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Florida's Gubernatorial Candidates On Guns, Assault Weapons Ban

The need for gun reform is top of mind for the four Democratic candidates running for Governor. They discussed that during their first televised debate.

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Fort Myers Beach Murder Suspect Arrested in Texas

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Trump: North Korea's Suspension Of Nuclear Tests Shows 'Progress'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has announced that his country no longer needs nuclear or missile tests and that it would shut down its nuclear weapons test site. "The nuclear test site has done its job," Kim said in a statement carried by North Korea's state media. The report also said the decision was made in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean Peninsula. President Trump tweeted Friday night about the announcement from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said it was a...

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The names of four deadly hurricanes that slammed parts of the United States, Central America and the Caribbean last year are being retired.

With Facebook in the news lately because of privacy concerns about its business model I was reminded of a Gulf Coast Live show we did back in 2008. It was called Facebook…for Grown-Ups? My guest was Dr. Nicole Ellison, she was, and still is, an assistant professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media at Michigan State University. She was doing research at the time on college students' use of Facebook, and its more established predecessor Myspace. She was looking at things like how it builds what she called ‘social capital’. Well, I sat down and re-listened to that show through today’s ears and wow, talk about a throwback Thursday!

The Lakeland Police Department is defending the actions of two officers who came under fire after a video posted on social media showed them fighting a man under an Interstate 4 overpass Tuesday afternoon.


The Pro gun rights group Florida Carry is threatening to sue Leon County after it passed a gun related ordinance. The ordinance imposes a waiting period and background checks for private gun sales. A 2011 preemption law prevents counties from regulating guns, but a 1998 constitutional amendment allows counties to enact background checks and waiting periods. Program Director for Florida State University’s Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, Mark Schlakman says the constitution should prevail.

Marijuana Provider Worried About DOH Pesticide Rules

Apr 12, 2018

A marijuana provider has raised concerns with the Florida Department of Health’s proposed pesticide rules, and both sides have a deadline for a compromise.

Starting this fall, public school students in Pinellas County can sleep in a little longer.


Brightline train tests began Wednesday morning for the Miami-to-Fort Lauderdale route, at the same time as Miami-Dade County and Brightline officials were meeting in downtown Miami to discuss rail safety measures.

Sofas, refrigerators, pipes and lobster traps all wound up littering the Keys reef and backcountry flats after Hurricane Irma blew through in September.

Now the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary wants to deploy volunteer divers to remove the debris.

Collier Schools Address School Safety After Parkland

Apr 11, 2018
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Since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, schools across the state – and nation – are taking a hard look at their security measures. In Southwest Florida, Collier County Public Schools became the latest to address the public with plans for strengthening the current system.   

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