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CBS 4 Miami: CBS4 Investigates: Military Gear Handed Over To S. Florida Police
The images out of Ferguson, Missouri were alarming as officers resembling soldiers were going head-to-head with protesters. CBS4 has learned the military gear being used by police in Ferguson is being used by police in South Florida.
Tampa Bay Times: Former Canterbury School of Florida teacher facing child sex charge
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said Elisha Joy Kingsley, 39, was arrested Monday. Detectives began their investigation July 22 after they were told Kingsley, 3626 Bayshore Blvd. NE, and the boy were having an inappropriate relationship, sheriff’s officials said.
Orlando Sentinel: LWV: Maps still stink
he voting-rights groups that sued to block Florida’s congressional maps in 2012 are once again arguing lawmakers thwarted the will of the people.
Huffington Post: Road Trip! Head for the Heart of Florida on Route 27
U.S. Route 27, a 1,373-mile highway that runs from Fort Wayne, Ind., to the tip of the Florida peninsula, travels in Florida from north of Tallahassee down to Miami, ending not far from the Miami International Airport.
Wall Street Journal: Gov. Scott Up in Florida
The good news for Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, who’s up for re-election this year, is that he leads his likely Democratic opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist, by six points, according to a new Chamber of Commerce poll. The better news may be the underlying economic trends responsible for his lead.
WTSP: Florida Poly celebrates opening
The festivities began Friday with a gala at the university’s Innovation, Science and Technology Building designed by noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The $60 million building houses the school’s labs,
Tampa Bay Times: PolitiFact Florida: Does the All Aboard Florida rail project get taxpayer funding?
The project has faced opposition from some residents on the Treasure Coast, who fear noise and other impacts. And as he campaigns for re-election, Gov. Rick Scott has faced heat for the role of his chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth, who previously worked for All Aboard’s parent company.
Florida News Zap: Okeechobee Politics: Interview with Sheriff Paul May
About a week before the Economic Forum and the Public Safety forum I took the chance to meet with Sheriff Paul May. I sat down with him during my lunch break at his office with Noel Stephen and we discussed the community, the budget and the future of Okeechobee.
Quad City Times: Warden named at Thomson prison
A 24-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Prisons will be the first warden when the long-vacant Thomson Correctional Center opens as a federal prison, officials announced Monday.
ABC 7: Michael Brown rushed officer, radio caller says
The Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed Michael Brown says the teenager rushed at him full speed in the moments before the shooting, according to an account phoned into a St. Louis radio station and confirmed as accurate by a source with detailed knowledge of the investigation.
APP: EDITORIAL: ‘No pain, no gain’ hides some truth
Gov. Chris Christie’s “No Pain, No Gain” summer tour has one overriding theme: New Jersey’s public employees have pension and health benefit plans that are way too good and far too unaffordable for state taxpayers.
Prospect: What Judges Know: The Fault for Underfunded Pensions Lies With Politicians, Not Workers
From California to Illinois to New Jersey and beyond, pension gutting efforts are being overturned by judges who recognize that breaking promises to workers isn’t just regrettable,
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