FLORIDA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
CBS News: Florida executes man convicted of fatally stabbing ex-wife, daughter
A Florida man was executed Thursday nearly three decades after he was convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife, young daughter and two in-laws.
FOX News: Plane catches fire on Florida runway
Officials said 15 people were transported to Broward Health Medical Center, three for serious injuries and 12 with bumps and bruises. Authorities said the 101 passengers and crew on the plane were evacuated within minutes of the initial call for help.
Tallahassee Democrat: Florida High loses principal, again
In a seeming episode of déjà vu, Florida State University School is losing another principal. Elvis Epps, who led the K-12 Southwood charter school since 2013, is no longer at the helm of the school, according to a letter delivered to parents on Wednesday.
Sun Sentinel: Cuba’s new shark conservation could help Florida sealife
…goal is to monitor and preserve vulnerable shark populations, especially those that migrate from Cuba to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast.
Washington Post: 298 bears killed in Florida hunt that ‘ignored science’
This weekend was the first time that black bears have been hunted in Florida since 1994, and the hunt drew strong criticism from conservation groups and from tens of thousands of concerned citizens.
WFTV: Florida deputy charged with grand theft
A Florida deputy has been charged with grand theft after authorities say he tried to collect benefits after his wife’s death even though they were divorced.
WFLA: Florida system failure leads to the deaths of 2 young children
11-year-old Janiya Thomas and 9 week old Chance Walsh are two Florida children whose parents had a history of abusive behavior. Both are dead. Mike Carroll, the secretary of Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) knows the decisions that were made in Janiya’s case, but he wants to know why.
Palm Beach Post: More kids insured in Florida but still has one of worst U.S. rates
The number of uninsured children in the U.S. has dropped to a “historic low” under the federal Affordable Care Act — but Florida, while showing improvement, still has one of the highest rates of children without coverage.
FOX News: Harry Reid: people of Florida deserve better than a no-show in Rubio
Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid has added his voice to a chorus of critics who say Florida Sen. Marco Rubio should resign his seat and let someone who isn’t campaigning for president get a crack at it.
WFLA: Florida wine is surging in popularity
When you think of Florida what comes to mind? Chances are wine does not rank high on the list.
WPYV: Martin County sheriff says releasing hundreds of inmates in Florida is a bad move
More than 800 federal inmates will walk free in Florida starting Friday. Changes made in the sentencing of non-violent drug offenses have been applied retroactively for 6,000 federal inmates across the country.
Breitbart: CAMPUS CARRY BILLS ON THE MOVE IN FLORIDA, MICHIGAN
Republican lawmakers in Florida and Michigan are currently pushing legislation to make it legal for concealed pistol license (CPL) holders to carry guns on college and university campuses for self-defense.
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