In The News Today – May 31, 2016

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WPLG: Man denied bond in police-involved Miami Gardens shooting

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A man accused of shooting at officers Sunday in Miami Gardens appeared in court Monday, where a Miami-Dade County judge ordered that he be held in jail without bond.

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ABC: WATCH: Driver arrested after wild hit-and-run in Tampa

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a wild hit-and-run caught on video in Tampa.

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Insurance Journal: NCCI Seeks to Raise Florida Workers’ Comp Rates by 17% in Light of Court Ruling

Florida businesses could soon be paying almost 20 percent more for workers’ compensation coverage. In response to a recent decision from the Florida Supreme Court, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed a 17.1 percent rate increase with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) for all new, renewal and additional policies in effect on a “pro-rata” basis.

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St. Augustine Record: Florida leaders reluctant to join transgender bathroom battle

TALLAHASSEE — Where transgender individuals go to the bathroom has become the latest battle in America’s social-issue wars, but so far Republican leaders in Florida have refused to join the fray.

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WsVN: South Florida celebrates fallen heroes on Memorial Day

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – South Florida woke up bright and early on Memorial Day to pay their respects to the fallen heroes who served in the military.

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WSVN: Miramar Police gives underwater twist to Running Man Challenge

MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) — Another South Florida police department took on the Running Man Challenge, and they gave the viral dance-off an underwater twist.

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VICE: What Happened When the FBI Investigated Foreclosure Fraud in Florida

Six years ago, FBI agents in Jacksonville, Florida, wrote a memo to their bosses in Washington, DC, that could have unraveled the largest consumer fraud in American history. It went to the heart of the shady mortgage industry that precipitated the financial crisis, and the case promised to involve nearly every major bank in the country, honing in on the despicable practice of using bogus documents to illegally kick people out of their homes.

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WFTV: Zika concerns worry some Central Florida tourists

RANGE COUNTY, Fla. —

The Zika virus has already taken a toll on Puerto Rico’s tourism industry, now international publications are warning Florida could be next.

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Politic: Citing Bush, Gaetz offers alternative-testing post-mortem

TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. Don Gaetz sees his legislation allowing school districts to replace state exams with national alternatives like the SAT or ACT as the salvation of the education accountability policies crafted by former Gov. Jeb Bush.

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