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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP OPENS DOOR TO POTENTIAL MEETING WITH PUTIN It would be the first time the Russian leader has been at the White House in more than a decade and come at a time of rising tensions between the two global powers. 2. WALL STREET GIVES BACK GAINS Stocks tumble after China raises import duties […]

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 March 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 21

DEPUTY FATALLY SHOOTS ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT IN FLORIDA Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey told reporters the shooting happened around 8 p.m. Sunday when deputies spotted the suspect a short distance from the site of the attempted robbery in Cape Canaveral. Ivey says the man “turned on our deputies with a firearm” and was fatally shot. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 14

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 14

FEDS GIVE $8 MILLION FOR PULSE NIGHTCLUB MASSACRE COSTS The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that it was giving the money to the State of Florida to pay for grief counseling and reimburse the costs of running an assistance center after the massacre. Gunman Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack […]

Local children demand protection for sea turtles

Local children demand protection for sea turtles

On June 16, World Turtle Day, thousands of letters bound in dozens of four- inch thick binders were hand delivered to President Barack Obama and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker demanding legislation to protect endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. And they were all written by children. Among the many handwritten pleas and […]

Governor to Obama: Fund Zika fight now

Governor to Obama:  Fund Zika fight now

In late January, the first concerns about the Zika virus began to surface in the state of Florida.  By February, the first alert was issued and Santa Rosa County had reported its first and, to date, only case of the mosquito-borne illness which was travel-related.  On Feb. 2, the Florida Department of Health in Santa […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 2

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 2

EX-FLORIDA COP CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER, ATTEMPTED MURDER IN SHOOTING OF ARMED BLACK MUSICIAN Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg said at a news conference Wednesday that Officer Nouman Raja has been charged in the Oct. 18 death of Corey Jones. Aronberg says a grand jury found Raja’s use of force was unjustified. 3 MORE […]