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Florida veterans find help learning business ropes

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:29:19 GMT

Often, he says, obstacles he faces in business pale in comparison to those he faced as a helicopter pilot and then as chief of operations in Baghdad. "It helps you problem-solve in situations where it's not life or death," said Burns, who served in the U.S. Army for 28 years.

Optometrists in Florida Lobby for OK to Perform Eye Surgery

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:52:56 GMT

On this edition of the Politically Incorrect Podcast I am joined by Richard Miniter, the Chief Executive Officer of American Media Institute. He was the author of a wonderful three part series on Non-doctors in Florida Lobby for OK to Perform Eye Surgery.

Florida man ate pancakes in middle of busy street, is facing charges, cops say

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:38:33 GMT

He wore patterned green pajama pants and fuzzy-trimmed slippers and was set to enjoy breakfast. The only problem? He was in the middle of a busy Central Florida street.

Coast Guard rescues Florida fisherman before boat sinks

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:28:16 GMT

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a fisherman moments before his 12-foot dinghy sank less than a mile west of Fort De Soto, Florida on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Ocala, Florida police detectives have released surveillance video which shows a man robbing a McDonald's from a drive-thru window.

Yikes! Monster lizard captured in Florida neighborhood

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:05:14 GMT

Cape Coral trappers found a four-foot Nile monitor lizard in one of their trap cages, according to a report by WBBH NBC News-2 in Fort Myers.

Florida Senate Looks To Put Together Marijuana Plan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:51:38 GMT

More growers, access to treatment for snowbirds, and greater flexibility in the relationship between patients and doctors are among the items likely to be included in a Senate proposal to carry out a constitutional amendment approved by voters in November to broadly legalize medical marijuana. The Senate Health Policy Committee held a workshop Wednesday on the implementation of Amendment 2, which garnered the support of more than 71 percent of Florida voters, as lawmakers try to reach consensus on five pieces of legislation floating in the Senate.

South Florida charity discovers 240 starving Haitians living in cave

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:59:52 GMT

A team from Food For The Poor discovered some 240 people living in a cave in the rugged mountains of Haiti near Fonds Rouge Dahere, where they have been since Hurricane Matthew hit the country's southern peninsula in October. A team from Food For The Poor discovered some 240 people living in a cave in the rugged mountains of Haiti near Fonds Rouge Dahere, where they have been since Hurricane Matthew hit the country's southern peninsula in October.

Florida Speaker: Suspend Prosecutor Who Nixes Death Penalty

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:42:29 GMT

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran has called on the governor to suspend a prosecutor for pledging to not seek the death penalty in any case while she is in office. Corcoran said on Thursday that Orlando State Attorney Aramis Ayala was "violating the constitution" because she is not even considering the death penalty, which is in the Florida Constitution.

Mickey vs. the tax man: Disney, Universal fight tax bills

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:19:28 GMT

It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella's castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot's 11-country World Showcase - and a hefty purse to pay the property taxes on it.

Florida fire started by book burning destroys at least 10 homes

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:08:26 GMT

At least 10 homes in Nassau County, Florida, were destroyed in a wildfire caused by a man who was burning books Wednesday. Only a few minor injuries to emergency personnel have been reported in what's being called the Garfield Road Fire, according to the Florida Forest Service.

With Israeli teen arrested in JCC bomb threats, Florida leaders look for answers

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:55:05 GMT

A security guard stands outside the entrance to the David Posnack Jewish Community Center and David Posnack Jewish Day School after people were evacuated because of a bomb threat on Feb. 27, 2017, in Davie. Jewish centers and schools across the nation are coping with another wave of bomb threats as officials in Philadelphia begin raising money to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery.

Shark Fins: Waste or Resource for Florida Fishing?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:19:54 GMT

Keller with a Bonnethead, the main species he is studying for his Doctorate at Florida State University. An article in the St. Augustine Record caught my eye on social media this week.

Florida Believes in Global Warming, but Only Miami Thinks It Will Be Harmful

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:54:43 GMT

Since good climate change news is about as common in Florida as a calm and pleasant rush hour drive on I-95, let's start there first: The vast majority of the Sunshine State now believes that global warming is a real phenomenon supported by scientific evidence. But this is Florida, so you know there's a Lake Okeechobee-sized "but" hanging at the end of that first sentence.

Gov. Rick Scott to Host Fighting for Florida Jobs Roundtable in DeLand

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:35:47 GMT

Tomorrow, March 23, Governor Rick Scott will host a Fighting for Florida Jobs Roundtable with business owners, economic development leaders, tourism leaders, and community members to discuss the local economic impact of VISIT FLORIDA and Enterprise Florida.

Florida bill banning steroids for greyhounds headed to House

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:05:24 GMT

Florida is home to 12 of 19 tracks in the United States and one of the few places where the use of steroids is permitted. It's banned in Great Britain and Australia, where the sport remains popular.

WPB attorney Michelle Suskauer elected Florida Bar president

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:54:15 GMT

Suskauer, the wife of Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Scott Suskauer, was elected by Bar members in voting that ended this week. She will be sworn in at the organization's annual convention in Orlando on June 23. A 1998 graduate of Boston University with a degree in communications, Suskauer received her law degree in 1991 from American University.

Florida family of 5 dead after I-75 crash near Gainesville

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:14:29 GMT

Four were killed at the scene near Gainesville on Sunday. The fifth, a 10-year-old boy, fought for his life before succumbing to his injuries Monday afternoon at Shands Hospital in Gainesville.