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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida continue to drop

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 10:11 AM

The numbers of Florida residents hospitalized and in intensive-care units because of COVID-19 continue to drop. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services posted data Tuesday that showed 2,852 inpatients at Florida hospitals had COVID-19, down from 3,945 a week earlier and 5,414 on Oct. 1. Similarly, the...

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No immediate solution to healthcare staffing shortages in Florida, say industry leaders

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 10:07 AM

A staffing crisis currently plaguing hospitals, nursing homes and community health centers likely has no short-term solution, a panel of industry leaders told state lawmakers Tuesday. Florida Hospital Association President and CEO Mary Mayhew told the House Health & Human Services Committee that eliminating burdensome paperwork and “anything that...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Man commits suicide by jumping from Cititower balcony

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 3:28 PM

Orlando Police are on the scene of an apparent suicide. According to OPD, the as-yet-unidentified man jumped from a balcony at the Cititower apartment building at 101 Lake Ave. and landed on a car parked on the street below.  Photos from the scene show taped-off streets around the...

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Former George Zimmerman attorney arrested on perjury charges

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 12:46 PM

Attorney Harold "Hal" Uhrig, who represented George Zimmerman for a time while Zimmerman was on trial for killing Trayvon Martin,  has been arrested and charged with solicitation to commit perjury and witness tampering. Uhrig was arrested on Monday at the Osceola County courthouse and has bonded out. The lawyer...

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Florida State Sen. Annette Taddeo joins increasingly crowded democratic field for governor

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 10:25 AM

State Sen. Annette Taddeo jumped into the Democratic primary race for governor on Monday, saying she is the candidate who can excite voters in her party’s bid to oust Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis next year. Taddeo’s entrance into the contest sets up a crowded and potentially awkward Democratic primary...

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Florida Department of Education considers adding military hero worship to state civics courses

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 10:15 AM

The State Board of Education on Wednesday will consider adopting a proposal aimed at reshaping the way civic education is taught in public schools, culminating an effort set in motion by lawmakers this spring. Making changes that inject patriotism into the curriculum was a priority of top Republican lawmakers...

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Publix heiress donated more than $450K to groups who helped organize Jan. 6 insurrection

Posted By on Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 5:47 PM

The descendants of Publix founder George Jenkins have dumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into conservative coffers to support things like keeping marijuana illegal and re-electing former President Trump, but now it appears they’ve also pumped money into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. According to the...

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Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg allowed to delay sentencing again

Posted By on Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 5:03 PM

Matt Gaetz's most talkative and incarcerated friend has avoided sentencing for a second time. Former Seminole County Tax Collector and current convicted felon Joel Greenberg was granted his request to stay his sentencing so that he might better rat on his former pals. A judge opted to push Greenberg's...

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Video shows alt-right, anti-vaxxer Laura Loomer being thrown out of Orlando's Relax Grill at Lake Eola

Posted By on Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 12:29 PM

Update: Republican congressional hopeful Willie Montague, who was at the restaurant, said that the group left of their own accord. In an email to Orlando Weekly. Montague says he suggested they leave the restaurant after being insulted by staff. "I was the one who asked us all to leave...

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