Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Florida Democrats look for new leader after chair resigns over inappropriate behavior

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:50 AM

The fallout from the resignation of Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel continued Monday, with a top staff member stepping down and the interim party chair saying she won't pursue the permanent post. Bittel on Friday announced his resignation, effective at 11:59 p.m. Monday, after being accused by several women...

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Rick Scott wants to throw Florida Supreme Court justice off crucial case

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Gov. Rick Scott is asking that a Florida Supreme Court justice be disqualified from ruling on a case focused on whether Scott has the authority to appoint three new justices before leaving office in early 2019. In a motion filed Monday, Scott's lawyers requested the disqualification of Justice Barbara Pariente...

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Protest planned outside Mar-a-Lago after Trump ends protections for Haitians

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Hundreds of protesters are rallying Tuesday afternoon in front of President Donald Trump's Florida resort, the Mar-a-Lago, after his administration decided late Monday night to end immigration protections for almost 59,000 Haitian immigrants. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says it will permanently terminate Temporary Protected Status, also known as...

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Putnam, Ross say relief proposal leaves out Florida's storm-ravaged citrus industry

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 5:31 PM

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Congressman Dennis Ross on Friday criticized a lack of funding for the state's storm-ravaged citrus industry in the latest disaster-relief package proposed by the White House. Putnam said a $44 billion request sent to Congress by the White House Office of Management and Budget...

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A damn crocodile was removed from a Florida beach this afternoon

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Wildlife officers were called to help remove a 6-foot crocodile from a Florida beach this afternoon, because here in the Sunshine State we like our beaches croc free. According to WBPF, the croc was first spotted near Dania Beach this morning, before it drifted south and eventually swam ashore on...

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Federal judge blasts Florida prisons over hepatitis care

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:48 PM

In a scathing ruling issued Friday, a federal judge found that Florida corrections officials have a “long and sordid history” of failing to treat inmates infected with the Hepatitis C virus and ordered the state to immediately come up with a plan to properly provide care. U.S. District Judge Mark...

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Royal Trux, Wolf Eyes to play Miami's Look Alive Fest during Art Basel

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:31 PM

The organizers of Miami's Look Alive Fest know that there's an endless array of prime events to entice attendees of the ever-expanding Art Basel, so they've doubled down on the weirdness when picking this year's headliners. A reformed and rejuvenated Royal Trux - the scuzzy blues duo of Neil Hagerty...

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Sheriff dash-cam films plane making emergency landing in Florida neighborhood

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Yesterday morning a single-engine plane had to make an emergency landing in a Florida residential area and a local sheriff's dashboard camera caught the incident on film. The video, which was posted to Facebook by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, shows the plane attempting to land on Keene Road...

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Ginny Weasley is returning to Universal's Celebration of Harry Potter

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:41 PM

The youngest Weasley sibling is joining the Wizarding festivities this January. Universal and Warner Bros. announced today that Bonnie Wright, known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films, will return to the Wizarding World's fifth "A Celebration of Harry Potter" event on January 26-28, 2018. Wright will join fellow...

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A Florida church is hanging signs warning guests the congregation is 'heavily armed'

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Because nothing says "sanctuary" like a room full of guns, a church in Florida has decided to place welcome signs on their doors warning would-be bad guys that they are "heavily armed." Signs at The River at Tampa Bay Church read: "PLEASE KNOW THIS IS NOT A GUN FREE ZONE — WE ARE...

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