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Bridge may become a gift that keeps on taking

Bridge may become a gift that keeps on taking

Okay, we couldn’t agree on an offer to buy the Garcon Point Bridge, so perhaps we should give it back. “Maybe we could just walk away,” State Rep. Jayer Williamson told the Navarre Press after neither the Florida House nor Senate could pass legislation aimed at a state purchase of the bridge during the recently […]

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 March 24

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 24

HOUSE PASSES BILL THAT GIVES TERRORISM VICTIMS RIGHT TO SUE The House unanimously approved the measure (HB 65) on Thursday. It would allow victims of terrorist attacks, such as the Orlando Nightclub massacre, to recover damages of at least $1,000 and attorney’s fees. Current law only allows victims of specific criminal activity to do so, […]

Broxson wins mud fight for state Senate

Broxson wins mud fight for state Senate

Emerging from a campaign that brought out the worst in both candidates and some supporters, Doug Broxson defeated Republican Mike Hill for the northwest Florida state Senate seat by about 3,600 votes, winning 57.59 percent of those cast. Although neither Broxson nor his campaign returned a reporter’s phone calls Tuesday night, Hill said, “I’m disappointed […]