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Opioid abuse declared state emergency

Opioid abuse declared state emergency

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declaration that opioid abuse has become a national epidemic, Gov. Rick Scott declared a Public Health Emergency in Florida Wednesday. The declaration opens up $27 million in federal funds for the state to use in prevention, treatment and recovery services News Service of Florida reports. “I know firsthand how heartbreaking substance […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 17

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 17

FLORIDA PASTOR AMONG 22 ARRESTED IN UNDERCOVER SEX STING Authorities say David Donald Hoppenjan was arrested during “Operation Undertow,” which took place earlier this month. Pensacola police said during a news conference about the multi-agency sting that undercover agents posed as teenagers on websites and the suspects attempted to meet the “teens” for sex. The […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 7

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 7

MAN WHO AUTHORITIES SAY FAKED DEATH PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD Jose Lantigua faces up to 50 years in prison, but prosecutors have agreed to seek less. Lantigua agreed to forfeit money or valuables to help satisfy court judgments totaling about $2.8 million. PLANES WILL SPRAY PESTICIDES OVER SOUTH BEACH TO FIGHT ZIKA In a statement […]

Mosquito-borne Zika poses travel fears for Miami

Mosquito-borne Zika poses travel fears for Miami

Following reports of 16 non-travel-related transmissions of the Zika virus in the last two weeks in Miami-Dade County Fla., the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel advisory for pregnant women and their partners not to travel to Miami. This is the first time in history the CDC has advised against […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 5

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 5

WIFE OF FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR KILLED IN LONDON KNIFE RAMPAGE A Somali-Norwegian teenager went on a knife rampage through London’s Russell Square, a hub for students and tourists, fatally stabbing an American woman from Florida and wounding five other people. Authorities identified the dead woman as 64-year-old Darlene Horton, wife of a Florida State […]