Tag Archives: Florida

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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FLORIDA: Man Arrested In Walmart Terror Threat Called Himself “White Nationalist And Registered Republican”

The Orlando Sentinel reports: FBI agents waited more than an hour at the Winter Park home of Richard Dean Clayton’s parents before the 26-year-old entered unannounced through the back door. The agents said Clayton, who had threatened to shoot up a Walmart, was “manic” — erratic, paranoid and profane. Clayton was arrested after agents with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task …

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Hurricane Dorian Slowly Leaves Bahamas As Category 2

CBS News reports: Hurricane Dorian started to move northward toward the U.S. Tuesday morning after stalling over the Bahamas and causing widespread devastation. Millions of people in Florida and the Southeast were anxiously watching the storm, a powerful and menacing threat sitting miles off the Florida coast. Dorian was a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph …

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Millions Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders [VIDEO]

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Despite the favorable movement of the cone of uncertainty, which shows the likely course of the hurricane’s center, forecasters warned against Floridians concluding that they had escaped the worst. “Although the center of Dorian is forecast to move near, but parallel to, the Florida east coast, only a small deviation of the track toward the …

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1100+ Flights Canceled, Airports Close Ahead Of Dorian

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Palm Beach International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will close today as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida. The state has suspended tolls on major highways in advance of the storm, under orders from Gov. Ron DeSantis. Tolls have been suspended on Florida’s Turnpike, Alligator Alley, the Sawgrass Expressway, the SR 528 Beachline Expressway, SR 417 …

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Dorian Stalls Over The Bahamas, US Evacuations Begin

The New York Times reports: As Hurricane Dorian struck the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said that the maximum sustained winds around the eye of the “extremely dangerous” storm had reached 185 miles an hour, making it a “catastrophic” storm with “devastating winds.” Early Monday, after the eye of the storm had reached Grand Bahama Island, the …

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FLORIDA: Christians Rebuke Dorian In Name Of Jesus

Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Using the power of prayer, a congregation gathered at the Jacksonville Beach Pier to keep Dorian away from Jacksonville, and tell the storm to “calm down.” “We’re coming out here as group of believers like we did 2 years ago for Hurricane Irma,” Mary Paker said. “We came and got in a circle and prayed …

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