws are on the way in Florida.

A new law passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott prohibits future construction projects built near environmentally sensitive areas from getting insurance from the state-run Citizens Property Insurance.

A new law passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott prohibits future construction projects built near environmentally sensitive areas from getting insurance from the state-run Citizens Property Insurance.

TALLAHASSEE — If you’re disgusted by child pornography, think more should be done for the homeless, and worry about bullying, chances are you’re going to be pleased with the actions of the state Legislature in this past legislative session.
In addition to adopting a budget for the next fiscal year, lawmakers also passed a slew of new measures, and earlier today, Gov. Rick Scott signed 36 of those bills into law.
The laws will impact a wide variety of Floridians, from homeowners who get their property insurance from the state to the homeless.
Among the many bills passed and signed is one that allows Florida residents who are getting or renewing their motor vehicle registration or driver license to make a voluntary contribution of $1 as they’re doing it. That money would be given to agencies that assist the homeless.
It will now be a third-degree felony for an adult to knowingly distribute any material considered “harmful” to a minor, or post similar materials on public and private school property. Continue reading