Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed into law a bill that will allow school districts in the state to arm teachers for security purposes, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The bill, Senate Bill 7030, expanded a previous program that allowed some school employees, with the exception of teachers, to receive training to be armed at
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A Dade City, Florida, man was arrested last week and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer after allegedly trying to pull over a real life detective while playing cop. What are the details? According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Matthew Erris used his 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer — complete with flashing red and
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was arrested Friday and charged with soliciting a prostitute at a spa in Jupiter, Florida. Authorities say the arrest was the culmination of an extensive investigation seeking to dismantle a sex-trafficking operation in South Florida. But an ESPN reporter said later Friday that Kraft — who is one of
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Should malicious acts of animal cruelty be worthy of felony charges and years behind bars at a federal penitentiary? Two Florida congressmen believe the answer to that question is a definitive “yes!” Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) introduced bipartisan legislation last week seeking to intensify punishment for those guilty of severe animal
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An ethics complaint against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor in 2018, is moving forward. The Florida Ethics Commission on Friday found probable cause that Gillum allegedly accepted gifts during on out-of-town trips with lobbyists and vendors and failed to report them, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. What are the allegations? Gillum is
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Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis officially suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday after his poor response to the Parkland high school shooting Feb. 14, 2018. Effective immediately, I am officially suspending Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for his repeated failures, incompetence and neglect of duty. https://t.co/tkHzxTHhjH — Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) January 11,
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  by Molly Prince Former Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis defeated Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum on Saturday after an incredibly heated Florida gubernatorial race that remained contested for longer than a week after polls closed. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Gillum ended the race via a message on Facebook, congratulating DeSantis for winning the governorship
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  by Molly Prince The Florida Democratic Party allegedly violated election laws by asking voters to fix their vote-by-mail ballots after voting already concluded. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) The state’s party instructed workers and volunteers to reach out to the voters who submitted mail ballots with signature issues and requested that they to resolve
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President Donald Trump holds a rally in Pensacola, Florida Saturday evening to support several Republican candidates (live streams at the bottom of the article). Area Races There are two statewide and one other district races where President Trump hopes to give Republicans an advantage. Governor: DeSantis vs. Gillum (Article Continues Below Advertisement) The most
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  by Molly Prince Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum attended a campaign event hosted by Emgage, an American Muslim organization that lobbies against pro-Israel legislation. The day before the campaign event, a mass shooting on a synagogue left 11 worshippers dead. The co-chair of Emgage has an extensive history of defending radical Islamic terrorists. Florida’s
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  by Hanna Bogorowski Former President Barack Obama will continue on the campaign trail Friday when he heads to Florida to campaign for the state’s Democratic Senate and gubernatorial candidates in Miami at Ice Palace Films Studios. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Obama has been making his rounds around the country volleying for Democrats ahead of November’s
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  by Hanna Bogorowski (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum was pressed by his Republican opponent in a Sunday debate on whether he would comply with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer request. Gillum, who has called to abolish ICE, refused to answer the question regarding immigration, an
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Photo/Alan Diaz by Neil Munro17 Apr 20180 17 Apr, 201817 Apr, 2018 Florida’s GOP-dominated bipartisan constitutional commission killed off a plan to put E-Verify on the November ballot — but did approve several ballots on minor issues, such as dog racing. The 24-to-12 bipartisan win for business on April 16 was won by lobbyists for the state’s
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Twitter / @davidhogg111 by Penny Starr17 Apr 20180 17 Apr, 201817 Apr, 2018 High school student turned anti-gun activist David Hogg deleted tweets about Friday’s second National School Walkout stating that the event — taking place on the anniversary of the 1999 attack at Columbine High School in Colorado that resulted in the deaths of
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As Florida’s top court debates the governing standard for admission of scientific evidence in court, the spotlight has once again been thrown on the dilemma facing judges when trying to pick through multiple expert testimonies, often containing questionable and conflicting conclusions. This closely watched case hinges on the importance of ensuring high standards of
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