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  • Florida concealed weapons permit site hacked

    05/23/2017 12:06:33 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 12 replies
    WBBH NBC-2 Naples ^ | May 22, 2017 | Nestor Mato
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - If you're a concealed weapon permit holder, your information could be in danger after a statewide hack. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the data breach affects more than 16,000 people and some social security numbers may be at risk. "It's a little nerve-racking to know that it happened here in Florida," said Evelyn Greenway. Officials say people with concealed weapons licenses who renewed online may have had their names accessed. An additional 469 others have been notified their social security numbers may have been hacked. "Somebody knows this house has weapons in...
  • Chaos at Florida airport after Spirit flights canceled

    05/09/2017 6:33:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 49 replies
    Skirmishes involving irate passengers broke out at a Florida airport following the cancellation of multiple Spirit Airlines flights. Broward Sheriff's officials tell ABC News that deputies were called to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Monday to deal with angry passengers. Videos posted online show deputies trying to break up fights and detaining some unruly passengers.
  • 9 U.S. highway tunnel projects: Insights into what we might get if I-81 is a tunnel

    04/29/2017 8:12:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | April 26, 2017 | Charley Hannagan
    Syracuse, N.Y. --There's not a lot tunnel building going on in the United States. Four highway tunnels have been completed over the last 10 years in the U.S. Four more tunnel projects are under construction or in design. And one long discussed project that would have tunneled underneath a national forest in California was dropped. Could be a tunnel in Syracuse's future for Interstate 81? After a tunnel was initially rejected, a tunnel or depressed highway is back on the table as an option to replace Interstate 81's 1.4 mile section of raised highway in Syracuse. The DOT at first...
  • 10-year-old with autism arrested at Florida school

    04/21/2017 8:18:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 184 replies
    cnn ^ | April 21, 2017 | Jacqueline Howard, CNN
    CNN)When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn't know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother. "I don't know what's going on. I don't understand," he cried out. In the video, his hands are cuffed as two officers escort him to the back seat of a police car. His mother, Luanne Haygood, followed behind them while recording the incident on her phone. In the video, John appears distraught, and yells some profanities. Luanne is heard in the video speaking...
  • Moms Demand: ‘Absolutely Heartbreaking’ Florida House Bolstered Stand Your Ground

    04/07/2017 7:38:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/7/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    When the Florida House passed legislation Wednesday to bolster the state’s Stand Your Ground law–adding new protections for citizens’ natural right to self-defense–dejected Moms Demand Action members looked on from the gallery with faces marked by disappointment. Moms Demand volunteer state chapter leader Michelle Gajda said, “It’s absolutely heartbreaking.” According to the Miami Herald, the legislation is contained in Senate Bill 128–a bill designed to remove the burden of proof from the citizen and shift it to the state. It does this by requiring prosecutors to use a pretrial hearing to prove a defendant cannot use Stand Your Ground in...
  • Mom shows up at high school and beats up teen, police say. It doesn’t stop there.

    03/30/2017 6:52:06 AM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 29, 2017 | Carli Teproff
    A mother of a teenage girl showed up at Carol City Senior High School, knocked a cell phone out of another teen’s hand and hit her several times, police say. Ernstlatta LaFrance, 30, continued to unleash her fury when the teen showed up at her home with her friends to retrieve her cell phone, according to a police report. She used an ax to destroy the victim’s car and broke the teen’s middle finger, an officer wrote.
  • Charlie Crist files for divorce

    02/24/2017 11:31:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist is getting divorced less than nine years after becoming the first Florida governor in 42 years to get married while in office....
  • Corrine Brown's Chief of Staff Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges. (Former FL Congresswoman)

    02/08/2017 1:40:57 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 24 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | February 8th 2017 | Allison Nielsen
    The federal scandal involving former Florida congresswoman Corrine Brown entered a new chapter on Tuesday when her chief of staff and co-defendant Ronnie Simmons entered a guilty plea to 18 counts against him in federal court. “After reviewing 40 thousand documents with my client, studying the evidence compiled by the government and after numerous gut retching sessions in which reality and conscious collided, Ronnie Simmons has decided to end his battle and admit his responsibility for misdeeds which he committed,” Simmons’ attorney wrote in a letter obtained by First News in Jacksonville Wednesday. Simmons pleaded guilty on two counts to...
  • FL: Tallahassee Mayor Claims Power to ignore State Law

    02/02/2017 4:24:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Mayor Gillum Image from Youtube In Florida, the State government has chosen to protect residents rights to keep and bear arms by restricting the actions that local governments can take.  This is call preemption, and it means that only the State can pass laws restriction the carry, possession, and use of guns.  It insures that the laws regarding guns and firearms use are uniform across the state. People exercising their right to keep and carry weapons will not have to guess about whether they are violating an obscure local ordinance when they cross some unmarked local boundary. Every state...
  • FL: Stand Your Ground Immunity for Firefighter who Answered Door with Gun in Hand

    01/13/2017 5:21:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2016, Captain Nick Marian answered a knocking at his door, and the ringing of his door bell.  He lives in a rough part of town, and answered the door shotgun in hand.  Police say that they saw him pick up a shotgun from his couch and answer the door. Prosecutors contended that he pointed the shotgun at the police officers for "more than a second" and that he knew they were police. The defense was that he had the right to protect himself, his actions were reasonable and prudent, and he had immunity due to the...
  • Beloved pet ‘Scarface’ freaks out, mauls family when they tried to put a holiday sweater on him

    01/02/2017 6:34:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 75 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | January 2, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    A Florida pitbull freaked out on its family, hospitalizing two of them, when they attempted to put a Christmas sweater on him. The dog, named Scarface, attacked its owner Brenda Guerrero when she went to put the garment on him and then bit her husband, Ismael Guerrero when he struggled to wrestle the angry dog off of his wife, WFTS reported. The Guerrero’s adult son Antoine Harris was next to attempt a rescue by stabbing Scarface in the head with a knife, but he too was attacked. All three family members ran into the home and left the dog in...
  • Florida Committee Assignments Positive for Open and Campus Carry

    12/28/2016 2:49:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Florida has been flirting with licensed open carry for several legislative sessions. Some of the flirting has become rather provocative, to the point of teasing. Last legislative session, open carry passed the house with large margins, but was blocked in the Senate by Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, a "moderate" Republican committee chair from Miami. Portilla lost his seat in the 2016 election. Some have suggested the Republican leadership was using Portilla to accomplish what they wanted. From a comment by Bob at The Truth About Guns: Miguel Diaz de la Portilla was a Republican for those that...
  • Authorities probing if Florida man has ties to terrorism

    12/22/2016 6:34:37 AM PST · by LSUfan · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 22 Dec 16 | Unknown
    A joint terrorism task force is investigating whether a 21-year-old man has connections to terrorism after he was arrested at the New Port Richey, Florida home he shares with his parents. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said on Twitter Wednesday it would be foolish for him to say the case is "definitely not connected to terrorism." Paramedics were called to the home Wednesday morning after Sherif Elganainy's father became unresponsive. He was taken to a hospital. His mother called deputies to ask them to check out suspicious fumes she said were in her home. The sheriff's office says "suspicious materials"...
  • Donald Trump Meets With Boeing, Lockheed CEOs (working for the American people holiday)

    12/21/2016 2:30:39 PM PST · by NYer · 48 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 21, 2016 | DOUG CAMERON and Biography @dougcameron Doug.Cameron@dowjones.com DAMIAN PALETTA
    Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg leaves after a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. PHOTO: CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS President-elect Donald Trump met on Wednesday with the chief executives of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., the nation’s two largest defense contractors, two weeks after he started publicly berating the cost of some of their military projects.The meetings with Boeing’s Dennis Muilenburg and Lockheed’s Marillyn Hewson were held at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., where Mr. Trump is staying for the Christmas holiday.Mr. Muilenburg previously spoke to Mr. Trump via telephone on Dec. 6, shortly...
  • FL: Open Carry Bill Introduced by New Judiciary Committee Chairman

    12/18/2016 3:55:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Greg Steube was recently elected to the Florida Senate from the Florida House. In the same 2016 election where Donald Trump won Florida, one of the few Republican losses was Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla of Miami.  Portillia had been the face of opposition to open carry and campus carry in the Florida legislature.  Greg Steube has been a staunch Second Amendment, and open carry, supporter. Steube has been appointed to Portilla's former chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee. That was where Portilla stymied open carry and campus carry legislation that had strong support. Stuebe recently introduced open carry...
  • Ship wrecked off Florida might have changed history (Jean Ribault's Fleet)

    12/14/2016 6:27:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 04:41 EST, 14 December 2016 | Staff
    Treasure hunters have apparently found the 500-year-old remains of a naval expedition led by a colonizer who could have changed Florida's history, making it French-speaking at least for a while. The big question is if the shipwreck is that of "La Trinite," the 32-gun flagship of a fleet led by Jean Ribault, a French navigator who tried to establish a Protestant colony in the southeast US under orders from King Charles IX. They probably are, say authorities in Florida, the French government and independent archeologists. And if they in fact are, this is an unparalleled find, said John de Bry,...
  • Inside the VERY flashy Mar-a-Lago resort where Trump is spending the holidays surrounded [tr]

    11/24/2016 5:26:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2016 | Darren Boyle
    Donald Trump and his wife Melania are spending the Thanksgiving holiday at the business mogul's Mar-a-Lago resort.  Trump bought the estate for $10million in 1985 for his then wife Ivana. The resort was developed in the 1920s for heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.  After he acquired the resort, Trump redeveloped the main house and created his own private quarters - decked out in gold.
  • Starbucks Calls Cops On "Trump Cup" Customer

    11/21/2016 12:09:10 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 18 replies
    Mark Dice via YouTube ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 | Mark Dice
    Video at link...2:26 minutes.
  • FL: CCW Permit Holder Shoots Suspect, Saves Officer

    11/20/2016 5:06:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A person with a concealed carry permit shot a man who was attacking a police officer in Florida. The officer had stopped the man for extreme speeding.  One witness said the vehicle was traveling on the shoulder past full lanes of slow moving traffic, at 120 mph.  The chase and shooting occured on 14 November, 2016, at about 9 a.m. After both cars were stopped, the suspect jumped the officer and managed to get on top, beating the officer severely.   From winknews.com: Bardes and the suspect exited their vehicles at the Corkscrew Road exit and a fight started,...
  • Florida Open Carry is Coming: Roadblock Removed

    11/17/2016 9:07:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A primary obstacle to Florida open carry has been removed. The person who was blocking open carry in Florida was Senator Diaz de la Portilla (R) of Miami Dade.  Senator Portilla refused to let the open carry bill out of committee in 2015.  Then he repeated the performance in 2016. The bill had passed the Miami House by an overwhelming margin, and had a large majority support in the Senate. From sun-sentinal.com: And yet he singlehandedly has killed in the Legislature this year bills that would allow concealed carry permit holders to openly carry firearms, to carry them on...