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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Florida hospital employees removed after 'unprofessional' Snapchat posts surface

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 2:36 PM

A series of Snapchat posts showing newborn babies getting the middle finger and being forced to dance has resulted in the removal of staff members at a Florida hospital. According to WTLV, employees at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville have been removed from patient care and are facing legal action after a series...

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Florida tolls will resume Thursday after suspension during Hurricane Irma

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Tolls on Florida's roadways will resume on Thursday after being suspended by Gov. Rick Scott as millions evacuated before Hurricane Irma hit the state. The Florida Department of Transportation says tolls on a majority of the state's turnpike system, FDOT transportation roads and bridges, and all regional toll facilities will be reinstated...

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South Florida nursery challenges denial of marijuana license

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 10:01 AM

A Homestead-based nursery is challenging a decision by state health officials to deny the grower a medical marijuana license. The Florida Department of Health last month rejected a request by Keith St. Germain Nursery Farms, which sought a license under a law approved this year. The new law, passed during...

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Hurricane Irma insurance claims already near $2 billion

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:58 AM

With 335,000 insurance claims representing $1.9 billion in property losses, Hurricane Irma has already exceeded the claims and losses from the two hurricanes that pummeled Florida last year, the state Office of Insurance Regulation reported Monday. Calculated through Sunday afternoon, Irma's losses easily exceeded the 119,000 claims and $1.2 billion...

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Republican ads target Winter Park's Stephanie Murphy

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 5:42 PM

Republicans are launching attack ads against U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Winter Park, targeting her on a vote against a defense spending bill that would have funded President Donald Trump's border wall. Local GOP leaders have already identified Murphy's District 7 position as a seat that could possibly switch to Republicans in...

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Just a reminder that all Florida tolls are still suspended, ya'll

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 4:24 PM

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that all tolls are still suspended as the state recovers from Hurricane Irma. Scott made the announcement today in a statement on Hurricane Irma relief efforts, which also included updates on power outages, school closures and shelters.   Gov. Rick Scott initially directed the Florida...

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Hurricane Irma left an estimated 10,000 people homeless in the Florida Keys

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 3:37 PM

Hurricane Irma's destructive path decimated the Florida Keys and left an estimated 10,000 people homeless, Gov. Rick Scott says. The Miami Herald reports Scott made the estimate using data from people that have signed up through FEMA. The number of homeless residents makes up slightly more than 10 percent of Monroe...

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Evacuation orders issued for Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria closes in

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 1:52 PM

Just two weeks ago, Hurricane Irma hit Puerto Rico and killed at least 3, now evacuation orders have been issued for parts of the island as Hurricane Maria nears. According to the National Hurricane Center, Maria is now a Category 3 hurricane with over 120 mph sustained winds and is expected...

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Hurricane Irma's death toll in Florida is now 34 – and rising

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Hurricane Irma has officially been tied to 34 deaths in Florida, but the number will rise. The figure available Monday morning from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Division of Emergency Management is still being updated. Not every county has been recorded. Absent is Monroe, where recovery efforts...

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Duke Energy Florida president: 'We deeply apologize'

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 12:43 PM

The president of Duke Energy Florida wants you to know they're very sorry. The utility company released a statement yesterday, Sept. 17, announcing that they've restored power to 90 percent of their 1.3 million customers who have been without power since Hurricane Irma hit Florida, and also to apologize these...

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