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Florida Politics: GOV. SCOTT ANNOUNCES 31 REGULATORY BOARD APPOINTMENTS
On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced 31 appointments to a variety of state regulatory boards.
The Washington Times: Housing costs in Florida Keys prohibitive for base employees
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) – The military is having a tough time retaining civilian employees at Naval Air Station Key West because of a lack of affordable housing.
Miami Herald: Intolerance toward Muslims? Not here!
As chair of the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), I find it necessary to comment on recent incidents of religious prejudice and intolerance that are taking place here in the Sunshine State and across the nation.
WPEC: Deputies find meth lab in car while arresting shoplifter
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Four St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputies were briefly hospitalized after discovering a methamphetamine lab in the car of a man they were arresting for shoplifting.
ABC News: Florida Counties Have Different Plans for Oil Spill Funds
Eight Panhandle counties that saw oil, tar mats and tar balls on their beaches will get a greater share of the money. Those are Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla. The other 15 counties are: Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Levy, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier and Monroe.
NBC News: Police Plan to Pack Hearing for Indicted Florida Deputy Peter Peraza
Florida police are planning to pack a court hearing Monday for a Broward County deputy indicted for killing a man holding an unloaded pellet gun.
SPB: Rick Scott: Florida has added 1 million jobs since he took office
Gov. Rick Scott announced that Florida has added more than 1 million private sector jobs since he took office in 2011.
WRIC: Florida store customers fight back against alleged gunman
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (ABC/WRIC) — Two customers at a Florida convenience store decided to fight back after being ordered to hand over money by an alleged armed robber early Sunday morning ABC News reports. The incident occurred while the two men were at a Coral Gables convenience store in Florida around 4:30 a.m.
Naples Daily News: Even with a late primary, Florida remains critical in selection of GOP presidential nominee
WASHINGTON — Florida likely will continue to play a key role in picking the Republican presidential nominee despite the state’s March 15 primary coming after many of the 13 qualifying candidates are expected to either leave the race or scale back campaigns.
Miami Herald: Drip and dip: Gas prices continue to drop in South Florida
Prices dipped 2.1 cents a gallon, according to a weekly survey of 1,690 stations by GasBuddy.com. That makes the average price at the pump in Miami-Dade $2.15 a gallon.
Yahoo: Nuisance or nice? Florida family’s holiday lights frazzle neighbors
PLANTATION, Fla. (Reuters) – When it comes to holiday decorations, Kathy and Mark Hyatt go to extremes.
Insurance Journal: Florida Supreme Court Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a constitutional measure legalizing marijuana for medical purposes can be placed on the ballot for next November’s general election.
WCTV: FHP Investigating Fatal Crash in Gadsden County
MIDWAY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating an early morning fatal crash on I-10 in Gadsden County.
WCYV: Dozens of Pedestrians Mowed Down in Vegas Strip Hit-and-Run
LAS VEGAS — A woman intentionally swerved her car onto a busy sidewalk two or three times Sunday evening and hit people outside Las Vegas casinos, killing at least one person and injuring at least 36, police said.
WJHG: Christmas with the Cops draws hundreds of kids, parents
LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Friday was the last day of school for Bay county schools, some students in Lynn Haven spent their first night of winter break at the first ever Christmas with the Cops event at the Lynn Haven Rec Center.
WFOX: Massive security breach reported at company that owns Mitchell’s Fish Market, Chart House
The breach affects Landry’s Inc., which owns dozens of restaurants, including the Chart House on the Southbank and Mitchell’s Fish Market in the St. Johns Town Center. However, the company is not saying which restaurants were breached and the timeline the breach happened.
My News 13: Carjacking suspect in custody after being shot by Orange County deputy
ORLANDO — An armed carjacking Sunday night ended after an Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot the suspect.
WTSP: Drone registration takes off on Monday
No more flying free. The FAA drone registration takes off on Monday.
ABC 7: Bonita Springs firefighter killed in hunting accident
Charlotte County Fire & EMS spokeswoman Dee Hawkins confirmed that the firefighter was hunting with his son when he fell out of a tree stand.
WPLG: Miami building inspector indicted on bribery charges
According to prosecutors, Jose Fabregas was pushing construction companies to use a certain lunch truck company. He was allegedly getting containers of cash in return, along with Cuban pastries.
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