5 things to know in Florida

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 28

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 28

FLORIDA HOUSE POISED TO BAN ‘SANCTUARY CITY’ POLICIES ACROSS FLORIDA The bill debated Thursday on the full floor intends to force local officials into complying with federal authorities and threatens those who refuse to do so with hefty penalties and a potential oust from office. Florida would be able to withhold state funding from local […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 27

RUSSIAN WITH HIV SEEKING US ASYLUM IS DETAINED IN FLORIDA Denis Davydov has been held in an immigration detention facility in Miami for more than a month after a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Customs officers clearing passengers out of St. Thomas took the 30-year-old man into custody on suspicion he overstayed his visa, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 26

OWNER OF GAY NIGHTCLUB HIT BY MASS SHOOTING PLANS MEMORIAL Barbara Poma owns the Orlando-based Pulse club. She said Tuesday in a statement that she will announce details for a memorial next week. In the months after the massacre, the city of Orlando proposed buying the club for $2.25 million so it could be turned […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 25

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 25

FLORIDA ADDS PRIZES TO BOOST PYTHON REMOVALS IN EVERGLADES Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials announced Monday new incentives to report and remove the giant constrictors blamed for decimating populations of native animals. Under the Python Pickup Program , anyone submitting the location and a photograph of a python removal on certain state-managed lands […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 20

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 20

FLORIDA STATE SENATOR PUBLICLY APOLOGIZES FOR RACIAL SLURS, INSULTS Florida state senator apologized Wednesday for using a racial slur and vulgar insults during a private, after-hours conversation with two African-American colleagues, but black lawmakers say that wasn’t enough and called for his removal. Republican Sen. Frank Artiles gave the three-minute apology on the Senate floor […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 19

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 19

LIFE IN PRISON FOR CONVICTED FLORIDA KEYS BOMB PLOTTER A judge has imposed a life prison sentence on a man convicted of plotting to set off a backpack bomb on a Florida Keys beach in solidarity with the Islamic State extremist group. The sentence came Tuesday in Key West federal court in the case of […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 18

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 18

IN SOUTH FLORIDA, GREEN IGUANAS SPREAD INTO SUBURBAN SCOURGE Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them not as exotic invaders, but as reptilian squirrels. Native to Central and South America, green iguanas that escaped or were dumped as pets have been breeding […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 13

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 13

OFFICER CHARGED WITH SHOOTING AUTISTIC MAN’S CARETAKER A news release from the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office says North Miami Police Officer Jonathan Aledda was charged Wednesday with attempted manslaughter and misdemeanor culpable negligence. Authorities say Aledda shot Charles Kinsey in the leg July 18 as he lay in the street next to his adult client, […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 11

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 11

SHERIFF: DEPUTY HEARS SCREAMS, SHOOTS MAN STABBING A WOMAN Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a news conference Monday that the deputy responded to the screams as the woman was being stabbed at a home in Orlando. He says that when the man failed to obey the deputy’s command to drop his knife, the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 7

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 7

NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE FOUND FOR BONDI, TRUMP BRIBERY COMPLAINT Fort Myers-area State Attorney Stephen Russell presented Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday with the results of an investigation. The complaint stemmed from scrutiny last year over a $25,000 campaign contribution Bondi received from Trump in 2013. Bondi asked for the donation about the same time her […]

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