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Domestic violence report, lawsuit threats, video complicating Augustus Invictus-Libertarian Party bonds

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Faced with new allegations of domestic abuse including sexual battery, Libertarian Party lightning rod and avowed ultranationalist Augustus Sol Invictus has been both lashing out at his “enemies” for what he calls slander and pursuing a deal he says will heal his reputation and his relationship with the party. Invictus, who ran as a candidate for the Libertarian Party of Florida’s U.S. Senate nomination but lost in the primary, was accused in a March 21 report filed with the Edgewood Police Department by…

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Bad week for Bubba the Love Sponge; bank says he owes $75K

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Bubba the Love Sponge Clem is not having a good week. In addition to a former girlfriend seeking an injunction for domestic violence, the well-known and controversial Tampa radio shock-jock is being sued by Bank of America over a $75,000 line of credit. The 50-year-old Clem, who owns Bubba Radio Network, Inc., obtained the line of credit in July 2013 from Bank of America for his business, with Bubba Clem personally guaranteeing repayment. According to a suit filed Feb. 24 in…

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Bubba the Love Sponge hit with restraining order for domestic violence

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Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, the well-known and controversial Tampa radio shock-jock, is once again facing legal action, this time by a former girlfriend seeking an injunction for domestic violence. In a complaint filed Feb. 23 in Pinellas County Circuit Court, Nicole Maria “Nikki” L’Ange – also known as Nikki Lange — says she first met Bubba in 2002 and later lived with him at his home in St. Petersburg. L’Ange was a merchandise/event coordinator at Beasley Media Group, which…

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CASA installs rooftop solar to save money

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CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) has installed an array of solar panels on the roof of its new domestic violence center. The project was fully funded through a public-private partnership between the Pinellas County Community Development Block Grant Program, CASA and a private donor. Installation was completed by Solar Energy Management, a locally-owned firm selected through a competitive bidding process. In all, 407 solar panels have been installed to create a massive 130-kilowatt rooftop solar system. Most importantly, money spent on…

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In violent homes, every night is Halloween

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On Halloween, Daytona Beach News-Journal reporter Katie Kustura brings us a timely reminder that for many women and children, every night is “dark, and full of terrors.” Domestic violence is a notoriously underreported crime, but available statistics place Volusia County near the top of what State Attorney R.J. Larizza calls an epidemic. Larizza is fed up, and is putting together a broad-based community task force to bring the numbers down. Abusers are adept at convincing victims that they are to…

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Is a Jaguars’ uniform in Greg Hardy’s future?

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Greg Hardy is a talented football player. He can make life miserable for opposing quarterbacks by either harassing them or knocking them down. Hardy has 40 sacks in 75 NFL games. Unfortunately, he has a similar history of doing that to women, specifically the one he was supposed to care about. Just ask Nicole Holder, Hardy’s ex-girlfriend, who said Hardy beat her and thought he was going to kill her. The charges against Hardy were dismissed when Holder did not…

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CASA launches “Soup-er Bowl” food drive

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St. Pete’s main domestic violence advocacy group, Community Action Stops Abuse, is collecting food for its newly opened center. CASA opened a new 100-bed shelter last summer giving the group the ability to serve more than three times the number of victims previously possible. While the new shelter has allowed CASA to better integrate services and serve more families in need, it’s also created a need for more food. To answer the call business owners from across the Bay pulled…

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