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  • Body of missing 3-year-old Florida boy found in water storage tank

    10/23/2017 11:46:33 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 23-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    The body of a 3-year-old Florida boy who vanished Sunday was found in an underground water storage tank, police said. The boy, Amari Edward Harley, was reported missing after being last spotted at a family gathering at Bruce Park in Jacksonville. The sheriff's office launched a wide search with more than 50 officers Sunday. #FINDAMARI - We are heartbroken to release that the deceased body of Amari Harley has been located. Further info will be forthcoming. pic.twitter.com/fHFWHAjcFt — Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) October 23, 2017
  • Small plane crashes on St. Pete road, 4 people taken to hospitals

    10/22/2017 5:46:44 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A small plane crashed on a road and hit multiple cars in St. Petersburg Wednesday afternoon. St. Pete police and fire departments are on scene at 18th Avenue South and 16th Street South. Two people were on the plane. Four people overall were taken to area hospitals and one person was treated at the scene. According to the FAA website, the plane is a 1978 model Cessna 402b, owned by Noble Charter Service out of Opa Locka airport. ..." Tabitha Callihan applauds the pilot for putting the plane down where he did. “Where I looked...
  • Dem rep's office reportedly overwhelmed by calls amid Trump feud (Frederica Wilson)

    10/21/2017 12:36:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 21, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Rep. Frederica Wilson's (D-Fla.) offices in Washington and Miami have reportedly been inundated with phone calls and threats following a war of words with President Trump this week. Staffers at one point had to turn off the phones in Wilson's D.C. office after callers bombarded the phones lines, forcing many callers to only reach a voicemail, a local CBS affiliate reported Friday. The number of calls has apparently reached the thousands over the past few days, according to the report, which said that fax machines were turned over to investigators as threats rolled in, pulling in the Capitol Police, Homeland...
  • Listen: Soldier’s widow shares her call with Trump

    10/21/2017 2:15:26 PM PDT · by paladinkc · 66 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/20/2017 | Thomas Johnson
    Our president has nailed it on the head again, and I am sure no media outlet will share this heartfelt video of our president calling to wish this lady his condolences. Mrs De Alencar released her copy of the video of the president's call.
  • Sixt to Create 300 Jobs at New Florida Headquarters

    10/21/2017 1:10:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Auto Rental News ^ | October 20, 2017 | Staff
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced that Sixt North America has selected Fort Lauderdale as the location for its new expanded North American headquarters. The expansion will create 300 new jobs and invest $10.4 million in the local community. Sixt chose Fort Lauderdale over other potential sites in Georgia, Texas and California. It has more than 2,000 locations in over 100 countries. “I am proud to announce that Sixt North America has selected Florida over Georgia, Texas, and California for their new and expanded North American headquarters,” said Scott. “This expansion will create 300 new jobs for families in South Florida...
  • Rep. Wilson: Trump White House is 'full of white supremacists'

    10/20/2017 2:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said President Trump’s White House is “full of white supremacists” in a new interview Friday. “The White House itself is full of white supremacists,” she told The New York Times. It is the latest response in a four-day controversy over Trump's response to military families who have lost a loved one. Wilson earlier this week described a phone conversation she was listening in on between Trump and the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger. The White House later accused Wilson of politicizing a "sacred" issue. Wilson's interview is not the...
  • Bill O'Reilly: Democrat 'Set Up' Trump Over Call to Gold Star Widow

    10/20/2017 7:33:06 AM PDT · by Hostage · 71 replies
    Newsmax TV ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2017
    Bill O'Reilly told Newsmax TV on Thursday that the controversy surrounding President Donald Trump's remarks to a Gold Star widow "looks to me to be a set-up" by Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson. "The thing that disturbs me is Congresswoman Wilson," O'Reilly told host John Bachman on "Newsmax Now" in an interview. "They were given a 24-hour day. "The family of the fallen Army Sgt. [La David] Johnson, who was a Green Beret, was given 24-hour notice that President Trump would call. "They gave that information to Congresswoman Wilson, who is an anti-Trump hater and has been from the jump,"...
  • Black Protester Shows Nazi Who the bigger man Is

    10/19/2017 7:20:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 19, 2017 | Laurie Mizrahi
    A man in a swastika T-shirt wandered into an angry crowd of anti-white-supremacist protesters in Gainesville on Thursday, where he got jostled, punched, and — of all things — hugged. The skinhead, whose white T-shirt featured multiple gray swastikas, found himself in the midst of an angry crowd at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Some 300 protesters had gathered there to demonstrate against white supremacist Richard Spencer, who was giving a speech at the student center.
  • This Miami politician says she was abducted by aliens. But is that a bad thing?

    10/16/2017 6:41:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Miami.com ^ | October 16, 2017 | Amy Reyes, Editor
    <p>Congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera claims she has been to infinity and beyond. The Miami Herald reports that YouTube videos have surfaced in which the former Doral city council member says she was visited by aliens when she was 7 years old. Her extraterrestrial friends have also slipped her a few telepathic DMs since that meeting.</p>
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Joe Scarborough Officially Leaves Republican Party

    10/13/2017 7:00:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 13, 2017
    MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough has made his departure from the GOP official. The “Morning Joe” anchor said on Twitter on Thursday that he became an independent and he added a picture of himself with an elections official in New Canaan, Connecticut, smiling while holding a form.
  • 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...
  • Florida lost more than $45 million after tolls suspended during Hurricane Irma.

    10/10/2017 12:32:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Orlando Weekly ^ | September 23, 2017 | Jim Turner, the News Service of Florida
    More than $45 million in revenue is believed to have been lost when the state suspended highway toll collections to help speed evacuations and relief efforts for Hurricane Irma, Florida's Turnpike system estimates. However, the estimated $3 million-a-day impact is not expected to hinder operations of the system or ongoing work programs, “as impacts such as toll suspensions due to a hurricane are taken into consideration during the annual budgeting process,” turnpike spokesman Chad Huff said in an email Friday. Funding 404 full-time positions, the turnpike system is budgeted at $1.57 billion for the current fiscal year, which began July...
  • Miami Dolphins offensive line coach resigns after powder-snorting video surfaces

    Chris Foerster has resigned his position from the Miami Dolphins hours after a video surfaced showing the team’s offensive line coach snorting a white powdery substance off what is believed to be his desk at the team’s training facility. Foerster, in his 25th NFL season, agreed Monday morning to move on from his job rather than be fired, per team sources. “I am resigning from my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions,” Foerster said in a statement released by the team. “I want to apologize to the organization and my sole focus is on...
  • Cops: Belligerent Alex Morgan Causes Scene At Disney World, Namedrops Orlando's SWAT Team

    10/05/2017 1:09:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 238 replies
    deadspin.com ^ | October 4, 2017 | Lauren Theisen
    A group of American-based soccer players, including the USWNT and Orlando Pride’s Alex Morgan, were escorted out of Disney World’s EPCOT last Sunday for being impaired and verbally aggressive, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s incident report.
  • As FBI investigates Vegas attack, remember its FAILED investigations of Orlando jihadi mass (Trunc)

    10/07/2017 2:29:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 70 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | October 7, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Full title: "As FBI investigates Vegas attack, remember its FAILED investigations of Orlando jihadi mass murderer, Boston bombers, Garland jihadis, Boston beheaders" If previous FBI history of jihad terror investigations is any indication, it’s that they are incompetent or complicit. Whatever their motives, they are deeply compromised, and clearly the worst agency to lead this Vegas investigation. The Orlando jihadi who opened fire on gay nightclub revelers at the Pulse Nightclub called 911 during the attack and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State. The FBI investigated the Orlando mass shooter for 10 months and found nothing. The FBI was...
  • Category 5 hurricanes hammered Florida 12,000 years ago, study reveals

    10/06/2017 7:14:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 5 October 2017 | Cecile Borkhataria
    While Hurricane Irma hit Florida as a ferocious category 4 storm last month, the sunshine state has withstood much stronger storms in the past. According to new research, category 5 hurricanes may have slammed Florida repeatedly 12,000 years ago, during a climatic shift called The Younger Dryas. While there were hurricane-suppressing cooler sea surface temperatures at the time, these conditions were outweighed by slowed ocean circulation - which plays a powerful role when it comes to generating hurricanes. The study, published in the journal Geology, involved analyzing turbidites: a type of undersea landslide deposit that can provide a record for...
  • New Business to Create 200 Spring Hill Jobs (Florida)

    10/05/2017 3:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Williamson Source ^ | October 5, 2017 | Zach Harmuth
    Florida medical call center is going to hire some 200 people in Spring Hill, employing agents and triage nurses. Call 4 Health will replace urgent contact provider Call 2 Answer in the 15,000 square-foot Workforce Development & Conference Center at Northfield, the business said in a press release. According to Call 4 Health’s CEO Joseph Pores, this third-location for his company is being opened to meet demand in the medical industry for call center services. “With this new facility, we will be able to greatly increase our volume and bring our proprietary, innovative technology to even more hospitals and medical...
  • Gov. Scott Announces Siemens and Chromalloy to Create 350 New Jobs in Tampa (Florida)

    10/05/2017 2:56:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Business Wire ^ | October 5, 2017
    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Siemens and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation have chosen Hillsborough County as the headquarters location for their new joint venture, Advanced Airfoil Components. The Advanced Airfoil Components manufacturing facility will lead to the creation of 350 new jobs with a capital investment of approximately $139 million. Siemens and Chromalloy evaluated multiple states before ultimately choosing Florida as the best destination for this new headquarters. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to announce that Siemens and Chromalloy chose Florida as the best place to start their new joint venture that will create 350 new jobs...