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Friday, February 15, 2019

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds moment of silence for Parkland high school shooting victims

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 11:06 AM

Outside the Florida Capitol, a bell tolled 17 times Thursday morning in somber recognition of the one-year anniversary of the state's deadliest school shooting. Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife, Casey, led a moment of silence for the victims of last year's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

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Florida lawmaker proposes creating a state hemp program

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 10:42 AM

With officials seeing a potentially lucrative industry, Senate Agriculture Chairman Ben Albritton, R-Wauchula, is proposing creation of a state hemp program. Albritton on Thursday filed a bill that would set up the program under the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The bill came after Agriculture Commissioner Nikki...

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Serial killer who confessed to 13 murders in Florida is now drawing his unidentified victims

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 8:55 PM

The FBI has released drawings made by one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history with the hope of identifying the 90 people he confessed to murdering, including 13 homicides in Florida. Between 1970 and 2005, 78-year-old Samuel Little criss-crossed the country from California to Florida, leaving dead...

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Pulse hosts one-year anniversary of shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 4:41 PM

A memorial was held today for the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at the Pulse Interim Memorial to mark the one-year anniversary of the tragedy. Victims from the Parkland shooting and the Pulse nightclub shooting joined first responders, local government officials and other members...

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An Orlando resident absolutely shredded Roger Stone on InfoWars this week

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 3:25 PM

On Wednesday, an Orlando resident took one for the team and tuned into Roger Stone's senseless dribble of an InfoWars program to give him a piece of his mind, and to generally just tell Stone to go fuck himself. The Florida Man described himself as "Michael in Florida" and...

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Central Florida man goes live on Instagram during shootout with Orange County deputies

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 2:21 PM

A 23-year-old Windermere man was arrested Wednesday after Orange County deputies say he fired at them with a gun and livestreamed their shootout on Instagram. Despite the gunfire exchange between deputies and Laforest Duron Gray Jr., no one was shot during the incident at the Citra at Windermere apartments The Orange...

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Florida Sen. Rick Scott wants to make sure only rich people can run for Congress

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 1:14 PM

On Tuesday, Republican U.S. Sens. Rick Scott and Mike Braun introduced a bill that would end taxpayer-funded pensions for congressional members. The End Pensions in Congress Act would nix the current congressional eligibility requirement, which allows members their pensions after five years on Capitol Hill. The amount is determined...

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Gov. Ron DeSantis wants a grand jury to investigate safety measures at Florida schools

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 10:45 AM

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of Florida’s deadliest school shooting, Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the Florida Supreme Court to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate whether school districts are complying with mandatory safety measures designed to protect students. DeSantis made the announcement Wednesday, flanked by family...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Florida's 'guardian' program has spent almost $2 million on gun supplies for school employees

Posted By on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 2:56 PM

A year ago, Florida lawmakers decided that one way they could try to protect students from shooters was to arm school personnel, and they doled out millions of dollars to start the school “guardian” program. So far, the state dollars used for that push have been dominated by expenses...

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Parkland parents have raised nearly $50K to get rid of Florida's NRA-backed Rep. Matt Gaetz

Posted By on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 2:56 PM

There are plenty of reasons to dislike Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz – like the time he brought a Holocaust denier to the State of the Union, or the time he tweeted an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory about George Soros bankrolling the migrant caravan days before the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, or the...

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