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August 02, 2019 - 3:43 pm
By MARCUS LIM Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Officials have declared a public health emergency over the rising number of hepatitis A cases in Florida, the latest part of the country dealing with outbreaks of the liver disease. Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees declared an emergency Thursday to...
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August 02, 2019 - 11:24 am
Sunstar paramedics were denied service at a McDonald's in Madeira Beach, FL after an employee told them they "don't accept officers in here." One of the paramedics, Anthony Quinn, explained they were not officers, to which the employee replied that the restaurant didn't accept "anyone with a badge...
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July 23, 2019 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest outside Democratic group will spend as much as $450,000 per week on an ad campaign aimed at weakening President Donald Trump in battleground states. Priorities USA Chairman Guy Cecil says the first batch of online ads went live Tuesday. They are targeting Pennsylvania...
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July 22, 2019 - 11:20 am
A Florida Democrat who withdrew from candidacy for a State House seat in January has admitted that she lied about treating vicitims of the Pulse shooting as a doctor, according to Florida Politics. "I lied," Elizabeth McCarthy said, Florida Politics reported . "It is a false statement." 50-year-old...
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July 19, 2019 - 12:55 pm
By CURT ANDERSON and ALI SWENSON Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff launched an investigation Friday into whether his department properly monitored the wealthy financer Jeffrey Epstein while he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from underage girls. The inquiry will...
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July 17, 2019 - 4:06 pm
Authorities say a Florida man held a man sleeping with his wife at gunpoint and cut off his penis before running away with it. Alex Bonilla, 49, was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault. The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Bonilla broke into the man's house...
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July 15, 2019 - 1:47 pm
A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to 70 years in prison for recording a series of sickening videos showing him raping his one-year-old daughter then posting them online, according to the New York Post . 31-year-old James Lockhart, a former paramedic, made the videos over a period of time from...
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July 09, 2019 - 11:10 am
A high school principal in Boca Raton, Florida has been removed from office after refusing to say the Holocaust was a real historical event, according to a report from the Sun Sentinel . William Latson, principal at Spanish River High School, told a parent in an email he needed to remain "...
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July 03, 2019 - 10:17 am
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) took a visit to Homestead detention facility Tuesday and made waves on social media by saying that people who make fun of members of Congress online should be shut down and prosecuted. Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL) says that people who are “making fun of...
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June 21, 2019 - 9:58 am
MLB's Tampa Bay Rays have received permission from the league to pursue playing home games in both Tampa Bay and Montreal. This coming on the heels of numerous failed attempts by the franchise to build an new stadium in the Tampa Bay area. Under this proposed plan, the Rays would play early season...
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