Tag Archives: Florida

GOP House Candidate: Puerto Rican Evacuees Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Register To Vote In Florida [VIDEO]

Politico reports: A Florida congressional candidate is under fire for saying that he didn’t believe hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico should be allowed to register to vote in the Sunshine State, a comment that some fellow Republicans denounced as complicating GOP efforts to reach out to a growing segment of voters. Amid the blowback at his remarks, political newcomer John ...

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Florida Town Apologizes For Zombie Alert During Power Outage: We Currently Have No Zombie Activity

The Palm Beach Post reports: A city power outage alert in Lake Worth on Sunday caused concern in residents for its mention of zombies. That’s correct. Zombies. Lake Worth Live, a community Facebook page, said an update from the city indicated the message was unintended. “We are looking into reports that the system mentioned zombies,” said Ben Kerr, the city’s ...

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FLORIDA: Grocery Chain Faces Boycott After Donating $670,000 To Pro-NRA GOP Gubernatorial Candidate

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Publix has been Florida’s favorite grocery chain for decades — but some shoppers are turning their backs on the store after learning it donated more than half a million dollars to gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam. A handful of state advocacy groups have gone to social media — Twitter in particular — urging shoppers to “#BoycottPublix” ...

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MIAMI: Man Wounded By Police After Ranting About Trump And Firing Gun In Lobby Of Trump Doral Resort

The Washington Post reports: A man who was allegedly “actively shooting” in the lobby of Trump National Doral Miami in Doral, Fla., and “yelling” about President Trump was shot and wounded by police early Friday morning, authorities said. Both Miami-Dade Police and Doral Police responded to reports of shots fired at the hotel, Doral Police Chief Hernan Organvidez said during ...

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Giuliani Goes House Hunting For Post-Divorce Place Near Trump: “I Could Be A Commercial For Palm Beach”

Politico reports: Rudy Giuliani says he’s looking for a new Palm Beach home as his two condos are up in the air per the divorce from his third wife, Judith Nathan. ”If you hear of a nice home on a golf course let me know,” Giuliani said. “My boss doesn’t have homes on his golf courses.” He said he likes ...

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MIAMI BEACH: Hate Crime Charges For Gay Bashers

The Miami Herald reports: The four young men accused of attacking a gay couple on South Beach face stiffer penalties after prosecutors charged them Thursday under Florida’s hate-crime enhancement law. The group was charged with aggravated battery committed with prejudice, which means each could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the attack that took place during ...

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ORLANDO: Interim Pulse Memorial Opens [VIDEO]

The Orlando Sentinel reports: The onePULSE Foundation is unveiling the Orlando nightclub’s “interim” memorial today, designed to be a temporary tribute to the victims and survivors of the 2016 mass shooting. During a dedication ceremony this morning, Pulse nightclub owner and onePULSE Foundation founder Barbara Poma thanked local companies that contributed to the project. She also praised the survivors and ...

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George Zimmerman Charged With Aggravated Stalking

Law & Crime reports: George Zimmerman, the notorious Floridian who first made headlines when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, then acquitted a year later, is facing criminal charges once again. This time, Zimmerman has been charged by prosecutors in Seminole County on one count of aggravated stalking for allegedly sending threatening messages to a private investigator, according ...

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FLORIDA: Rick Scott Backs Puerto Rico Statehood In Senate Ploy To Appeal To Voters Displaced By Hurricane

The Associated Press reports: Florida’s Republican governor says he supports making Puerto Rico the nation’s 51st state. Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday said the United States should “respect the will of the people of Puerto Rico.” The U.S. territory held a referendum last year where more than a half a million voters backed statehood. The U.S. Congress has to approve ...

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White Supremacist Leader Arrested For Falsely Telling Feds He Trained Parkland Terrorist Nikolas Cruz

The SPLC’s HateWatch report: It started out as a gag on alt-right and racist websites: The idea that someone should claim credit for Nikolas Cruz after he was charged with killing 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Republic of Florida leader Jordan Jereb took the joke into the real world, telling news outlets that he trained Cruz ...

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Hero Parkland Survivor Sues For Negligence [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed News reports: About two weeks after he was released from the hospital, 15-year-old Anthony Borges, who was shot protecting his classmates, became the first Parkland victim to file a lawsuit against an array of parties for negligence. Borges was shot five times, three times in the leg and twice in the torso, barricading the door of his classroom, where ...

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Parkland Teacher Arrested For Leaving Loaded Gun In Public Restroom Where Drunk Man Found And Fired It

The Miami Herald reports: Not the most normal sight: a gun left in the bathroom stall. But that’s exactly what went down on Sunday in a men’s room at the Deerfield Beach Pier. The circumstances of how the Glock 9mm got there are unusual. According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the weapon was left by Sean Simpson. If his name ...

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MIAMI BEACH: Assault Suspects Charged With Felony Battery, Released On Bail, Hate Crime Charges Pending

Miami’s ABC affiliate reports: Four men have been released on bond after being arrested and accused of beating a gay couple. The four men — who police identified as 20-year-old Luis Alonso, 21-year-old Adonis Diaz, 21-year-old Juan C. Lopez and 21-year-old Pablo Reinaldo Romo — bonded out of jail on Wednesday. According to a Miami Beach Police spokesperson, all four ...

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FLORIDA: 41st GOP US House Rep Hits The Exit

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, told his staff this morning he is retiring. “Eight years takes its time on you. … There’s got to be an exit strategy at some point,” Ross said in an interview, noting he planned on serving 10 years, or five terms. “My wife and I decided this is a good time.” ...

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MIAMI BEACH: Hate Crime Suspects Surrender To Police

The Miami Herald reports: Four men turned themselves in to Miami Beach police on Tuesday afternoon in the case of a gay couple brutally attacked after the city’s gay pride parade. The men surrendered through an attorney and will likely face felony charges, the Miami Beach Police Department said in a statement. The attack occurred Sunday evening around 7:40 p.m. ...

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MIAMI BEACH: Police Seek Four Men In Hate Crime Assault On Gay Couple After Pride Parade [VIDEO]

The Miami Herald reports: Two victims were attacked by four young men in Miami Beach after the city’s Gay Pride Parade Sunday in what police think may have been a hate crime. In video footage of the incident, four young men — one wearing a Florida International University T-shirt — are seen walking up to a bathroom area on Ocean ...

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FLORIDA: Rick Scott Announces US Senate Bid

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Gov. Rick Scott confirmed Monday morning he’s running for U.S. Senate, making the announcement in Orlando before heading out on a campaign kick-off tour of the state. He’ll challenge incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in what will be one of the most expensive and hotly contested races in 2018. “You’re the first to know I’m going to ...

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Megachurch Pastor Claims Jesus Materialized In His Home Wearing A “White Garment” And Had A Chat

The Christian Post reports: Stovall Weems, senior pastor of the 12,000-member Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida, told his congregation Sunday that he met Jesus Christ in his home on Good Friday and was surprised by His personality. “I want to talk to you about the experience I had Friday night where I met and I saw our risen Savior,” Weems ...

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FLORIDA: Trump Golf Course Entrance Vandalized

ABC News reports: The entrance to Trump International Golf Club, the president’s course du jour while at the so-called Winter White House in Mar-a-Lago, had new decoration on Saturday evening in the form of red paint splattered all over one of the entrance signs. The red paint was tossed haphazardly on the left entrance with a can of paint visible ...

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Florida Gov Signs Bill For All-Year Daylight Saving Time

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill that would give Florida Daylight Saving Time year round. It was one of 74 bills Scott signed into law on Friday but the “Sunshine Protection Act” won’t take effect unless Congress also changes federal law. If that happens, Florida would join Hawaii and most of Arizona. ...

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