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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pulse survivors and families sue shooter's widow and employer

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Victims' families and survivors of the shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse are suing the gunman's jailed widow and employer, saying they did nothing to stop the massacre where 49 people were killed even though they knew Omar Mateen intended to commit violent acts. The lawsuit, filed in a South...

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Here's a video of Rubio asking if we can afford to have a president under investigation by the FBI

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:44 PM

Last November, less than a week before the election, Senator Marco Rubio asked a crowd in Punta Gorda, Florida, "Can this country afford to have a president under investigation by the FBI?" The audience then shouted, "No!" Of course, that question was about Hillary Clinton and her emails, not Donald Trump...

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Florida House solar bill is drawing heat

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Some backers of a renewable-energy tax break that voters approved in August contend a House proposal to carry out the constitutional amendment could slow the growth of solar energy in Florida. Also, several members of the House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee, which unanimously supported the proposal this week, expressed reservations...

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Florida lawmaker wants $600k to hunt Burmese pythons

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:54 AM

A new bill could mean you can finally quit your day job and pursue your dreams as a Florida python hunter. A Florida senator has proposed a bill (SB 230) that will hire private contractors to eradicate invasive Burmese pythons from the Everglades. Republican Senator Frank Artiles, who hunts pythons...

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New bill would create statewide ban of red-light cameras in Florida

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Today, the Florida House of Representatives will discuss a bill that would essentially ban local governments across the state from using red-light cameras. The bill, HB 6007, easily cruised through Monday's House committees and is slated for a floor session this afternoon. If passed, the bill would take affect on...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Watch this Florida trapper wrestle a gator from a storm drain

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Like pulling a scaly, sharp-toothed rabbit from a hat, a Florida trapper wrestled a slithery alligator from a storm drain on Monday after the reptile reportedly got stuck. John Ruel caught the whole thing on video and posted it to his Facebook page, saying, "Not something you see everyday in...

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Florida Republicans target 'sanctuary cities'

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 7:04 PM

Amid heated debate over illegal immigration and the rights of undocumented immigrants, a House panel approved a measure Tuesday to crack down on so-called "sanctuary cities." The bill (HB 697) by Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, would require local governments and universities to comply with federal immigration laws and would impose...

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National Hurricane Center still hasn't added Harambe to list of storm names

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 2:52 PM

Last September, a petition asked the National Hurricane Center to name a storm after Harambe, but this year's list of potential storm names still does not include a single deceased gorilla. Sorry, it's probably not going to happen. The National Hurricane Center already has a long list of potential storm names...

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Florida lawmakers water down bill that would've banned the sale of shark fins

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:34 PM

A Florida senate bill that would have eliminated the sale and trade of shark fins was amended last week, weakening punishments for the lucrative business. The original SB 884 bill, filed in February by Republican Sen. Travis Hutson, outlined in strong language the punishment and violations of the sale, distribution and...

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UCF student jumps into shark-filled pool for some reason

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 10:56 AM

A University of Central Florida student thought it might be fun to take a dip with a few toothy friends, and, of course,  it only took moments for him to regret that decision. Inside Edition reports that Michael Lay, a sophomore at UCF, spent spring break at the Atlantis Paradise...

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