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Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's program Source: WPXI

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:41:18 GMT

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Florida braces for impact of federal government shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:23:42 GMT

The world won't end if Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend. That's the truth about a government "shutdown": the government doesn't shut down.

Constitution Revision Commission Committee Passes Marsy's Law for Florida

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:59:50 GMT

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission Declaration of Rights Committee today voted in favor of a proposal to create a Crime Victims' Bill of Rights in the state constitution, known as Marsy's Law for Florida . The proposal , submitted to the CRC by Commissioner Tim Cerio, will provide victims of crimes with rights and protections equal to those of the accused and convicted.

Shutdown: Some Senate Dems from Trump states vote with GOP; Florida's Bill...

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:22:26 GMT

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio supported a short-term spending measure to avert a federal government shutdown; Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson was opposed. Five Democratic senators from states that President Donald Trump carried in 2016 broke with party leadership late Friday and voted for a spending plan to avert a federal government shutdown .

Attacks on science education intensify - push back, Florida

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:47:18 GMT

Science education in Florida's public schools is facing an unprecedented assault that started last year and has the high potential to escalate this year. Evolution and climate change are the targets of a coordinated attack as detractors of these concepts seek to balance lessons with some forms of creationism or denial of human-caused climate change.

9 Tiny Florida Cottages to Rent for a Warm Winter Escape

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:21:53 GMT

Rates starting from $72 per night; Book it! You might have to hop in the car to get to the beach from this cottage, but the sweet space makes up for it with plenty of other perks, especially for those interested in a more cosmopolitan getaway. Tucked in a National Historic District, it offers easy access to Jacksonville's lively downtown scene.

New York Jet Robby Anderson arrested by Florida police, accused of threatening officer's family

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:46:39 GMT

Anderson was arrested at 2:15 a.m. on suspicion of making threats against a public servant and/or a family member; resisting/obstructing an officer without violence; fleeing or eluding law enforcement while lights and siren are active; reckless driving; failing to drive in a single lane; two counts of running a red light; speeding and tuning when unsafe or not using a signal.

Officer shot during robbery outside his home

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:27:00 GMT

Two men have been arrested in connection with the robbery and shooting of a veteran police lieutenant in Florida outside his home. One of the suspects, Kionne Bell, 22, has been charged with attempted murder with a deadly weapon, robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery of a person 65 or older and armed burglary, the police report said.

Killing of small-town online exhibitionist shocks community

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:46:26 GMT

Kathleen Dawn West described herself as a full-time wife and mom on Facebook but lived another life on other social media platforms, calling herself an exhibitionist and posting risque photos with a chance for subscribers to see sexier images for $15.99 a month. West, 42, was found dead outside her home near Birmingham, and authorities are now faced with a question: Did West's online activities play a role in her death? Police have classified West's death as a homicide, but they haven't said how she died.

Florida attorney general tells opioid makers: Admit what you did and pay up

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:24:17 GMT

But it wasn't until Thursday, after the crackdowns helped worsen an opioid crisis that now kills at least 15 Floridians a day, that she outlined possible legal action against the drug companies that started it all. Later this month, Bondi is sending her chief deputy, Trish Connors, to a federal courtroom in Ohio to try to negotiate a settlement between hundreds of other plaintiffs suing opioid manufacturers and distributors, she said Thursday.

Four FSU fraternity members plead not guilty in Coffey's death

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:39:26 GMT

Leon County Court records show that four Florida State University fraternity members all waived their arraignments and entered a not guilty plea in a written statement. The four Pi Kappa Phi members - Kyle Bauer, Luke Kluttz, Clayton Muehlstein and Anthony Oppenheimer - are seeking a jury trial.

Man hit by Florida's new high-speed train 4th death so far

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:06:48 GMT

Bells clang and lights flash 15 seconds before the high-speed train zips through the crossing where Jeffrey King died. Five seconds later, Florida's new Brightline train is gone.

'American Pickers' is coming to Florida, and wants to pick through your stuff

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:54:44 GMT

Know someone with a cool collection of antiques, collectibles or dust-covered old "junk" they've been holding onto for years in the hopes of someday cashing in? American Pickers, the A&E reality series following collectors Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they scour the country in search of "rusty gold" is coming to Florida. The production will hit the road to begin filming a 19th season this winter, and they're already scouting out possible stops in the Sunshine State.

Florida could declare porn a health threat

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:09:14 GMT

The state could declare pornography a public health risk that needs education, research and policy changes to protect Floridians, according to a resolution overwhelmingly approved by a House committee Thursday. The resolution is being sponsored by Republican Rep. Ross Spano, also a candidate for attorney general.

This a flesh-eatinga bacteria can cause fever, pain, death a " and Florida cases went up

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:09:13 GMT

This photo provided by Patty Konietzky shows her husband's foot and what they thought was a bug bite on Sept. 22, 2013, in Ormond Beach, Fla.

Florida Legislature could declare pornography a health risk

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:52:36 GMT

The House Health & Human Services Committee overwhelmingly approved the resolution Thursday. It states the need for education, research and policy changes to protect Floridians from pornography.

What's In Your Weed? Touring Florida's Marijuana Testing Lab

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:01:31 GMT

It's a living, cultivated product. Whereas most pharmaceuticals are mass produced according to recipes that result from chemical testing and engineering, cannabis is a crop.