By Alexia Fernandez on February 5th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 1:54 pm
Cecilia McAdams finds closure in the execution of the man who raped her and murdered her husband in 1993.
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By Logan Ladnyk on February 4th, 2015 | Last updated: February 4, 2015 at 6:26 pm
Letroy Shelton Guion, Jr., who has played for the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings in the NFL, was arrested in his hometown of Starke, according to a media release from Starke Police Department.
By Alexia Fernandez on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm
Johnny Kormondy was executed on Thursday at 8:16 p.m. for the 1993 murder of Gary McAdams and the rape of his wife, Cecilia. Cecilia McAdams attended the execution along with her in-laws.
By Carla Bayron on January 13th, 2015 | Last updated: January 13, 2015 at 11:59 am
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity selected Starke to participate in a rural community development initiative. The plan will include improvements to public safety, housing and workforce development.
By Shannon Kaestle on March 19th, 2014 | Last updated: March 19, 2014 at 11:19 am
Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Florida –One Central Florida resident is the lucky winner of half of the $400 million lotto jackpot. The ticket was purchased at a Sunoco gas station in Brevard County. This is the Mega […]
By Wade Millward on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 1:52 pm
Dozens gathered near Starke to hear word on the execution of Juan Carlos Chavez for the 1995 murder of Jimmy Ryce, 9.
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By Dana Edwards on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 10:44 am
Juan Carlos Chavez’s execution by lethal injection is to be held on Wednesday after being convicted of murdering 9-year-old Samuel James “Jimmy” Ryce in1995. A controversial cocktail of drugs will be administered.
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By Jennifer Cole on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 7:50 am
Police shoot armed man during arrest at Wisconsin hospital – An armed man was shot and injured by police after he took out a handgun in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin on Thursday. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said the […]
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By Shane Chernoff on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 18, 2013 at 11:28 am
Workers at Starke Elementary School help to insure the building will be safe for students by March 18, 2014. The school was closed Aug. 23 due to mold, and students were relocated to nearby schools.
By Forrest Smith on August 6th, 2013 | Last updated: August 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm
A man convicted of killing eight people in the late 1970s in South Florida has been put to death. John Errol Ferguson, 65, was killed by lethal injection Monday night at Florida State Prison near Starke.