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 office was being asked about a New York investigation of alleged fraud at Trump University.
FLORIDA CITY SAYS ‘GAME OVER’ TO INFLATABLE SUPER MARIO
Scott Fisher owns a video game store in the city of Orange Park, a suburb of Jacksonville. He says the city is acting like the Super Mario Bros. game villain Bowser. Fisher filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday arguing that the town’s ban violates his free speech. Lawyers with the conservative law organization Institute for Justice are representing Fisher.
REPORT: MURDER SUSPECT WAS UPSET PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND SMOKED
Markeith Loyd faces multiple charges including first-degree murder. Documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel say 41-year-old Loyd thought 24-year-old Sade Dixon was cheating on him. He was also upset that she was smoking while pregnant when he confronted her Dec. 13. Loyd evaded police until Jan. 9 when authorities say he shot 42-year-old Lt. Debra Clayton outside a Wal-Mart store.
DEAD GATOR IN FLORIDA DORM ROOM MEANS WARNING FOR STUDENTS
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission sent an officer to the college after getting a call from school police about the alligator. School spokesman Brian Norris says the students claimed to have found the reptile dead on the side of the road. Wildlife officers took possession of the carcass and confirmed it had been road kill.
1 DEAD, 5 RESCUED WHEN BOAT SINKS OFF FLORIDA COAST
In a news release, Coast Guard officials say they were contacted Wednesday night after the boat started taking on water off of Fort Lauderdale. Crews from the Coast Guard, the Broward Sheriff’s Office and a towing company arrived at the scene along with two boats owned by good Samaritans. All six men were pulled from the water.