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Debris removal from Irma going just fine, says top Florida official

Debris removal from Irma going just fine, says top Florida official

Florida's transportation secretary is giving his agency a passing mark for debris removal after Hurricane Irma.But with debris still along some roads, particularly in pockets of the Florida Keys, Department of Transportation Secretary Michael Dew sai...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Corrine Brown asks judge for ‘mercy’ in sentencing

Corrine Brown asks judge for ‘mercy’ in sentencing

JACKSONVILLE— Ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and her supporters asked a federal judge for "mercy and compassion" in his sentencing of her for fraud and tax evasion convictions.The Florida Times-Union reports that Brown told U.S. District Court Judg...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Irma agriculture losses continue to mount

Irma agriculture losses continue to mount

From Jim Turner at the News Service of Florida:Florida's $2.5 billion request for federal disaster relief for its agriculture industry after Hurricane Irma might not be enough.Members of the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedne...
Published: 11/16/17
Murman again named Hillsborough chair two years after controversial ouster over transportation

Murman again named Hillsborough chair two years after controversial ouster over transportation

TAMPA — Two years after her unexpected ouster, Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman is once again the board's chairwoman.The seven-member commission chose Murman on Thursday over Victor Crist, who has never led the board during his sev...
Published: 11/16/17
Why have so few women gone public about sexual harassment in Florida Capitol?

Why have so few women gone public about sexual harassment in Florida Capitol?

As women across the country come forward and publicly call out sexual harassers, accusers in the Sunshine State have remained in the shade.At least six women have alleged that they are victims of sexual harassment by Sen. Jack Latvala, the Clearwater...
Published: 11/16/17
Rick Scott directs additional state help to Seminole Heights

Rick Scott directs additional state help to Seminole Heights

As Tampa officials struggle to solve the shootings that have plagued the Seminole Heights neighborhood, Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office announced additional help.Here's the release:To assist the Tampa Police Department's efforts to keep the Seminole...
Published: 11/16/17
Scott: Roy Moore needs to get out of the race. ‘This is about victims’

Scott: Roy Moore needs to get out of the race. ‘This is about victims’

A day ago, Gov. Rick Scott called allegations that Alabama Senatorial candidate Roy Moore had sexually molested underage girls "disgusting," and said the firebrand Republican should drop out of the race "if the allegations are true."But tod...
Published: 11/15/17
Andrew Gillum camp, struggling to raise money, continues to swing at Gwen Graham

Andrew Gillum camp, struggling to raise money, continues to swing at Gwen Graham

The Andrew Gillum gubernatorial campaign seems to be getting feistier by the day. Could its fundraising troubles have something to do with that?Gillum spokesman Geoff Burgan Wednesday renewed two attacks on former congresswoman Gwen Graham, criticizi...
Published: 11/15/17
Rick Kriseman’s administration sacks engineer who accused mayor of bullying tactics

Rick Kriseman’s administration sacks engineer who accused mayor of bullying tactics

Steven Marshall, the city engineer who went public with allegations about bullying and intimidation in Mayor Rick Kriseman's administration,  has gotten the ax.Marshall, who appeared with Kriseman's opponent, Rick Baker, days before the Nov. 7 e...
Published: 11/15/17
Hillsborough County approves regulations on dog trainers that require training plan

Hillsborough County approves regulations on dog trainers that require training plan

TAMPA — Dog trainers in Hillsborough County must obtain a license and agree to training plans with pet owners before beginning instruction, county commissioners decided on Wednesday.The new ordinance, called Truth in Training, is the first of i...
Published: 11/15/17