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  • Arrest report: 9-year-old dead after cousin allegedly sat on her as form of discipline

    10/17/2017 2:32:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    WEAR TV-3, Pensacola ^ | 10/16/2017 | Staff
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — Three family members in Pensacola are facing charges in the death of a 9-year-old girl. Veronica Posey is charged with second degree murder and cruelty towards a child. Grace Smith is charged with cruelty towards a child and child neglect for not reporting the abuse. James Smith is also charged with child neglect. Families who live in the neighborhood where the incident happened said they had no clue anything was out of the ordinary in the Smith's home until deputies showed up Saturday afternoon. "Mr. and Mrs. Smith loved those kids and took care of them...
  • Jacksonville Jaguars apologize to military for kneeling in London

    10/17/2017 12:03:26 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 55 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/17/17 | associated press
    The Jacksonville Jaguars have apologized to local military leaders for demonstrating during the national anthem in London last month. Jaguars President Mark Lamping sent a letter to the director of military affairs and veterans in Jacksonville saying the team was ”remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has had on the men and women who have or continue to serve our country.”
  • Jaguars apologize to local military for anthem demonstration

    10/17/2017 1:15:50 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    MSN News ^ | 10/17/2017 | MARK LONG
    The Jacksonville Jaguars have apologized to military leaders for demonstrating during the national anthem in London last month. Jaguars President Mark Lamping sent a letter to the director of military affairs and veterans in Jacksonville saying the team was ''remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has had on the men and women who have or continue to serve out country.'' The letter was forwarded to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Monday and available via his public email.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 17,2017

    10/17/2017 9:00:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Man arrested after cops mistook doughnut glaze for meth [tr]

    10/16/2017 7:15:22 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 56 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 12, 2017 | David HarrisDavid Harris
    Man arrested after cops mistook doughnut glaze for meth gets $37,500 from Orlando TThe City of Orlando paid $37,500 to a man to settle a lawsuit after police officers arrested him for what they thought was meth but was actually tiny flakes of glaze from a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Daniel Rushing sued the city after a field test incorrectly showed he had drugs and he was arrested and taken to jail.
  • Former fan flies banner protesting NFL protests over Jags game

    10/16/2017 6:26:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    WTVT ^ | 10/16/17
    A former Jacksonville Jaguars fan wants everyone to know how he feels about the NFL’s recent anthem protests. Terry Smiley hired a plane to fly a banner reading "Be American. Boycott the Jags and the NFL," over Everbank Field.  The banner was in the air for nearly two hours during Sunday’s game.Smiley says he's fed up with the players, and the league.“Do you believe in your country?” he asked. “Do you believe in the Star Spangled Banner?  If you don't stand up for it now, you won't have it in the future."A recent FOX News poll found 55 percent of voters...
  • Florida gov. declares state of emergency ahead of Richard Spencer speech

    10/16/2017 4:11:35 PM PDT · by Hadean · 63 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 16, 2017 | Danielle Haynes
    Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency ahead of a planned appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer at University of Florida. Scott made the designation for Alachua County, where the school is located, upon request by Sheriff Sadie Darnell. Spencer, designated a white nationalist by the Southern Poverty Law Center and head of the white nationalist think tank National Policy Institute, was scheduled to speak Thursday in Gainesville. "We live in a country where everyone has the right to voice their opinion, however, we have zero tolerance for violence and public safety...
  • Sen. Nelson wants Puerto Ricans newly arrived in Florida to register to vote

    10/16/2017 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Hadean · 32 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Oct. 15, 2017 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    SAN JUAN -- Sen. Bill Nelson doesn’t know how many Puerto Ricans have made their way to Florida since Hurricane Maria ravaged the Caribbean island on Sept. 20. And he doesn’t know how many plan to stay on the mainland as their home slowly recovers. But if they plan to stick around the Sunshine State, the Florida Democrat wants them to go to the polls in 2018, when he’s up for reelection. “If they will register to vote, which I’m certainly going to encourage, because I can tell you among the Puerto Rican community in the greater Orlando area, they...
  • Feds to certify Pasco deputies in deal that may boost deportations

    10/16/2017 11:11:56 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 5 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | October 16, 2017 | By Tony Marrero, Times Staff Writer
    NEW PORT RICHEY — The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is taking steps to turn some of its jail deputies into federal immigration agents. Sheriff Chris Nocco has signed an agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to join a controversial program that give deputies the power to check the immigration status of people booked into the county jail and to serve warrants on suspected undocumented inmates — a process that could lead to deportation. The decision puts the Sheriff's Office in the middle of a national debate over whether local law enforcement should play a role in enforcing federal immigration...
  • Prez ‘surprised’ and ‘shocked’ that UF must allow free speech

    10/16/2017 11:05:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 16, 2017 | Eduardo Neret
    In an email to the student body last week, University of Florida President Kent Fuchs expressed befuddlement at his recent discovery that the public university must allow free speech. “If you are like me, I expect you are surprised and even shocked to learn that UF is required by law to allow Mr. Spencer to speak his racist views on our campus,” Fuchs wrote in a statement alerting students that Richard Spencer, a prominent white nationalist, will be visiting campus on October 19.
  • Gov. Scott declares emergency in Alachua before Spencer's speech [Univ of FL]

    10/16/2017 10:43:27 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    TampaBay.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Steve Bousquet
    Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in Alachua County three days ahead of a scheduled speech at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville by the white nationalist Richard Spencer. “I find that the threat of a potential emergency is imminent,” Scott said in a seven-page executive order. Scott placed Wes Maul, the recently-promoted 29-year-old interim state emergency management director, as the state coordinating officer “for the duration of this emergency,” including giving Maul the authority to deploy law enforcement officers and to suspend state laws if necessary. Maul had been chief of staff at DEM...
  • Miami politician says aliens took her on a spaceship. Now she’s running for Congress.

    10/16/2017 9:08:57 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 44 replies
    WASHINGTON Florida has a U.S. senator who once flew aboard the Space Shuttle. A congressional candidate from Miami can go one better: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera says she’s been aboard a spaceship too. But this one was crewed by aliens. As in extraterrestrials. Three blond, big-bodied beings — two females, one male — visited her when she was 7 years old and have communicated telepathically with her several times in her life, she says. (Sen. Bill Nelson served as payload officer aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1986. All seven people aboard were from Earth. As far as is known.)
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 16, 2017

    10/16/2017 8:49:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 16, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Miami politician says aliens took her on a spaceship. Now she’s running for Congress.

    10/16/2017 8:24:51 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 38 replies
    WASHINGTON - Florida has a U.S. senator who once flew aboard the Space Shuttle. A congressional candidate from Miami can go one better: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera says she’s been aboard a spaceship too. But this one was crewed by aliens. As in extraterrestrials. Three blond, big-bodied beings — two females, one male — visited her when she was 7 years old and have communicated telepathically with her several times in her life, she says. (Sen. Bill Nelson served as payload officer aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia in 1986. All seven people aboard were from Earth. As far as is known.)...
  • FL Turnpike breaks ground on test track for smart highway tech

    10/15/2017 12:14:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | July 19, 2017 | Mary Tyler March
    Dive Brief: The Florida Turnpike broke ground earlier this month on a new test track where it will experiment with high-speed toll technology as well as systems for vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications, according to FleetOwner. The 400-acre SunTrax site, in Auburndale, FL, will test toll equipment and interoperable tolling systems, as well as smartphone-based payment methods. Other technologies to be tested include high-speed connected platooning trucks, moveable barrier systems and machine vision and materials testing for new pavement types, lane markings and signage. Construction on the site's oval track is expected to be complete in spring 2019 with the first...
  • Former Trump campaigner and Rubio intern shot 13 times while sleeping

    10/14/2017 6:45:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/14/17
    A longtime GOP staffer who worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign and interned for Sen. Marco Rubio in 2011 was discovered dead Tuesday after being shot 13 times in his sleep.Nick Corvino, 30, of Kissimmee, Fla., was shot in his legs, back and head, the arrest affidavit stated, the Orlando Sentinel reported.Corvino’s roommate, Scott Waddell, 45, who was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, told deputies he “sometimes has homicidal thoughts about killing young men, but has never acted on them,” Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM "Open Line Fridays",October 13,2017

    10/13/2017 8:50:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 13, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM, October 12,2017

    10/12/2017 9:02:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo Introduces Gun Control Bill for Bump Stocks (Goes beyond bump stocks)

    10/11/2017 3:51:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 10, 2017 | AWR Hawkin
    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) put forward a gun control bill Tuesday designed to ban the manufacture, sale, or possession of bump stock accessories in the United States. Breitbart News reported that Barack Obama’s ATF approved bump stocks for sale because they are accessories, not conversion devices. In other words, they do not convert a semiautomatic into an automatic. Curbelo gets around this with legislation that bans accessories that “increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic 16 rifle but [do] not convert” it into an automatic. ... Curbelo’s bill, which is yet to be titled, focuses on accessories that speed...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 11,2017

    10/11/2017 8:52:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | October 11, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
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