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Illicit Sex Claims Cloud Pending Execution

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:45:06 +0000

Michael Lambrix is scheduled to die at Florida State Prison on October 5th for a pair of 1983 murders, and as Mike Vasilinda tells us, the case is filled with changing testimony, questions over the only witness having sex with the state’s investigator and a claim of self defense. It took two trials to convict Michael […]

Did Senator Use Political Clout to Get Power before Nursing Homes?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:53:28 +0000

  A ninth patient at a Hollywood nursing home has died following a power outage caused by Hurricane Irma. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, a war of words between administrators and the Governor continued today. Six days ago, the Agency for Health Care Administration filed paperwork to deny new admissions where nine people have now […]

Nursing Homes to Hold Summit over Generators

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:17:17 +0000

As investigations into how 8 people died at a South Florida nursing home continue, Mike Vasilinda tells us Governor Rick Scott is ordering all of the states adult living facilities to be generator equipped within 60 days. Inspection reports from March, by the Department of Heath and Human Services, show emergency call buttons where 8 […]

Governor’s Office Responds to Nursing Home Story

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:45:53 +0000

Governor Rick Scott’s communications team responded to our story below, and asked we distribute the following statement.

Lawmakers to Focus on Nursing Home Deaths

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:42:25 +0000

State lawmakers will consider major changes to nursing home regulations in the state following the deaths of 8 residents in Irma’s aftermath. As Mike Vasilinda tells us,  The Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills is also pushing back against charges it negligently let the patients die. As patients were dying in South Florida, Both the Governor […]

Groups call for Irma Election Delay

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:35:51 +0000

The League of Women Voters, Florida, and a coalition of other groups has asked Governor Rick Scott to delay as many as ten elections scheduled for the rest of the money and the first ten days of October. Governor Rick Scott has already denied the Democratic party’s request to delay a special election in Miami. […]

Finding Gas: There’s an App for That!

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:07:48 +0000

Gasoline remains in short supply as returning residents are consuming supplies. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, the state has partnered with a Boston company, GasBuddy, that helps motorists find fuel. Fuel is moving into Florida, but the app GasBuddy shows more than half the stations in major cities are lacking gas. Executives from the app […]

Where’s the Relief?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:44:03 +0000

Many areas of the state are still without adequate gas, food and water, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, The Governor, Emergency Management Director, and the head of the National Guard all say it is on the way. Irma’s sheer size has complicated relief efforts, leaving few places out of harms way to stage relief […]

Tim Tebow: Your are Not Alone

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:41:11 +0000

Former Gator Quarterback Tim Tebow has been touring damaged areas of the state. He accompanied the Governor this morning to thank the efforts of those working in the state Emergency Operations Center. We asked what he would say to those losing hope that relief is on the way. “There are a lot of people who […]

Restaurants Slowly Opening

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:39:15 +0000

If you are looking to grab a meal out in the middle of hurricane recovery, the FL Restaurant and Lodging Association, which works with state emergency managers to plan recovery, says the best thing you can do, is to look where power is back on. “The first thing to do is find outwore the power […]