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Former athlete in trouble
Florida man claims $5 million scratch-off
It wouldn’t be a stretch of the imagination to call Munib Garvanovic of Jacksonville the luckiest man in Florida.
Garvanovic recently won $5 million on a $20 scratch-off ticket.
Just three years ago, the gambler won $1 million from a different lotto ticket.
Garvanovic is a superstitious man, claiming to buy all of his tickets from the same convenience store.
Former Bucs player arrested for DUI
Chris Hovan, the former defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was arrested and charged with a DUI and child neglect.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies pulled Hovan over Tuesday night, and the former pro blew a 0.309. That’s well over three times the legal limit.
There was a child in the passenger seat, so Hovan was charged with a felony charge for child neglect.
Back in 2015, Hovan was convicted of separate DUI-related charges.
Sunshine Skyway Bridge lights are on the fritz
The Florida Department of Transportation spent $15 million installing over 2,000 colorful lights along the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. However, the lights are now malfunctioning.
According to department officials, the transformers that blew out are not strong enough to handle the electrical load.
The contractor who installed the lighting is going to cover the repair costs.
Still, the constant flickering lights are quite the eye-sore, according to locals.
Women plead guilty to prostitution charges in Robert Kraft sex sting
Last year the owner of the Patriots, Robert Kraft, became embroiled in a prostitution sting operation in Palm Beach.
A multicounty investigation set up cameras in a massage parlor and supposedly filmed Kraft exchanging money for sex. However, his lawyers were able to get the video thrown out of court.
The women from the spa were charged with soliciting prostitution and fined $5,000 for their actions.
The charges against Kraft were dropped, although he did make a public apology.
Clearwater man who claims William Shatner is his father finally has some answers
A Clearwater man has been adamant for years that the famous actor William Shatner is his biological father.
However, Peter Shatner—who legally changed his name to fit William’s surname—recently took a DNA test which confirmed William was not in fact his father.
Peter’s mom had told him for years that Mr. Shatner was most likely his dad.
It turned out that Peter’s real father had died a few years back, making it impossible for him to meet the man who helped bring him into the world.