Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Florida's oldest manatee, Snooty, enters Guinness World Records after turning 68

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 7:19 PM

Snooty, the cutest and probably only 68-year-old sea cow you'll ever meet, is once again in the book of Guinness World Records for being the oldest manatee in captivity.  Snooty, who was born on July 21, 1948, has lived at South Florida Museum in Bradenton since he was brought to the facility...

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Rubio and Murphy gear up for second debate tonight

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 4:16 PM

Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy will face off for the second and probably final debate Wednesday night in the race for U.S. Senate.  Sponsored by Leadership Florida and the Florida Press Association, the debate begins 7 p.m. at Broward College in Davie. In Orlando, you can watch the debate on...

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Florida AG Pam Bondi says Trump will be 'excellent role model'

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Hours before heading to a Donald Trump political rally on the outskirts of the state capital, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Tuesday she remains firmly in the Republican presidential candidate's corner despite some of his controversial remarks. Bondi, a two-term Cabinet member who was the first statewide Florida...

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Trump speaks to Tallahassee crowd while sitting on top of haystack

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 10:26 AM

While speaking in front of a lively crowd in Tallahassee, Florida, Tuesday evening, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump abandoned his podium and decided to rest his round orange body on a stack of hay.  In front of thousand os supporters, Trump wasted no time slamming rising Obamacare premiums and...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott and state Cabinet agree to preserve thousands of acres in Florida

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 4:46 PM

With little comment, Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet agreed Tuesday to spend more than $22 million to preserve three pieces of land covering 14,000 acres, with much of the money coming from the Florida Forever conservation program. Two of the deals, involving cattle ranches in Polk and Okeechobee...

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Orange County Sheriff actually thinks kids could get Halloween 'pot candy' if Amendment 2 passes

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Florida is only a couple weeks away from potentially passing the pro-medical marijuana-friendly Amendment 2, so naturally anti-pot groups want you to worry about your kids getting "pot candy" this Halloween, something that absolutely never ever happens.  On Monday, October 24, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings capitalized on parent's seasonal...

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Marco Rubio boo'd off stage at Orlando's Calle Orange fest

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Last Sunday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a man who doesn't believe in climate change and who Donald Trump deemed too sweaty to be president, tried to win over a predominately Puerto Rican crowd at the Calle Orange street festival in downtown Orlando, but was instead overwhelmingly boo'd off the stage. ...

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Early voting in Florida shows how tight this race can still be

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 11:35 AM

The first day of early voting has revealed a race that is still close, despite a large upswing in early Latino votes likely benefitting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Numbers released today by the Florida Division of Elections show that over 1.6 million Floridians voted on Monday - the first day...

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Statistically, you'll probably get in an accident on I-4

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 11:24 AM

Chances are you probably have been stuck waiting an eternity in standstill traffic behind a crash scene on I-4. Probably more than once.  Interstate 4 is among the most dangerous highways in the United States, according to statistics from the driving safety app, EverDrive. EverDrive gathers data and habits from...

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Donald Trump will be in Sanford today

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is coming to Sanford on Tuesday for a rally.  The rally will be held Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Million Air Orlando hangar at Orlando Sanford International Airport on 2841 Flightline Ave. Doors open at noon and the event starts at 3 p.m.  You...

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