Tag Archives: Florida

Pilot Charged For Pro-Trump Racist Graffiti At Airport

NBC News reports: A pilot allegedly scrawled racist messages and graffiti that appeared to support President Donald Trump around a Florida airport, authorities said. James Ellis Dees, 53, has been charged with nine counts of criminal mischief for allegedly writing racial slurs about African Americans and Hispanics, including the phrase “Send them ALL Back,” in restroom stalls and parking elevators …

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GOP Florida Rep Accuses Matt Gaetz Of Creating Game In Which Lawmakers Got Points For Bedding Interns

Mediaite reports: Florida state representative Chris Latvala accused Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) of creating a game “where members of the FL House got ‘points’ for sleeping with aides, interns, lobbyists, and married legislators,” Tuesday. After Gaetz called out Latvala for posting a photograph with Al Sharpton on Twitter, Latvala replied, “And you created a game where members of the FL …

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FLORIDA: Trump And Biden Essentially Tied In New Poll

The Hill reports: A new poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden with a small lead over President Trump in Florida, a battleground state Trump narrowly won in 2016. A Mason-Dixon survey released Tuesday finds Biden with a 2 point advantage over Trump’s 45 percent. The poll has a 4 point margin of error. Trump leads the other three top …

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Florida County Mulls Name Change For Dixie Highway

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports: A movement to rename Dixie Highway — for some a painful reminder of a tragic, racist past — might be gaining steam in Broward County. The argument is being made by one of Broward County’s youngest elected officials after she heard of a similar effort in Miami-Dade. The name Dixie harkens back to an era …

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Russian Spy Ship Moving “Erratically” Off US Coast

CNN reports: A Russian spy-ship has returned to international waters off the southeastern coast of the United States and is operating in what two US officials told CNN is an “unsafe manner.” The Viktor Leonov, a Russian surveillance ship, has been sailing off the coast of South Carolina and Florida in the last few days, one official told CNN. The …

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DEVINESQUE: Mike Huckabee Seeks To Have Lawyer Sanctioned For Tweeting Mean Things About Him

The Pensacola News-Journal reports: For those not from these parts, about a decade ago, the former Arkansas governor and “Christian minister” packed up his carpet bags and moved into a $6 million beach house roughly 60 miles east of Pensacola. You know, because a $6 million dollar beach house is exactly where Jesus would have chosen to chill with his …

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Navy Base Shooter Named As Saudi Military Trainee

Reuters reports: The suspected shooter involved in a deadly incident on Friday at a major U.S. Navy base in Florida was believed to be a Saudi national in the United States for training, two U.S. defense officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Four people including the shooter were killed in the episode at Naval Air Station Pensacola, the Navy …

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FLORIDA: Mass Shooting At US Naval Air Station

ABC News reports: The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office confirms that an active shooter is dead following an incident as NAS Pensacola. Authorities say the shooter was shot and killed by deputies at the base. The sheriff’s office confirms there are multiple injuries being reported and that the area is currently being cleared. Baptist Hospital confirms that five currently patients are …

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GOP House Candidate Calls For Hanging Omar, Others

The Tampa Bay Times reports: A fundraising letter sent last week by the campaign of George Buck, a Republican running for Congress in St. Petersburg, suggested a member of the House of Representatives and other Democrats should be executed. The lengthy email dated Nov. 26 repeated an unsupported accusation that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born Democrat representing Minnesota, secretly …

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Father Charged With Abandoning “Gay” Child Outside Closed Police Station For Them To Find Him New Family

Tampa’s ABC News affiliate reports: A father who police say left his juvenile son on the side of the road because he suspects his son is gay is due in court Tuesday. The incident occurred Sunday, Haines City Police say in an affidavit. The boy, whose age was redacted, was dropped off in front of the closed police department with …

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Jury Orders Big Tobacco To Pay $157M To Gay Man After Husband Dies From Smoking-Related Cancer [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A Florida jury has awarded a gay man more than $157 million in a wrongful death lawsuit after his husband died from lung cancer caused by smoking cigarettes, in what an attorney said is the first such case involving a same-sex married couple. Edward Caprio was diagnosed in 1996 with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It would be …

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Woman Who Threw Drink On Matt Gaetz Gets 15 Days

The Pensacola Daily News reports: Amanda Kondrat’yev, the woman who threw a red slushie drink on U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz at a campaign event in June, was sentenced Monday to 15 days in prison for assaulting a U.S. congressman. The 35-year-old wife and mother of two, who briefly ran against Gaetz as a Democratic challenger in the 2016 election, will …

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Trump Tax Break Went To Donor’s Superyacht Marina

ProPublica reports: The Rybovich superyacht marina lies on the West Palm Beach, Florida, waterfront, a short drive north from Mar-a-Lago. Superyachts, floating mansions that can stretch more than 300 feet and cost over $100 million, are serviced at the marina, and their owners enjoy Rybovich’s luxury resort amenities. Its Instagram account offers a glimpse into the rarefied world of the …

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FLORIDA: Pastor Arrested For Striking Teen In Her Face With “Christian Affiliation Badge” In Road Rage Incident

Tampa’s ABC affiliate reports: The Pasco Sheriff’s Office arrested a 61-year-old man accused of hitting a 16-year-old girl in the forehead with his Christian affiliation badge for driving too close to him on the road. According to the sheriff’s office, Stephen Grosso was upset the teenager was driving too close to his car, so while the teenager stopped for a …

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FLORIDA: County Officials Refuse Library’s Request For NYT Subscription On Grounds Of “Fake News” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The librarians of Citrus County, Fla., had what seemed like a modest wish: A digital subscription to the New York Times. For about $2,700 annually, they reasoned, they could offer their roughly 70,000 patrons an easy way to research and catch up on the news. But when their request came before the Citrus County commission last …

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Cuomo On Trump’s Move To Florida: “Good Riddance”

NBC News reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn’t mince words when he learned Thursday that President Donald Trump had filed paperwork to change his permanent residence from New York City to Palm Beach, Florida. “Good riddance. It’s not like Mr. Trump paid taxes here anyway,” Cuomo said in statement. “He’s all yours, Florida.” Trump, who was born and has …

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Trump Changes Official Residency To State Of Florida

The New York Times reports: In late September, Mr. Trump changed his primary residence from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Fla., according to documents filed with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court. Melania Trump, the first lady, also changed her residence to Palm Beach in an identical document.Each of the Trumps filed a “declaration of domicile” saying that the Mar-a-Lago Club, …

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FLORIDA: Warren And Biden Lead Trump In New Poll

UNF Polling reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), two of the leading candidates in the presidential primary, would both carry the state of Florida against President Trump or Vice President Pence in a general election, according to a new poll. Biden beats Trump by 5 percentage points, with 48 percent of Florida voters saying they …

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JACKSONVILLE: Trans Woman Beaten, Dragged Behind Vehicle, Police Say Video Too “Horrendous” To Release

Jacksonville’s ABC News affiliate reports: Police are investigating a brutal crime early Friday morning in Northwest Jacksonville: A person was severely beaten and then tied to the bumper of a minivan and dragged for two blocks before the rope was cut and the victim was left lying in the street. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the person, who may have …

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College Turns Bullied Kid’s Design Into Official Shirt

ABC News reports: A Florida boy who was bullied and laughed at for his homemade T-shirt representing the University of Tennessee Volunteers at his elementary school’s college colors day has not only had his design made official by the university – but the demand for the product is so high that it crashed the school’s website. It all started when …

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