FLORIDA GOVERNOR THREATENS PORTS THAT DO BUSINESS WITH CUBA
Scott said Thursday via Twitter that he will propose a budget that restricts state money for ports that trade with the communist island. He said he was disappointed some Florida ports would enter into agreements with Cuba. The threat came after news reports of the first legal import from Cuba in more than 50 years arriving at a Fort Lauderdale port, and that Cuban port officials plan to meet with Palm Beach County port officials.
MIAMI-DADE UNCERTAIN AFTER TRUMP GOES AFTER SANCTUARY CITIES
Officials say they don’t know yet whether it will be deprived of federal funds under a new order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump that seeks to crack down on illegal immigration. Last year, a Department of Justice report listed Miami-Dade as one of the communities that refused to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
FORMER BETHUNE-COOKMAN PLAYER NOT GUILTY IN SHOOTING THAT INJURED 3
Jurors acquitted Ladell Pleasure Wednesday. He was charged with discharging a firearm on school property and principal to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Pleasure says he plans to go back to school, though not at Bethune-Cookman. He still plans to pursue a career in the National Football League.
FLORIDA SENATE MOVING AHEAD WITH MAJOR GAMBLING EXPANSION
A Senate panel on Wednesday approved a measure that would legalize fantasy sports and allow the Seminole Tribe of Florida to offer craps and roulette at its casinos. It would also expand slot machines across the state. State senators barely debated the bill (SB 8) sponsored by Sen. Bill Galvano.
SHERIFF: FLORIDA WOMAN FATALLY STABS SON, WOUNDS DAUGHTER
Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan says two younger children — ages 4 and 5 — witnessed the incident, which happened Tuesday morning. The children are being cared for by other family members. Morgan says investigators are treating the death as a domestic violence incident. But so far no motive has been found.