Tag Archives: Florida

DeSantis Rakes In Millions From Out-Of-State Donors

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political committee is almost $50 million ahead of his major Democratic rivals, and August only brought more big checks from around the country. While DeSantis is doing extremely well with small donations of $25 or less, taking in almost 13,000 such individual contributions, some of his biggest donors are from out of state, …

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Anti-Vax Florida Republican Staffer Dies Of Something

Forbes reports: On Tuesday, a Florida county Republican committee that had opposed measures to prevent Covid-19 informed the Federal Election Commission that the group may not be able to submit a filing because its bookkeeper died from the virus. “For several years we have been submitting the reports electronically, and for over a year we have done this with software …

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DeSantis Denies Hearing Wild Anti-Vax Claim Made By Man Standing Next To Him At Anti-Mandates Event

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday denied hearing a false comment that the COVID-19 vaccine changes human RNA, even though he was standing next to the person when he made it. “Honestly, I don’t even remember him saying that, so it’s not anything I’ve said,” DeSantis said in response to a reporter’s question about why he didn’t …

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Cultist FL Nurse Guilty Of Threat To Kill Kamala Harris

The Washington Post reports: Only a few weeks after President Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn into office, Niviane Petit Phelps recorded a video of herself. “Kamala Harris, you are going to die,” Phelps said into the camera, according to an affidavit. “Your days are numbered already.” Phelps said someone had paid her $53,000 to kill Harris, adding: “I’m …

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DeSantis Says Nothing After Anti-Vax City Employee Claims That “The Vaccine Changes Your RNA” [VIDEO]

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis said Florida will fine local governments $5,000 for each employee who is required to be vaccinated, threatening some cities and counties with millions of dollars in penalties for adopting strict vaccine “mandates.” In Gainesville, more than 200 employees, including police and firefighters, have sued the city. Some of those employees said Monday …

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“Columbine Plot” Florida Teens Face Judge [VIDEO]

Fort Myers’ CBS News affiliate reports: The two teens accused of plotting a school shooting in Lee County appeared in front of a judge Sunday morning after they were taken into custody on Saturday. Connor Pruett, 13, and Phillip Byrd, 14, will be held for 21 days in secure juvenile detention. Witnesses were questioned and a map of the school …

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DeSantis: Biden Is Having A “Hissy Fit” Over Vaccines

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis vows action on the state level to oppose recent COVID-19 vaccine mandates from President Joe Biden. Saying Biden was “acting outside of the Constitution,” DeSantis on Friday vowed he was “going to have the Legislature involved as well” to “fight back and offer protections.” DeSantis, speaking at a 9/11 observance event, framed his resistance …

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FL Middle Schoolers Charged In “Columbine-Like” Plot

ABC News reports: Two Florida middle schoolers with an apparent interest in the Columbine High School massacre were allegedly plotting to carry out a school shooting of their own until a teacher was tipped off about a possible concealed weapon, authorities said. The teacher at Harns Marsh Middle School in Lehigh Acres, near Fort Myers, alerted school administrators and a …

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DeSantis Wins Appeal On Mask Mandates In FL Schools

The Miami Herald reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration won approval on Friday to put a hold on a Leon County judge’s ruling that said the state could not enforce a ban on strict mask mandates in schools. The 1st District Court of Appeal agreed to a state request to reinstate a stay on Judge John Cooper’s ruling amid …

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FL Only State To Decline Food Aid For Poor Children

Florida Politics reports: Florida Democrats are piling on Gov. Ron DeSantis with demands he reverse his “appalling” decision not to reenlist the state in a pandemic-era program to bring federal food aid to 2.1 million children from low-income homes. Through his inaction, they said, DeSantis is blocking Florida’s neediest families from getting about $820 million in child food aid, which …

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Court Blocks Florida’s “Run Over Protesters” Law

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Florida judge has blocked enforcement of Florida Gov. DeSantis’ controversial “anti-riot bill,” calling it unconstitutionally vague and potentially “a trap for the innocent.” A federal lawsuit challenging the controversial law signed by Gov. DeSantis was filed back in May, a month after he signed HB1 into law. The lawsuit, filed by multiple civil rights …

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Three Charged In Identity Thefts Of Surfside Victims

Reuters reports: A man and two women were arrested and charged with stealing the identities of seven victims of the Surfside condominium collapse near Miami Beach this summer and attempting to obtain credit cards in their names, a Florida prosecutor said on Wednesday. Betsy Alejandra Cacho-Medina, 30, Kimberly Michelle Johnson, 34, and Rodney Choute, 38, face multiple counts of identity …

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DeSantis Loses Again On Face Masks In Public Schools

Click Orlando reports: A judge on Wednesday again ruled against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ mask policy for students, setting aside a stay to his initial ruling and allowing school districts to enact mask mandates as the case moves forward on appeal. Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper ruled last month that DeSantis did not have the authority to stop …

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Ron DeSantis: “Other States Are Copying Us” On COVID

Newsweek reports: Florida governor Ron DeSantis has dismissed speculation of a presidential run, although a recent poll has shown that in any case, he would be comfortably beaten in a hypothetical face-off with President Joe Biden in 2024. During a press conference to promote the opening of a monoclonal antibody treatment center in St Cloud, Osceola County, DeSantis tried to …

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Woman Made Bomb Threat After Missing FLL Flight, Her Luggage Was Aboard, Passengers Evacuated [VIDEO]

From the Broward County Sheriff’s Office: A Chicago woman was arrested after making a false bomb threat at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). According to Broward Sheriff’s Office Threat Management Unit detectives at around 8:45 p.m., Monday, Sept. 6, BSO deputies responded to a bomb threat in Terminal 3 at FLL located at 200 Terminal Drive in Fort Lauderdale. On …

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QAnon Anti-Vax FL Pastor Hospitalized For Something

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports: Volusia County Councilman Fred Lowry is hospitalized with COVID-19, County Chair Jeff Brower announced Tuesday. “He is in the hospital wrestling with COVID-19. It’s been about three weeks now,” Brower said as Tuesday’s council meeting kicked off with Lowry’s chair empty for the second week. He attracted controversy this summer for promoting conspiracy theories, including …

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Florida Stops Reporting COVID Deaths By County

The Palm Beach Post reports: For those wanting to know how many people are dying every day in their own communities – good luck. The state of Florida won’t say. Nor will most local public health officials. At least one county acknowledged it doesn’t know. Federal websites show either incomplete or inconsistent data for Florida’s counties. We know that Florida …

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Miami Paper Roasts “Selfish” DeSantis After He Claims Vaccine Refusers “Don’t Impact Me Or Anybody Else”

From the editorial board of the Miami Herald: Getting the COVID vaccine is not a “personal choice.” It never was, really, but the onslaught of cases fueled by the delta variant has removed any doubt. And yet that’s not what Florida’s governor would have you believe. On Friday, Gov. DeSantis actually uttered these incredible — and incorrect — words about …

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Orlando Paper: Water Purification Issue Grows “Dire”

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Orlando’s utility is barely able to get enough liquid oxygen needed to purify the city’s drinking water even as other urgent worries are peaking. “We are definitely not out of the woods,” said Tim Trudell, Orlando Utilities Commission spokesman. “This could quickly turn,” said Wade Gillingham, OUC’s vice president for production of electricity and water. Wade …

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DeSantis To Consider Copying Texas Anti-Abortion Law

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Thursday that he is going to consider following in the steps of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to implement anti-abortion laws. Abbott’s new controversial law prohibits abortions when the fetal heartbeat can be detected. During a news conference to address early COVID treatment, DeSantis said he is pro-life and welcomes anti-abortion …

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