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Senate Won't Consider Reinstating Fmr. Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes

The Florida Senate has declined to consider reinstating former Broward County elections head Brenda Snipes, paving the way for an ally of Republican Gov. Rick Scott to fill the remainder of her term, according to a memo on Thursday from Senate President Bill Galvano. Snipes had announced she would resign her post on Jan. 4, amid an outcry over stumbles by her office during Florida’s recount. Read More: With Next Elections Three Months Away, Broward Faces Crisis With Voter Confidence But she...

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Trump Defends Hush-Money Payments In Fox News Interview

President Trump insists that he didn't violate campaign finance laws and that any legal liability for hush money paid to two women who claimed to have had affairs with him rests with his former personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen. "I never directed him to do anything wrong," Trump said Thursday afternoon in an interview with Fox News . "Whatever he did, he did on his own." Cohen was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison after pleading guilty to a variety of federal offenses,...

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Severe thunderstorms, including the kind that could produce a tornado, are possible in northern Florida Friday, then across central sections of the state Friday night. Heavy rain could also prolong or worsen ongoing flooding concerns along several rivers in north Florida.

Higher Tax Credits Could Eliminate Premiums On Some ACA Plans

Dec 14, 2018

Signups for health insurance through the federal marketplaces are down as the open enrollment period comes to an end. But more than half a million Floridians could be eligible for tax credits that would cover the cost of one of the insurance plans.

Officials say 32 cold-stunned Kemp's ridley sea turtles rescued off New England's coast have arrived in the Florida Keys to warm up at the Turtle Hospital.

Siding with a Broward County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a man, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled that law-enforcement officers can use the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law to be shielded from prosecution.

A judge has rejected a deputy’s claim that he had no duty to confront the gunman during the school shooting in Parkland.

Refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a parent of a victim, Broward Circuit Judge Patti Englander Henning found after a hearing Wednesday that ex-deputy Scot Peterson did have a duty to protect those inside school where 17 people died and 17 were wounded on Feb. 14. Video and other evidence shows Peterson, the only armed officer at the school, remained outside while shots rang out.

Florida’s share of film and television productions is waning as the state no longer offers tax credits for the industry. A new analysis finds Florida lawmakers may have good reason to reconsider those incentives.

The Broward County school district and sheriff's office expect to have an agreement by early next year that would allow law enforcement officers access to live surveillance footage in schools in case of an emergency.

The Florida Senate has declined to consider reinstating former Broward County elections head Brenda Snipes, paving the way for an ally of Republican Gov. Rick Scott to fill the remainder of her term, according to a memo on Thursday from Senate President Bill Galvano.

Snipes had announced she would resign her post on Jan. 4, amid an outcry over stumbles by her office during Florida’s recount.

The Florida Department of Health says four children who were diagnosed with measles were never vaccinated.

Floridians living with HIV are increasingly getting the medications they need to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the virus, according to a new report from the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

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