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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Former Orlando mayoral candidate Paul Paulson sued for running 'sham charity'

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 2:11 PM

Former Orlando mayoral candidate Paul Paulson is being sued after six states and the Federal Trade Commission accused him of running his nonprofit Help the Vets Inc. as a "sham charity." The lawsuit was settled before it was filed, with Paulson agreeing to pay $1.75 million to legitimate veterans charities, which...

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Ted Nugent points to Pulse massacre as reason not to allow firearms at his Virginia show

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 1:16 PM

On Tuesday night, prior to his performance at a concert venue in Roanoke, Virginia, Ted Nugent fans were told they wouldn't be allowed to bring their firearms into the show. Nugent's management cited events like the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando as their reasoning. It's especially odd considering that...

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Anna Eskamani's opponent Lou Forges just dropped out of the race for Florida House District 47

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Lou Forges, an Ocoee Democrat running against Anna Eskamani in House District 47, has dropped out of the race. In an email to her supporters on Thursday afternoon, Eskamani said Forges had officially left the primary. "I will never back down from protecting our democracy from corrupt political games and...

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Florida governor candidate Jeff Greene loaned nearly $10 million to his own campaign

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:33 AM

After getting a late start in the race, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Greene put $9.6 million of his money into the campaign in less than a month, according to a finance report posted on the state Division of Elections website. Greene, a billionaire businessman from Palm Beach County, loaned...

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Florida fisherman catches shark, which is then eaten by a 500-pound Goliath grouper

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:32 AM

While reeling in a 3-foot shark last week, a Florida fisherman helplessly watched as his catch was devoured by a massive 500-pound Goliath grouper. The snatch and grab occurred just off the coast of Everglades City, Florida, during a charter with Everglades Fishing Company. "That same grouper later swallowed...

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Florida lawmakers are poised to approve money for the state's citrus farmers

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday urged the Joint Legislative Budget Commission to approve $340 million in federal block grant funding to help the state’s hurricane-ravaged citrus industry. The money was part of a $2.36 billion disaster-relief package approved by Congress in February. The state Division of Emergency Management will...

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Florida Board of Education signs off on 'Hope' scholarships rule

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:40 AM

The Florida Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved a rule to help move forward with a controversial new program that will let bullied students transfer to private schools. With some 2.8 million students returning to their classrooms next month, “Hope” scholarships will allow students who are victims of...

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Judge will hear qualifying dispute involving Anna Eskamani's opponent Lou Forges

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 5:36 AM

A Leon County circuit judge will hear arguments July 30 in a dispute about whether a candidate for a Central Florida House seat properly qualified to run. Judge John Cooper on Wednesday issued an order scheduling the hearing in the lawsuit filed July 6 by Anna Eskamani, an Orlando...

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Sides square off on Greyhound racing ban in Florida

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 4:41 AM

A Leon County circuit judge is scheduled to hear arguments next week in a battle about a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban greyhound racing at Florida dog tracks. The Florida Greyhound Association, which represents breeders and owners of racing dogs, filed a lawsuit in May seeking to keep...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

While visiting Orlando, Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump Jr. rip 'Toast of Tallahassee' Adam Putnam

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 5:55 PM

Donald Trump Jr. traveled to Orlando on Wednesday to show face for a good friend of his father's: Republican candidate for governor Ron DeSantis, whose speech at the B.B. King's Blues Club on International Drive consisted of bitter attacks against his primary opponent Adam Putnam and warm praise for President...

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