In The News Today – May 5, 2016

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Sun Sentinel: Scott’s California dreamin’ backfires as political stunt

Gov. Rick Scott went to California trying again to lure businesses to Florida. His charm offensive included criticizing the state’s governor and its policies.

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Stater 911: Can you be a fire captain and the leader of a motorcycle gang?

There is a really interesting story out of Florida that’s worth discussing. According to WFTS-TV’s I-Team, two fire captains, from two different departments, are chapter presidents of two different motorcycle gangs.

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WKMG: Woman accuses handyman of stealing her money

LADY LAKE, Fla. – Linda Harrington loves to sit inside her home with her dogs and wave to neighbors passing by in her 55-plus community.  Shortly after last Thanksgiving, the retiree made arrangements to get a large picture window installed.

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Tallahassee Democrat: Cotterell: Loss of the Tribune was inevitable, but still hurts

I disdain columnists writing about themselves, but I’d like to take what legislators call “a point of personal privilege” today.

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WESH: DeBart mayor accused of violating city charter

The DeBary City Council said Mayor Clint Johnson violated the city charter. The city is now looking at whether Johnson should give up his office.

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The News & Observer: Donald Trump’s running mate? Here are 22 possibilities.

With Donald Trump’s Tuesday victory in Indiana, he now looks like a sure bet to become the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.

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Highlands Today: Not OK with 401K

SEBRING — Three years after a contentious decision to change the retirement plans for firefighters and police officers, the Sebring City Council on Tuesday signaled a change in course.

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Naples News: Secondhand Smoke Exposed, as part of the eighth annual Tobacco Free Florida Week

The Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program and Tobacco Free Collier are launching a new initiative, Secondhand Smoke Exposed, as part of the eighth annual Tobacco Free Florida Week, taking place May 8-14, to educate Collier County residents about the dangers of secondhand smoke.

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Business Wire: TECO Energy Reports First-Quarter Results

TAMPA, Fla.–()–TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:TE) today reported first-quarter non-GAAP results from continuing operations, which exclude $0.1 million of Emera transaction costs, of $73.8 million, or $0.31 on a per-share basis, compared with $64.5 million, or $0.28 on a per-share basis, in 2015.

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PolitiFact: Florida agency’s misleading attack on California’s minimum wage hike

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is not on board with the minimum wage increase in the sunny, oceanside state — of California.

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Florida Today: All Aboard Florida plans for Brevard, Indian River complete

The Federal Railroad Administration, in a letter to All Aboard Florida, confirmed the engineering plans submitted by the company “comply with grade-crossing mitigation requirements.”

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ABC: Florida Detective Fired for Sending Explicit Video to Woman

Florida police detective has been fired after an investigation found he took an explicit video of himself and sent it to a woman who had reported a crime he was investigating.

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CBS: Florida GOP Tries To Come To Terms With Trump

TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – As Donald Trump essentially locked up the Republican presidential nomination late Tuesday, Florida GOP leaders began facing a decision none of them expected to be making a year ago: Line up behind the real-estate mogul’s White House bid, or figure out how to win around him in the fall.

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Politico: Leaders indicate workers’ comp will be tackled in 2017 session

TALLAHASSEE — Talk of a special session to deal with Florida’s workers’ compensation insurance appears to be nothing more than that.

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