Daily News Recap – June 17, 2014

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fox30jax_florida_public_employeesFox 30 Jax: Firefighters making note of potential cancer risks on the job

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue is working to stop a silent killer within their department. Action News was the first to tell you about an increased cancer risks in firefighters in May; and we told you Florida is one of few states doing nothing to help in this health battle.


Florida_public_Employees_Crist_GrahamSunshine State News:  Unlike Crist, Graham Shows Dems Importance of Playing to the Center

Two Democrats were in the Tallahassee limelight on Monday even as their political paths were heading in different directions.


Miami_Herald_florida_public_employeesMiami Herald: Florida Gov. releases details about his wealth

Florida Gov. Rick Scott saw his finances rebound last year, as his net worth grew by more than 58 percent from nearly $84 million to nearly $133 million, according to new financial information he filed Monday.


Tampa_Bay_TimesTampa Bay Times:  Charlie Crist and Rick Scott both grow richer

Gov. Rick Scott’s personal wealth sprang to more than $130 million last year on the strength of his vast investments, and his chief rival, Charlie Crist, is now a millionaire, according to financial documents released Monday.





TBOTBO: Hernando teacher who was drunk at school will keep job

BROOKSVILLE — Erin Cougill, the West Hernando Middle School teacher who made headlines after showing up drunk at school in December, will be back in the classroom next year, pending evaluations of an addiction expert.


Monroe_County_florida_public_employeesFPE:  Online Job Announcements – Monroe County




TBOTBO:   Public can meet St. Pete police chief finalists Thursday

The finalists are: Melanie Bevan, an assistant police chief with the St. Petersburg Police Department; Jerry Geier, the police chief in Goodyear, Ariz.; Terry Pierce, a captain with the Montgomery County Police Department in Rockville, Md.; and Thaddeus Reddish, an assistant police chief at the New Haven, Conn., police department.


The_LedgerThe Ledger:  Comments on Survey of Lakeland City Employees Show Mixed Attitudes, Experiences

City employee comments at the end of a workers’ survey paint two opposing pictures of Lakeland city government, an initial review by The Ledger found.


Florida_public_Employees_St_Pete_Wage_IncreaseMy FOX Tampa Bay: City of St. Petersburg employees want $15 per hour minimum wage

The subject of a “living wage” is now an issue for the City of St. Petersburg. The Florida Public Services Union is requesting a minimum hourly wage of $15, which it estimates would cost the city an additional $1 million a year.


The_LedgerThe Ledger:  Lawyer’s Mental Issues Show Up in Court; 2 Polk Clients Potentially Affected

In 2003 and again this spring, a lawyer who frequently stays with family in Bartow told a federal judge that people are torturing her through a microchip illegally placed in her head.


Florida_Public_Employees_Walton_Sheriff's_OfficeNWF News:  Warrant sweep lands inside Public Defender’s office

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau worked with the State Attorney’s Office to serve the warrants, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.





Florida_Public_Employees_Bloomberg_Retirees_401-KBloomberg: Retirees Suffer as 401(k) Rollover Boom Enriches Brokers

Kathleen Tarr says AT&T Inc. (T) employees looked to her as “their de facto 401(k) expert.” Visiting their homes and offices, she advised them on their retirement plans as they called up balances on computer screens.


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