In The News Today – December 15, 2015

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NaplesDaily News: Brent Batten: North Collier pares chief choices to six

Candidates to be the next chief of the North Collier Fire and Rescue District fit into one of those categories as the process to replace outgoing Chief Orly Stolts trundles along.


Yakima Herald: O’Rourke finalist for Florida city manager

The (Fort Myers) News-Press reported Thursday that O’Rourke is among eight finalists, but some on the City Council have already named a longtime city employee as the favorite. The list of eight candidates will be narrowed down even more before the finalists are invited for an interview sometime in February, the newspaper reported.


Tampa Bay Times: Crackdown sought on TECO Peoples Gas for misconduct, falsified gas leak reports

Following findings of employee misconduct and falsified leak-inspection reports, TECO/Peoples Gas may face a regulatory hearing and a possible fine.


NBC 2: Judge: Chicago police officers liable for dragging man out of cell in handcuffs

(CNN) — A Chicago police employee who dragged a handcuffed man out of his cell and down a hallway used excessive force and is liable for damages, a federal judge said.


Police One: Seminole Police Department – CAREER OPPORTUNITY

The incumbent in this position performs law enforcement and protective service work for the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Police Department requiring sworn status to maintain public peace, protect life and property, enforce laws, Tribal Ordinances and conduct limited investigations……


CBS 4: Florida’s First Black Chief Justice Dies At 85

TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – When Leander Shaw took the Florida Bar exam in 1960, he was not allowed to stay or eat at the whites-only hotel in Miami where the exam was administered.


Miami Herald: Florida senators defend maps as ‘free of political taint’

After admitting they violated the law three years ago when they allowed political operatives to infiltrate the redistricting process, lawyers for the Florida Legislature Monday described how they have reformed the process and drawn a Senate map that is now “free of political taint.”


Bradenton Herald: 13 challenges filed over Florida medical marijuana licenses

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — When Florida’s Office of Compassionate Care named five nurseries to grow and distribute medical marijuana in the state, many expected there would be a few challenges filed — but not the more than a dozen that had landed by Monday’s deadline.


CBS News:  Police shooting victim family grateful for Florida deputy indictment

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The mother and brother of a Florida man fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy while carrying only an air rifle are grateful for a grand jury indictment on manslaughter charges, they said Monday in their first public remarks.


Miami Herald: Florida prison system to ‘thoroughly review’ allegations of sex abuse at Lowell Correctional

The Florida Department of Corrections pledged on Monday to “thoroughly review” allegations of wrongdoing at Lowell Correctional Institution, the nation’s largest women’s prison, after a story in Sunday’s Miami Herald detailed instances of corruption, coerced sex and trading of sex for contraband.


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