In The News Today – April 5, 2016

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Daily News:  Florida prison officer stabbed in ambush at Columbia Correctional Institution; guard hospitalized in assault by inmate 

An emergency crew airlifted Shane Biancaniello, 41, to a hospital from the Columbia Correctional Institution in Lake City, sources told the Miami Herald. Inmate Joseph Simms stabbed Biancaniello in the head and neck with a homemade weapon known as a shank, according to the sources.


FOX: New law will send more money to Florida ports

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (NSF) – More money will be floated yearly to the state’s 15 seaports under a wide-ranging transportation bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Rick Scott.


NBC: South Florida Veterans Experience Emotional, Well-Deserved Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

South Florida military veterans got an emotional and unforgettable experience over the weekend. As part of Honor Flight South Florida, they were invited to our nation’s capital to visit the war memorials of the battles they fought.


ABC : 2 Inmates Escape From Transport Van in Florida Panhandle

Walton County Sheriff’s officials say they were notified by a private company that transports prisoners that 30-year-old Michael Andrew Rotunno and 31-year-old James Thomas Banks escaped early Monday.


Florida Today: Florida Frontiers: The story of the Apalachee

The Apalachee tribe lived in Florida’s Panhandle, and by the 1500s they had developed a sophisticated culture with farming villages and ceremonial centers. Anhaica, the Apalachee capital, was located near present day Tallahassee.


WTSP: Clearing up Florida voter confusion

DADE CITY — This could be the most important election of our lifetimes, but some Bay area voters are questioning whether their vote still counts all because of what they got in the mail.


WPLG: South Florida synagogues increase security after latest ADL advisory

MIAMI – South Florida synagogues are increasing security, some even adding armed guards, after the latest alert from the Anti-Defamation League and joint terrorism task force of Miami-Dade that was sent out last week.


Bradenton Herald: High-dollar paychecks at Enterprise Florida await fresh scrutiny

Enterprise Florida exists for one main reason: to create jobs. But the 20-year-old public-private partnership now must eliminate some of its own jobs on orders from Gov. Rick Scott, following the Legislature’s refusal to support a new $250 million incentive program to attract employers.


Insurance Journal: Florida Arrests 10 in Undercover Workers’ Comp Sting

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) announced 10 arrests following a multi-agency undercover workers’ compensation sting in Manatee County.


Daytona News Journal: ID theft info of Volusia, Flagler charter workers blows ‘in the wind’

A strong Saturday wind grabbed documents from a DeLand dumpster and scattered them throughout an adjacent street and parking lot, exposing hundreds of former charter school employees’ Social Security numbers, driver’s license information, addresses, phone numbers and more.


Sun Sentinel: Suspended Broward Health chair says he found a tracking device on car

The Broward Health saga took another strange turn Monday when the suspended chairman of the public hosptal district said he found a tracking device on his car.


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