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Sun Sentinel: Former sheriff’s hard drive destroyed with hammer
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel might never know what secrets existed on the computer of his predecessor and political enemy, Al Lamberti.
FCN: South Florida officer shot with own holstered gun
A South Florida police officer is recovering after his holstered gun fired while he was chasing suspected thieves, wounding him in the leg.
Miami Herald: Season’s first tropical depression forms off Florida
A slow-moving swirl of rain and thunderstorms ambling south along the coast of Central Florida has become the first tropical depression of the 2014 hurricane season, National Hurricane Center forecasters said.
Saint Petersburg Blog: Teachers union throws support behind Sean Shaw in HD 61
The Florida Education Association represents nearly 150,000 teachers, education professionals and teaching students across the state. Shaw is running for the HD 61 seat now held by term-limited Rep. Betty Reed. The Tampa attorney faces Tatiana Denson, Sharon Carter and Ed Narain in the August Democratic primary.
Sun Sentinel: Fort Lauderdale budget includes 64 new positions
City Manager Lee Feldman wants to put more lifeguards on the beaches, more rangers in the parks and more police officers on horses – without raising the city’s tax rate.
Ocala.com: Powerful payout: Duke to pay Ocala $15.4M
In light of Duke Energy of Florida’s plan to permanently retire the Crystal River No. 3 nuclear plant, the Ocala City Council today will consider ending its minority ownership in the plant in exchange for receiving a $15.4 million settlement for damages from Duke.
Wall Street Journal: The Morning Risk Report: Business Risks From Florida’s New Breach Notification Law
Companies doing business in Florida will face increased compliance risks from the state’s new breach notification law taking effect today, some attorneys say. The new law, which replaces Florida’s old notification law passed in 2005, broadens the scope of what constitutes a breach of personal information to include employee health records and people’s usernames and passwords.
News Journal: Paddling abolished in Santa Rosa schools
The Santa Rosa County School Board on Thursday night voted 5-0 to remove corporal punishment from the Student Code of Conduct in order to protect school employees from being accused of child abuse, Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said.
LA School Report: CA teachers await impact from SCOTUS ruling
A Supreme Court ruling today in a case involving home health care providers in Illinois could have a bearing on a California lawsuit involving teachers who object to paying union dues that are used for political purposes.
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