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  • North Florida College hosts community health event04/17/2021 3:24 amGreene Publishing - FloridaAlyssa Ridenour [email protected] On Friday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Florida College (NFC) hosted a community health event on the Madison courthouse lawn. The event featured several educational resources and opportunities for …
  • Florida FEMA vaccination sites to resume 1st Pfizer doses Tuesday04/17/2021 2:03 amSpectrum News 13TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As distribution of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine remains on hold, Florida officials say they plan to resume first doses of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine Tuesday at federally supported sites in Tampa, Orlando, …
  • Florida's 'anti-riot bill' now on Gov. DeSantis' desk04/17/2021 2:03 amSpectrum News 13TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's controversial so-called “anti-riot bill” is awaiting a signature from Gov. Ron DeSantis after it was sent to his desk Friday afternoon. What You Need To Know Florida's so-called "anti-riot bill" passed from …
  • Activists across Florida condemn passage of Gov. Ron DeSantis' so-called anti-riot bill04/17/2021 1:58 amNaples Daily News - FloridaActivists across Florida are condemning the Florida Legislature's approval of House Bill 1, the so-called anti-riot bill that Gov. Ron DeSantis put forward last year. The bill won the final approval of the Florida Senate on Thursday and has become one …
  • Florida Republicans Still Trying to Pass Anti-Cannabis Laws04/17/2021 12:03 amMiami New Times - Florida^ Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free. Over the past four years, more than 2,000 doctors have issued cannabis recommendations for more than 500,000 Florida residents, enabling them to obtain medical marijuana …
  • Warm and muggy Friday expected across SW Florida04/16/2021 10:58 pmWINK NewsFORT MYERS Get ready for a muggy day, Southwest Florida! The humidity will hit you as soon as you step outside. Highs will soar into the mid-upper 80s this afternoon, but with the humidity, it’ll feel closer to 90°. Heat and humidity continue into our …
  • Pedestrian killed in North Fort Myers crash04/16/2021 10:58 pmWINK NewsNORTH FORT MYERS A pedestrian has been killed after being struck by a vehicle in North Fort Myers, despite a witness’ attempt to save him, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The fatal crash took place Friday morning on Orange Grove Boulevard near …
  • Controversial Florida anti-riot bill now awaits governor decision04/16/2021 10:58 pmWINK NewsWINK NEWS A controversial anti-riot bill filled with consequences for demonstrators is ready for Gov. Ron DeSantis to make an executive decision. DeSantis pushed for this legislation following a summer of protests for social justice in 2020 after the death …
  • Proposed Police Reform Measure Gets Bipartisan Support In Florida House04/16/2021 10:11 pmWUWFPolice reform proposals have been largely stagnant in the Florida Legislature following a summer of social justice protests. However, that has changed. The House Judiciary Committee has passed a bill covering de-escalation training, limiting the use of …
  • Story Of Florida Panther’s Progress, Peril Featured In National Geographic04/16/2021 10:05 pmWUSF NewsA panther creeps through a fence at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, emerging from nearby ranchland. The sanctuary is too small to support even one adult male panther, which may require up to 200 square miles of territory for roaming and hunting. While a male’s …
  • The Point, April 16, 2021: Spotlighting Some Of The Factors Influencing Alachua County’s Racial Equity Problem04/16/2021 10:03 pmWUFTSubscribe to The Point to invite us into your inbox with the most important Florida news from Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. • WUFT News: 17 Elected Leaders In Alachua County And Gainesville Met This Week To Discuss Racial Equity Concerns. Here’s Some Of …
  • Florida For Two Years Considered Adding More Toll Roads, And Now Much Of That Idea Is Likely Dead04/16/2021 10:03 pmWUFTTALLAHASSEE — A Senate proposal to scuttle large parts of a controversial toll-road plan was fast-tracked Friday to the House floor. With little comment, the House Appropriations Committee supported the proposal (SB 100) to do away with much of the plan — …
  • Deputy fatally shoots knife-wielding man in South Florida04/16/2021 8:10 pmThe Beaumont Enterprise - TexasApril 16, 2021Updated: April 16, 2021 2:44 p.m. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A knife-wielding man who made threats and refused to drop his weapon was fatally shot when he lunged toward a sheriff's deputy outside a South Florida strip mall, …
  • North Florida congresswoman blames Biden administration for influx of immigrants at southern border04/16/2021 8:02 pmNews 4 JaxJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Gainesville, recently took two trips to the southern border and describes what she saw there as an ongoing crisis sparked by the decisions made by President Joe Biden during the first months of his administration. …
  • Biden taps former Florida congresswoman Graham for education post04/16/2021 8:02 pmNews 4 JaxTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – President Joe Biden announced Friday that he plans to nominate former Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham to serve as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education. Graham, an attorney, represented the Tallahassee area and …
  • President Biden nominates former Congresswoman Gwen Graham for assistant secretary of education04/16/2021 8:00 pmTreasure Coast Palm - FloridaGwen Graham, a former congresswoman from Tallahassee and daughter of one of Florida’s most popular statesmen, has been tapped by President Joe Biden to a key advisory position in the Department of Education. A political force in her own right with a …
  • Viewpoint: The Cold, Hard Truth About Florida Litigation04/16/2021 7:42 pmClaims JournalGreater clarity came this week from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) via Florida Commissioner David Altmaier: Florida has 8% of all homeowners’ claims in the U.S., yet 76% of all homeowners’ claims lawsuits. Boom. In a letter to …
  • 23-year-old Central Florida man wins $235 million Powerball jackpot04/16/2021 7:00 pmWSVN 7NewsApril 16, 2021 April 16, 2021 TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WSVN) - A young Florida man is celebrating his newfound riches. The Florida Lottery announced that 23-year-old Thomas Yi of Land O’ Lakes claimed a $235.4 million Powerball jackpot from the drawing held …
  • Man dies after BSO-involved shooting at North Lauderdale strip mall04/16/2021 6:59 pmWSVN 7NewsNORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Authorities are investigating a shooting involving Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies at a strip mall in North Lauderdale that left one person dead. 7News cameras captured an active scene in the parking lot of the shopping …
  • PSC to Consider Utilities, Inc. of Florida Rate Request on Tuesday, April 2004/16/2021 6:56 pmFlorida Publis Service CommissionTALLAHASSEE — The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a Special Commission Conference on Tuesday, April 20, at 9:30 a.m. to consider Utilities, Inc. of Florida’s request to increase its water and wastewater rates. Due to the COVID-19 …
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