Daily News Recap

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florida-public-employees-Rick-ScottWTSP: Gov. Scott has gotten very good at not answering tough questions.

LARGO, Florida – For a second straight Monday, Governor Rick Scott was in Tampa Bay campaigning for re-election. But this time, he wouldn’t answer questions about the law enforcement officers that stood behind him one week earlier.


florida-public-employees-Miami-Traffic-Stop-FightNBC 6 News: Miami Police Officer & Lieutenant Scuffle During Traffic Stop Caught on Camera

What started out as a traffic stop ended up with a Miami Police officer and a Miami Police Lieutenant fighting with each other and having to be pulled apart by fellow officers.


NBC_6_NEWSNBC 6 News:  2 Florida Police Officers Tied to KKK

A city official says two police officers in Florida are no longer with the department after a law enforcement report tied them to the Ku Klux Klan.


NBC_6_NEWSNBC 6 News:Hialeah SWAT Standoff Ends, Family Members Say 2 Dead

A man stabbed his girlfriend to death before turning the knife on himself at a SWAT standoff at a home in Hialeah late Sunday, family members said.


florida-public-employees-highlands-sherifffHighlands Today: Sheriff’s office starts crisis intervention training

SEBRING— Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton has kicked off a two-year initiative to train law enforcement and detention deputies in crisis intervention techniques.


The_LedgerThe Ledger: Public Deeds: Gigs and Garlands

It’s a new day, and today we’re getting right to The Ledger’s Gigs & Garlands, which highlight the highs and lows from the past week:


Sun_SentinelSun Sentinel: Push harder on missing files of ex-sheriff

Shortly before Lamberti left office, following his surprise defeat to Sheriff Scott Israel, outgoing employees smashed his computer hard drive to bits with a hammer. Later, back-up copies of his files went missing.


florida-public-employees-huffington-postHuffington Post:  Undersea ‘Concert’ Brings Music To Divers & Snorkelers In Florida Keys

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Nearly 500 divers and snorkelers submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Saturday for a “concert” beneath the sea broadcast by a local radio station.


Sun_SentinelSun Sentinel: Jeb’s legacy as governor taking a huge hit

Scripps Research Institute is in turmoil, there’s talk of fracking in the Everglades and Florida is preparing to adopt Utah’s standardized tests to assess our students and teachers. Three pillars of Jeb Bush‘s gubernatorial legacy are crumbling.





florida-public-employees-us-jailsDaily Chronicle: U.S. jails struggle as makeshift asylums

CHICAGO – The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff’s website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday, 36 percent of all new arrivals report having a mental illness. On a Friday, it’s 54 percent.


NBC_6_NEWSNBC 6 News: Undocumented Women, Children Deported to Honduras

The first undocumented immigrants were returned to Honduras from the U.S. detention facility in New Mexico on Monday, the Department of Homeland Security said.


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