Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Judge asks Christina Grimmie's family for amended complaint in lawsuit

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:55 PM

An Orange County judge is asking the family of the late Christina Grimmie to file an amended complaint after dismissing their original lawsuit against the owners of the Orlando venue where "The Voice" singer was killed last year. Grimmie, 22, was fatally shot three times on June 10, 2016 at...

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Former Rick Scott aide named Florida's environmental chief

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 2:37 PM

With Gov. Rick Scott describing him as “passionate about the environment,” Noah Valenstein was named Tuesday as Florida's next environmental secretary after a short interview with Scott and members of the state Cabinet. Valenstein, a former Scott aide who is executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District, will...

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects Florida's appeal over death penalty unanimity case

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Bolstering a state law requiring unanimous jury recommendations in death penalty cases, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider an appeal by Attorney General Pam Bondi on the issue. The court's decision to deny what is known as a “writ of certiorari” essentially cements a state law enacted...

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Trump administration gives Haitians 6 months of protected status to prepare to leave

Posted By on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:19 AM

Temporary “protected status” has been extended for another six months for thousands of Haitians who fled to the United States after their island was ravaged by an earthquake in 2010. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Monday said “after a careful review of the current conditions in Haiti...

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Park Lake/Highland ranked as 'best place to live' in the Orlando area

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 4:23 PM

The Park Lake/Highland neighborhood, which is home to notable local spots like the Orlando Urban Trail, Will's Pub, Santiago's Bodega and Nora's Sugar Shack, to name a few, was recently picked as the top place to live in the Orlando metro area. According to Niche, a website that helps finding...

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Possible nude beach coming to Palm Beach County

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Some Palm Beach County beach-goers are pushing for permission to tan certain body parts that don't typically see the light of day. According to the Palm Beach Post, the Palm Beach County Freedom Beach Initiative sent a letter to the County Commission last Thursday expressing interest in implementing a...

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Gov. Rick Scott has until Wednesday to decide fate of Florida 'liquor wall'

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Opponents have mobilized to try to convince Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill that would a repeal a decades-old law  requiring hard spirits to be sold in separate facilities from groceries and other goods —- an issue that has become known as the “liquor wall.” But Scott, who faces...

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A sinkhole has opened up directly in front of Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:03 PM

A formidable sinkhole, which in no way should be used as a metaphor for anything, has opened up near President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. According to a statement from the town of Palm Beach, a 4-foot-by-4-foot hellmouth was found Monday morning near a newly installed water pipe on...

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Tim Tebow autographs ball after throwing it into man's testicles

Posted By on Fri, May 19, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Tim Tebow, a former University of Florida quarterback turned Mets baseball prospect, kindly autographed a baseball after tossing it square into a man's testicles this week. According to the New York Post, Tebow’s Columbia Fireflies (the Mets' Single A team) were warming up ahead of their game Tuesday, May 16,...

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Pam Bondi says Trump's firing of James Comey was 'justified'

Posted By on Fri, May 19, 2017 at 1:07 PM

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who once asked for and received a $25,000 campaign donation from Trump while "investigating" his sham of a university, thinks the president did the right thing by firing former FBI Director James Comey. From the Tampa Bay Times: "I think it was justified. He...

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